Mitt Romney: Mormons, evangelicals share ‘moral convictions’

KEVIN LAMARQUE REUTERS Mitt Romney, U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, shakes hands with Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. … Continued

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Mitt Romney, U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor, shakes hands with Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr. after speaking at the Liberty University commencement ceremony in Lynchburg, Virginia May 12, 2012.

“People of different faiths, like yours and mine, sometimes wonder where we can meet in common purpose, when there are so many differences in creed and theology. Surely the answer is that we can meet in service, in shared moral convictions about our nation stemming from a common worldview. [...] The call to service is one of the fundamental elements of our national character.”

Mitt Romney, May 12, 2012, at the Liberty University commencement exercises.

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  • SODDI

    And if you think Mitt Romney believes in service to anyone but Mitt Romney; or that he represents people who believe in service to anyone but themselves, I got a bridge I wanna sell you.

    People who believe in service to America don’t hide their money in tax-free offshore accounts.

  • bluestorm383221

    Usually when someone hides something they don’t tell other people where it is.

  • getreal30

    If you think you’re talking about Romney you’ve been watching too many movies. He didn’t avoid taxes by diversifying where he placed his money.

    He served as governor and worked for Olympics without taking a salary as well as an unpaid pastor in his church..You’re the stingy one with credit where it’s due.

  • BlueMoon1

    Jesus said the following:

    “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me..”

    “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

    “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

    Romney believes that the wealthiest 1% of the population should be taxed at a lower rate than the rest of the population. He wanted to “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”. As a high school youth he thought it was hilarious to prank a visually impaired man and cause him to walk smack into a door. He led the attack on a young man whose appearance was “different” and terrified him by forcibly holding him down and cutting his hair. He is currently building a house in San Diego that will have an elevator for his cars.

    I see a man who talks the talk about so-called religious values, but hasn’t walked the walk. The young man who pinned down a terrified teenager and walked a blind man into a closed door, the adult who put the family dog in a kennel and strapped it to the roof of the car, became the businessman who laid off hundreds of people, cancelled their health benefits, and paid himself millions while their company went bankrupt. He became a governor who slashed education and raised fees on the middle class. And now he wants to be a president who would use his power to cut taxes on his fellow millionaires while pushing for the gradual dismantling of Medicare. I see a politician with a grandiose sense of personal entitlement, not someone who will advocate for protecting “the least of these among us”.

  • krasnit

    Everyone makes mistakes and learns through them. Do you want a god as president?