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SOME ROMNEY FAMILY HISTORY: The Romney family sued Mexico after using it as a safe haven when they left the United States to flee polygamy laws:

Jeff King 2012/09/20 05:09:25

Did you know that Mitt Romney’s family sued Mexico after using it as a safe haven when they left the United States to flee polygamy laws and religious prosecution?

Indeed, suing Mexico after using it as a safe haven put the Romney family on solid financialfooting.

In my view, Mitt Romney is no person of Mexican-descent. A Mexican family will not sue Mexico after using it as a safe haven. When the Mexican Revolution broke out, Romney’s family fled that, too, and went back to the United States. The Romney family did not help with the Mexican Revolution, nor did they stand their ground and help the new found safe haven. Why does it appear that when the tough gets going, the Romney family has a history of fleeing not only the United States — but Mexico, too? This isn’t the only war that was dodged by the Romney family, because Mitt Romney also dodged the draft during the Vietnam War era, and I see a troubling pattern.

For the record, despite what the Romney family says, nobody “forced” them out of Mexico. If the Romney family really wanted to — they could have stayed their ground and fought for what was right.

From the Boston Globe:

After fleeing the Mexican revolution, Mitt Romney’s grandfather, Gaskell lost his home and possessions. While living in Salt Lake City, Gaskell Romney ran for County Commissioner ….. Gaskell sued Mexico for the loss of his property and, in 1938, was awarded damages of $9,163. Half of the money went to his son, George Romney, putting the family on a solid financial footing.

Question: Why did the Romney family leave the United States?

Answer: The Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act which was a law designed against polygamy caused the Romney family to leave the United States.

According to The Blaze:

Miles Park Romney was Mitt’s great grandfather, who fled the United States and crossed into Mexico in 1885 to escape religious persecution. There he helped build the Mormon enclave of Colonia Juarez in Chihuahua.

In other words, Miles Park Romney used Mexico as a safe haven when fleeing polygamy laws here in the United States so that later Mexico could be sued by Gaskell Romney.

From the SRE of México:

Twenty-seven years after Miles fled from U.S. government agents and took refuge in Mexico, the Romney family was back in the United States. …. the U.S. government, which had once chased Miles to Mexico due to his polygamy, now welcomed the Romneys and other Mormons to the United States. Congress established a $100,000 relief fund that enabled the Romneys and other Mormon exiles to receive food and lodging. … the case of Gaskell Romney v. United States of Mexico was finalized in Salt Lake City in 1938. Gaskell requested $26,753 in damages. He was awarded $9,163, court records show — a sizable amount in the post-Depression years. The records say that Gaskell was to give half of the award to his son George, helping to set the family on firmer financial footing in the United States.

This migrating, immigration story gets more interesting, because after Mitt Romney made an alliance with Kris Kobach (anti-immigrant crusader who referred to the DREAM Act as a nightmare), we see the nativists stating:

Miles Romney was prosecuted in 1885 under the Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act (for polygamy). This act allowed certain citizenship rights to be stripped of those convicted.

Were United States citizenship rights threatened under the Edmunds Anti-Polgyamy Act?

Absolutely.

On 1 December 1879, President Rutherford B. Hayes stated:

The law for the suppression of this offense was enacted with great unanimity by Congress more than seventeen years ago, but has remained until recently a dead letter in the Territory of Utah, because of the peculiar difficulties attending its enforcement. The opinion widely prevailed among the citizens of Utah that the law was in contravention of the constitutional guaranty of religious freedom. This objection is now removed. The Supreme Court of the United States has decided the law to be within the legislative power of Congress and binding as a rule of action for all who reside within the Territories. There is no longer any reason for delay or hesitation in its enforcement. It should be firmly and effectively executed. If not sufficiently stringent in its provisions, it should be amended; and in aid of the purpose in view I recommend that more comprehensive and more searching methods for preventing as well as punishing this crime be provided. If necessary to secure obedience to the law, the enjoyment and exercise of the rights and privileges of citizenship in the Territories of the United States may be withheld or withdrawn from those who violate or oppose the enforcement of the law on this subject.

Indeed women movements have a history of being instrumental encouraging laws just as theLiberal Ladies Anti-Polygamy Society did with the Edmunds Act, and women todaycontinue to be a force to be reckoned with.

