Well done, Mr. Stokes. I especially liked: "In fact, history bears witness that the Judeo-Christian ethic informs the kind of morality needed for a free society to function." This is a fact that is largely ignored by those people who want to throw God out of schools, government, military, and the list goes on. When you take God out of the equation, you are left with no absolutes for what is right or wrong. It's everyone for himself. The loudest and/or most powerful wins over the rest, and truth about who we are and how we were made and what really is important for us to coexist peacefully, with self-discipline, freedom with responsibility and justice. Thanks for bring us back to what the real issues are.