This is Why I Like Mitt

Mitt Romney’s Campaign sent out the following press release today about the American home and family.  This, coupled with his uncomparable success in the private sector, is the precise reason why I am supporting him for President.  Many people call Mitt fake and refer to him as lacking substance.  Certainly, I think there is adequate evidence to support such a claim, however on the issue of family there is not.  His family may seem “beaverish”; from a different area, but they are not fake.  What you see is really what it is.  I have met various people who know Mitt from his time as an LDS Stake President in Boston; they have nothing but positive things to say about his family and he a man.  This is what we need in Washington.  A man of integrity and who will stand up for the basic structure of American society: the Family.

STRATEGY FOR A STRONGER AMERICA:
THE FOUR WALLS OF THE IOWA HOME

“And it is the strength of this nation’s families that ultimately determines America’s strength in the family of nations.  That is why I believe that the most important work for the future of America is the work that goes on within the four walls of the American home.” – Governor Romney (Gov. Mitt Romney, Remarks At The Family Research Council, Washington, D.C., 10/19/07)


Governor Romney’s Conservative Plan To Strengthen And Empower Iowa Families:

Today, In Iowa, Governor Mitt Romney Outlined His Conservative Plan To Strengthen Families In Iowa.  There is much our nation can do to strengthen families because our future is determined not just by heads of state but also by heads of households.  As President, Governor Romney will ensure that Washington stands alongside parents in Iowa who are building stronger families.

  • Governor Romney Believes Our Nation And Iowa Are Stronger When We Have Stronger Families.  The source of most of society’s social problems can be traced to a breakdown of the family.  Iowa is wealthier, healthier and stronger when it has strong families.  It is the strength of our families in Iowa and across the country that ultimately determines America’s strength in the family of nations. 

WALL #1:  Championing Marriage:

Governor Romney Will Champion A Federal Marriage Amendment To Protect Marriage As The Union Of A Man And A Woman.  In Massachusetts, Governor Romney fought to promote traditional marriage after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court legalized same-sex marriage.  The importance of defending marriage was made even more critical with the recent Iowa court decision on same-sex marriage.  Governor Romney believes marriage is primarily about the development and nurturing of children.  Every child deserves a mother and a father. 

  • Governor Romney Is The Only Major Republican Candidate Who Supports A Federal Amendment Because It Is The Only Way To Truly Protect Marriage.
  • Governor Romney Spoke Out Against The Iowa Court Decision Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage.  “The ruling in Iowa today is another example of an activist court and unelected judges trying to redefine marriage and disregard the will of the people as expressed through Iowa’s Defense of Marriage Act.    This once again highlights the need for a Federal Marriage Amendment to protect the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.”  (Romney For President, “Governor Mitt Romney On Iowa’s Defense Of Marriage Act,” Press Release, http://mittromney.com/News/Press-Releases/Iowa_DOMA , 10/25/07)

Governor Romney Will Realign Government Incentives To Encourage Marriage, Not Penalize It.  Today, a single mother with child care who marries the father of her child can lose as much as $6,000 a year in government benefits.  Their combined incomes can disqualify them for Medicaid, housing vouchers, food stamps, and welfare. It is time to make fathers responsible for their child’s health and care. Furthermore, we need to end the tax penalty on married couples. 

WALL #2:  Protecting Our Children:

Governor Romney Will Fight The Modern Plague Of Internet Pornography.  We must clean up the culture that surrounds our children across the country.  Computer pornography has given new meaning to the words “home invasion.”  As President, Governor Romney will work to ensure that every home computer has an easy to engage pornography filter so that parents can protect their children. 

  • Governor Romney Has Proposed A New “One Strike, You’re Ours” Law Toughening Sentences Against Online Predators.  Predators who use the Internet to sexually assault children will be subject to a new “One Strike, You’re Ours” law of imposing long prison sentences followed by lifetime GPS tracking.  According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, as of April 2007, there were over 6,000 convicted sex offenders in Iowa.

Governor Romney Will Take The Campaign Against Drugs To A New Level.  We can do a better job educating our kids on the perils of drug use.  Parents may be the best anti-drug there is.  A study last month showed that young children who come from homes where families had dinner together five times a week or more were 1/6th as likely to have used drugs.

Governor Romney Will Work To Better Schools And Better Education For Our Children.  Governor Romney believes in school choice and that every child should have an equal opportunity to have a good education.  He supported school choice and fought for charter schools in Massachusetts, and he will do the same thing in Washington.

