Mitt Romney’s family became wealthy when they sued Mexico after using it as a safe haven to flee polygamy lawsby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Oct. 17, 2012, under 2012 Presidential elections, Anybody But Mitt Romney for 2012
Did you know that Mitt Romney’s family sued Mexico after using it as a safe haven when they left the United States to flee polygamy laws and religious prosecution?
Indeed, suing Mexico after using it as a safe haven put the Romney family on solid financial footing.
In my view, Mitt Romney is no person of Mexican-descent. A Mexican family will not sue Mexico after using it as a safe haven. When the Mexican Revolution broke out, Romney’s family fled that, too, and went back to the United States. The Romney family did not help with the Mexican Revolution, nor did they stand their ground and help the new found safe haven. Why does it appear that when the tough gets going, the Romney family has a history of fleeing not only the United States — but Mexico, too? This isn’t the only war that was dodged by the Romney family, because Mitt Romney also dodged the draft during the Vietnam War era, and I see a troubling pattern.
For the record, despite what the Romney family says, nobody “forced” them out of Mexico. If the Romney family really wanted to — they could have stayed their ground and fought for what was right.
From the Boston Globe:
After fleeing the Mexican revolution, Mitt Romney’s grandfather, Gaskell lost his home and possessions. While living in Salt Lake City, Gaskell Romney ran for County Commissioner ….. Gaskell sued Mexico for the loss of his property and, in 1938, was awarded damages of $9,163. Half of the money went to his son, George Romney, putting the family on a solid financial footing.
What we do know is that Mitt Romney has harsh views of immigration when he proudly accepted the endorsement of Kris Kobach. Like his fellow Republican via Russell Pearce (who sponsored the SB 1070 law in Arizona) — Romney supports self-deportation laws, too.
The Romney family wants you to believe they were forced from Mexico due to the Mexican Revolutionary War, but what they are not telling you is that they used Mexico as a safe haven — then sued them even though they collected a United States government handout. For the record and according to the Univserity of Utah media, polygamy was illegal in Mexico, too, but they were tolerant.
Indeed it is correct to say that the U.S. Government bailed out the Romney family in their time of need when Congress voted $100,000 for Mormon transportation and relief (which calculates to approximately 2.5 million dollars today). Yet, this is strange to hear considering Mitt Romney saying he was not concerned with the very poor.
Abusador is a word Mexican-Americans are using to describe Mitt Romney, because we see a pattern of abuse that ranges from Bain Capital to the very poor and voiceless.