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Mitt Romney 'Fath In America' Speech.
Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom...
"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of the soul so that man can discover his most profound beliefs and commune with God. Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone.
"I'm not sure that we fully appreciate the profound implications of our tradition of religious liberty. I have visited many of the magnificent cathedrals in Europe. They are so inspired … so grand … so empty. Raised up over generations, long ago, so many of the cathedrals now stand as the postcard backdrop to societies just too busy or too 'enlightened' to venture inside and kneel in prayer. The establishment of state religions in Europe did no favor to Europe's churches. And though you will find many people of strong faith there, the churches themselves seem to be withering away.
Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - George H.W. Bush will introduce Mitt Romney and lend the prestige of his library for his fellow Republican's speech Thursday focused on religion. The former president's aides and friends say it isn't a tacit political endorsement.
Nonetheless, the extended Bush political family has become enmeshed in the 2008 race, and Romney enjoys a significant degree of support.
The former Massachusetts governor's campaign is being managed by Beth Myers, a one-time aide to former White House political strategist Karl Rove. Ron Kaufman, who was the elder Bush's White House political director, is a member of Romney's inner circle.
Another adviser, Ben Ginsberg, was on the legal team that helped the current president win the Supreme Court battle over the 2000 election results, and Romney's top three admakers—Alex Castellanos, Stuart Stevens and Russ Schreifer—also made commercials for the president during his two White House campaigns
In addition, top advisers to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, son of the elder Bush, are helping Romney, particularly in the state's pivotal primary contest.
Dorothy Bush Koch, a sister of both George and Jeb Bush, has given Romney $2,100, her only reported donation to any of the GOP candidates