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Submitted by Nerraw (United States), Jan 14, 2008 at 01:33

As a Buddhist and a person of non-Judeo-Christian origin, I fear for America's future every time I hear statements like yours. You say "Since Judeo-Christian principles expect someone to be ethical and moral, our next President should adhere to Judeo Christian principles." Hopefully you are just being ignorant because in case you didnt know, there are more than 3 billion people on this planet who are neither Christian nor Jewish and who are perfectly ethical and moral.

America's greatness stems more from its ideas of freedom, its belief in free markets stemming from Adam Smith and its respect for the rule of law (which is a secular and universal concept) than on any religious texts which were partly responsible for centuries of darkness in Europe.

There is nothing wrong with Obama. If we seriously believe that his link to Islam in his distant childhood makes him unfit to be US President, then we have sadly lost our way.

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