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Is MITT ROMNEY a Natural born Citizen?

jesse 2012/01/05 04:51:00
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Mitt Romney

Mitt RomneyAKA Willard Mitt Romney

Born: 12-Mar-1947
Birthplace: Detroit, MI

Gender: Male
Religion: Mormon
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician, Business
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Massachusetts, 2003-07

W. Mitt Romney is the former Governor of Massachusetts. His influential father was thrice elected Governor of Michigan, and appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Richard M. Nixon administration. Romney had a privileged upbringing, attending the Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills. The Romneys are Mormon, and he went on to Brigham Young University before matriculating at Harvard Business School and then Harvard Law School.

In 1984, Romney founded Bain Capital, an investment company that quickly came to own hundreds of other companies, including Staples, Domino's Pizza, Bright Horizons Childcare, Sealy, FTD Florists, Brookstone, and The Sports Authority. Romney's claim to national fame came in 1999, when an inquiry into corruption found that the two top officials who led Salt Lake City's bid for the 2002 Winter Olympics had actually paid bribes of more than $1 million to 24 members of the International Olympic Committee. Organizers were embarrassed by the scandal, but terrified by hints that corporate sponsors might reduce their financial commitments.

Romney was the Salt Lake City Olympics' savior. As the event's CEO, he brought in new, stricter policies on ethical behavior (like having some) and, after the unfortunate events of September 11, Romney instituted what some people considered to be draconian security measures for the event. Even so, millions of tickets were sold, millions more watched on TV, and the athletic competition and clearly rigged judging were memorable.

As a businessman, Romney knows how and when to capitalize his assets, and in the Olympics afterglow he quickly announced his candidacy for Governor of Massachusetts. With no prior experience holding political office, Romney won handily. He is Massachusetts' fourth Republican Governor in a row, somewhat surprising for a state where only 13% of voters are registered as Republicans. The growing line of Republican Governors may be Michael Dukakis's lasting legacy, as the state's last Democrat Governor.

Romney was prominent among the contenders for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination, despite the fact polls indicate 17% of Americans would refuse to vote for any Mormon candidate. Still, to appeal to conservatives, he has taken a hard stance on gay marriage, by a quirk legalized in his state by a judicial action of the state supreme court. In response he activated a long-inactive law aimed at interracial marriage, which forbids nonresidents to marry in Massachusetts if it is illegal for them to marry in their home states. He called for gun control legislation when he ran for the Senate in 1994, but in 2006 he joined the National Rifle Association.

He has also taken a firm stand against illegal immigration, which is somewhat ironic, as the evidence suggests that Romney's own grandfather came to America as an illegal immigrant. His great-grandfather, a devout Mormon in a time when his church encouraged polygamy, fled the US with his multiple wives in 1884, when American law could strip polygamists of the right to vote or serve on juries. Romney's grandfather and father were born and raised in Mexico, and Romney's father was a child when his family left Mexico at the height of the Mexican Revolution, in 1912. Romney's father's and grandmother were American citizens under the law at that time, and came to America on a train, while his grandfather crossed the border northward in classic "illegal immigrant" fashion, entering US territory on a long walk over barren desert land.

Romney's wife, Ann, has multiple sclerosis, which she treats with holistic measures including reflexology, accupressure, accupuncture, deep-breathing exercises, and yoga. She says she is "a true believer in alternative medicine". This does not stop Mitt Romney from opposing embryonic stem cell research.


Father: George W. Romney (Governor, b. 1907, d. 1995)
Mother: Lenore LaFount Romney (b. 1909)
Brother: G. Scott Romney (attorney)
Sister: Jane Romney Robinson
Sister: Lynn Romney Keenan
Wife: Ann Romney (m. 21-Mar-1969, five sons)
Son: Tagg Romney (b. 1970)
Son: Matt Romney Jr.
Son: Josh Romney
Son: Ben Romney
Son: Craig Romney

High School: Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI (1965)
University: Stanford University (attended two semesters)
University: BA, Brigham Young University (1971)
University: MBA, Harvard Business School (1975)
University: JD, Harvard Law School (1975)

