It is more important for us to strengthen churches, start schools, and build up the local community than it is to shore up the imperium. I want America to prosper, but it is far more important to be a faithful Christian than it is to be a good American. The two should not conflict, but when they do, we have got to know on whose side we are on. We have got to know who our true king is.
–Rod Dreher, author of the Benedict Option