The most telling quote of the evening came from Mitt Romney, when he said that "we're going to do whatever it takes to protect the American people. And I hear from time to time people say, 'Hey, wait a second. We have civil liberties we have to worry about.' But don't forget: the most important civil liberty I expect from my government is my right to be kept alive" (emphasis mine).
Translation: your rights, including your right to live, come from the government. If that doesn't spell it out for you, I don't know what will.