Dear Alabama Voters: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Vote For Roy Moore

On December 12th, 2017, Alabama voters will go to the polls to vote in a special election to fill the Senate seat of former Senator, now Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. The special election is between Former Chief Justice Roy Moore (Republican) and Former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones (Democrat).

It is my intention with this article to prove to the voters of Alabama why they should not vote for Former Chief Justice Roy Moore. This is not an endorsement of his opponent, Doug Jones, or any other candidate.

In order to do this, I plan to present you with a case against Roy Moore. This case does not hinge on his alleged sexual misconduct, but rather his actions throughout the entirety of his career. In short, for those who claim that Roy Moore is a successful, honest, respectful Republican candidatehe is not. And I intend to prove that to you.

For those who claim they’re voting for Moore because he is an ardent Republican, he isn’t.

In Moore’s first two runs for elected office in 1982 and 1986, he ran as a Democrat, and lost both elections by an overwhelming majority. Only after two consecutive defeats did he change his party affiliation to Republican in 1992. So, for the first 10 years of his career, he was a self-described Democrat.

For those who say they’re voting for Moore due to his long, successful career in public service, he doesn’t have one.

Moore has only served in public office for 15 years, and those years can be described as rocky at best. In his 15 years, he has only won three elections, and was removed from his elected position twice. Moore received his start in public service, not through winning an election, rather through appointment. Moore was appointed as Etowah County Circuit Judge, following the death of Judge Julius Swann in 1992. This was the position that Moore ran for in 1982, but lost.

At the end of his appointment in 1994, he ran for the same office again and won. This was his first election win, and the only full term he served throughout the entirety of his political career. The other two elections, he won were for the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001 and 2012. These are intended to be 6 year terms. However, following his election in 2001, Moore was removed from this position in 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) for, “violating the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics.”

Then, following his re-election to the position in 2012, he was suspended for the remainder of his term, and subsequently resigned in 2016, after being found guilty of:

  1. Disregarding a Federal injunction.
  2. Demonstrated unwillingness to follow clear law.
  3. Abuse of administrative authority.
  4. Substituting his judgment for the judgement of the entire Alabama Supreme Court, including failure to abstain from public comment about a pending proceeding in his own court.
  5. Interference with legal process and remedies in the United States District Court and/or Alabama Supreme Court related to proceedings in which Alabama probate judges were involved.
  6. Failure to recuse himself from pending proceedings in the Alabama Supreme Court after making public comment and placing his impartiality into question.

Moore also ran for Governor of Alabama in 2006 and 2010, and lost both times, failing to make it out of the Republican primaries. So in short, Roy Moore has run for elected office seven different times. He has won three times, lost four times, and has been removed from office twiceSo, Roy Moore has only served one successful term as an elected official.

For those who say they’re voting for Roy Moore because he is an honest manhe is not.

Moore has claimed publicly that he did not draw a regular salary from the non-profit Christian legal organization he founded in 2002, The Foundation for Moral Law. However, according to The Washington Post, in 2017, Moore arranged an annual salary of $180,000 for himself from the foundation. And from 2007 to 2012, he collected more than $1,000,000 from the organization.

For those who say Roy Moore believes in equal treatment and respect under the law, he does not.

In a 2011 radio interview, Moore said that getting rid of all the Constitutional Amendments after the Tenth Amendment would “eliminate many problems.” These amendments include:

  • The Outlaw of Slavery – Amendment 13
  • The Rights of Citizenship – Amendment 14
  • Voting Rights for All Races – Amendment 15
  • Voting Rights for Men and Women – Amendment 19

Also, the reasoning as to why Moore was suspended from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court for the remainder of his term in 2016 was for instructing state probate judges to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. This was a direct contravention of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), which stated that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

All of the evidence presented to you today should be enough for you to make the conscious choice to not vote for Roy Moore. I chose not to delve into the allegations of sexual misconduct against him because, although the allegations are credible, they are not yet proven. However, based on the candidate’s political career, it is clear that he is discriminatory, a liar, unethical, and unfit for public office.

Today, voters of Alabama, make the conscious choice, make the right choice, and do not vote for Roy Moore.



  1. #1) according to http://sos.alabama.gov/alabama-votes/voter/election-data, the only “Moore” loss is in a primary in 1986. you can download an excel spreadsheet and search.

    #2) when did he “self-describe” as a democrat? he may have been registered as one, which i did not verify, and could have lost due to the democrat voters not supporting someone they thought was more like a republican.

    #3) ronald reagan also started as a democrat and later had a change of heart… that really does happen… people get older and wiser.

    #4) all those law violations you cite were due to his refusal to remove the 10 commandments from his courtroom. you may not be aware but all our founding documents were inspired by scripture including the constitution which guarantees your freedom.

    #5) you cite CNN which is notorious for getting facts wrong or just making up they’re own.

    #6) the only reason we needed some of those amendments in the first place was because the democrat party continued to suppress and oppress the black community. dinesh d’souza has well documented these facts. under the original language of the declaration of independence, “All men are created equal”. so in some ways we should never have had to make them. the law should’ve been followed in the first place. his statement in the audio had to do more with the federal government instituting things at gunpoint.

    #7) to believe that 9 non elected officials have the right to decide anything for the entire country shows a clear misunderstanding of the very constitution you cite. the people of this nation did not want same sex marriage. there is no such thing. what has happened to several individuals since that supreme court decision is exactly what the american people knew would happen… lawsuits. christians being put out of business simply because of not wanting to participate in the “marriages”. so much for tolerance. furthermore, there is a clear demonstration that you know nothing of the type of men, or how they thought, that built our contitution. you can read their writings on the library.gov website or you can read them at the https://wallbuilders.com website…. original documents. wallbuilders also has a great educational podcast called wallbuilders live, also found at https://wallbuilderslive.com.

    #8) would it be better to have an individual endorsed by the controlling swamp in DC? or rather an outsider they’re all afraid of? Trump is an outsider. currently, there is a ruling class in DC that is entrenching and enriching themselves at the american peoples’ expense.

    it is clear that the “facts”in this article has not been well researched. also, the opinions not well thought out. (see #3, #8). i would not have wasted my time on this article and the ignorance found here except my daughter in a contributor, read this, and it actually swayed her opinion.

    you either have a lot to learn or you have an agenda.


  2. Bill,

    1982 loss:

    1986 loss:


    2006 loss:

    2010 loss:

    Changed allegiance:

    #3) Not applicable.

    #4) No, you are incorrect. The first time he was removed from the bench, in 2003, was for the Ten Commandments issue. However, the violations listed in the article were in reference to his 2016 suspension from the bench in which he was found guilty of all 6 charges listed in the article, stemming from his failure to uphold the Supreme Court judgement of Obergefell v. Hodges, which gave same-sex couples the fundamental right to marry in all States.

    Initial Complaint:


    #5) Not applicable.

    #6) Entirely your personal opinion.

    #7) I’m not going to argue with you over the validity of the Supreme Court. The notion that they are not legitimate is lunacy, and entirely personal opinion.

    #8) Trump talking point, no basis.

    Based on the outline above, as well as everything cited in the article, it is clear that the facts stated are correct and corroborated.


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