Maybe this has always been the case in this Country, but we have a Political system right now where it's all very much of the "world" and the very strong conforming elements the world can produce. And it's usually the more Radical elements on both sides of the major Parties who control the debates.
On the Republican side, there really is a definitive sense that not only is greed OK, but it's needed for a vibrant economy. And the word "freedom" is invoked to justify greed, along with many other arguments. As "the love of money produces it's many evils" a lot of the arguments that people adopt on the GOP side is a sense of personal selfishness. During the Healthcare debates over Obamacare, one argument that got a lot of traction in arguing against it all could be summed up as "Me and how it all affects me". That the Government might force "me" to pay more because "I" would have to subsidize all those deadbeats in our society as well. And the GOP certainly has an abundance of false teachers who, through their radio and television programs will cause many to bear a lot of "false witness" against Obama and Democrats and thus people end up passing on a lot of political nonsense because they have "lifted up these false teachers who simply tell them what they want to hear politically. To be sure, the GOP and the worldly elements of it all is not as "of Christ" as it pretends to be. Many Christians simply fall into the very strong conforming elements of this world by believing in "man" and his so-called "right" political affiliations to fix what ails us a a society
On the Democrat side, I do believe there are many Secularists who tend to lead some of the debates. That somehow, if our secular government throws enough money at a particular problem or provide more "safety nets" for the poorer in our society, that it all will simply work out in the end. They have their "false teachers teaching what itching ears want to hear" as well to their faithful.
Over the years, I have listened to many of the arguments for and against this "Wall' and whether there should be that element that Separates Church from State. To be sure, as a Believer I really believe there should be a Wall, at least adopted personally. In our Society today, politics present so much that can pull me into conforming into worldly ways and beliefs and thus pull me away from "what is of Christ" so very much.