More than religion

More than religion

 

I read a story about religion in politics today.  I read it with a certain level of trepidation because religion is so often a sword that turns on the

 people who use it in politics today.  It was a story about a small comment made by Governor Brian Schweitzer.  Governor Schweitzer said Mitt Romney’s family came from a “Polygamy commune” in Mexico. 

First things first.  It does not matter how Mitt’s father grew up, or where, or why he lived there.  Not at all.  This race is not about Mitt’s father, or about why he was in Mexico living there in the first place.  Mitt’s grandparents were polygamists, but his parents were not.

Mitt Romney’s religion, like President Obama’s, has no place in any discussion of the 2012 run for President.  Mitt Romney is a Mormon.  Good for him.  End of discussion.

A discussion of Mitt Romney’s false claims about women and job loss would be more welcome, because he fails to point out that women now make up more of the workforce than they did before President Obama took office.

A discussion of Mitt Romney’s false claims about dramatic losses in small business start-ups would also be more welcome, as business start-ups are higher each of the last three years than at the end of the previous administration.

A discussion of the false claims by the RNC about the President simply not coming through on campaign promises of 2008 would also be most welcome, since he has brought about healthcare reform, lessened our dependence on foreign oil, lowered taxes for almost every American, and strengthened the economy by adding millions of jobs.

A discussion of Mitt Romney’s religion doesn’t matter.  There are a great many more important things to think about as far as Mitt is concerned, and how bad he would be for America as President, than a discussion of his religion.