How can Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore expect anyone to abide by his judicial decisions when he is so clearly willing to ignore others? My absolute favorite statement by Moore: “Our Constitution very plainly says that the system of justice in Alabama is established invoking the favor and guidance of almighty God.” Is it possible that a state Chief Justice really thinks that his state’s constitution takes precedence over the Constitution of the United States? My second favorite statement: “If the rule of law means to do everything a judge tells you to do, we would still have slavery in this country. If the rule of law means to do everything a judge tells you to do, the Declaration of Independence would be a meaningless document. ” Seriously… what would Moore say if a defendant repeated those words back to him?


He’s clearly one of those “Do as I say, not as I do” judges…

• Posted by: Minuk on Aug 22, 2003, 1:43 AM

There was a discussion about Judge Moore this morning on the radio, and actually he is upholding the Alabama constitution, where there is a part about “uplifting God”. But where does state law overrule federal law?

He snuck them into a courthouse after hours. If he was so honorable and actually believed in what he was doing, why do it under cover of night?

• Posted by: Mike on Aug 22, 2003, 7:30 AM

I’m sure God is just thrilled to have the support of this Alabama judge.

FYI, the case that Moore might have missed in law school is Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803) (“It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is.”)

• Posted by: Ste ve Ri den on Aug 22, 2003, 1:04 PM

We MUST remove the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) Monument, purportedly the word of their “god.” For if we don’t, those who try to sell “the Bible” will want to later add the unspoken Slavery Commandments (Exodus 21) Monument as well, purportedly the word of their “god” as well.

Their “god” of their Bible (Exodus 20) says “you shall not kill”, “you shall not steal”, “you shall not commit adultery”, “you shall not bear false witness”, etc..

So does my “god.”

But, their “god” of their Bible says you can keep male slaves and their wives and let them go after six (6) years. That the slave’s wife can go with him if she chooses after six years. But, if she has children she can’t go with her husband and the slave master can keep her and her children. But, if the slave loves his wife, he can then remain the property of his master forever with his wife and children and the master will drive an awl through his ear at the doorpost to mark him as his permanent property.

My “god” DOES NOT endorse slavery and those that say Exodus 21 is the word of any god not only offend me but terrify me to unbelievable limits to think they could try to gain control of a courthouse or any government where they can, inch by inch, impose their beliefs on me, my children, or anyone else who finds or found the institution of slavery to be the greatest offense man has ever committed in the history of mankind, justifying it by the word of their “god” in the Bible, Exodus 21.

May “god” forgive them, whoever god may be…black or white, male or female, Christian or Jew, Muslim or Hindu, or of whatever other thousands of belief systems exist on this planet or in this universe as we explore beyond our present limits.

One thing is for sure, no belief system that believes in slavery of man over man can be legitimate, in my belief.

The courts were courageous to get it right this time.

• Posted by: Kevin on Aug 24, 2003, 4:26 PM
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