Roy Moore's Perspective on Becoming Chief Justice Again

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By Ellis Eskew

Roy Moore was first elected to the chief justice in 2000... only to be ousted a few years later for not complying with a federal judge's order to take down the Ten Commandments monument in the state judicial building.

We asked him now that he is back in office if he would bring the Ten Commandments back.

"No. If they came back it would confuse the people of what the true issue is. The true issue was never about the monument or the ten commandments. It was about Who gave them," said Moore.

Moore says the monument was about acknowledging God, just as the Alabama constitution allows.

Moore went on to run for governor twice since then.

And in 2011, he considered a run for the presidency.

While his bids for other political offices were unsuccessful over the years, Alabama voters did elect to put him back in office this time around.

"I think the state of Alabama is a very conservative state, and we rest on conservative values in which our nation and our constitution are founded. And I think the people came forward because they know what I stand for, and they know I uphold the constitution. And it's certainly a vindication of what I did before," said Moore.

Moore says his main concern coming into office is the budget that he says continues to shrink.

 "We deserve proper funding. It affects business in the state. It affects how we handle our criminal problem and everything, so it's very important that we get them to understand what we need," said Moore.

Moore will be sworn in to office January 14th.

 

 

 

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