Ten Commandments Judge takes on Obama
Roy Moore runs for governor, promotes 'So Help Me God'
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WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has another outspoken critic on the stump today Judge Roy Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court launches his run for governor of that state and hits the national media promoting release of his autobiographical manifesto, "So Help Me God."
Moore's campaign for governor won't be a traditional race for statewide office. It is certain to become a national campaign, as his likely Democratic opponent in 2010 is Rep. Artur Davis, a friend of Obama from Harvard Law School who stands behind all of the president's most controversial policies. Moore, on the other hand, became a national hero to many conservatives and Christians for standing up for the acknowledgement of God while in public office a position that cost him his elected office of chief justice.
A previously unseen video clip of then-state Attorney General Bill Pryor grilling Moore about his refusal to stop acknowledging God while in office casts the "Ten Commandments judge" in a sympathetic new light for many who previously misunderstood the controversy in Alabama. Click Here: http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=99615
Moore had erected a statue of the Ten Commandments in the state Supreme Court building, but a federal court ordered it removed as a violation of the First Amendment's establishment clause.
Moore leads all likely Republican candidates for governor in Alabama, as well as Davis, in what his seen as a testy race for the open seat in 2010.
The campaign is being billed as a national contest between two strikingly different candidates one a defender of Obama policies and the other an ardent critic.
Moore was picked as a likely winner in the state's 2010 governor's race in a February poll. Meanwhile, a poll conducted earlier this month by Davis shows him ahead of all likely Democratic challengers and all Republicans except Moore.
A press release issued two weeks ago by the Davis camp said, "The memo states that Davis has higher name identification than other announced or likely Democratic or Republican candidates with the exception of former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore."
Moore's book is being published by WND Books and he serves as a WND columnist.
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Roy Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, was thrust into the national spotlight in 2003 when he defied a federal court's order to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from his courthouse. His refusal to obey cost him his position. But his courage earned him the respect and gratitude of those who supported Americans right to acknowledge God and the Ten Commandments the very foundation of American liberty and jurisprudence in court and in every other area of American public life.
Roy Moore graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor of science degree in 1969 and completed his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1977. Captain Roy Moore served in the U.S. Army as a company commander with the Military Police Corp in Vietnam. During his professional career, he became the first full-time deputy district attorney in Etowah County and served in this position from 1977 until 1982. In 1984, Chief Justice Moore undertook the private practice of law in Gadsden. He became a judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama in 1992, and served until his election as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000.
The former chief justice lectures throughout the United States, teaching about America's history and our right to acknowledge God, and he serves as the chairman of the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Alabama.