Friday, October 19, 2007

Mitt Romney? Your Kiddin, Right?!

Recently Dr. Wayne Grudem ( a prominent Evangelical Professor) endorsed Mitt Romney for the Rebumblican Presidential Candidate. I have trouble with that endorsement-especially while the Primaries are the only opportunity to craft a platform that will speak with any type of moral authority for conservatives. Dr. Grudem says that "the best predictor of future performance is a person's past track record"- and I agree. So let's take a look at what Grudem calls his "stellar performance".

"Stellar performance" in his record
Romney's entire political career has been built by catering to the eastern liberal establishment. That he is now attempting to remake himself into a conservative is suspect to say the least!

Mitt Romney has been a consistent pro-abortion politician since entering public life. His track record is there for anyone who wants to examine it. According to one well-researched account, "Mitt Romney has a long history of supporting pro-abortion candidates and causes, and aggressively sought the support and endorsement of groups such as NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Indeed, Romney is still listed today as a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership, a group supported by Billionaire leftist George Soros dedicated to shifting the GOP leftward on social issues such as abortion rights and stem cell research.

"Romney also has a history of assisting the careers of other prominent pro-abortion politicians. In the 1992 presidential race, Romney endorsed and voted for pro-abortion liberal Democrat Paul Tsongas in the Democratic primary and just three years ago endorsed and made a television ad for Democrat Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, a former Planned Parenthood attorney.

"As Governor, he issued state proclamations honoring 'Right to Privacy Day' which until 2005, specifically referenced the Roe vs. Wade case.

"Romney repeatedly took extreme stances on abortion throughout his career and consistently made statements such as this one: 'I believe that Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it . . .'"

"There simply is no doubt that Romney was one of the most pro-abortion Republican office holders in the country."

Further, on the issue of "gay rights," Mitt Romney's record is clear. He has consistently facilitated the radical homosexual agenda.

According to a World Net Daily report, "A website paid for and authorized by the Massachusetts Democratic Party has posted a picture of a flier reportedly passed out at a 2002 'gay pride' event by then-gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney expressing support for homosexual rights.

"The flier, on red paper, claims to have been paid for by 'the Romney for Governor Committee and Kerry Murphy Healey Committee' and reads, 'Mitt and Kerry wish you a great Pride Weekend.'"

For Mitt Romney to now say that he "took every conceivable step within the law to defend traditional marriage" is an outright exaggeration.

On the subject of gun control, Mitt Romney promised that he would not change the gun laws in Massachusetts--a state that has some of the most draconian gun restrictions in the country.

In 2002, Mitt Romney said, "We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them."

For the "dope" on Mitt Romney's leftist anti-gun record, see the Gun Owners of America's report:

Let's look at Romney's record on illegal immigration, Mitt Romney has supported with his own funds candidates who refuse to challenge the open boarders and didn't take any opportunity to address the issue in Massachusetts . We need to be careful that Republican politicians don't make dupes out of the so-called Religious Right.

What about his "superior intellect"?

Romney has a Law degree from Harvard Business School. But, as one freind of mine said- if he is not smart enough to know that he is a part of a cult, how can we trust him to run the country.
The obsurdities of the Mormon faith are many. Sacred underwear, becoming a god of your own planet, living near Kolob (a fictional star), the Temple, the garden of Eden is in Missouri (though the Tigris is in the MiddleEast), the curse on the dark skinned peoples who were less than valiant in the pre-existence, etc.

What is important to people of Biblical faith is no mystery. The sanctity of life remains highly important. It is also important that Bible believing Christians hold to conservative and originalist interpretation of the constitution which sees that faith, morality, and values can have an important place in this country. (As opposed to those redactionists who see a 'freedom from religion' instead of a 'freedom of religion'). Traditional Marriage is also important to those who hold to the faith. A commitment to the belief in personal responsibility, a strong defense, and a
fiscal responsibility usually make the list, too.

My concern is for those who want to back a "winner" against Hillary Clinton. Are we willing to sell out in the primaries- rather than vote our consciences? Is there really Biblical justification for settling, compromising, etc. Especially when there is a Huckabee running? People of faith need to send the message to the Republican party- that they aren't willing to be fooled again.

I think the more that we understand the political landscape - we will refuse to be taken on as a drone of the Republican Party. Rather we vote our consciences in the primary- at least. If the primaries still give us Romney then at least we have expressed out values to the party. In the end- nearly anything is better than a socialist in the White house.

What do you think?

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