  • For Parents Home-Schooling Their Children In Iowa, Governor Romney Proposes A Federal Tax Credit To Help Defray The Cost Of Home-Schooling Expenses.
  • Governor Romney Will Help Iowa Parents Save For Their Children’s College Education.  He has proposed a middle-class tax-free savings program for every Iowa family earning $200,000 a year or less.  Under his plan, their tax rate on interest, dividends and capital gains will be absolutely zero.

WALL #3:  Strengthening And Empowering Families:

Governor Romney Will Convene A White House Summit On Strengthening Families.  As President, Governor Romney will act to strengthen the family, particularly in the inner cities of America.  This White House Summit will be a springboard to develop new initiatives to strengthen families across the country. 

Governor Romney Will Reinstate The Family Impact Statement.  In an effort to keep government from doing things that hurt and weaken families in America, President Ronald Reagan issued an Executive Order establishing a requirement that new government policies and programs be subject to the Family Impact Statement.  However, this Executive Order was rescinded by President Clinton.  As President, Governor Romney will reinstate the Family Impact Statement and initiate an audit of all current programs and policies which may negatively impact families. 

  • Governor Romney Will Support The Rights Of Iowa Parents Who Are Not Always Consulted About Decisions Affecting Their Children.  The work of being a parent is hard enough without the government making it harder.   

Governor Romney Will Ensure That Families In Iowa Have Health Insurance.  Using proven, free-market principles, Governor Romney’s plan will ensure every citizen has health insurance, without new taxes, a government-run HillaryCare style system or socialized medicine.  More than 270,000 people, or nine percent of Iowa’s population, lacks health insurance.  In Massachusetts, Governor Romney put conservative principles to work and the number of uninsured has been cut in half.

Governor Romney Will Defend Our Religious Heritage.  As President, Governor Romney will ensure that his Attorney General defends the free exercise of religion.  The United States is a nation under God and should remain that way. 

As President, Governor Romney Will Lead By Example.  The First Family represents America to the world and represents America to our children and grandchildren.  As President, Governor Romney’s family will live up to a higher standard and always try to make the American people proud.

WALL #4: Promoting A Culture Of Life:

Governor Romney Will Be A Pro-Life President.  Governor Romney will appoint and fight for judges who follow the law and Constitution, who understand judicial restraint and will not legislate from the bench.  As President, Governor Romney will promote pro-life polices.  He will oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, partial-birth abortion, abortion in military clinics and funding of abortion in international aid programs.  He will work to ban embryonic cloning.  He will work to increase adoptions by making the adoption tax credit permanent and raising awareness about embryonic adoption, or snowflake babies.

Read Governor Romney’s Full Strategy For A Stronger America :

To read more about Governor Romney’s agenda to change Washington, please click on the Strategy for a Stronger America, a compilation of his policy proposals for conservative change and to meet the new generation of challenges confronting our nation.  Since January 2007, Governor Romney has outlined more than 50 different policy proposals.  From defeating violent Jihadists to protecting traditional values, Governor Romney believes we can build a stronger America by taking Washington apart and putting it back together based on conservative principles that strengthen our national defense, our economy and our families.

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8 responses to “This is Why I Like Mitt

  1. Poppy

    Mitt Romney –President??? You MUST be joking. Rather: Let us hope –you even thinking of him that way just a sick joke. You sound like you Need somebody to “believe” in, which makes you Vulnerable to ilk such as Romney. That’s not a problem –unless you are registered to vote –in the US. You don’t, apparently, get what is Behind the facade: one devious dangerous sick puppet.

    If you HAD done your homework: you would have noticed the kind of people, the public names, who are ‘supporting’/propping him up.

    –NOT the respected, long-time people who Know, but: nobody-can-touch-me thug head of for-money military: Black Water; the equally evil even more devious Meg –head of that corporation that pretends to function as a bank –yet obeys NOT EVEN ONE country’s banking laws; emptys bank accounts Every day, pretending a credit card was “stolen” –holds Other people’s money in Jumbo CDs –for 90 to 180 days, then: PayPal collects the interest they ‘earned’ on the thefts. –Two yrs ago that amounted to: $100 MILLION bucks in Profit –off other people’s money. Those and Many others –connected to the shadow government, have hooked their tentacles into the facile Mitt.

