The selection of Roy Moore to be the Republican nominee to the United States Senate is the closest thing we have seen in recent years to change our national government to a theocracy. Moore represents the slice of U.S. politics that wants to establish Christianity as our national religion.
Because of my age, I remember some turning points in politics others may not have experienced. I recall a smiling Senator Bob Dole back at the time Rev. Jerry Falwell was moving evangelicals from mostly Democrats to the Republican Party. Dole said, “We are happy to invite conservative Christians into our Party.”
Mostly this has served the Republican Party well. As long as it meant the Republican Party would talk up social values and Christian conservatives would support lower corporate taxes and regulations this was a good marriage.
Now, Libertarians have entered the pictures. They did not deliver to repeal Obamacare. I’ve read Wall Street Republicans are not sure Roy Moore is completely on board to repeal Obamacare and lower corporate taxes. I chatted with Bob Dole a few times and wish I had asked his if he would have been happy with the likes of Moore elected to his Senate.
Displays of the Ten Commandments are one of Moore’s obsessions. He rolled a heavy set into the court building in Montgomery. I’m looking forward to his demands about displaying the 10C where ever Federal money is spent. Highway overpasses would be a good bet. Maybe on runways.
Great political theater is coming.