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‘10 Commandments judge’ Roy Moore wins his old job back
Washington Post ^ | 11/19/2012 | Kim Chandler

Posted on 11/20/2012 12:44:14 PM PST by SeekAndFind

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Roy Moore, forever known as Alabama’s Ten Commandments judge, has been re-elected chief justice in a triumphant political resurrection after being ousted from that office nearly a decade ago.

Republican Moore defeated Jefferson County Circuit Judge Bob Vance, a Democrat, to win back his former office.

“It’s clear the people have voted to return me to the office of chief justice,” Moore said.

“I have no doubt this is a vindication. I look forward to being the next chief justice,” Moore told a crowd of sign-waving supporters.

Moore thanked supporters at his party for sticking with him through what had been an up-and-down night that had Vance out to an early lead. Moore eventually won the race with 52 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

“Go home with the knowledge that we are going to stand for the acknowledgment of God,” Moore said to shouts of “Amen” from supporters.

Moore was elected chief justice in 2000, but a state judicial panel removed him three years later after he refused to obey a federal judge’s order to remove a 5,200-pound granite Ten Commandments monument from the lobby of the Alabama Judicial Building.

Moore still maintains the federal judge’s order was unlawful and that he should not have followed it. But he has promised he will not return the Ten Commandments when he returns to the court. Moore said the issue was never about a monument but about the “acknowledgement of God.”

Vance, 51 said he knew it was an “uphill battle” when he entered the race. Vance, the son of slain federal Judge Robert Vance, joined the race in August after Democrats disqualified their former candidate. In doing so, Vance agreed to mount an abbreviated campaign against the nationally known Moore.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 10commandments; alabama; roymoore; supremecourt

1 posted on 11/20/2012 12:44:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Great, another filthy so con in power. /s


2 posted on 11/20/2012 12:46:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Judge Moore is worthy of a seat on the SCOTUS instead of all those unworthy leftist drecks there now. We know who they are.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 12:47:41 PM PST by tflabo
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To: SeekAndFind

Guess we will just have to approach the future elections and fight against socialism by winning elections state by state!


4 posted on 11/20/2012 12:57:46 PM PST by classified
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To: cripplecreek

So who cares what you think. We voted him back in. We wanted him back in. He was at my church a few weeks before the election and spoke. He is a very smart man. He is a US Military Academy grad. He stood there for over an hour, without notes, and spoke about God, country, God in the founding of our country. He spoke of events, people by name, who, what, when, in the founding of the nation and our Founding Fathers. He spoke from his heart. It was liberals who wanted him out. It was not about what he did, but what he would not do. That was toss out God. Frankly I could give a rats real pockets what you have to say. Stick to your own state. HE won and another lady also defeated the only other dim in the main state offices. Now the entire state government lacks a stinking socialist in office. The entire supreme court, state positions, majority in state house in both houses. No liberals in charge. You can only wish to have all that.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 1:01:14 PM PST by RetiredArmy (November 6, 2012: The day the United States Republic DIED.)
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To: classified

You are right and we must assume this will be a decades long battle. We need younger people who will be committed to this fight for it to be successful. The ranks have been watered down over the years, but we have to be optimistic for the long run, and to motivate those who will fight after us.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 1:06:22 PM PST by taterjay
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To: classified

One silver lining of the 2012 elections is this -— REPUBLICANS STILL CONTROL THE GOVERNORSHIPS AND LEGISLATURE OF 30 of the 50 STATES IN THE UNION.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 1:07:09 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: RetiredArmy

*sigh*


8 posted on 11/20/2012 1:07:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tflabo

RE: Judge Moore is worthy of a seat on the SCOTUS instead of all those unworthy leftist drecks there now. We know who they are.

Imagine, JUST IMAGINE, the huge battle in Congress if some President in 2016 were to nominate Judge Roy Moore to the SCOTUS.

I betcha ( with apologies to Sarah Palin ) there will be a fuss bigger than the Bork and Clarence Thomas nomination COMBINED.


9 posted on 11/20/2012 1:10:01 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: RetiredArmy; cripplecreek

Geesh! Cripplecreek was being sarcastic! There’s a group of FReepers, generally libertarians, who think we should ignore social issues and focus only on fiscal matters. I think cripplecreek was poking fun at them.


10 posted on 11/20/2012 1:10:35 PM PST by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Pssst, he even used a sarcasm tag. Your rant was for all for naught.


11 posted on 11/20/2012 1:12:19 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: CitizenUSA
I think cripplecreek was poking fun at them.

You are correct. I have no use for the moderate infection of the GOP in fact the election of Moore is one of the things that I have been pointing to as proof that social conservatives still carry the party.
12 posted on 11/20/2012 1:13:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RetiredArmy; cripplecreek

No liberals in charge. You can only wish to have all that.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

What you said is very significant. Look at what happened to Allen West in Florida where the election was rigged against West. Florida is no longer a free state, it has liberal fascists in charge who try to pose as blue dog democrats,. They are not, they are butt fugly fascists who would do anything to keep power so they can steal from the People.

You are lucky in Alabama. With no liberals in charge, you have your freedom, while most of the rest of the country does not. Hell most of the rest of the country has its head up its collective ar$e and doesn’t even know yet the trouble we are in with all of the electoral fraud that happened in swing states.The USA is no longer a free nation. But Alabama is free. It still has its Republic, so long as it can keep it.