Was the Romney family U.S. citizenship stripped when they left the United States?

No one knows yet. And Romney is already reluctant to produce tax return papers even though he happily asks immigrants for their papers.

What we do know is that Mitt Romney has harsh views of immigration when he proudly accepted the endorsement of Kris Kobach. Like his fellow Republican via Russell Pearce (who sponsored the SB 1070 law in Arizona) — Romney supports self-deportation laws, too.

The Romney family wants you to believe they were forced from Mexico due to the Mexican Revolutionary War, but what they are not telling you is that they used Mexico as a safe haven — then sued them even though they collected a United States government handout. For the record and according to the Univserity of Utah media, polygamy was illegal in Mexico, too, but they were tolerant.

So explain to me again how the Romney family won the lawsuit against Mexico again?

Indeed it is correct to say that the U.S. Government bailed out the Romney family in theirtime of need when Congress voted $100,000 for Mormon transportation and relief (which calculates to approximately 2.5 million dollars today). Yet, this is strange to hear considering Mitt Romney saying he was not concerned with the very poor.

Abusador is a word Mexican-Americans are using to describe Mitt Romney, because we see a pattern of abuse that ranges from Bain Capital to the very poor and voiceless.

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  • Tee Quake 2012/09/20 05:14:48
    Tee Quake
    +5
    I didn't know and I couldn't care less. BTW, did you know the price of tea in China just went up?

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  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/09/20 11:08:43
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    We'll talk about ancient Romney family history after we find out who obaaaama is.
  • Jeff King Torchma... 2012/09/20 11:53:40 (edited)
  • Daniel 2012/09/20 10:21:42
    Daniel
    +1
    WTF. Can't find anything against the man so we'll go after his dead relatives.
  • Brendan Mcdonald 2012/09/20 07:55:11
    Brendan Mcdonald
    +1
    I'm no Romney fan but what dose ones family members have to do with what kind of person they or you are? Are not each of us our own person?
  • Jeff King Brendan... 2012/09/20 11:55:46
  • Brendan... Jeff King 2012/09/20 20:18:15
    Brendan Mcdonald
    +1
    No we don't thats the same argument those stupid birthers use that Obama's father was not born in america so it should not make him an american citizen. You know its the only argument they had once we all saw the birth cirtificate we heard about his father....and or they just say its fake. I do realize I'm only 21 but in my life i've come to learn to not judge people by how look where they come from there income etc....I judge a person by how they present themselves how they act and treat others and by their own actions.
  • Jeff King Brendan... 2012/09/20 20:28:29
  • Brendan... Jeff King 2012/09/20 21:39:57
    Brendan Mcdonald
    +1
    Thank you :)
  • redhorse29 2012/09/20 06:29:24
    redhorse29
    +2
    So what is your point. This is all meaningless noise and spite.
  • Lori Gains 2012/09/20 06:17:21
    Lori Gains
    +1
    The man running for President is Mitt Romney, not his Grandfather, he is voted on by what he does. The man that is President now is Obama, not his father or other family members, he is judged by what he does. I could care less. But thanks for the info none-the-less.
  • Jeff King Lori Gains 2012/09/20 06:30:45
  • mwg0735 2012/09/20 05:36:16
  • Jeff King mwg0735 2012/09/20 05:37:17
  • mwg0735 Jeff King 2012/09/20 05:49:44
  • keymanjim 2012/09/20 05:33:24
    keymanjim
    +2
    We now know more about Romney than we do about obama.
    And obama has occupied the office for almost four years.

    How sad is that?
  • Red 2012/09/20 05:33:14
  • daylight Red 2012/09/20 05:59:06 (edited)
    daylight
    +1
    LOL!!!!! Just like they choose to ignore obama!!!!LOL!!!

    Red, get a grip, bo is one of the most immoral , he is a seed of a 5 time married father who was a adulter. Do your home work, sheeple, stupid, wake up, we are all being used by both parties!!!~!!

