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Ten Commandments judge to run for Alabama governor
Reuters ^ | October 3, 2005 | Verna Gates

Posted on 10/03/2005 3:36:15 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was fired in 2003 for disobeying a federal order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from a courthouse, said on Monday he would be a candidate for governor of Alabama in 2006.

Moore, a fundamentalist Christian from northern Alabama who supports school prayer and opposes gay marriage, pledged to fight against higher taxes, tighten restrictions on illegal immigrants and improve education if elected.

"It is a crucial time to run for office when rights and liberties are being eroded, taxes climb, the education of our children declines and morality erodes while judges tell children they cannot pray," Moore said at a rally in Gadsden, 63 miles northeast of Birmingham.

"I believe that God is leading me to uphold the laws in Alabama and guide its policies," Moore said in an interview after he announced his candidacy.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: roymoore

1 posted on 10/03/2005 3:36:18 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I agree completely with the right to display the 10 commandments.

But Judge Moore goes further and the source of sovereign law is God's word. What happens if Judges start over-ruling the constitution because they think God's word says something different?


2 posted on 10/03/2005 3:46:17 PM PDT by gondramB ( We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.)
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To: gondramB

What if judges start over-ruling the constitution because it's a living, breathing, evolving... Oh wait, never mind.


3 posted on 10/03/2005 3:48:50 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: gondramB

Trust me, it wouldn't hurt if God's law was instituted. As far as I know America's law and God's law don't conflict, but if given the choice I would go with the latter.


4 posted on 10/03/2005 3:53:23 PM PDT by Tim Long (No, Christine Todd Whitman, it's not your party too.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
SENATOR HARRI ANNE SMITH (R) will be the only conservative canidate in the race. Roy Moore is a trial lawyer canidate, look at his record.
5 posted on 10/03/2005 4:02:35 PM PDT by charrisGOP
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cool. I hope he gets it.


6 posted on 10/03/2005 4:18:35 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Tailgunner Joe
supports school prayer and opposes gay marriage, pledged to fight against higher taxes, tighten restrictions on illegal immigrants and improve education if elected.

Qualities I'd like to see in '08 Presidential candidates.

7 posted on 10/03/2005 4:20:05 PM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
A little background reading on the removal of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building. It appears that Roy forced the U.S. Supreme Court's hand to ensure his martyrdom.

http://www.aclj.org/Issues/Resources/Document.aspx?ID=504

ps--Harri Ann Smith has NO name ID outside of the Dothan area and cannot raise the $15 million plus it will take to win the Governor's race.
8 posted on 10/03/2005 4:21:35 PM PDT by rhetorica
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To: rhetorica

"ps--Harri Ann Smith has NO name ID outside of the Dothan area and cannot raise the $15 million plus it will take to win the Governor's race."

She already has 6 million dollars in the bank.

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/senate/senators/senatebios/sd029.html


9 posted on 10/03/2005 4:28:10 PM PDT by charrisGOP
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.


10 posted on 10/03/2005 4:30:56 PM PDT by lugsoul (Sleeper troll since 1999.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Judge Roy Moore will win if he runs for governor of Alabama. A vote for Moore is a vote for God.


11 posted on 10/03/2005 4:39:09 PM PDT by R.W.Ratikal
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I hope he goes for it, and wins to.

Wolf


12 posted on 10/03/2005 4:39:54 PM PDT by RunningWolf (tag line limbo)
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To: charrisGOP

Hey troll, we're well aware of Roy Moore's record here; that's why we support him so strongly.


13 posted on 10/03/2005 4:54:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Atheist and Fool are synonyms; Evolution is where fools hide from the sunrise)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Leave it to Reuters to come up with a dumb-ass headline like that. What, their presses will melt if they print Moore's name??


14 posted on 10/03/2005 4:57:00 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: charrisGOP

There's a face that can stop clocks.


15 posted on 10/03/2005 4:58:03 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2005, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: Southack; Tailgunner Joe


I'll see what southack has to say about this.


16 posted on 10/03/2005 4:59:38 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Tim Long; All

Question, what kind of God's law are you talking about??? That government should ban adultry??


17 posted on 10/03/2005 4:59:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: charrisGOP
I find that very hard to believe--you got some evidence to back that up? She won't get money from the evangelicals--they will give money and vote for Roy Moore. And the Business community will be mostly behind Bob Riley. Sure there are a few folks still P.O.'d about Amendment One, but Riley's been good for business in this state. The majority of the business community will back Riley. The PACS are not handing out money yet, so there is simply no way that ANYONE, much less Harri Ann Smith has 6 million campaign dollars in the bank right now!
18 posted on 10/03/2005 5:02:30 PM PDT by rhetorica
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To: KevinDavis

Would that interfere with the Constitution?


19 posted on 10/03/2005 6:03:00 PM PDT by Tim Long (No, Christine Todd Whitman, it's not your party too.)
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To: Tim Long; All

Yes.. Basically it involves the government getting into peoples bedrooms.. Do you want that???


20 posted on 10/03/2005 6:04:52 PM PDT by KevinDavis (the space/future belongs to the eagles --> http://www.cafepress.com/kevinspace1)
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To: onyx

Not too much to say. Judge Moore would make a fine Governor, as he would be elected by people who want to spite the liberal federal judge who declared war on him.

