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What Shining Hill Is That Republican City Built On?

Republicans like Ted Cruz have ignored the second part of John Winthrop’s metaphor of the emerging American nation as a shining city on a hill. Winthrop’s shining city was a much a warning as it was a prideful prophecy of American Exceptionalism. […]

Sarah Palin Exceptionalism, Theocracy and Hurricanes

God damn America – that’s what John Winthrop warned about, and Sarah Palin seems to embrace that warning. So, how can Sarah Palin blast Jeremiah Wright for the same thing? […]

Sarah Palin, Amalek, American Exceptionalism and Genocide

When Sarah Palin uses the phrase from John Winthrop’s sermon, referring to the entire United States of America as a “city on a hill”, she is sending a signal that, as President, she would be right in line with the most extremist, violent theocratic elements of American political history – a history that includes shameless genocide in the name of God. […]

Palin, American Exceptionalism, And Economics

The essential message of the extremist agenda of the Wasilla Assembly of God beliefs about a prophecy of God’s plan for America, all the way through the stomping of non-Christians, comes from the same movement that inspired John Winthrop to write A Model of Christian Charity. So, by understanding that sermon, we can understand a lot more about the ideology that Sarah Palin would impose in the White House if John McCain were to be elected this year, and then die. […]