I find it amazing that after so many years, America still holds true to the initial reason the pilgrims came here. Religious tolerance. One would think that after 9/11 on American soil, that tolerance for religion -- specifically newer religions to the area would diminish. But, the fact is, the government has continually supported religious communities in the struggle against hate crimes. After the recent election, America shows once again, that it wants to keep religion, and not lose it like the left wishes. Once again, morals are a key issue in our country, and once again tolerance for religion is widespread. Take a look at Europe now, although scarred badly by the Roman Catholic Church, many Europeans HATE religion, even the term itself. They call themselves secularists, socialists, liberals, but they show no tolerance to any religion, as even religious symbols are being banned in many countries. How can this be? When I thought America was the country 9-11 happened too?, I'm pretty certain that the Wahabi Fundamentalist Muslims number one target is America. Yet, in America muslims can freely practice their religion, wear a headscarf, and Sikhs can wear turbans openly and without many questions. Even in charts and diagrams that compare religion with modernization, most countries who are first world do not hold religion to be of much or any importance and the people do not think its a controlling force in their life. This trend is explainable in almost every country except...America. (and Vietnam, since their poor, but do not hold religion to be important) Nearly 80% of Americans believe God exists, and half of Americans think religion is still a controlling force in their lives. It's amazing, how after so long religion in America still seems strong, but yet many Americans, commonly assosciate themselves with the "left", wish America to take a path similar to Europe. The rest of the world has this preconcieved notion that "Americans are stupid", specifically after President Bush's re-election. Look at yourselves, before you look at us. Why would we ever wish to take the path Europe walked? Why would we want to become like Europe, and lose are very essence which has helped us numerous times? Religion was the #1 issue amongst Americans during the past election in November. Yes, many Europeans say that American liberals would still be considered conservatives everywhere else in the world, but it is these liberals that want to take us away from the path we walk, and walk alone. The ACLU, and other assosciations which try to make us into Europe. I typed this response after an email from a friend in England asking me why any sane person would vote Bush. And also, after I was forwarded a fake letter of how Californians wanted to secede. I am also typing this in response to Michael Moore, who is known throughout the world and always praises how Europe and Canada are. I'm sure you've seen the picture, we live in "JesusLand" according to him. Let us live by ourselves, and let us walk our own path.