Friends of Roy Moore (exploratory committee)
April 18, 2011

Why I am forming an Exploratory Committee.

Today our Country is in a moral, economic, and Constitutional crisis which threatens our future and that of our children and grandchildren.  Basic institutions of family, faith, and freedom are under assault, and our leadership is divided by petty party politics and a special interest agenda.  People are tired of politicians who say one thing running for office and then do something else once elected!  They deserve leaders dedicated to principle - not the power of incumbency.

Kayla and I have been married for over 25 years and are the proud parents of four children and three grandchildren.  As a husband, father, and grandfather, I am concerned about the destruction of the family and marriage, which was defined as the union for life of one man and one woman in the holy estate of matrimony by the United States Supreme Court in 1885.   I support the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed by Congress in 1996.  I also believe in the right to life for all persons to include the most innocent within the womb, the unborn child.

The American people want and deserve jobs and the return of manufacturing to our land, a return to a time when "Made in America" really meant something.  Unfair free trade agreements have resulted in an imbalance of trade and a weakened economy.  Government bureaucracy, increasing taxation, and wasteful spending must be stopped, and a viable alternative to our present tax system must be explored.  Both the flat tax and the fair tax offer significant advantages to our current tax system.

Our Constitution is the best form of government ever envisioned by man.  Separation of powers between the branches of government, and checks and balances prevent the accumulation of power in any one branch of federal government, and those powers given the federal government were specifically enumerated.  Most powers were left to the states.  Federal government is out of control!  I believe we need to return to a smaller federal government and increased right of states to govern its citizens.  I would support the 10th Amendment and encourage competition between the states in education, health care, and other matters which concern the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens.  Competition and a free enterprise system will solve many problems which exist in our country.

As a former prosecuting attorney, Judge, and Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, I am acutely aware of the blatant disregard for the United States Constitution by some courts and judges, who rule more by their feelings and opinions than by the law they are sworn to uphold.  As President, I will make an informed judgment on appointments to the federal courts and the United States Supreme Court, upon which the rights and freedoms we enjoy, such as our freedom of religious worship and the right to keep and bear arms, so often depend.

I am a graduate of West Point and former commander of a military police company in Vietnam during the war.  The slow and certain deterioration of our military, and its use around the world as a police power without approval of the U. S. Congress, as provided by the Constitution, is concerning to me.  All the while our own borders remain open and unsecured, against the law.  Having served as a military officer in Europe, Southeast Asia, and throughout the continental United States, I understand the need for a strong military defense.  I believe that homosexuality is incompatible with the military mission and will only serve to further weaken our defense capability.  As President and Commander in Chief, I would be more than able to lead the Armed Forces of our country.

Why do I seek the office of President of the United States of America?  Because I believe in America and in the American people.  We can again be ONE NATION UNDER GOD with liberty and justice for all and bring a real, positive change to our government.  Together, we shall become as former President Ronald Reagan so often remarked, a "shining city on a hill."

Duty, Honor, and Country,

Roy S. Moore


Friends of Roy Moore
P.O. Box 13003
Pensacola, Florida 32591