Adios Dad, there's the door!
Mitt Romney’s father, George Wilcken Romney, was born in Colonia Dublán, Galeana, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, on 8 July 1907, but his family fled the violence of the Mexican Revolution and moved to Texas sometime around 1912-1913, where they lived off of government assistance until eventually moving to Idaho.
This brings up two questions; first, did Mitt’s father apply for a visa before entering the United States as an illegal alien fleeing violence in his native Mexico? And second, how is Mittens so vehemently opposed to government assistance for the poor and needy when his own father’s family wouldn’t have survived without it?
Fortunately for Mitt’s father President Woodrow Wilson’s immigration policies weren’t the same as Mittens’ who’s said, “My plan is this, which is for those that have come here illegally and are here illegally today, no amnesty. Now, how do people return home? Under the ideal setting, at least in my view, you say to those who have just come in recently, we’re going to send you back home immediately; we’re not going to let you stay here. You just go back home. For those that have been here, let’s say, five years, and have kids in school, you allow kids to complete the school year, you allow people to make their arrangements, and allow them to return back home. Those that have been here a long time, with kids that have responsibilities here and so forth, you let stay enough time to organize their affairs and go home.”
Equally fortunate for his father is that Americans felt differently about government programs for the poor in 1912 than the conservatives of today do, including his dear son.
“The threat to our culture comes from within,” Mittens says about the poor and needy. “The 1960’s welfare programs created a culture of poverty. Some think we won that battle when we reformed welfare, but the liberals haven’t given up. At every turn, they try to substitute government largesse for individual responsibility. Dependency is death to initiative, risk-taking and opportunity. Dependency is a culture-killing drug. We have got to fight it like the poison it is.”
Under Mitt’s proposed presidential policies, his own father, who wasn’t an American, would’ve been sent packing back to Colonia Dublán, Galeana, told to go, vamoose, and get out, no amnesty for you! And if by some chance his son’s jack booted immigration thugs hadn’t found him he’d probably starved to death while being told to pull himself up by his boots straps.
An additional question would be how did a Mexican national run for the presidency in 1968? The Constitution is quite clear on who can and who cannot run for the presidency with respects to nationality; Article II, Section I states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
The only way George Romney could’ve been considered a “natural born citizen” is if he’d been born on a United States Military base or in a U.S. Embassy – both being considered United States’ soil. John McCain although born in Panama was born on a U.S. Naval Base, hence he was eligible to run in 2008, George Romney was not born on a base nor in an embassy and was not eligible.
Good thing birthers weren’t as rabid back then, or is that Romney was running as a Republican?