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14th Amendment restricts states & causes many problems

In Moore's June appearance, one of the hosts says he would like to see an amendment that would void all the amendments after the Tenth. "That would eliminate many problems," Moore replied.

The host agreed with Moore, before turning his attention specifically to the 14th Amendment, which was passed during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War and guaranteed citizenship to former slaves.

Moore replied, "the 14th Amendment has been a restriction on the states using the first Ten Amendments by and through the 14th Amendment. To restrict the states from doing something that the federal government was restricted from doing and allowing the federal government to do something which the first Ten Amendments prevented them from doing. If you understand the incorporation doctrine used by the courts and what it meant. You'd understand what I'm talking about."

Source: CNN on 2017 Alabama Senate race , Dec 11, 2017

OpEd: Lukewarm condemnation of white supremacist violence

President Donald Trump's initial reluctance to denounce the white supremacist groups responsible for the deadly hate-fueled violence in Charlottesville over the weekend prompted swift backlash from Republicans in Congress.

But all three main candidates for the Alabama Senate seat, like Trump, issued lukewarm condemnations of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville; and all have pledged to shepherd the president's agenda virtually unequivocally.

While others were urging the president to take a more definitive stand against hate groups [after Trump said "many sides" were to blame], Moore, Brooks, and Strange echoed the president's broad condemnation of "violence," "hatred," and "bigotry." Both Brooks and Strange said explicitly that they stood behind Trump's comments--which is more than Trump himself did. By Monday [after the weekend comments], the president had offered updated remarks that explicitly mentioned white supremacist hate groups.

Source: TheDailyBeast.com coverage of 2017 Alabama Senate race , Aug 15, 2017

Defend blaming "many sides" for white supremacist violence

President Donald Trump's initial reluctance to denounce the white supremacist groups responsible for the deadly hate-fueled violence in Charlottesville over the weekend prompted swift backlash from Republicans in Congress.

But all three main candidates for the Alabama Senate seat, like Trump, issued lukewarm condemnations of the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville; and all have pledged to shepherd the president's agenda virtually unequivocally.

While others were urging the president to take a more definitive stand against hate groups [after Trump said "many sides" were to blame], Moore, Brooks, and Strange echoed the president's broad condemnation of "violence," "hatred," and "bigotry." Both Brooks and Strange said explicitly that they stood behind Trump's comments--which is more than Trump himself did. By Monday [after the weekend comments], the president had offered updated remarks that explicitly mentioned white supremacist hate groups.

Source: TheDailyBeast.com coverage of 2017 Alabama Senate race , Aug 15, 2017

Our sacred institution of marriage is one man and one woman

The state Court of the Judiciary suspended Moore from his judicial position for the remainder of his term, after finding that Moore violated judicial ethics by telling probate judges in a January 2016 administrative order that they still had a duty to uphold Alabama's laws against gay marriage. Moore said then, "I have done my duty under the laws of this state to stand for the undeniable truth that God ordained marriage as the union of one man and one woman."

Moore revisited the gay marriage issue during his remarks today. He said judges and justices are ignoring the Constitution. "The foundations of the fabric of our country are being shaken tremendously," Moore said. "Our sacred institution of marriage has been destroyed by the Supreme Court. Our rights and liberties are in jeopardy."

Moore defended the actions that led to his suspension. "What I did, I did for the people of Alabama," Moore said. "I stood up for the Constitution. I stood up for God."

Source: Birmingham News on 2017 Alabama Senate special election , Apr 26, 2017

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