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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
Bio: Michael J. Gaynor
Date:  October 18, 2016
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Topic category:  Partisan Politics

Mitt Romney Should be Supporting Donald Trump, Not Trying to Sabotage Trump's Presidential Campaign

As a man who promised to not to "separate us from 'the God who gave us liberty,'" Romney should be enthusiastically supporting Trump as clearly the better choice.

Let's be real: either Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump or Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will win the 2016 presidential election and Trump supported a Mormon named Mitt Romney for President in 2012.

As a Romney supporter in 2008 and 2012, I am sorely disappointed in Romney this year.

Trump supported Romney in 2012, and Romney should return the favor this year.

Why?

Constitutionalism and judges.

My endorsement of Romney in 2012 appears at www.aboutmittromney.com/lawyers.htm.

It was fairly crafted by Team Romney from articles I had written and reads:

"Romney should be the next President and is the strongest candidate that Republicans can nominate. Other Republican hopefuls made good points, but Romney is best prepared for the tasks of winning the 2012 presidential election AND doing what the President of the United States needs to do to return to America's founding principles and the unparalleled prosperity they brought...

"If Romney had been elected President in 2008, America would be ever so much better off than it is today and the world would be more stable and safer...

"Romney is the total package.

"What I wrote in January 2008, in "The case for Mitt Romney: economy, judges," remains true..."

WebCommentary.com - Mitt Romney: Best Choice in 2008 and Now - Oct 12, 2011

"When it comes to the economy and judges, Mitt's the One!

"Bad economic news highlights the need for a President with the credentials of Mitt Romney... Romney is an intelligent, articulate, and accomplished former businessman and governor... Romney offers proven executive skill. He has demonstrated it in everything he has done in his professional life...

"No wonder Mitt shares the late President Reagan's optimism...

"Then there is the matter of judges and the need to undo the great damage done by judicial activists who disregarded the law, including the Constitution, and did what they wanted to do instead of what a judge is supposed to do...

"In his sensational 'Faith in America' speech, Mitt emphasized the importance of judges who share basic American values: '... Our greatness would not long endure without judges who respect the foundation of faith upon which our constitution rests. I will take care to separate the affairs of government from any religion, but I will not separate us from 'the God who gave us liberty.'

"The principals of the Judicial Confirmation Network are supporting Mitt."

This year Mitt did not run and Trump is the one with faith that America can be great again.

Eight years of President Obama and his judicial appointments have taken a terrible toll.

Romney was right when he said: "Our greatness would not long endure without judges who respect the foundation of faith upon which our constitution rests. I will take care to separate the affairs of government from any religion, but I will not separate us from 'the God who gave us liberty.'"

Now our greatness needs to be restored and Romney should be helping Trump do that instead of helping Clinton make it impossible.

Trump will appoint the kind of judges Romney promised to appoint.

In addition, Trump will work to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which restricts free speech of the religious, among others.

In 2007, the following bill was introduced in Congress:

To restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REPEAL OF THE 1954 JOHNSON AMENDMENT BANNING THE FREE SPEECH AND FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF CHURCHES AND EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS.

(a) In General- Paragraph (3) of section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to list of exempt organizations) is amended by striking `, and which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office'.

(b) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years ending after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c) Campaign Finance Laws Unaffected- The amendments made by this section shall not invalidate or limit any provision of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 431 et seq.).

It's til for a Congress that will pass that bill and a President who will push for it.

Clinton would veto that bill.

Trump will sign it.

As a man who promised to not to "separate us from 'the God who gave us liberty,'" Romney should be enthusiastically supporting Trump as clearly the better choice.

There is no perfect candidate.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

Gaynor's email address is gaynormike@aol.com.


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