The Star’s editorial is right on target. Roy Moore is a joke, and the majority of voters know this, if they will admit it to themselves.
I am not concerned that he might win, since in his last run for office he was so far back in the pack you couldn’t see him. He has always used this as a ploy to get support from the Christian right, but it is waking up — the numbers show it. It would be different if there was justification for a “display the Ten Commandments crusade,” but there is not.
I can’t count the public places where they are displayed locally and in Washington, including in the U.S. Supreme Court. Moore uses it as his personal gimmick. I consider myself a sincere, practicing Christian, but I have never bought his approach. Obviously, Moore went to a different law school than I, where a sworn oath to “obey the laws and Constitution” means just that. It does not say only to obey the laws you agree with or that are politically expedient for you. I hope voters remember that he took an oath while being sworn in as chief justice of Alabama, and he went on to violate that oath.
Perhaps we need an eleventh commandment: “Thy shall not use the commandments for personal or political gain.”