Wednesday, December 15, 2004

America the Beautiful: A Poem by Judge Roy Moore

The following poem was written by Justice Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, who was sued by the ACLU for placing a 5,280-pound monument to the Ten Commandments in the lobby of the state Supreme Court building. Judge Moore was subsequently removed as a sitting Justice by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for disobeying the order of a Federal Court Judge to remove the display.

Judge Moore appealed his removal to the Alabama Supreme Court, but all eight remaining Justices recused themselves from the case. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Judge Moore's appeal of the state court ruling, in effect upholding the decision to remove him from the bench.


America the Beautiful, or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride; I'm glad they'll never see.
Babies piled in dumpsters, Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty, your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly poisoned by cocaine,
Choosing to indulge their lusts, when God has said abstain.
From sea to shining sea, our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love and a need to always pray.

So many worldly preachers tell lies about our Rock,
Saying God is going broke so they can fleece the flock.
We've kept God in our temples, how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool, and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges who throw reason out the door,
Too soft to place a killer in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby before he leaves the womb.
You think that God's not angry, that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God, from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do, but stem this evil tide?
If we who are His children, will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face and mend our evil way:
Then God will hear from Heaven and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land and those who live within.
But, America the Beautiful, if you don't then you will see,
A sad but Holy God withdraw His hand from Thee.

Judge Roy Moore

1 comment:

Buffalo said...

On the whole I do not have a problem with the Ten Commandments being displayed in court houses or court rooms. One major exception is the one installed by Moore.
I believe he did it for the sole purpose of provoking controversy. I believe he knew exactly what would happen and counted on coming out the winner.