In Islamic theocracies where alcohol is strictly forbidden
, there are fancy violin cases adapted for carrying pricey bottles of contraband Jack Daniels. Because rules are only for the little people.
In the book A Handmaid's Tale
, the perfect godly Christian theocracy of the future was sitting on top of an underclass made up of the "sinful" people-- drug dealers, prostitutes and so forth who provided all the things that were still in demand by the holier-than-the-rest, although outlawed by the new religious government. There is a lot of factual evidence that a US theocracy would just be a cover for hidden pits of extra-crispy vice and degradation.
Already we know that adding lots of religion does not make a society better, because religion relies on unscientific and irrational ancient beliefs about human nature. Instead of testing out programs and implementing the ones that are the most effective at helping people overall, regardless of their religion or lack thereof, "faith-based" programs at best put a bandaid on the problem and lay the blame for failures on individual "sin".
We see this played out comparing regions of the US. The places with the highest reported levels of religious belief
have the most serious social problems: more domestic abuse, teen pregnancy, poverty, unemployment, family breakup and people on public assistance. They are also the places with the highest consumption of internet dirty videos (the site won't let me use the four letter word starting with "p") and are the fastest growing areas for meth labs and other types of misbehavior.
The numbers do not bode well. Increased religiosity in government tend to make a society worse off, not better. Notice how many Nobel prizes have been awarded for innovative research lately from places like Iran and Afghanistan-- countries that went from secular (although dictatorships) to fundy (and still dictatorships) during the past 30 years. .....Iraq, Indonesia and Nigeria look like they headed in the same awful direction.