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Why is Romney Resisting?Kenneth G. Ramey Salem-News.com
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.
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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