I begin this post today with angst, with trepidation, with a sense of impending doom, though I hope that doesn’t sound an overly dramatic statement. Why? For I did a coin toss to decide which of the very important, time-sensitive pending issues it was most important to tackle in this post, and I concluded that there are three issues that simply cannot be pushed aside even for a day. And while I do not delude myself into thinking that my humble small blog is going to change the outcome of any of the three issues, I know I must try … I have to try, else I might just as well quit even writing this blog. And so, I will either tackle all three in this single post, or if it becomes unwieldy, I will be putting out extra posts today.
What are the three issues?
- The Alabama race for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions
- The “tax reform bill” now being reconciled by Congress
- The increased attacks on Special Counselor Robert Mueller and his investigation
The Alabama Senate race is tomorrow, and although I have written several times before, I believe one final push must be made, a final attempt to awaken the voting public in Alabama to the evils of Judge Moore, who is, as I understand it, once again leading in the current polls.
The tax reform bill is being shoved, rushed, and pushed with no regard for accuracy or errors, no regard for outcomes, only regard for giving Donald Trump an empty shell of a “win” and pleasing the wealthy who would just as soon oppress the rest of us.
And as Bob Mueller and his team are getting closer to the truth, and as it becomes nearly impossible to keep details under wraps, Trump & Co. become increasingly panicked, and it is beginning to look very much as if we may end up with another Saturday Night Massacre in the very near future.
So, these three topics cannot be relegated to my “later this week” bin, but must be tackled today, These three things combined have the potential to set us on a very rocky path, one which leads in the opposite direction of what our Founding Fathers envisioned for this nation. If there is any hope that I can reach people who might just stop for a moment and think, then I must at least make the effort. So, with a newly-opened box of Keurig coffee pods, 5 packs of cigarettes freshly rolled, and a box of tissues by my side, let us begin.
Roy Moore … UNFIT to set foot in the Capitol
Tomorrow is the big day in Alabama, and it appears that, while some Alabama voters are … a bit disturbed over all the credible accusations by women who Moore almost certainly sexually abused from his position of power as District Attorney, they are by and large willing to either a) overlook and ignore Moore’s pedophilia and sexual abuse, or b) discredit the women who, as young girls, were too afraid to come forth and tell what Moore had done to them.
Note that the women, who do not know each other, tell basically the same tale of abuse and degradation, and they are credible. Also note that there are no less than nine … nine … such women who suffered as teens at the hands of this so-called ‘man’ of power. Note, too, that former deputy district attorney Teresa Jones, a former colleague of Moore’s, said that back in the day, it was common knowledge that Moore, then a district attorney in his 30s, dated high school girls. The evidence that has mounted paints Moore as a sexual predator and a pedophile and is insurmountable. Alabama voters must surely realize the truth!
As if that weren’t enough, there are, as I have written before, plenty of other reasons to believe that he is not senate material. As a judge, he was removed from the judicial bench … not once, but twice! Why? For refusing to uphold the law that he was sworn to uphold. For putting his personal ‘beliefs’ ahead of the law of the land. Not once. TWICE! Roy Moore is a ‘man’ without values, a ‘man’ without a moral compass, a ‘man’ without a conscience. And any … I repeat ANY … person who votes for him, is also a person without a conscience, but rather one who is casting their lot with the evil which they claim to eschew.
We all know that democrats stick together, and republicans even more so, right? Well, it speaks volumes that Alabama’s other republican Senator, Richard C. Shelby, does not support Roy Moore’s candidacy. When Moore asked Shelby, the state’s senior senator and fellow republican, for financial backing last month, Shelby’s response was …
“I told him he could raise it himself, you know, like I did, you know, like everybody else. He thrives on controversy, seems to me. And I think you can’t be a formidable, effective senator if you’re so controversial your colleagues avoid you, I think Alabama deserves better.”
It is equally telling that the Republican National Committee in Alabama withdrew their support of Moore, then suddenly, without explanation, returned it last week. And most telling of all is that another sexual predator named Donald Trump has given his full support to this candidate. This past weekend, Trump held a rally where he sung Moore’s praises, and then recorded a ‘robocall’ to rally Alabama voters to support a pedophile for Congress.
Okay, Alabamans, listen up! What is your option? A sane democrat, perhaps? A man who is known for protecting civil rights. A man who re-opened that infamous 16th Street Baptist Church bombing case from 1963 in which four young girls were murdered by KKK klansmen who were let off scot-free with a wink and a nod?
And meanwhile, Moore, like Mount Vesuvius, continues to spew lies. He claims, with bumbling ineptitude, to not know these women …
“I do not know them. I had no encounter with them. I have never molested anyone. When I saw the pictures on the advertisements of my opponent, I did not recognize any of these people.”
“These people” were children, teenagers at the time, nearly forty years ago, so it stands to reason that Moore would not recognize them on sight. Moore admitted to Sean Hannity last month that he dated young girls years ago, yet claims that he does not recognize any of the women.
“I’ve stood up for moral values, so they’re attacking me in that way. When this race is over, on the 12th of December, it will be over. It’s inconceivable to think that someone would wait 40 years because they were embarrassed or ashamed or something, and then less than 30 days before the general election, come out and make allegations – and then appear on a political advertisement, when they’ve waited 40 years not to be embarrassed.”
And already, even before the election, he is giving us reason to believe that he has no intention of upholding the laws when he says …
“I would want judges who recognize that Roe v. Wade, although it has been around since 1973, is not the supreme law of the land because it contradicts the right to life given to us in our founding documents.”
Yes, Roe v Wade IS the law of the land, as the Supreme Court of the United States ruled it so.
Roy Moore places himself and his own personal religion before the laws of the nation, before the good of We The People. If he wins this election, it says more about the people of this nation than it says about Moore or Trump. It says that the people of this nation have lost their way, have forgotten, if they ever knew, what is truly important. If Roy Moore is elected tomorrow, Alabamans must hang their heads in shame and embarrassment.