Two glaring things are making our system unworkable and distorts the system designed for protecting rights and freedom. First, the founding fathers and we ourselves, at a later date, never clearly defined our Christian nature. Alexis de Tocqueville made it clear that the nature of the early nation was clearly Christian. Unfortunate it was that the situation was not recognized and the faith more carefully nurtured. Secondly, the Supreme Court justices vote their sociopolitical philosophies rather than the Constitutional position they are supposed to use as a measuring stick. Case after case throughout history has proven that.
There is a clear secular segment of the populace of this land that cares not for Christianity. It could have been kept to a minority if the nations immigration guidelines had favored a Christian majority, but it is too late for that. The problem of the justices is partly human nature and partly poor nominations by partisan presidents. The call to the job is very simple however. One is to simply look at a case or a law that has been passed and say to oneself: Does this follow the principles laid out in the U.S. Constitution. We knew there was a problem over a century ago when the Supreme Court managed to uphold slavery as legal. At the risk of sounding partisan myself, I will say that, in the modern era, nomination of Conservative justices is not a problem because they seem to follow constitutional principles and law.
There is a solution for America, and it is the only one I see. As I repeatedly mention it over recent days, I myself do not want to see this solution take place and hope for another viable and fair one. However with our nation so split between: liberals and Conservatives, secularists and Christians, and in so many more polarized groupings_ the only way for us to survive as a nation (as well as to lessen the tension and please more people by preserving their rights) may be to divide into two autonomous regions of the same country. The more radical option would be to divide into two nations, two Americas. In the former case there would be more cooperation in the international arena; with the latter case, each could act independently of the other and alone. If something is not done better than one or the other party becoming dominate for a period after winning an election, the nation might split anyway in a more messy process. The leadership of the country after an election win by the Republican Party is not a solution for Conservative citizens due to the movement toward the political middle by that party's leadership. Furthermore there is little time for that party to split and for a true Conservative one to grow and flower. By the time it did, America would be in the chains of a truly tyrannical communist style dictatorship.