Monday, May 14, 2012

Mittsy Romney: Keeping The Hate Fires Burning

Mitt Romney, giving a commencement speech over the weekend at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University:
"The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and, at the foundation, the pre-eminence of the family. The power of these values is evidenced by a Brookings Institution study that Senator Rick Santorum brought to my attention. For those who graduate from high school, get a full-time job, and marry before they have their first child, the probability that they will be poor is 2%. But, if those things are absent, 76% will be poor. Culture matters.

"As fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debate. So it is today with the enduring institution of marriage. Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman. The protection of religious freedom has also become a matter of debate. It strikes me as odd that the free exercise of religious faith is sometimes treated as a problem, something America is stuck with instead of blessed with. Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government."


kathy said...

It is not culture, it is economics which drives poverty.

And the phrase 'marriage is between one man and one woman' -- what if he had said 'between one white man and one white woman', or 'voting is for men only, or whites only' - we do not go back. Someday his statement will seem as weird as the others.

Biki said...

Yes, I know he was at Liberty Uni, but did he need to pedal hate at a commencement speech? And really how on earth is religious freedom become under debate? So, I suppose its a god given right to bully others? To stop them from achieveing civil rights? Oh...wait, yeah! I remembers now! When the religious were against freeing slaves, against allowing blacks the ability to vote, marry who they wish, sit anywhere anyplace. And these self same christians were against women voting, working or being "given" a divorce.

mistress maddie said...

Can I say Im offically burnt out of Mitsy news and her hate? I see some cheese wire and her neck meeting very soon.

S'A said...

That wasn't a commencement speech--that was campaigning. I think if I had graduated from that school, I would have skipped graduation.