And then, because of sinners like you who lie and hate, the presence of the Holy Spirit was lifted and it went bad?
I wrote the above as a joke but also as example of how superstition can harm. There is no evidence of divine beings and since they never would clearly let us know what they really want (a stupid human justification like yours, "it was successful thus blessed" is false causation). For the very same reason, anyone could get accused of being responsible for something going bad even if they have no personal involvement whatsoever. This type of frivolous attack has been used by deceptors claiming to have access to the divine in some way or another.
It also results in your fallacious claim that if an authoritarian theocracy was imposed on the country, it would somehow magically do better. History knows that it's false, for countries and their citizens. The US would have been unlikely to rise as it did under an oppressive isolated regime. It would not have become the new center of science. Assuming that it had been similar to Saudi Arabia, subsisting with oil, it'd have depended more on foreign technology. Although the US is already not the best example for infrastructure, it would likely suffer even more, with a small "princely" elite in power oppressing the mass... It's also not for no reason that those regimes often need to have a special more modern city, dramatically different and less oppressed than the rest, running much of the economy and innovation with progressive young foreigners.
And of course you're replacing your own country's history by a myth. The founders were actually escaping from European Catholic regimes and had another vision.