Some things I know About Willard Mitt Romney Former Governor of Massachusetts
The measure of the man....
You should know at least this about Mr. Romney:
Willard Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate running for the Office of President of The United States of America in the election to be held on November 6, 2012. He was formerly the Governor of the State of Massachusetts which has an estimated population of 6,587,536
As governor, Mr. Romney returned his paychecks to the state treasurer, declining to accept the pay he was entitled to receive for his term in that office.
Mr. Romney is, and has been, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), a church whose members are often called Mormons. His membership in his church is well known. Some aspects of what his membership can tell American voters about him are less well known. I want to mention them here because I feel they are important.
As a bishop in his church we know that he is the husband of just one wife, his lifelong sweetheart Ann Lois Davies Romney, age 62. He has lived his life and raised his family in such a way that he meets the strict standards of his church which make him worthy to worship in any temple of his church.
The standards for being considered worthy to fully participate in worship in an LDS temple tell us the following things about Mr. Romney:
~~~He pays at least 10% of his annual increase as a tithing to the church.
~~~He is honest in his dealings with all persons.
~~~He does not drink alcohol, use tobacco, or abuse drugs.
~~~He regularly attends his church meetings.
~~~He has a personal testimony of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost.
~~~He has a personal testimony of the Atonement of Christ and of Christ's role as Savior and Redeemer of the world.
~~~He has a personal testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and its authority.
~~~He keeps the covenants he made at baptism and on the occasion of his marriage to Ann.
~~~He is chaste and supports his church leaders in their church responsibilities.
~~~And he has the following additional beliefs he upholds: that men will be punished for their own sins; that all may be saved by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the gospel through the Atonement of Christ; the literal gathering of Israel and restoration of the Ten Tribes; being subject to presidents and magistrates in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law; and, he believes in being honest, true, chaste,benevolent, virtuous, and doing good to all mankind, as well as the admonition of Paul: to believe all things, hope all things, and hope to be able to endure all things, while if there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy, to seek after those things.
Anyone can question the validity of Mr. Romney's beliefs and those of his church, but it is appropriate to know what he believes and what he adheres to in his religious beliefs.
As to how he would govern, if he was to become the president ,he has written in his own words about that, spoken about that, and will yet speak a great deal about that during the two remaining presidential debates and the scheduled "Minority Debate", as well as proving his words by his past actions of reducing corporate loopholes and concern for citizens (especially women) while serving as governor of Massachusetts.
He can also prove his commitment to America, if he is given that opportunity by the Americans who will take the time to vote in November.
Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved..
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