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    You have every right to practice your religion as long as I don't have to pay for it and my family isn't forced to participate.  I shouldn't have to worry about public prayer in school or pay for Christian monuments just as you shouldn't have to worry that your public school will push ancestor worship and the Eightfold Path, or that you'll have to pay to erect Buddhas in your town square.  Who's taking away Christians' rights to gather?  Or to express their faith?  It's using my taxes and public, tax-funded areas for worship that is the issue and breaks the barrier between church and state.  

    And the Dean platform is pretty solid.  If fiscal responsibility, gun rights, good health care, supporting business, and get-out-of-my-bedroom politics are losing issues from a Republican standpoint, that's a pretty damning indictment of where your party stands.  To me, that's an American ideology, regardless of party, and it's where Dean stands based on his words and his long record as governor.  I'd vote for a Democrat that ran on that platform and could back it up.  I'd vote for a Republican that ran on that platform and could back it up.  It just happens that the Republicans are all talk and no action when it comes to being responsible and supporting the rights of the individual.  

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