The citizens of the nation of America would not like to consider themselves as being an idolatrous nation – but they are! You cannot expect a blessing from God when you break His Commandments. Take a look at a few major images of idolatry:
In ancient Egypt the obelisk symbolized the sun god, Ra. It was said to have been a petrified ray of the Aten, the sundisk. But why is this symbol seen in so many places including London, Washington DC and the Vatican?
Around 30 BCE, Rome seized control of Egypt. The Ancient Romans were awestruck by the obelisks they saw and looted the various temple complexes.