The idea of John Winthrop proven wrong that american is not a city on hill.

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Very often there are people who have keen insight in the future; although, many become unrealistic such as John Winthrop, who felt that "We will be a city upon a hill." When focusing on the condition of world in areas of finance, education, religion and safety we can clearly see that the prediction of John Winthrop was not fulfill as we are living without security and the future looks gloomy.

We need to talk into consideration that Winthrop's dream was fulfilled for a period of time. He relied on God to rectify the problems that existed in the seventeenth century. However, the issue at hand focus around whether his predictions apply today's world? Let's consider his philosophy he stated, "For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. Soe that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world."

(Winthrop 1) This indicates that he relied on God to solve problems. However, we want to consider the conditions of the world today in the area of safety. Today, we are living in a free World but with many limitations that are created by the evil humans' deed.

Recently New Yorkers experienced a major tragedy from terrors attack on the World Trade Centers. This incident caused millions to feel insecure and live in fear. Many lost their love ones and some of the people who were in the twin towers during the tragedy still have not been found. Thousands of people who witness the tragic seen become physiologically depress and also ill due to the toxic fume. This certainly...