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Romney and the American WomanKenneth G. Ramey Salem-News.com
Will Mitt Romney, if elected, serve his church or the women of the United States best?
(PASO ROBLES, CA) - The fact that Ann Romney never worked outside the home is beside the point; bearing and raising five boys probably was work, unless she had help, which the family could well afford.
She might have worked outside the home but “chose” to stay home and raise her family; but circumstances of most women do not permit of Ann’s luxury.
Yet every woman appreciates the luxury to choose for themselves how best to live their lives, including whether or not to conceive, and if so when, now that the means exist.
Mitt Romney is against birth control, as is the GOP, its Holy See and the Catholic Church, each for the same reason: births within communities renews the community. Birth control slows the process and could even stop it.
The Catholic Church set the example followed by LDS and the GOP’s Holy See; which begs the question; will Mitt Romney, if elected, serve his church or the women of the United States best?
Separation of Church and State makes sense and is best served by a Secular government.
Kenneth G. Ramey, Salem-News.com's Religion and Philosophy Writer, confronts the hard issues of politics and religion from a logical point of view that combines interesting insight with history into the truth, or lack thereof, that underlies the strengths and weaknesses of the Religious Right’s determination to use American politics for its own misguided, or selfish, interest. It’s rare for a writer to balance his writing between religious values and the secular guarantees of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the knowledge that Ken possesses, and to do it so effectively.
Ken was born in Minnesota but was raised in California since 1932. He is the youngest of four boys raised by his mother alone during the dark years of the Great Depression. He Graduated from SFSU in the 1970s when in his mid-forties, majoring in Spanish North American History, and added three years of post-graduate study, much of it in Philosophy and Religion. We live at a critical time in history and believe Ken's views represent the view of many who are tired of the commercialism and false interpretations about religion today. Watch for Ken's articles on religion, philosophy, politics and history. View articles written by Kenneth G. Ramey You can email Ken at: email@example.com
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