Moore has previously said he would criminalize homosexuality, strip LGBT citizens of rights, bar Muslims from Congress, and apply “God’s law” over the Constitution in the imposition of Christian values.
In his appearance on the extremist radio program “Aroostook Watchmen” with Maine residents Jack McCarthy and Steve Martin, Moore explored their shared view that 9-11 was a possible government conspiracy. One of the hosts said he would like to see an amendment that would void all the amendments after the Tenth. Moore readily agreed and said
“That would eliminate many problems. You know people don’t understand how some of these amendments have completely tried to wreck the form of government that our forefathers intended.”
Moore cited the 17th Amendment as an example but the host turned to the 14th Amendment as “only approved at the point of the gun.” Moore again agreed and said:
“Yeah, it had very serious problems with its approval by the states,” Moore replied. “The danger in the 14th Amendment, which was to restrict, it has been a restriction on the states using the first Ten Amendments by and through the 14th Amendment. To restrict the states from doing something that the federal government was restricted from doing and allowing the federal government to do something which the first Ten Amendments prevented them from doing. If you understand the incorporation doctrine used by the courts and what it meant. You’d understand what I’m talking about.”
Note many of us do know what the incorporation doctrine is and know that Moore was criticizing the extension of core protections like equal protection and due process to the states.
Many voters are struggling to ignore the immorality in voting for a man like Moore in the face of multiple allegations of misconduct with young girls coming from almost a dozen women and an array of witnesses from neighbor to former colleagues to security officers. To their credit, more Republicans came forward this weekend to denounce Moore. This includes Alabama’s Republican Senator Richard Shelby. Putting aside those allegations, there remain deeply disturbing and dangerous views of Moore about the rights of citizens. Ironically, these are rights that protect us from the abuses of the government, a rally cause for many conservative and libertarian voters. That is why Moore is not simply a moral but a legal hazard for this country.