Alabama's "Ten Commandments judge" is pleased to return to the
state Supreme Court.
Roy Moore is known nationally as the Alabama Supreme
Court chief justice who was kicked off the court for refusing a
federal court order to move a Ten Commandments monument from the
courthouse. Moore ran for the office again and won in the primary
in spite of being outspent.
"We opposed about $3 million with about $600,000 and won by over
80,000 votes in the general," he details. "That was a pretty good
Judge Moore says a slate of Republicans was seated on the court
by voters, and he believes they will strive together to uphold the
U.S. and state constitutions. He adds that unless God is a part of
the process, one cannot fully appreciate the Constitution's
restraint of powers.
"You have no way of appreciating the nature of law in general --
i.e., that there are moral laws that the state is bound to and we
have no basis for freedom of conscience if we do not acknowledge
God," Moore notes.
"So all those things combined together are very important
reasons why we must understand what God's relationship is with our
courts, with our law and with our country."
He asserts that people formulate their own definitions of right
and wrong when they do not understand where the concepts