In his 1963 letter from the jailhouse in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King, Jr. defended civil disobedience in the struggle to end racial segregation. In a bizarre twist, the strategy was taken up 40 years later by the highest legal authority in that state, Roy Moore, the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court who was ejected from office for defying a federal court order, and the demands of his eight colleagues, to remove a two-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments from his courthouse. Moore has since made a career out of his stand against the First Amendment prohibition against government endorsement of religion—he’s gone on tour with the monument, he wrote a book, and he even ran for governor.
Now, it seems Moore is ready to take the leap from nonviolent civil disobedience to “drastic action,” whatever that means. Moore writes on WorldNetDaily.com:
For the sake of the country, drastic action must be taken to defend our right to acknowledge God because, as Ronald Reagan once observed, “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
Moore is making us wait until next week’s column to learn his definition of “drastic action.”