Governor of Massachusetts (2-Jan-2003 to 4-Jan-2007)
Bain Capital Co-Founder (1984)
Bain & Company
Member of the Board of Marriott (1993-2002)
Member of the Board of Sports Authority (1995-99)
Member of the Board of Staples (1986-2001)
Boy Scouts of America
College Republicans
DeMint for Senate Committee
Free and Strong America PAC
Friends of George Allen
John McCain 2008
National Council for a New America Founding Member
National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Senatorial Committee
National Rifle Association (joined in 2006)
Points of Light Foundation Board of Directors
Romney for President
Funeral: Gordon Hinckley (2008)
Funeral: Ted Kennedy (2009)
Draft Deferment: Vietnam 4-D (missionary deferment)
Religious Mission: Mormon France (1966-68)

Official Website:
http://www.mittromney.com/

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  • Swany 2012/02/27 01:52:23
  • Beccy 2012/01/07 23:38:59
    Yes
    Beccy
    Last time I looked Detroit was located in the United states
  • jesse Beccy 2012/01/07 23:48:03
    jesse
    +1
    Just another conspiracy theory!
  • Mr.Reasonable 2012/01/05 13:49:46
    Undecided
    Mr.Reasonable
    +1
    Is this a serious question? I think he's a natural citizen of America. But that doesn't mean I would support his bid for hall monitor even.
  • jesse Mr.Reas... 2012/01/05 18:57:09
    jesse
    +2
    is he an anchor baby?
  • Mr.Reas... jesse 2012/01/05 19:03:11
    Mr.Reasonable
    +1
    I can't answer that one.. What's an anchor baby? lol
  • Dan ☮ R... Mr.Reas... 2012/01/05 19:16:41 (edited)
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +2
    The child of an illegal immigrant born on US soil. Its called an anchor baby for the fact that it provides a strong argument to allow the illegals to stay. You cant deport an American, and most people believe it to be wrong to split up the family.
  • Mr.Reas... Dan ☮ R... 2012/01/05 20:34:18
    Mr.Reasonable
    +1
    Oh I see. Well it's a moot issue then. If he's born in America, it doesn't matter where his parents are from, he's an American!
  • Dan ☮ R... Mr.Reas... 2012/01/05 20:42:52
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    He would be an American, but not natural born under minorv happersett.
  • Mr.Reas... Dan ☮ R... 2012/01/05 21:01:30
    Mr.Reasonable
    I'm unfamiliar with that (minorv happersett) thing.. (Whatever that is..) However I disagree with it. I believe anyone born in America, to anyone living in America, should be classified "American."
  • Dan ☮ R... Mr.Reas... 2012/01/05 21:17:04
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +2
    Being born here does make you an American, just not Natural Born.

    From Minor v Happersett:
    "At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives or natural-born citizens"
  • Mr.Reas... Dan ☮ R... 2012/01/06 02:06:54
    Mr.Reasonable
    +1
    I follow you.. Thanks for the break down. :)
  • Dan ☮ R... Mr.Reas... 2012/01/06 02:12:21
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +2
    No problem.

    And thanks. Its nice to be able to share my information without a major argument.
  • Mr.Reas... Dan ☮ R... 2012/01/06 02:17:36
    Mr.Reasonable
    +2
    lol I know what you mean.
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2012/01/05 07:19:02
    Undecided
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    I'm not certain, but I've seen some information that suggests that he is as eligible as Obama Sin Laden.

    But I came across the info at about the time I gave up investigating candidates from this angle.I just wish I could find the information again...
  • jesse Dan ☮ R... 2012/01/05 18:58:13
    jesse
    it is never to late!
  • Z 2012/01/05 05:34:42
    No
    Z
    +1
    I won't believe it until I see the long form birth certificate!!!
  • S. Gompers 2012/01/05 05:26:53
    Yes
    S. Gompers
    +1
    Mitt is, but his father was not when he ran for President in 1968. It is his other liberal tendencies I worry about.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/01/05 05:07:34
    Yes
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
  • darcie lamar 2012/01/05 04:58:33
  • jesse darcie ... 2012/01/05 05:01:18
    jesse
    Is Romney an anchor Baby?
  • darcie ... jesse 2012/01/05 05:09:44
    darcie lamar
    +2
    Check that out with La Raza.

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