Roy Moore, Public Policy, And Justice

Monday, November 13, 2017

Once again I feel the need to rise, pen in hand, and share my views with anyone who may be interested in a complicated matter that has more significance than it is being given by the media, the pundits, and the public and especially the President and his trolls. 

If Roy Moore is 70 years old, as records indicate, I was a 14-year-old teenager when he was born.  Those are facts.  So, to correct one person's view that he has 70 years of service knows something about changing diapers that I missed somewhere along the way. 

I have followed Mr. Moore's tenure, performance, and experience in the public arena since he was first elected by the good people of Alabama to serve as a judge in that State's criminal justice system.  Being a lifelong resident of Tennessee as well as a believer in the letter of the law and restrictions on those charged with carrying them out, I have been shocked that Mr. Moore would seek public office at any level and most assuredly in the United States Senate.  The man is not fit to serve based on his public record.  If elected through his shenanigans such as pulling a gun from his pocket and raising it before the throng of raucous supporters to show his control over the law, conduct at public events, and power over the people, then we learn more about the supporters and their knowledge of and respect for the law and qualifications of those running for pubic office in the State of Alabama than we learn about Mr. Moore. 

How times have changed since I was 14-years-old.  I have a daughter and three granddaughters.  If the charges against Mr. Moore by several women during the past 38 years are true, this is certainly the time to bring them forward and not risk being passed over as "trollops, marked women, harlots" and other less generous names.  There has not been a time since I was 14-years-old when the public and especially the media have been so willing, receptive, and energized to call it what it is. 

What it is is discrimination against women, or better said, discrimination against the mother of all mankind.  Violators, your guilt is between you and your Creator if you claim to be a Christian.  Otherwise, leave religion out of your argument.  Is that a bridge too far for you to cross?  My bridge will be crossed in the next election if Senator Strange is replaced by Roy Moore.  My vote is too valuable to throw it away in the interest of a political party rather than my expectations of human dignity and qualifications of a candidate to act for the people in the conduct of the business of my government pursuant to our Constitution and rule of law.  It has nothing to do with legalities of obsession with rape of teenagers while in elected office. 

Charlotte Parton
Chattanooga


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