Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday marks the Thanksgiving holiday.

In 1621, a group of religious dissenters left England aboard the Mayflower bound for the English colony in Virginia – founded in 1607. En route they diverted the ship towards the American wilderness and landed near modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts to set up their own colony separate and totally isolated from the Virginians, the then dominant Church of England, and theoretically separate from England. 45 of the 102 immigrants died during that first winter, and there was only one recorded birth. Unlike the Virginians, who quickly got into a decades-long war with the Indians of the Chesapeake Bay area, the pilgrims strived to have friendly relations with the Indians. With tremendous help from the Native Americans, the surviving Pilgrims celebrated a bountiful harvest that would sustain them for the next winter. Following the harvest, they invited their Wampanoag Indian friends to a celebration thanking God that they survived such a dangerous gamble, and the first Thanksgiving was born.

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In Alabama, we have our veterans’ backs

November 12, 2017

By Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

Dedication. Honor. Commitment. Sacrifice.

Those are the traits that come to mind when I think about our nation’s veterans. I saw these qualities lived out every day by my dad. Boadman Nettles Ivey, my father, served in WWII as part of a field artillery division. From him I learned to love my country, to offer myself to serve my fellow citizen and to stand up for what is right, even when doing so might be difficult.
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“Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit” blames Communists for most of America’s problems

October 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, documentary filmmaker, Curtis Bowers, held a showing of the sequel to his documentary on Communism and the rise of the American left: Agenda: Grinding America Down. This film won the $101,000 Jubilee Grand Prize at the 2010 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. Agenda 2: Masters of Deceit expounds on the themes presented by Bowers in his original work. Both of his films have been widely aired in the National Movie Night project at conservative Christian churches across the country.

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Ron Bishop runs write-in campaign for Senate

October 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Executive Committee of The Libertarian Party of Alabama selected Ron Bishop of Irondale, Alabama, to represent the party as a write-in candidate for the upcoming special election for the U.S. Senate.

Bishop formally announced his candidacy at the Whistle Stop Festival on Saturday, September 30 in Irondale.

“Alabama has the most restrictive ballot access laws in the nation. The Democrats and Republicans are attempting to keep the Libertarians off of the ballot, but the voters of Alabama can write us back on it by writing in Ron Bishop for the U.S. Senate,” said Josh Tuttle, LPA chairman.

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Sessions moves to protect religious liberties

October 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, the Trump administration reversed Obama-era policies with new legal guidance issued to the Department of Justice by Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding religious liberty.

Sessions issued guidance to all administrative agencies and executive departments regarding religious liberty protections in federal law.

“Our freedom as citizens has always been inextricably linked with our religious freedom as a people,” Sessions said. “It has protected both the freedom to worship and the freedom not to believe. Every American has a right to believe, worship, and exercise their faith. The protections for this right, enshrined in our Constitution and laws, serve to declare and protect this important part of our heritage.”
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Sam McLure to run for Attorney General

July 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, July 17, 2017, Sam McLure announced that will formally announce his candidacy for Alabama Attorney General at a press conference on July 20, 2017, on the steps of the Attorney General building, facing the Capitol.

McLure said, “Oddly enough, I decided to get into the legal field because I wanted to be a missionary.  My wife and I felt called to be salt and light in a part of the world where the resources of the Church are less prominent,” McLure explained.  “So we thought having a law degree would be good avenue for tent-making.”
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Greater love: Honoring those who died in uniform

May 29, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Memorial Day is the day we as a nation set aside to remember those who died in service of our country.

Not to be confused with Veteran’s Day, a time we celebrate all those who served in our Armed Forces, Memorial Day is when we pay homage to those who paid the ultimate price for our peace and freedom.

The Prussian General and military theorist, Carl von Clausewitz said, “War is the continuation of politics by other means.”

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Memorial Day: History and Values

May 29, 2017

Sen. Gerald Dial

Memorial Day is a time for Americans to reconnect with their history and core values by honoring those who gave their lives for the ideals and freedom we cherish.

More than a million American service members have given their lives in wars and conflicts since the first Colonial soldier took up arms in 1775 to fight for Independence. Each soldier who died during those conflicts was a loved one cherished by family and friends, each was a loss to the community and the Nation.

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Ivey signs Adoption Bill

May 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed House Bill 24 into law. HB24, sponsored by State Representative Rich Wingo (R-Tuscaloosa) protects the religious liberties of faith-based adoption agencies. The bill protects the rights of the faith based organizations that they can not be forced to place children in homes that are living a lifestyle which the faith based group finds morally objectionable in some way.
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Strange to co-chair Senate Values Action Team

April 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R) was selected to be the Co-Chairman of the Values Action Team caucus. The Values Action Team Caucus is a leading Force for Pro-Life and Religious Liberty Legislation.

Sen. Strange said in a statement, “Religious freedom is what brought early settlers to our shores and is a fundamental part of our government and culture. Today more than ever, this freedom must be preserved and extended to the most vulnerable among us. I am proud to join Chairman Blunt and my colleagues on the Values Action Team, and I look forward to working with them to protect the rights of the American conscience and bring Alabama values to Washington.”
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