When one violently confronts evil, evil persists because that confrontation in turn makes one evil; this is nearly the whole of the teaching of Jesus, the Christ. By the nature of how the United States follows Christendom, it is a Christian nation. In how little it follows Jesus, it cannot legitimately make such claim. Christianity would know this best if it truly had the mind of Christ and followed Jesus as a movement rather than be a reflection of the human empire that assimilated it into an institution.