I previously announced my support for Mitt Romney as President of the United States. I think he is the most qualified administrator that has ever run for this office. His business and investing experience shows that he knows how to fix things that are broken. Imagine a venture capitalist running the U.S. government, recruiting the right people to major posts, shutting down services that have failed, and using market forces and the Bain way (which includes vigorous debate among various points of view) to find the best solutions for each problem.
In addition to his administrative and financial acumen, Mitt cares deeply about families and all issues that affect families. He has spoken a lot about federalism, too, meaning that he doesn’t believe the Federal Government should decide everything. My personal favorite amendment to the constitution is the 10th Amendment, which reserves all power that is not specificially granted to the federal government to the states and to the people. Unfortunately, this amendment has been trampled by a steady erosion of state and local power, so that the federal government has control or influence over just about everything.
I have a copy of a book published nearly 100 years ago called Federal Usurpation (available on Google Books) which shows how many local and state powers were ceded to the federal government over the period of 2-3 decades. And that was 100 years ago!
Anyway, I’m lucky to be able to hear Mitt Romney speak in Salt Lake City today; and I’m also hoping to find time to help make some calls for him today on his behalf. I believe this country needs Mitt Romney. I encourage you to study his positions on every major issue as well as his approach to problem solving.