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August 27, 2003 by s.z.

Roy Moore in His Own Words and (Annotated) Bad Poetry
A few verses from Our American Birthright
"One nation under God was their cry and declaration, (1)
Upon the law of Nature's God (2) they built a mighty Nation.
For unlike mankind before them who had walked this earthen sod, (3)
These men would never question the Sovereignty of God.
I'm glad they're not here with us to see the mess we're in, (4)
How we've given up our righteousness for a life of indulgent sin.
For when abortion isn't murder and sodomy is deemed a right,
Then evil is now called good and darkness is now called light.
But with man as his own master we fail to count the cost,(5)
Our precious freedoms vanish and our liberty is lost. (6)
Children are told they can't pray and they teach them evolution,
When will they learn the fear of God is the only true solution?(7)"
1.  "One nation, under God" is a phrase from The Pledge of Allegiance.  The Pledge of Allegiance was not drafted by the Founding Fathers; it originated in 1892. In 1954 the Congress of the United States added the words "under God" to the pledge, and the legislation was signed by President  Eisenhower. President Eisenhower, as far as we know, did not walk the "earthen sod."
2.  "Nature's God," to the founding father's, was a "watchmaker" Deist God.  Founding Father John Adams signed the Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11 of which states: "The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion."  Thomas Paine said "I would not dare to so dishonor my Creator God by attaching His name to that book  (the Bible)." Paine also said "Among the most detestable villains in history, you could not find one worse than Moses."  Etc.
3.  "Earthen sod"??? 
4.  I'm glad they're not here too, because they'd be really old and might just turn to dust, like that last scene in Lost Horizons.  And, anyway, it would pain them to see the mess we're in, what with Roy Moore misappropriating their words for his honkin' monument to Royness.
5.  Count the cost?  Well, the rock just got moved out of the rotunda, saving the state $5000 a day.  But there are still court costs and attorney fees to be borne by the taxpayers.  Plaintiffs' attorneys for Americans United, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union already have filed a request for $700,000 in legal fees resulting from the original trial in federal district court. They are expected to file another request with the 11th Circuit later this year, and some attorneys involved in the case have said that their total requests could top $1 million.
6.  Well, the hearing scheduled today on "your precious freedom to worship a large rock in the rotunda of the Judicial Building" has been cancelled, since the rock's no longer there.  But maybe you could just worship the IDEA of a rock in the rotunda, like one of Roy's supporters suggested.  Or hey, what about following the commandments that were written on the rock -- contrary to popular belief, no federal judges ever took away your liberty to do that!
7.  2008, when Roy is elected President, and "the fear of God" is the official (and only legal) solution to everything?  But the kids will certainly learn this sooner, if they ever appear before Judge Roy in court.
Burn the Witch!
 Taken from  SUPREME COURT OF ALABAMA (an official legal document) here are a couple of snippets from Roy's zillion-page concurring opinion on the 2001 custody case "In Re: D.H. Vs H.H", in which the Alabama supreme court overturned the decision of the appeals court, which had awarded custody of 3 minor children to a lesbian mother over an abusive father.  Since he AGREED with the decision, Roy apparently just wanted to get it on the record that homosexuality is evil, EEEEVILLL!
"Homosexual conduct is, and has been, considered abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature, and a violation of the laws of nature and of nature's God upon which this Nation and our laws are predicated. Homosexuality is strongly condemned in the common law because it violates both natural and revealed law. [Roy then quotes  Genesis 1:27, 2:24 and Leviticus 20:13--always relevent legal precedents.]
 . . .Disfavoring practicing homosexuals in custody matters promotes the general welfare of the people of our State in accordance with our law, which is the duty of its public servants. . . .Custody disputes involve decision-making by the State, within the limits of its sphere of authority, in a way that preserves the fundamental family structure. The State carries the power of the sword, that is, the power to prohibit conduct with physical penalties, such as confinement and even execution. It must use that power to prevent the subversion of children toward this lifestyle, to not encourage a criminal lifestyle.
So, step one: a granite block of the Ten Commandments in the state court building.  Step two: executing those who break "natural law"?

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