By Judge Roy Moore
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Judge Roy Moore's critics, both within conservative circles and without, have maintained that Moore violated the law by disobeying the order of a federal judge to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from his courthouse. But Moore brilliantly argues that those who ordered him to remove the monument are the ones breaking the law by ordering him to violate his oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
In "So Help Me God," Moore argues that the states must acknowledge the moral principles on which America was founded and that it is not illegal to do so. This book articulates why Moore believes elected and appointed government officials have the right and the obligation to acknowledge God as the foundation of American government and jurisprudence.
Moore's steadfast stand against the removal of the Ten Commandments monument from Alabama's state Judicial Building rotunda resulted in his removal from the highest judicial office in Alabama. When U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled the granite carving was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, Moore refused to obey the order. Nevertheless, his eight colleagues on the state Supreme Court overruled him.
Descriptive and engaging, Judge Moore gives a play-by-play synopsis of his cross-examination in the courtroom of the Alabama Judicial Building, the place where he had, ironically, previously presided as chief justice. Drawing on history as well as stories from his life experiences, Judge Moore goes on to pose a brilliant argument that it is imperative, constitutional and ethical for the government to acknowledge God.
The ACLU among others is attempting to take our right to acknowledge God. Moore calls us to acknowledge the true meaning of separation of church and state, and to understand this nationÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs intended relationship with God.
About the Author
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 Corps 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 private practice of law in Gadsden. He became a judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Alabama in 1992 and served until his election as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000. In 2003, Chief Justice Moore was removed from his position for standing up for the inalienable right to acknowledge God. He now lectures throughout the United States, teaching about AmericaÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs history and right to acknowledge God. He is also chairman of the Foundation for Moral Law in Montgomery, Ala.