Alabama is at a pivotal crossroads. As elections near, there are many critical issues at stake that will determine the future course of this state.
Think back to 2003. The nation watched as a heated controversy developed over a monument engraved with the Ten Commandments that was placed inside the state courthouse. It was put there by the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Judge Roy Moore. He was found guilty of breaking the law and was removed from office.
The root issue of the court debate was more than the right to display the monument; it was about the constitutional right to acknowledge God. By acknowledging God, Moore was simply doing what he was sworn to do and following the precedents set by numerous American and Alabama statesmen. Even the Alabama Constitution preamble states, “We, the people of the State of Alabama … invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God …”
In reality, Moore was not breaking the law; he was upholding it. He powerfully demonstrated Alabama’s motto, and he dared to defend his right to acknowledge God. By his actions, he demonstrated he is a man of integrity, conviction and principle.
Judge Roy Moore is running for governor of Alabama. As a fellow citizen, I would encourage you to consider supporting him. At this important decision-making time in Alabama, we need a man with a proven record of strong leadership, a man who will not cave in to the pressures of special-interest groups, someone who will promote the issues of principle that all Alabamans hold dear, someone who will dare defend our rights.