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Lost amid the wall-to-wall coverage of the shooting horror in Newtown, Conn. last week was a little remarked upon story coming out of the U.S. military academy at West Point that deserves much broader coverage than it initially received. As reported in the Huffington Post in early December, a West Point cadet by the name of Blake Page quit the academy six months from his graduation and subsequent commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. What prompted his decision to remove himself from this elite institution and potentially having to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Army in compensation for the education he received? One word: religion.