This is good, really good. Let us have an open discussion of what "really matters in America". Is it "global warming"? What bothers me most, is our soldiers in Iraq. I respect and care for them. I cannot imagine being a "conscientiousness objector" on this issue when our enemy swears to kill us all. Everything else is mere rhetoric, to be polite.
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