Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Resurrection Of Roy Moore

Saints preserve us.
   ...a man who has twice been removed as Alabama’s chief justice for defying federal judges and twice lost the governor’s race in the state—a man who has questioned former President Barack Obama’s citizenship, said “homosexual conduct” should be illegal and suggested the 9/11 attacks were an act of punishment by God—is on the precipice of becoming Alabama’s next U.S. senator.
   Moore, an Alabama native and a Vietnam veteran, has been motivated for his whole career by primarily by one belief: that his evangelical interpretation of Christianity should govern society. He eloquently and effortlessly mixes Bible verses and quotes from the Founding Fathers at campaign stops and other appearances. God and the Bible alone are the moral foundation for law and government in America, he often says, and removing God from the equation yields only bad results. Moore, who met his wife 33 years ago while reciting poetry during a Bible study, summed up these views in a poem he wrote in 2007, which begins: “America the Beautiful, or so you used to be/Land of the Pilgrims’ pride, I’m glad they’re not here to see/Babies piled in dumpsters, abortion on demand/Oh, sweet land of liberty, your house is on the sand.”
   I get it. Y'all don't like Luther Strange. But come on, Alabama. This guy is a God damned nut.


Anonymous rotgut said...

Yeah, he's a nut, and I'd prefer we not elect nutcases to office. On a purely practical level, though, Doug Jones has a small, but non-zero, chance of beating Moore. He has no chance against Strange. Maybe more importantly, Moore is crazy, but principled, which means he won't be an automatic 'yes' for everything Rs want to pass. Strange will be. Moore's a theocratic Rand Paul. There'll be lots of grandstanding, but he won't actually be able to get much done. He'll be a sideshow, and a thorn in McConnell's side. Again, it would be better to not elect crazy people to the Senate. But they do have their upsides.

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Blogger Winston Smith said...

Thx for the info...

It's interesting the choices one finds oneself making in a democracy

The Ten Commandments stuff makes my head explode...but that sounds like it may be the least bad alternative in this case

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