President Barack Obama is expanding the role of government and limiting freedom and opportunity for Americans, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said at the National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis.

In his remarks, Romney noted that the framework of law created by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution was the source of the country’s greatness.

“It has generated unparalleled opportunity and prosperity,” he said. “Our Founders understood this, which is why they created a system of government that is limited. This President is moving us away from our Founders’ vision. Instead of limited government, he is leading us toward limited freedom and limited opportunity.”

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