Defending The Monument
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DEFENDING THE MONUMENT
- Was the Ten Commandments monument sneaked into the State Judicial Building in the middle of the night? No. Clark Memorial of Birmingham, the company that sculpted and delivered the monument, was scheduled to arrive at the Alabama Judicial Building at 6:00 p.m. on July 31, 2001. The reason for the after-hours delivery was to not disrupt the daily business of the state courts, to minimize traffic into the building, and safety concerns. The monument company had truck problems and loading problems and the monument was not delivered until 9:00 p.m. Judge Moore reported this to the news media at the unveiling on August 1, 2001; however, the media did not accurately report what occurred. The news media were also in denial of the true issue of which they were informed on the morning the monument was unveiled—that being the recognition of the sovereignty of God over the affairs of this State.
- Did Judge Roy Moore disobey the law? No. The order of Judge Myron Thompson was unlawful because it contradicted the U.S. Constitution. The Federal Court declared that, “the state may not acknowledge the sovereignty of the Judeo-Christian God.” However, the First and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution prohibit the federal government from interfering with the right of each state to acknowledge God. So who violated the law? Clearly the federal judge did, not Judge Moore. No person, to include a federal court judge, has the authority to place himself above the Constitution he is sworn to uphold, and no man can put himself above the God upon Whom he has taken his oath. The rule of law is the U.S. Constitution, not an unlawful court order. To obey an unlawful order of any judge is to place the rule of man above the rule of law. The prophet Daniel, in Daniel 6:16, and “Peter and the other Apostles” in Acts 5:29 knew better and so should we!
The Ten Commandments Case
Petition to the United States Supreme Court arguing that the Ten Commandments monument does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. (September 26, 2003)
Opinion by Judge Myron Thompson, holding the Ten Commandments Monument unconstitutional.* (November 18, 2002)
Opinion by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirming Judge Thompson.* (July 1, 2003)
Judge Myron Thompson’s order demanding removal of the monument.* (August 5, 2003)
Order by the Associate Justices of the Alabama Supreme Court to remove the Ten Commandments Monument.* (August 21, 2003)
A CALL TO STAND WITH CHIEF JUSTICE MOORE
Colonel John Eidsmoe – Friday, September 19, 2003
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IN DEFENSE OF CHIEF JUSTICE ROY S. MOORE
by Jeffrey C. Tuomala
This article originally appeared on the October, 2003, monthly web-newsletter of The Chalcedon Foundation,www.chalcedon.edu (http://www NULL.chalcedon NULL.edu/)
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Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Us
by Benjamin D. DuPré
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Brief by Chief Justice Moore on appeal to the special Alabama Supreme Court arguing that he was improperly removed from office for refusing to follow an erroneous federal court order. (January 8, 2004).
Petition by Chief Justice Moore to the United States Supreme Court arguing that his removal from office violated his First Amendment right to freely exercise his religion under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. (July 29, 2004).
In the Matter of Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice of Alabama (Nov. 13, 2003)—Decision by the Court of the Judiciary ordering that Chief Justice Moore be removed from office.
Roy S. Moore v. Judicial Inquiry Commission (April 30, 2004)—Decision by the special Alabama Supreme Court affirming the decision of Court of the Court of the Judiciary.
Cross-Examination & Verdict
The Removal of Chief Justice Moore