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Posted By: abuela10, 7/4/2019 1:46:02 PM

America is a providential nation, chosen by God always to be a beacon of freedom and hope. In the freedom and opportunity it offers its citizens and in the example it offers to other nations, America is that "city upon a hill" envisioned by John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. By that, he meant that the pilgrim colony in New England, standing proudly as if on a hill, would be a model of goodness and right living for all to see. America is still that city upon a hill, but our future is less certain.

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Posted by abuela10 7/5/2019 5:35:47 AM Post Reply
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Posted by abuela10 7/4/2019 1:46:02 PM Post Reply
America is a providential nation, chosen by God always to be a beacon of freedom and hope. In the freedom and opportunity it offers its citizens and in the example it offers to other nations, America is that "city upon a hill" envisioned by John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. By that, he meant that the pilgrim colony in New England, standing proudly as if on a hill, would be a model of goodness and right living for all to see. America is still that city upon a hill, but our future is less certain.
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Posted by abuela10 7/4/2019 6:44:47 AM Post Reply
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Posted by abuela10 7/3/2019 8:08:32 AM Post Reply
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Posted by abuela10 7/2/2019 7:43:03 AM Post Reply
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