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Denver, Colorado, United States
I'm a Vietnam Vet, Retired Mainframe Programmer, Retired College Adjunct Teacher, Published Author, Adult Boy Scout Leader, Republican, Jewish, married with two magnificent grown kids.

Does G-d belong in our lives?

I'm Jewish. Most of my friends are Christian. I teach with a dear man who is a Muslim. We find that a belief in G-d gives us a foundation for our lives. We find our own paths to the meaning of life, respectful of each others path.

The left coast of our nation has decided that removal of the phrase "Under God" is a political neccessity. I am incensed at the Politicalization of Belief.

When we started our nation we were seperating from a society which declared that rights come from the king. At that time, the philosophy of "Divine Rights of Kings" was still considered valid in many parts of the world. In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson made the point that rights come from Our Creator, and given to the individual. It is the individual who grants government its right to govern. This is the crux of the American Revolution.

Last week Governer Schartzenegger walked into a maelstorm by announcing that he was going to veto a legislated proposal that allowed same-sex marraiges. His reasoning was that a vote of the people had made their feelings known at the polls. His feelings were that the proposed law was directly opposed to the desires of the people.

I do not want to get into the discussion of Gay Rights, that topic is another discussion. The point is that Governor Schwartzenegger, an immigrant, understood the constitution! If only our legislators undestood this point.

This decision will eventually go to the Supreme Court. I am confident that Judge Roberts will be confirmed. We must let the President know that we expect him to fulfil his promise and choose the next Supreme Court Justice from the ranks of those who understand the Constitution.

It's that simple