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Anti-Gay Republican Roy Moore Running For Senate

April 27, 2017

Roy Moore is a national joke.

Moore has announced he is resigning from his position as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court to run in the special election for U.S. Senate.  As if this state does not have enough issues to contend with they are now to be saddled with Moore as a senate candidate!

Moore would have voters buy into his idea of a theocracy where right-wing politics hold hands with the evangelicals and they all work to screw everyone else—without even first offering a kiss.

While I think this campaign will get started I do wish to recall for my readers that Moore in 2011 said he was forming an exploratory committee for a possible presidential run!  (I only write the facts.)

Moore has a deeply troubled and troubling position on state and federal power.  His position on the balance of federal and state power has deep resonance in a region with a history of claiming states’ rights in opposition to the federal government, and in a state where a governor, George Wallace, stood in a doorway of the University of Alabama in 1963 in an unsuccessful bid to block its federally ordered integration.

So from a historical perspective this goof-ball would seem to fit into the landscape.  But would it not be nice if Moore might read some history and reflect what James Madison wrote at the time of the ratification process for the U.S. Constitution.  He penned the line we all learned in school.  “Justice is the end of government.”

But that is not the goal of Moore.   He wants to create a place where pragmatism is a dirty word and anyone without a pew on Sunday is not a worthy citizen.   Therefore the most generous thing I can offer about Moore he is a real piece of work.  If Moore thinks liberals do not understand the Constitution, let me assure him that his tortured reading of the Constitution and the supporting documents is mighty flawed both in terms of religion, and the right to privacy and gay marriage.

Recall that Moore was elected in 2000 as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary removed him in 2003 for his failure to comply with a court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the Alabama Judicial Building.  Lest you think this was some small item let me remind you that it weighed 5,280-pounds.

After he was kicked off the bench this ‘mental luminary’ weighed into the arena concerning gay marriage and stated, “”same-sex marriages corrupts American society.”  I suspect given Moore’s background that in another era he would have owned slaves and found a biblical basis for beating them.  That is the way with folks like Moore.

So now there seems another wacky election cycle for one of the most flawed citizens to come from Alabama.  We can only hope for sanity to win out over the spillage that Moore offers.

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