But my brand of Theocracy is Anarcho-Theocracy, and there were archists in Puritan New England.
I believe that if there were a Free Market in education, the vast majority of parents would send their children to Christian schools, or home school them following a Christian curriculum. Maybe that's just wishful thinking, but a market freed from government compulsion is certainly better than what we have today.
Would a Free Market in education have been better than what we had in Puritan New England? While today's education is atheistic and compulsory, New England's education was Christian and compulsory. Christianity was in many ways imposed by the Puritan State. Piety and virtue seemed to triumph.
But it seems to have been a failure in the long run. New England is now a bastion of Homosexuality and Fractional Reserve Banking.
Listen to Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler on the geographical distribution of homosexual activism in America.
Then consider Justin Raimondo's "Afterward" to a 1984 essay by Murray N. Rothbard:
Long before the founding of the CFR or the Trilateral Commission, there was a power elite in this country; that elite will likely endure long after those organizations are gone or transmuted into something else. Rothbard's unmasking of the historical and economic roots of this trend is vital in understanding that this is not a "conspiracy" centered in the CFR and the Trilateralist groups, as such, but an ideological trend traditionally centered in the Northeast, among the upper classes, and deeply rooted in American history.Christianity was imposed on Puritan New England by a power elite, but it was the power elite, not Christianity, that survived in the long run.
Being a part of the power elite is contrary to Christ's teachings, so the power inevitably becomes "epistemologically self-conscious," that is, anti-Christian. The more conservative, Jeffersonian states give more to the poor than the more "liberal" New England states, whose churlish banks (Isaiah 32) crush the poor with fractional reserve banking, and who approve homosexuality.
Christianity does not need "the State" for successful propagation of the Gospel.