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Mitt Romney Speaks at Brigham Young University Forum

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to some 15,000 students, faculty and staff at Brigham Young University’s Marriott Center Tuesday as part of the school’s forum series. Romney recalled many stories of the campaign trail while he focused mainly on his Mormon faith.  He remembered being told by campaign managers that all of his emails and those on his email list were being monitored by a hostile foreign country as he called on the students to be mindful of their activity on the internet.

“Our anonymous surfing may not be recorded on earth, but it surely leaves an imprint in the book of life. Remember everyday you’re writing your autobiography,” says Romney.

Romney urged students to rely on others in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for their strength because he says being a Mormon is a blessing even if it feels like a burden at times. 

“We are not perfect. As a matter of fact in many things we are probably no better than anyone else. But we are remarkably good as a people at reaching out our hand to one another in need. Decide to be one of those that does just that,” say Romney.

Romney received some of the biggest applause when he stated his firm belief that America is the greatest nation on earth. His address was titled "Life Lessons from the Front.'' Romney graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from BYU in 1971.

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