Judge Roy Moore is precious. And its good to see him back.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 1:21:40 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: taterjay; SeekAndFind

Definitely have to make sure that the Republicans that are elected are full fledged conservatives. The Conservative RNC will have to adapt a tunnel vision approach to monitoring each state’s focus to winning seats, with careful attention, ample financial support and technical guidance to each individual state once we gain more and more seats. There has to be a well organized machine for each state to where the radical liberals can not penetrate, weaken, divide or water down the solidarity of conservatism. State by State! We Shall Dominate!


14 posted on 11/20/2012 1:23:29 PM PST by classified
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To: SeekAndFind

Chalk one up for the good guys.


15 posted on 11/20/2012 1:27:11 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: tflabo
Judge Moore is worthy of a seat on the SCOTUS instead of all those unworthy leftist drecks there now.

Moore is a hero to many on the Right because of the 10 Commandments issue, but he is very liberal on the civil-justice issues that make up most of the courts' work. His campaign this year was funded largely by donations from plaintiffs' trial lawyers. He is not a friend to business interests in litigation.

16 posted on 11/20/2012 1:47:43 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: classified

Check out the mewling moderate mob on this thread desperately crying for “sanity” (Silence from social conservatives)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2961512/posts

And in this one, you’ll find FReepers claiming that the GOP needs to pander to the mighty atheist vote.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2958040/posts?page=33


17 posted on 11/20/2012 1:50:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lurking Libertarian; tflabo
I meant to include this link in my last post.
18 posted on 11/20/2012 1:52:45 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: classified

“Guess we will just have to approach the future elections and fight against socialism by winning elections state by state!”

It’s already happening, classified, right in front of our eyeballs. In 2010, conservatives and patriots took over 25 states. That number increased to 30 after the 2012 election. If conservatives are wondering where our army is to take on the criminal fascist syndicate occupying Washington, it’s in those 30 states. All we gotta do is get involved, find leadership and organize it.

BTW, those 30 states represent more than half the population of the US.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 3:09:13 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: SeekAndFind

God bless Roy Moore!


20 posted on 11/20/2012 3:21:53 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The GOP picked up the governorship of North Carolina and now control both houses of the legislature and the governorship.


21 posted on 11/20/2012 3:24:00 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: SeekAndFind
That large photo is a mock-up that he uses for lecture purposes. The real thing is huge and made of granite, weighing more than two tons:


22 posted on 11/20/2012 3:49:18 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Way to go, ‘Alabama!!!

Excellent news. He’s one of the Good Guys.


23 posted on 11/20/2012 4:08:14 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. This is one good piece of news coming out of this election.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 4:38:27 PM PST by Humal
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To: Albion Wilde

In that picture Moore makes me think of our founding fathers. Thanks!


25 posted on 11/20/2012 7:06:45 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: SeekAndFind

Great news. I always admired him for not letting go of his beliefs in the face of adversity.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 7:46:17 PM PST by Cedar
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To: tflabo

There aren’t any good legal thinkers outside of Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and lowly Northwestern.

Why wouldn’t we see a more even distribution across law schools if the SCOTUS is supposed to be an American institution?


27 posted on 11/20/2012 8:04:19 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: RetiredArmy; cripplecreek
Whew, someone needs to learn to keep their powder dry. Alabama public school grad?

Note the '/s'.

28 posted on 11/20/2012 8:29:32 PM PST by 92nina
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To: 92nina

He missed the sarc tag.Cut him some slack will ya.


29 posted on 11/20/2012 10:00:56 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is some really great news.Thank you for posting this too.I was sad when he was canned for standing up for the 10 commandments.I hope the judges that got him removed are no longer in their jobs.Onward Christian soldier.


30 posted on 11/20/2012 10:05:30 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Melas

Maybe for you, not for others from responses I have got.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 6:34:44 AM PST by RetiredArmy (November 6, 2012: The day the United States Republic DIED.)
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To: RetiredArmy; cripplecreek

Retired Army,

What the heck is your problem? Cripplecreep was being sarcastic. If all the folks in your state act like you, it is one sorry state.


32 posted on 11/21/2012 6:57:59 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: napscoordinator; RetiredArmy

Don’t worry about it FReeps, It was an honest mistake. I did the same thing myself a few days ago.

“cripplecreep” ? LOL


33 posted on 11/21/2012 7:08:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good news!


34 posted on 11/21/2012 7:31:17 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: napscoordinator

And you are who? The political police? Go away.


35 posted on 11/21/2012 10:30:44 AM PST by RetiredArmy (November 6, 2012: The day the United States Republic DIED.)
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To: RetiredArmy

No who I am is somebody you better freaking listen to! You don’t go on here and start bashing somebody because you don’t like what they say! Are we clear?????


36 posted on 11/21/2012 11:16:35 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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ph


37 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:01 PM PST by xone
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To: napscoordinator

Oh darn. Now I am scared. Please don’t hurt me big bad loud mouth. Jerk.


38 posted on 11/21/2012 3:06:58 PM PST by RetiredArmy (November 6, 2012: The day the United States Republic DIED.)
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To: RetiredArmy

How old are you? 2 years old? You sure prove that daily.


39 posted on 11/21/2012 5:39:12 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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