Have you followed the peculiar career of Roy Moore, an Alabama judge? He was removed from the bench — the Alabama bench, that is — for an ethics violation. (Ethics? In Alabama? OK.) Anyway, Judge Moore had, notoriously, refused to remove a granite statue representing the Ten Commandments from his courthouse so an ethics panel removed him. (I don’t know what happened to the statue.)
This reminds me of a little test I saw recently. It says something like: “Which one of the following is not like the others?” And the three items were Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, and the Ten Commandments. (Why did I just capitalize the decalogue? Shouldn’t have.)
Anyway, Judge Moore is back, running for office as a judge. Again. And polls suggest he is going to win. Read Robbie Brown’s article from the New York Times. It’s a bullet list of things that are wrong in this country.
Here’s how the article ends:
Although Mr. Moore said he tires of talking about the Ten Commandments case, he acknowledged its role in helping him win the nomination.
“The people were upset their votes were taken away,” he said. “The people didn’t unelect me, but it’ll be the people who vote me back.”