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Yes, We are a nation of many people, diversity is our strength!

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Submitted by Renee Burgess (United States), Feb 6, 2009 at 11:22

I find it appalling that in 2009 there are those unable to understand first to be an American, to interpret for themselves our Constitution. Being an American gives you the right to choose to be who you are, to pursue the happiness you seek, to be equal as citizens no matter what your skin color, creed, origin or faith.

As long as you are a lawful citizen you are welcome in this great nation. This is not a Christian nation, it is an Ethical nation. You do not need any religion to be an ethical human being. Also I would like to remind you this is a secular country, state and religion must stay separate. Government has no business in dictating a religion of the state. One can choose to be believe in whatever one wants in this country in God or Mickey Mouse or in absolutely Nothing. Our taxes are not paying for it, religion It is a private matter of choice. Therefore, it should not even be discussed, frankly there is too much "God bless you" in this country already in politics, it is nauseating! Leave religion out of politics, give me public elementary and high schools with great science classes and top world class education, great state colleges! Enough with the silliness...Let Obama alone, he is our only chance to get out of the mess we are in because of the religious morons!

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