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Jul-16-2012 18:10printcomments

Why is Romney Resisting?

When a question arises, as now it has, about his personal affairs of wealth offshore as well as in the United States, the people have a right to know about them before voting for Mitt Romney for President.

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(PASO ROBLES, CA) - It really does appear he has something to hide. As President of these United States he should rise above legalities to the level of moral certainty.

To excuse himself from his moral duty by comparing his situation to that of John Kerry whose wife was heiress to the Heinz fortune misses the point.

John was not required to release his wife’s returns which everyone knows would be astounding, but separate from her husband’s income which was the tax return of necessity, both legal; and morally.

Mitt Romney is and always has been the sole provider of his family’s wealth and the basis for all his tax returns.

As a bishop in the LDS, it is consistent with its teachings and expectation. When a question arises, as now it has, about his personal affairs of wealth offshore as well as in the United States, the people have a right to know about them before voting for Mitt Romney for President.

I believe the LDS would agree.


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: darken1@sbcglobal.net

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qui vivi July 17, 2012 7:44 pm (Pacific time)

On the other hand, whar credence can be placed pn the likes of ANANYNOUS whose judgment is suspect at best.


Anonymous July 17, 2012 4:08 pm (Pacific time)

Most presidential candidates only release a couple years of tax returns and that is what Romney did. All canditates over the last several election cycles have released their college records, but Obama refuses, why? He discusses Romney as an out-sourcer of jobs, well compare and contrast him with Obama to see how absurd that is. Look at his buddy that runs GE, over half of their work force is overseas and they do not pay any income tax here on their billions of profit. He has outsourced thousands of jobs with our tax money.For someone who promised transparency and to work towards uniting us, seems that one is incredibly foolish to fall for those promises again...so how many are? Some of you simply are misguided and use conservatives as your focus for hate, you are in error. Let's confiscate all the wealth of the so-called 1%, tax them at 100% and take all their property...at current levels of federal spending you might get 2 weeks of operating revenue. We have a spending problem, not a tax problem. Think! Please note that practically all those states that have below national unemployment rates are run by conservatives. Think about the facts, not the emotionalism so many of you use for rationalzing. The democratic party has been taken over by those who are trying to destroy us. My God they have outsourced our space program. Thousands of NASA professionals looking for work while Obama gives work visas to foreigners. Look at the green energy fiascos...the left is not running on their record of nothing, so they distract with lies and innuendo...please do not fall for it. Use your brain and start seeing how you are being conned, because you are.

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