Liberty In Peril


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September 29, 2017

Nazism grows in Alabama.  Sessions wasn't bad enough.  Now, another psychotic, racist nazi may replace him in the Senate.  NBC News reports:

"The candidate in the driver’s seat to become Alabama’s next senator is an uncompromising evangelical conservative twice removed from the state’s Supreme Court for putting his faith above the law.  Roy Moore, the Republican who knocked out Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in Tuesday’s runoff election, has been a well-known figure among the GOP’s most conservative members for his staunch defense of religious liberties and outspoken opposition to gay marriage and abortion. And he proved to be the candidate most capable of tapping into the populist wave that swept Donald Trump into office, even without the president’s backing."

NBC certainly is overly kind to Moore.  This man represents an exigent threat to all civil and constitutional rights and liberties.  Has quite a checkered history.  Before getting into the fact he was twice removed from the bench, consider the following:

"Like Trump, Moore has a history of making controversial statements. As a judge, Moore wrote in a 2002 opinion that homosexuality is "an inherent evil," warned at a 2012 tea party rally that same-sex marriage would be “the ultimate destruction of our country.” He’s said everything from 9/11 to school shootings to high murder rates are examples of God punishing America, writing in one poem that “when abortion is no longer called murder, when sodomy is deemed a right, then good is now called evil and darkness is now called light.” He has said that he has a "personal belief" that former President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, aligning himself with the conspiracy theory Trump pushed for years as a private citizen."

A nazi can never ever be confused with the truth.

"Moore has made clear, however, that his defense of religious liberties does not extend to Islam. Earlier this year he called it a “false religion” and in 2006 wrote that Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., should not be seated in Congress for being sworn in on the Quran.  “Common sense alone dictates that in the midst of a war with Islamic terrorists we should not place someone in a position of great power who shares their doctrine,” Moore wrote. “In 1943, we would never have allowed a member of Congress to take their oath on “Mein Kampf,” or someone in the 1950s to swear allegiance to the “Communist Manifesto.”

Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, ironically, couldn't have said it better.

"Moore first gained national notoriety among conservatives when he installed a 5,280-pound sculpture of the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001. His refusal to remove the two-and-a-half ton stone led to his ouster as chief justice but spurred a national tour by both Moore and the monument."

This unabashed nazi , however, wasn't anywhere near finished taking a raucous hard dump on the Constitution he falsely swore to protect and defend:

"But Moore had a comeback of sorts in 2012 when he again was elected as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.  Again, however, Moore did not finish out his term. He controversially directed state judges in 2016 not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, leading to his suspension and ultimate retirement earlier this year."

Democrats will likely have a rhetorical field day with this racist nazi.  Already begun.  ABC News reports:

"Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chairman Chris Van Hollen and Democratic National Committee associate chair Jaime Harrison touted Moore's opponent in the race in December, Doug Jones.  "Voters can't look past Roy Moore's fringe beliefs, habit of putting himself first and his dishonesty," Van Hollen said in a statement. "Even Republicans have said Moore is unfit to serve and spent millions to keep him out of office. Doug Jones is a man of character and integrity, who is unafraid to stand up for what's right and has a proven record of independence that will serve Alabama families in the U.S. Senate."

"Roy Moore has demonstrated time and again that he is unfit to represent Alabamians in the U.S. Senate," Harrison said in a statement. "As a judge, he raised his own taxpayer-funded salary, even though Alabama's judges were already the highest paid in the nation. Twice, he was stripped of his duties as chief justice for defying the law. And on top of that, he and his wife pocketed more than $1 million from their own charity. Alabamians deserve better. They deserve an independent leader like Doug Jones as their next senator."

In racist nazi Alabama, Moore will likely win.

NPR's take:

"After being elected to the state supreme court in 2000, Moore was removed just three years later for erecting a massive monuments of the Ten Commandments outside the state judicial building and refusing to remove it when ordered to do so by the federal courts.  Moore was re-elected to the state court in 2012, but was suspended again after he directed judges in the state to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 decision that legalized gay marriage."

Moore's boot twice from the Alabama Supreme Court brings up another matter already addressed in earlier editions of this publication.  Requires some additional attention now, however.  Widely disparate personal experiences, to say nothing of cultural differences and race, seem to inspire widely divergent views regarding the very same issue.

Think not?  Have spoken to a number of whites in Llano County who see no reason to remove Confederate statues from government property.  Seem to think race relations have improved to the point where blacks should not be offended by statues highly symbolic of slavery, Jim Crow, and ubiquitous racism all across the country certainly right after the Civil War extending well into the 1960s and beyond.

Many seem to think racism has dramatically declined in the last several decades.  That things have improved.  Suspect this is largely due to the fact racism became politically incorrect the last several decades.  Consequently, reverted to the closet.  Largely, not obvious to the community unless one is of color and subjected to it.  This certainly changed with all the recent murders of unarmed innocent black men by law enforcement.

Furthermore, growing unwillingness of the black community to tolerate the intolerable.  At the same time, despite all the killings of blacks by officers, the majority of these killings are indeed whites as reported in this publication and elsewhere.  Yet, many whites fail to understand the killing of anyone innocent and unarmed by police is an atrocity that cannot be tolerated.

Precisely, why a growing number of whites and others are joining blacks in their protest of these ongoing murders perpetrated by police.  Are certainly paying the price for engaging in the constitutionally-protected right to peacefully protest.  Have been wrongfully arrested, beaten, etc..  This remains appallingly intolerable in what is supposed to be a democratic republic.

Local blacks have told this writer bigotry remains alive and well in Llano County.  While not anywhere near as virulent as in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, etc., still exists here.  Blacks clearly believe they remain unwanted, unvalued, second class citizens, and are careful not to step out of line.  That's intolerable.  Unbecoming of the non-black community that continues to elicit this reaction from the black community.  Intentionally, or not.

The white community remains proud of its heritage.  Argues Confederate statues should not be removed from government properties.  Does not perceive these statues symbolic of racism, Jim Crow, etc..  Also, passionately argues where the line should in fact be drawn.  Several in this community correctly state the Founders were indeed slave owners.  Ask whether their statues should be similarly removed?

Where to draw the line?  The Founders were not all slave owners.  Nor did all the Founders approve of slavery.  The Founders, far from perfect, did indeed do the very best they could to establish a democratic republic that would last.  Endure the test of time.  Had to have been appalled when the South traitorously decided to secede.

Especially, since secession was not based on abolition of slavery, but states rights.  An issue that has yet to be resolved since 1776.  Yet, we continue to have a country that continues to be splitting apart at the seams.  Exacerbated not only by ongoing, unresolved racism, bigotry, but now the transition from the de facto fascist police-state we now live in to the Fourth Reich.

Unless we quickly smarten up, the worst is yet to come.  The revolution doomsday clock strikes ever closer to midnight.  Hear the rumble?  An unwanted dreaded second American revolution catastrophically looming.  Time to wake up.  Before too late.  If there is no change, there will be no country.  Any questions?

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril

Tim Chorney, Publisher
Liberty In Peril
The Llano Ledger
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