That being said, Governor Riley did a stand up job in evacuating Mobile during Hurricane Katrina, handling Mobile's rescue/rebuilding (notice that you don't hear Alabama whining about getting hit by the more harsh East side of Katrina compared to what you hear from NO on the weaker West side of that storm).

He's also brought many, many new businesses into the state (e.g. Hyundai's new SUV plant). He's made one mistake, and that was his proposed tax increase that he has since repudiated. The beauty of that mistake, however, is that this election will give us the opportunity to HAMMER the liberals who applauded him back then...when they start campaigning against him this year.

The Democrat Seigelman is so pro-gun that the NRA actually endorsed him 4 years ago (too bad that he's corrupt as all get-out...likes to "get" his friends out of speeding tickets and into no-bid contracts).

Just keep in mind that the Alabama Governor spot hardly matters much on the global scene...so long as you get a pro-gun and pro-lifer in there...and even then it won't change anyone's world much one way or another (so don't get too worked up over it).

Any of the above 3 could win. The business and efficiency side of me wants Riley to win again, the spite side of me wants Moore, and we'd have a pro-gun Democrat in office if Seigelman won again (with the bonus of being able to catch and parade his corruption around...holding it over the heads of liberals).

So there's no major (direct) downside to any of them winning.

Life is good.

Oh, about the anti-Moore's who talk about trial lawyers giving to him...they give to any "maverick" be he a Libertarian or break-away Republican. In their dreams they'd love to split the GOP down here.

Won't happen. Moore takes their money and laughs at them, as should we all.

Even so, Go Riley!

21 posted on 10/03/2005 7:46:44 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack


Thanks for such a nice, detailed reply. I like your Governor Riley too.


22 posted on 10/03/2005 8:46:12 PM PDT by onyx ((Vicksburg, MS) North is a direction. South is a way of life.)
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To: Southack

The GOP primary was always Riley's to lose. Moore became a threat simply because, Riley tried (and failed) to get a tax increase passed. With the Katrina disaster and the Natalie Halloway tragedy, Riley has improved his ratings. In fact, Moore's entry may help Riley. Business leaders still angry over Riley pro-tax increase plan will decide to support him again when he is put next to an impeached judge. Riley can defeat either Lucy Baxley or Don Singleterm. Moore could only defeat Singleterm.


23 posted on 10/03/2005 8:59:05 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: R.W.Ratikal
Judge Roy Moore will win if he runs for governor of Alabama. A vote for Moore is a vote for God.

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24 posted on 10/03/2005 9:03:38 PM PDT by sinkspur (Breed every trace of the American Staffordshire Terrier out of existence!)
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To: charrisGOP

Never heard of her.


25 posted on 10/03/2005 9:06:03 PM PDT by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: Tim Long

but if given the choice I would go with the latter.

Deuteronomy would go over big.


26 posted on 10/04/2005 2:39:14 AM PDT by moog
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To: DTogo

Wonder if he would set those in stone.


27 posted on 10/04/2005 2:40:43 AM PDT by moog
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To: R.W.Ratikal

A vote for Moore is a vote for God.

I thought he thought he was God.


28 posted on 10/04/2005 2:41:47 AM PDT by moog
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To: KevinDavis

That government should ban adultry??

Yes, you're right. God's laws could apply to all sorts of things, but I think it would go deeper than that.


29 posted on 10/04/2005 2:42:48 AM PDT by moog
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To: Kuksool

Is Don Singleterm really his name?


30 posted on 10/04/2005 2:47:30 AM PDT by moog
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To: Cyber Liberty

Moore's past campaigns used that same designation.


31 posted on 10/04/2005 3:19:47 AM PDT by lugsoul (Sleeper troll since 1999.)
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To: moog

That's the Old Testament. According to John Jay, this is a Christian nation.


32 posted on 10/04/2005 8:54:56 AM PDT by Tim Long (No, Christine Todd Whitman, it's not your party too.)
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To: Tim Long

That's the Old Testament. According to John Jay, this is a Christian nation.

John Jay did not institute God's law, God did. During the Old Testament times, his laws WERE the laws and they were pretty strict. I meant it half in jest though. One thing is that if God were here, there would be a strong central government with some delegated authority.


33 posted on 10/04/2005 11:09:34 AM PDT by moog
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To: moog

You're right. I don't even really believe most of what I posted on this thread. I was just in a weird mood I guess.


34 posted on 10/04/2005 11:29:35 AM PDT by Tim Long (No, Christine Todd Whitman, it's not your party too.)
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To: Tim Long

"You're right. I don't even really believe most of what I posted on this thread. I was just in a weird mood I guess."

That's me most of the time. I write some of the dumbest posts around. Only God himself knows what it'll really be like though (every single minute detail). I just hope I'm on the "right" side then. :)


35 posted on 10/04/2005 2:31:58 PM PDT by moog
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To: moog

Seigelman is the proper name. I use "Singleterm" because Don Seigelman only lasted one term as Governor (1998-2002).


36 posted on 10/04/2005 7:12:43 PM PDT by Kuksool
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To: Kuksool

Seigelman is the proper name. I use "Singleterm" because Don Seigelman only lasted one term as Governor (1998-2002).

I thought so:). Still even with the name Seigleman, he sounds like an associate of the mob.


37 posted on 10/05/2005 6:32:03 AM PDT by moog
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