http://www.historyteacher.net/AHAP/Readings/DOC-Winthrop-ModelOfChristianCharity.pdf I was reading this, there is more at the link. This is what we need to do. "For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill." We must do as Micah counseled: Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. If we do this, there will be no power that can stop us. If we do this, we will find happiness and truth. This is what it means to be a Christian, IMHO. And what it can mean to be American if we choose to let it.