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Friday, November 14, 2003

Moore's Removal Obscene, Pryor's Nomination Repugnant

Boulder, CO - The America First Party finds the unanimous decision by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary yesterday to remove Chief Justice Roy Moore from office to be yet another obscene attack on the constitutional rights of every citizen. Alabama Attorney General and Bush judicial nominee William Pryor has shown himself unfit to sit on the federal bench by aiding a tyrannical federal judiciary in punishing Justice Moore and the citizens of Alabama for simply acknowledging what our Nation's Founders clearly stated -- that our morality and principles of law flow from Judeo-Christian traditions.

National Chairman John Francis commented: "Lovers of Liberty and the Constitution should be outraged at this latest overthrow of the Constitution. Clearly, the First Amendment prohibits only Congress from making laws regarding the establishment of religion. Justice Moore is not Congress, he made no 'law', and his monument did not establish an official church. His actions merely acknowledged the bare truth that the Ten Commandments are the inspiration for our system of justice. Moore was correct to ignore the unlawful decision of Federal District Court Judge Thompson. As the state's highest judicial official, Moore has an independent duty to uphold the Constitution, and that cannot be trumped by the whim of an out-of-control federal judge."

Ironically, at the same time Mr. Pryor gloated yesterday over the removal of Justice Moore and the trampling of the Constitution, the Republican leadership in Washington D.C. staged a 30 hour marathon debate in support of Pryor's elevation to the federal bench.

Illinois state party Vice-chairman Ed McHugh stated: "The Democratic filibuster blocking a floor vote on William Pryor's nomination to the federal bench is wrongly motivated and ill-considered. Mr. Pryor should be soundly and clearly rejected by Republicans and Democrats because he is unfit to serve. His actions in this matter show him to be a man unwilling to stand up for the principles of a limited federal government and freedom of religion. Like many Republicans, Pryor is being falsely accused of possessing principles he doesn't really have."

Press Secretary Romelle Winters stated: "The ouster of Justice Moore proves that the Republican and Democrat elites have lost the ability and the courage to support right over wrong, and to stand up for good over evil. Our nation's second President John Adams declared that 'our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.' Justice Moore understands that truth, and the America First Party agrees with his observation: 'Secular nations have one thing in common - mass graves - and the reason is that they believe the government is the final arbiter of right and wrong and good and evil.'"

Chairman Emeritus Dan Charles stated: "Justice Moore was wrongly removed by a tribunal that began its proceedings with prayer. His appeals were turned down by a court with its own Ten Commandments monument. The irony is as obscene as the decision. William Pryor's nomination to the federal bench should be rescinded or rejected. His disdain for limited federal government and original intent, along with his personal desire to placate those with destructive agendas for his own personal advancement, is as obvious as it is repugnant."

John Francis, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2


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