Zitat des Tages von Roy Moore:
No, I think that we've got a basic discrepancy here between the rule of law versus the rule of man.
It would bother me if a judge told me how I had to believe.
They don't want to be reminded that there is an authority higher than the authority of the state.
The Church's role should be separated from the state's role.
The forefathers, including James Madison, felt very strongly that the duties that we owe to God were outside of government's prerogative, that government had no business interfering with the way we worship God.
They might object to some of my opinions, but they don't object to my behavior as a judge.
Rights come from God, not from government.
And government's only role is to secure our rights for us.
The Constitution was about a limitation on power.
Anytime you deny the acknowledgement of God you are undermining the entire basis for which our country exists.
Well, that's the - the removal from office and removal of the Ten Commandments were two different issues.
If government can give you rights, government can take them away from you.
The whole basis of the Constitution was a restriction of power, and the whole basis of the federalist system was that there was not one sovereign centralized power from which all authority flows.
It can have a secular purpose and have a relationship to God because God was presumed to be both over the state and the church, and separation of church and state was never meant to separate God from government.
I know Dr. Kennedy and I know Coral Ridge Ministries. I have no connection.
If God gives you rights, no man and no government can take them away from you.
Well, I think that we have to continue to fight for what we believe.
The Ten Commandments are the divinely revealed law.
The First Amendment to the Constitution reflects that concept recognized in the Ten Commandments, that the duties we owe to God and the manner of discharging those duties are outside the purview of government.
It is altogether proper for people to recognize a sovereign God.
The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances because man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power.
Power's not what the Constitution was about.
I was asked three times directly in the hearing before the board of the judiciary whether or not I would continue to acknowledge God if I were to resume my position as chief justice. And I said I would.
The point is that knowledge of God is not prohibited under the First Amendment.
To do my duty, I must obey God.