June 23, 2010 14:57 Age: 4 yrs

IN BRIEF: Romney Visits Emory to Discuss America's Strengths

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks with Joanna Crowley 11L (center) and Cristina Goizueta 11L (right) at a reception before his speech on March 30.

“What makes America so strong is not the geography of our land. It’s the geography of the American heart,” said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to a packed crowd at Glenn Memorial Auditorium on March 30. The event was hosted by the Emory Law Federalist Society.

Romney spoke about the values he believes make America strong—hard work, education, family—and his concern that “these elements of our culture are weakening and are under attack.

“The attitude of government entitlement, as it spreads through our society, weakens the sense of self-reliance and independence that’s always been part of the American culture.”

During the question-and-answer session, Romney discussed the newly passed health-care legislation, addressing its similarities with his plan in Massachusetts and arguing against the federal plan’s tax increases, cuts to Medicare and price controls.

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