Roy Moore

Conservatives, be careful. Don’t dismiss the claims. While I don’t know if the allegations are true, I’m deeply troubled on a number of grounds.

First, these women didn’t seek out the press …

Second, if you read the report, it includes validation from a number of witnesses who say that they were aware of the relationships at the time …

Third, the youngest accuser’s explanation for her decision not to come forward earlier rings tragically true …

While there is a danger of a witch hunt, the presence of multiple claims of misconduct from multiple sources should always make us pause — regardless of whether the alleged abuser comes from the Left or the Right. It’s a moral imperative that we not determine the veracity of the allegations by the ideology of the accused.

Roy Moore is a dangerous man who never should have received the GOP nomination. Republican primary voters selected as their champion a person who seeks to suppress the civil rights of his fellow citizens and defies the law whenever it suits his ideological and political purposes. Even before today’s allegations, he was unfit to be a United States senator. Now the question is whether he’s dangerous, unfit, and vile.

(David French, National Review)

This is the second damaging revelation about Moore since he won the Republican nomination in the special election to replace Jeff Sessions. The other is that he took a secret $180,000 annual salary for a part-time gig at a charity, despite his denials. There is no doubt that the media and the Democrats are gunning for Moore; there is also, now, no doubt that there is plenty of material for them to mine, beyond his kooky views and ignorance of the law.

The statute of limitations on Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct long ago expired, but there is no such thing as a statute of limitations on standards. Roy Moore is not a worthy standard-bearer for the Republican party, and his vulnerabilities are now endangering what should be a completely safe Senate seat.

(Unsigned National Review Editorial calling on Moore to withdraw)

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“Liberal education is concerned with the souls of men, and therefore has little or no use for machines … [it] consists in learning to listen to still and small voices and therefore in becoming deaf to loudspeakers.” (Leo Strauss)

There is no epistemological Switzerland. (Via Mars Hill Audio Journal Volume 134)

Some succinct standing advice on recurring themes.

2 thoughts on “Roy Moore

  1. I was never impressed with Roy Moore anyway. His “Ten Commandments” monument left out an important phrase, the one that says who the God is who is delivering this instruction, these “commandments”: he is the One “who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” These are instructions for a people who have already been delivered; they are not to beat people over the head or let them think that they are a way to get on the right side of God.

    I’m not singling out Roy Moore for this criticism: I made the same complaint about the common omission of these important words from the reading of “the Law” in the Protestant denomination of which I was formerly a member.

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