    If you cannot follow that, don’t Get why Mitt should NEVER get nomination for any elected office: Picture him getting elected governor of Mass. –if he said then the things he says NOW. His handlers: pitching their boy to Iowa –New Hampshire residents –any way they need to, saying Any thing –to get him the nomination –no matter what –no matter what he has to say, do, spend, promise.

    So far: they succeeded –with you. You fell for their bull.

    You have NO IDEA what you’re talking about. IF his handlers get him nominated –ignorant people vote for him –get him into the White House: the past 7 years will look quaint, charming –compared to what the shadow people want.

    Do NOT forget: current administration has declared themselves Above laws, Above Congress, Above ANY court. They recognize NO court’s authority. They have created: Imperial presidency –without checks or balances. THAT is how: Rights given to us –over two hundred years ago –wiped out. Want more of the same?

    Want to see a dictator installed in the White House? YOU want to Help???

    You WAAAY need to: recognize you’ve been had, Do Homework, find a proper candidate for the nomination. After you’ve done Real homework: take down these pages, you’re making a fool out of yourself with them.

    Poppy
    daVine
    http://davineremedy.wordpress.com

  2. Swint

    What you are claiming Romney would be like as president has no grounds in reality whatsoever. Granted, Romney may have some endorsers who less than desirable, however he has a huge list of endorsers, most of whom are great and decent people. Also you completely fail to recognize that Mitt has lived the cleanest and most honest life of the major candidates, at leas more than Giuliani (who surrounds himself with corruption) and Thompson. You also fail to address any reason why Mitt would be a bad president aside from the apparent puppet masters behind the scenes, which sounds like the rants of a typical conspiracy theorist. I would be interested to hear what about Mitt as a candidate worries you and to know who you are supporting for prez.

  3. “One devious dangerous sick Poppy”

    Who are you that you KNOW so much? Are you a personal acquaintance of the Governor? Has he wronged you in some way? Your ability to see beyond the “facade” and into a man’s heart and predict the future is intriguing, how do you do it?

  4. Poppy, nowhere in your rambling incoherent response did you say anything that could resemble a rational thought. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

    Romney’s experience in the business sector alone would qualify him to be President. But his record in Massachusetts was also quite good.

    I question your sobriety at the time of your comment, Poppy. All of a sudden, the CEO of eBay is now some mythical villain, along with every other supporter of Mitt. You might want to make sure you don’t have any ‘shrooms or vodka in your kool-aid next time.

  5. @Poppy
    [poppy’s quote]If you cannot follow that, don’t Get why Mitt should NEVER get nomination for any elected office: Picture him getting elected governor of Mass. –if he said then the things he says NOW.[/poppy’s quote]

    Are you really to the point in your life that you believe the governor of Massachusetts saying one thing as a governor and another as a presidential candidate is a bad thing?

    Do you not understand what the purpose of an elected official is supposed to be? While governor of MA he led the people as they would be led. He led with THEIR best interest in mind, even though many times it conflicted with his personal views. Now running for president he says that AS A COUNTRY, these are the principles the MAJORITY of Americans believe in. Massachusetts (thankfully) is not representative of the entire country, so you would expect the governor to be running under a different platform and viewpoints. IF that were not true, THEN you would have a gripe as then he would be trying to push the moral compass of the state of MA onto the rest of the country.

    The reverse isn’t a problem of the governor, it’s one of his greatest strengths as a leader. If you fail to realize that simple point, you are failing to understand the role and duty of our ELECTED officials, not our politicians.

  6. On a side note, I can’t believe that people out there believe that the above stances are not conservative enough.

    They are truly short sighted, and our country stands to lose a lot in the next election if they don’t come to their senses.

  7. bethtopaz

    People that think Mitt is too slick are just jealous because God has blessed him with unusual good looks (plus, he’s taken good care of himself all his life, which helps).

    There are other reasons, as well, but this seems like the obvious one to me.

  8. Rockyspoon

    Poppy’s obviously a plant meant to denigrate Mitt Romney. I’ve actually met Romney; have shaken his hand. I’ve studied what he’s done over the years and I’m impressed. So Poppy, take the time to really study the issues (not that “plants” ever do, for they’re capitve to some other candidate-probably Ron Paul). For me, Mitt would be such a refreshing change to what goes on in Washington it would be an amazing improvement.

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