It seems to me, a humble atheist, that we are on the verge of a new religious movement in this country; the religion of government. More people every day are turning to government for hope and assistance. In general people have more faith in government than in themselves or their neighbors. And we have our priests of government on high, dictating to us ways to live our lives and calling for tithes of 30% or more of our income so government has the power to enforce its will. And instead of being punished in hell, if we do not comply with the Almighty Government we will be imprisoned and have our possessions confiscated. We are blithely surrendering our liberties and ability to make choices to the government. We are walking complacently into bondage and oppression. But it is oppression for by and of the people so I guess it's OK. Merry Christmas. Enjoy it while you can because pretty soon it'll be illegal.