Is Roy Moore ignorant about secularism, or is he just a liar? It's tough to tell, but I don't think there are any other alternatives to explain why he's telling people that secularism leads to Sharia law.
Roy Moore Testifies
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He did this while being interviewed by Steve Deace on his conservative talk show -- and Steve Deace didn't challenge Roy Moore on this, which should probably tell you something.
Of course, maybe it's a mistake to assume that Moore has to be either ignorant or lying. Both could apply, right?
"I firmly believe that only God can heal our land and he is waiting for the American people to wake up to what's going on around them about a government that is denying God and in doing so is bent on taking away those rights and liberties and freedoms given to us by God, in contradiction to the very organic law from which we are based," Moore explained on Friday.
"I never regretted what I did, I did exactly what I knew I was to do and that is to stand firm and not let some federal judge tell me to remove a monument, which he had no right to do anyway."
"What they fear most is my acknowledgment of the sovereignty of God," he continued, adding that the federal judge had "violated not only our Constitution but the case law of the United States Supreme Court which says our religious freedom comes from God, and if it doesn't come from God people have to realize we will lose it and that is happening in our country today with Sharia law and the allowance of religious practices for other groups but not Christians."
Source: Crooks & Liars
Roy Moore's focus on "the sovereignty of God" is very important -- and it's also why he should be ineligible to hold any public or government office. In America, the people are sovereign. The sovereignty of "We the People" is the foundation of our government and political system. Anything which weakens, undermines, or denies that is necessarily contrary to an indispensable element of what makes America, America.
Yet this is precisely what Roy Moore is doing. He is appealing to the sovereign power of the people (by asking them to vote for him) in order to promote an agenda which explicitly denies the sovereign power of the people. It's hypocritical, it's dangerous, and it really is anti-American. Roy Moore is the sort of person you vote for when your desire is to eliminate democracy.
The Alabama Court of the Judiciary voted unanimously to remove Moore from his post as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, but he's running for that post again:
"The Alabama Republican Party stands firmly behind Judge Roy Moore to serve as the next Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court," Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said earlier this month. "Judge Moore embodies the conservative values and beliefs of the citizens of our state and the Republican Party in Alabama stands behind him 100 percent."
So the Republican Party stands firmly behind the rejection of popular sovereignty -- a rejection of the essential foundation of democracy. OK, that's good to know. This admission should be plastered all over the nation so people can know exactly what the Republican Party stands for: the destruction of the sovereignty of the people.