Judge Roy Moore has had a busy in Iowa today. The potential candidate for President, who earlier formed a presidential exploratory committee, started the day off on Jan Mickelson’s program on WHO-Radio. He made news with the statement that he does not really support the 20-week cutoff abortion bill currently being debated in Iowa. He is troubled by the contradiction of having a bill claim that life begins at conception, yet does not call for an end to all abortions, only those after 20 weeks. This position might ruffle some feathers in Iowa, but it one of principle. He believes as some other pro-lifers do, that this bill institutionalizes abortion in a way that compromises the legal standing of personhood for the unborn. He believes life begins at conception, or more accurately, fertilization. He does not consider himself an incrementalist, though he has been accused of being one because he supports the “heartbeat” bill in Ohio that reputedly would ban abortions after a heart beat is heard (about 21 days).
I was able to secure a phone interview with Judge Moore on behalf of Caffeinated Thoughts and Race42012. Recognizing that our country is “in dire straits”, he began the interview with a portion of this quote from Noah Webster about electing just men to office:
The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded. If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.
The first thing he’d do to reduce the debt that is crippling our nation “is fire a lot of people”. The debt when Reagan was in office was a trillion dollars. The current debt is higher than all other deficits combined, over $14T dollars. Though he considers himself a constitutionalist, he does not consider himself a libertarian. He would maintain the ban on women in combat and wants to return the position of the military to the way it was BEFORE President Bill Clinton instituted the Don”t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy. That would allow the government to ban all known homosexuals from serving. He also opposes same-sex “marriages” AND civil unions.
Judge Moore will be speaking this evening at Indian Hills Junior High in Clive, Iowa at 7:00 p.m. He was invited by Pastor Tom Colson. The speech is open to the public.