My title is even more puzzling than usual, especially to my non-American readers, and even some of them might wrinkle their foreheads in wonderment unless, of course, they are Alabamans. I refer, of course, to 'Judge' Roy Moore who is standing on the Republican ticket in today's vote to choose a Senator. Naturally, being a Republican, and even worse, a Trump supporting Republican, a story was oozed out into the eager media concerning some sexual shenanigans on the part of 'Judge' Moore some years ago with young girls. Are the charges true? Sorry, haven't a clue, and nor has anyone else until such time as a proper investigation and, if required, a trial has taken place.
However, according to Mr. David French of the NR, that is no excuse for the electors of Alabama to commit a cardinal sin in voting for this rascal because there are many other reasons to make sure this man never reaches the higher circles of government. Twice in former years this so-called 'judge' defied rulings of the Alabama Supreme Court and the SCOTUS. In addition, Mr. French provides some other examples of his injudicious actions which should disqualify him for ever:
For a man who professes to be a student of the Constitution, he’d happily violate its express terms. In a 2006 op-ed, he wrote that Muslim representative Keith Ellison “cannot swear an oath on the Quran and an allegiance to our Constitution at the same time.” Article VI of the Constitution directly, unequivocally, and unambiguously says otherwise. It prohibits any “religious test” as a “Qualification to any Officer or public Trust under the United States.”
He’s a birther; he’s said it “would eliminate many problems” if our nation passed a constitutional amendment revoking all amendments after the Tenth, a list that includes amendments prohibiting slavery, guaranteeing the “privileges and immunities” of citizens and the equal protection of the law, and granting women the right to vote.
The Republicans in general, and President Trump in particular, need this man like a hole in the head. Losing in Alabama will hurt them - but not as much as winning!