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      These are definitely trying times concerning our Social, Political, Religious, Personal life in America today.   With our race diversity, spilt political parties and our religious freedom under attack it keeps these issues in our face daily and are the main topics of conversation in most homes around the dinner table as is in my house.
      The biggest issue socially is fear of socializing; most people keep to themselves as they move throughout the day because they may not want to discuss political, religious, social issues.   This along with high crime rates and not wanting to get to know their neighbors keeps us in our yards.   People live next to someone for years and never go any further than saying hello.
      One of the most contentious issues in our culture is our Political situation.   Our two main parties are divided more than anytime in our history. The Tea Party movement is a testament to what the people can do when they are fed up with their government.   Our elected officials are not doing the people‚Äôs business; it seems they think we are not capable of knowing what is best for ourselves.   Case in point the passage of the Health Care Bill.   There was an overwhelming percentage of Americans against the Bill, but it passed anyway.   That is not government by the people and is not what our founders intended.
      All Religions are under attack from someone or somewhere.   Serving in the Military over the past 30 years I was exposed to many cultures and religions so I have a sense of what practicing free religion can cost.   Our right to practice whatever religion we choose is our most treasured right and must be protected at all cost.   That means religious tolerance and there is an example currently in the news taking place in New York City.   There is a plan to build a mosque near the site of the destroyed World Trade Center.

      It is easy to understand why some New Yorkers and family members of the people...