Moore on the Campaign Trail
It took Moore less than 90 seconds of a seven-minute speech to again trumpet on some of the conservative values he holds.
“We don’t need transgender bathrooms and we don’t need transgender military and we don’t need a weaker military,” Moore said. “We need to go back to what this country is about.”
I fully expect Moore to ride opposition to transgender rights, abortion, and gay marriage to the Senate.
The following is ultimately ironic, given Moore’s more recent stint on the Alabama Supreme Court:
“If God doesn’t give you your rights, where do you think they come from?” Moore said. “Government? If they come from government, government will take them from you. “
The sad irony is that Moore himself wants to use government to take right away from people (such as his assertion that the state of Alabama did not have to allow gay marriage despite the SCOTUS ruling).
And, there is this:
He was asked about Muslims serving in Congress. Moore famously spoke out in 2006 when U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison became the first Muslim elected to Congress.
Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake said he would not support Moore because of that position.
“Of course they can serve,” Moore said Saturday. But he said that when they take the oath of office by placing their hand on the Bible, they are swearing an oath to swear to “a God who is not of their faith.”
I cannot think of a politician more invested in the notion of fusing church and state than Moore.