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Religion vs. GenealogyPosted Friday, January 20, 2012, at 2:56 PM
Here's something to think about if you are campaigning for Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate.
Romney has relatives who live in Mexico. He and his American family don't seem to be close to the kin south of the border, but they could pose a problem if he is elected president.
Romney's Mexican family lives in northern Mexico near many of the infamous drug cartels. What would happen if those drug lords decide to take a member or members of Romney's family hostage?
A maneuver such as this would certainly put tremendous pressure on our government's international diplomacy and our country's "War on Drugs". Extortion would be the name of the game. What would be the ransom?
Certainly we have had citizens held captive on many occasions in the past. During one crisis, which lasted over 400 days, President Jimmy Carter was hamstrung by Iran thus losing his mandate for a second term.
However, can you imagine what would happen if a member or members of our president's family was held hostage? I can't. For all intents and purposes our whole nation would be held hostage.
Even if Romney isn't close to his Mexican family, he would need to demonstrate some concern for their safety. Would we have to go to war with Mexico to free his family? Do we really want a president with those kinds of vulnerabilities?
Romney's religion looks like pretty small potatoes compared to the scenario mentioned above, doesn't it?
Give it some thought, Republicans.
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I'm Enid. No, not the town in Oklahoma, but a transplant to Eureka Springs from Minneapolis fourteen years ago. I'm a writer, journalist and sometime artist. My real love is expressing my opinions on almost any subject, as you have seen in my many letters to the Editor of The Lovely County Citizen over the years. Now, I'm happy to say that I will be writing a blog titled In a Twist for your amusement, amazement or commiseration. Thanks for giving me a read.