Here are a few things to avoid if one is a Romney speech writer:
1.) Avoid the worn out line: “ I just don’t think - - - “ (Comment: this leads the audience to believe that Romney really doesn’t think. There is already a perception that Romney in not in touch with REALITY).
2.) Avoid the worn out line: “ - - - that this president - - - “ (Comment: EVERYBODY knows that Obama is a Dictator and should be referred to as such, it is just common courtesy!).
3.) Avoid the worn out phrase: “ - - - understands how this economy works.” (Comment: WE KNOW that Obama is determined to destroy the US Ecomony! Obama is a Bolshevik! Destroying Banks is what Bolsheviks ALWAYS do first. We know all that! Now, just say what it is that YOU are going to do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)!
Recently downloaded an interesting book from mises.org, One is a Crowd, by Frank Chodorov. Published in 1952, the book makes it clear that even then we had already been on the wrong track for a long time. He traces the death of America to the passing of the 16th Amendment. Once the government has a claim on your income, freedom is gone.
I always wondered why Social Security itself was constitutional. What gave the Federal Government the right to impose a savings plan on people? The intellectual ancestors of John Roberts called it a savings plan, but it was constitutional because it was actually a tax.
If you don't want to read the whole book, the income-tax-as-doom argument is made separately in The Income Tax: Root of all Evil.