    He is not to be trust,nope, bo is is a proven liar 24/7, he can't tell the whole truth.
    He sat under rev wright for 21 years, a divider, and bo is a divider, of nations
  • Red daylight 2012/09/20 06:00:05
  • daylight Red 2012/09/20 06:08:31 (edited)
    daylight
    Well, man is made in the image of God, and not in the image of a turd,
    I'm voting for Romney, obama is a 24/7 liar

    And just who is the idiot? Now you did know that right? You do read your bible right? Im just sayin, no idiot on my part
  • Red daylight 2012/09/20 06:15:35 (edited)
  • daylight Red 2012/09/20 06:24:37
    daylight
    Bless you Red, I see you , idiot Im not
  • Red daylight 2012/09/20 06:32:38 (edited)
  • Jeff King Red 2012/09/20 06:33:47
  • Red Jeff King 2012/09/20 06:42:37
  • daylight Red 2012/09/20 06:44:33
    daylight
    You are left alone girlfriend


  • Pronata... Red 2012/10/30 22:13:09
    Pronatalist Pronatalist
    So who are you voting for then? Libertarian Gary Johnson, as I did, or Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party?

    Gary Johnson said in a YouTube video, if you vote for either tweedle-dee or twidle-dum, you are voting for the police state. How do I refute that? So I voted for Gary Johnson, since Virgil Goode didn't appear on my state's ballot.

  • daylight 2012/09/20 05:26:06
    daylight
    Mexico, how you suck off the breast of the USA, you woman run here to have your anchor babies( lock into all the stinking programs that support you). Using the constitution that was put in place for the black race. And only for them !!! Shame on you, you knew better, in your heart. You broke law of the land, and the USA governent helped you, against the Ciitzens who obey the laws.

    Shame on you, and shame on our govenment! Hope Romney stops this stinking crap!
  • banzaibuckaroo 2012/09/20 05:25:33
    banzaibuckaroo
    Some folks forget where they came from.
  • keymanjim banzaib... 2012/09/20 05:34:39
    keymanjim
    +2
    Tell me about it.
    Obama thinks that his parents met in Selma, AL two years after he was born.
  • Red_Horse 2012/09/20 05:22:06
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/09/20 05:19:12
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    Romney himself admitted he wasn't of Mexican descent in the now infamous 47% video. You know the one where he claims that most Americans like to play victim, and then complains that his life would be easier if he were Latino. I have a theory that Mormons take such an anti stance against Same Sex Unions not because they hate Gay people but if they (Mormons) can't have the marriage laws they want, why should the gays have the marriage laws they want. Good old case of spite.
  • Reichstolz The Eli... 2012/09/20 05:22:24
    Reichstolz
    +3
    The road to acceptance of deviance is paved with homosexuality, right through to polygamy, pedophilia, rape, incest........
  • The Eli... Reichstolz 2012/09/20 05:31:05
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    I doubt rape, incest, and pedophilia are on the road to acceptance. I'm pretty sure most people are disgusted by those concepts. As for polygamy... That's the original traditional marriage, and homosexuality is none of my business.
  • Reichstolz The Eli... 2012/09/20 05:35:16
    Reichstolz
    +2
    All societies fail due to rotting from within accepting greater levels of deviance.
  • The Eli... Reichstolz 2012/09/20 05:37:28
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    You mean like the Roman Empire?
  • Reichstolz The Eli... 2012/09/20 13:45:56
    Reichstolz
    Every single one throughout history. Roman, Inca, Aztec, Mayan..........
  • The Eli... Reichstolz 2012/09/20 17:44:35
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    +1
    With the Inca's it was a mix of The Conquistadors and smallpox. And other than "deviancy" what did all those empires have in common?
  • Reichstolz The Eli... 2012/09/20 21:11:51
    Reichstolz
    They did not fight to the death at the first sight of invaders, they tolerated deviance where none was accepted prior.
  • The Eli... Reichstolz 2012/09/20 21:16:33
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    Well actually they did fight to the death, It was just that Death won the battle.
    They all fell, due to imposition of Religion, The Greed of their upper Classes, and the peasants overthrowing them. Sound Familiar? Except for the Inca's That was smallpox and the Conquistadors.
  • Reichstolz The Eli... 2012/09/20 21:18:05
    Reichstolz
    Acceptance of deviance. The longest remaining societies are always the one's who remain true to their founding.

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