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Mitt Romney's warning: 'This President is moving us away from our Founders' vision'
IBD Editorials ^ | April 16, 2012 | Andrew Malcom

Posted on 04/16/2012 5:17:55 PM PDT by Kaslin

On Friday Gov. Mitt Romney spoke to the National Rifle Association meeting in St. Louis. Just below we are publishing excerpts from that address. Scroll farther down for the full text. Take your pick or read both. As the general election campaign opens, these words are clearly a key part of Romney's philosophical foundation.

Here are the excerpts:

"The framework of law created by the Declaration and the Constitution is the source of our greatness. It has generated unparalleled opportunity and prosperity. Our Founders understood this, which is why they created a system of government that is limited.

"This President is moving us away from our Founders’ vision. Instead of limited government, he is leading us toward limited freedom and limited opportunity.....

"The Obama administration’s assault on our economic freedom is the principal reason why the recovery has been so tepid — why it couldn’t meet their projections, let alone our expectations.

"The President's assault on economic freedom begins with his tax hikes. By their very nature, taxes reduce our freedom. Their only role in a free economy should be to fund services that are absolutely essential, such as national security, education and the care of those who cannot care for themselves.

"And, yet, President Obama has proposed raising the marginal tax rate from 35% to 40%. The Vice President has proposed a new global business tax. Medical device companies are soon to be subject to a new tax on revenues. And the President is now touring the country, touting a new tax on investment and the wealthy.

"Congress does not need more money to spend; Congress needs to learn to spend less!........

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


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1 posted on 04/16/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Romney will too.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 5:18:54 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Kaslin

lol

and Romney won’t?


3 posted on 04/16/2012 5:19:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kaslin
Mitt Romney's warning: 'This President is moving us away from our Founders' vision faster than I will'
4 posted on 04/16/2012 5:21:18 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Kaslin
Et tu Myssy, you sleazy lying sack of shite !


5 posted on 04/16/2012 5:22:15 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Kaslin

Good post.

Almost all conservative voters won’t - and no indies will - read those as Pinocchio quotes.


6 posted on 04/16/2012 5:31:33 PM PDT by citizen (Sherlock Holmes as Romney might now exclaim "The game's afoot!" Romney now needs his Dr. Watson V-ot)
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To: Kaslin

...and some of us Republicans trying to tag along are gettin’ left behind”!!!


7 posted on 04/16/2012 5:33:31 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Kaslin
And the liar and hypocrite speaks again....

Of course Romney knows all about this, he's been moving away from the founders vision all of his political career


8 posted on 04/16/2012 5:35:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Kaslin

LOL coming from the father of RomneyCare, grandfather of ObamaCare and the guy who believes compulsory health insurance complete with tax penalties for non-compliance is a “conservative free-market” program!!

Romney’s credentials for defending the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2872793/posts


9 posted on 04/16/2012 5:40:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: Kaslin
Romney: "This President is moving us away from our Founders’ vision."

Cheney: "This president is an unmitigated disaster."

I know who I'd rather see as the next President ...

10 posted on 04/16/2012 5:50:00 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Romney: “This President is moving us away from our Founders’ vision.”

This is a joke right?

Obama has been using Willards playbook since Jan., 20, 2008.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: Kaslin
Mitt Romney's warning: 'This President is moving us away from our Founders' vision'

So are you, doofus.

12 posted on 04/16/2012 6:03:26 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: billys kid
This is a joke right?

Sadly, I think he thinks he's being serious.

13 posted on 04/16/2012 6:21:19 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: Kaslin

This clown is just another empty suit that looks like a store mannequin. He gets paid by both sides of every special interest, so he can’t answer “unscripted” questions. He won’t be able to do a thing in WH.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 6:25:13 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

LOL! Mitt’s going in for the kill. Used car salesman Mitt knows his ABC’s... Always Be Closing!


15 posted on 04/16/2012 6:33:24 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Kaslin
>"Mitt Romney's warning: 'This President is moving us away from our Founders' vision'"

Was he pointing at himself in a mirror while he said that?

16 posted on 04/16/2012 6:47:00 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Timber Rattler; GeronL

Precisely.

Choosing the “lesser of evils” is nevetheless choosing evil.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 6:51:18 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: citizen

We can only hope that Romney leads like Bill Clinton. (Runs to the front of the parade.) Of course, for that to work, we need conservative control of both houses.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 6:53:09 PM PDT by D Rider
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To: Kaslin

Obama wants to be the founder of the America that follows him.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 6:57:25 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

Standard Dole/McCain/Ford etc lines. Yawn.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 6:58:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Kaslin

I seriously doubt that Romney even understands the Founders’ vision and intentions. He probably should not even speak of the Founders without playing a laugh track.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 7:00:42 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies ... plan it.)
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To: Kaslin

The Founders had nothing in common with cultists from another planet.

22 posted on 04/16/2012 7:01:01 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Kaslin

Whooaaa!!!...that’s hitting him hard Mitt!!!

what a joke this guy is.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Kaslin

It’s a COUP, you dumb $hit. Why don’t you grow a pair and call it what it is?


24 posted on 04/16/2012 7:26:57 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: Kaslin

Pot, meet kettle.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 7:28:15 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Kaslin

I think Bishop Romney is getting the Founding Fathers mixed up with the founder of Mormonism (Joseph Smith). He doens’t care about the founding fathers....he cares more about Joseph Smith who wanted to RULE America. Scary guy!


26 posted on 04/16/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: GeronL

Funny ... I didn’t know that Obama was a “Christian” LDS member ...


27 posted on 04/16/2012 8:43:09 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Kaslin

He should talk. Romney’s record in office was about as far away from the Framers’ vision as one can get.


28 posted on 04/16/2012 9:45:21 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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