The state needs more high school referees

January 18, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama High School Athletic Association promotes the value of sports to the youth of the state. Having high school and junior high school athletic contests requires having referees; but fewer and fewer people are volunteering to be athletic officials.

Mark Jones, the Alabama High School Athletic Association Director of Officials, is a former city councilman in Jacksonville, Alabama, His political career began for the same reason as his time as a high school sports official.

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Trump to attend National Championship Game

January 4, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Multiple media outlets reported that President Donald Trump will be in Atlanta Monday night for the College Football National Championship Game.

Trump is reportedly set to attend the game with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, First Lady Melania Trump and Nick Ayers, a Georgia native who is Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. The game will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium under stepped-up security. Perdue is a former governor of Georgia.

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Moore: Kneeling during National Anthem “disrespectful to country”

October 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore announced that he supports President Donald J. Trump (R) and Vice President Mike Pence (R) in asking that all Americans respect our flag and country during the playing of the national anthem.

Former Chief Justice Moore made the statement in light of the recent refusal of NFL players to stand in respect for the national anthem, our flag and our country. “As a West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran, I know what it means to stand for our flag, defend our country and advance the freedoms America represents around the world,” Moore said.

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A protest without a purpose isn’t a protest — it’s a tantrum

October 3, 2017

By State Rep. Rich Wingo

As a former linebacker for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and the University of Alabama, I had the opportunity to play for two of the finest men to ever serve as head coaches – Paul “Bear” Bryant and Bart Starr.

One of the most important lessons Coach Bryant and Coach Starr taught me was plain and simple respect – respect for ourselves, respect for our coaches and teammates, and respect for our great nation. They also stressed showing your class in every situation and being humble.
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Brooks: NFL protests are “unpatriotic and deplorable”

September 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, drafted a letter urging President Donald J. Trump to honor the American flag and anthem by stopping all Department of Defense and federal government support for professional sporting leagues or teams that display disrespect for our flag and national anthem.  Brooks circulated the letter to House colleagues for support.

In the letter, Congressman Brooks stated, “Federal law about the American flag and National anthem is clear.  4 U.S.C. § 8 states, ‘the flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing’ and adds that ‘no disrespect should be shown to the flag.’  Further, 36 U.S.C. § 301 states, ‘During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart.’  The National Football League (NFL) is disrespecting America’s flag and national anthem.  The NFL’s conduct is not only unpatriotic and deplorable, it also conflicts with federal law.”

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This is why they’re kneeling

September 26, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The boy was 12 and standing in a public park when the police cruiser pulled up, carrying two officers who protect little kids.

Instead of protecting him, though, before the car came to a complete stop, one of the officers shot the boy.

The 12-year-old died holding a toy gun.

The man in the car was as cordial and polite to the officer as anyone who has ever before been stopped for a busted tail light – far more cordial and polite than most people ever would have been. He calmly told the officer that he had a gun and a permit to carry it.

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Trump’s SOB comment overshadows visit to help Luther Strange

September 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, President Donald Trump came to Alabama to help the campaign of appointed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., who faces Roy Moore on Tuesday in a Republican runoff election. The president’s comments about athletes that kneel during the national anthem at NFL games, however, sparked a major controversy that spilled over to football fields across the country and beyond on Sunday.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—– off the field, right now. Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!” Trump told the crowd at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center.

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Rich Wingo will seek re-election in House District 62

July 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 6, 2017 state Representative Rich Wingo (R from Tuscaloosa) announced that he will seek a new term for the House District 62 seat that he has held since 2014.

Rep. Wingo said in a statement, “During my first term in the Alabama House, I have let my bedrock conservative values and deep faith guide my actions in Montgomery. And while my Republican colleagues and I have made important progress over the past four years in reforming the way our state government operates, the job is not yet finished, and I am determined to see it completed on my watch.”
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A sports complex would be big for our local economy

January 6, 2017

By House Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

Etowah County has produced a lot of great athletes over the years, including several NFL players like Dre Kirkpatrick and Carnell “Cadillac” Williams. In November, the “Lady Fusion 03” soccer team won the state championship in the U13 division.

We have a proud sports tradition here, and now more than ever we need a sports complex to accommodate these teams. Whether its you soccer like our state champion Lady Fusion team (soccer is the fastest growing sport in the country) or travel ball and little league baseball and softball teams, there is a significant need for a sports complex. Read More

Foundation for Moral Law Condemns Georgia Governor’s Veto of Religious Freedom Bill

March 29, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, March 28, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) vetoed Georgia House Bill 757.

The Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law condemned the decision by Gov. Deal. Deal was pressured to veto the bill by many members of the corporate community including Coke, Disney, and the NFL.

Foundation President Kayla Moore said in a statement, “It is bad enough that these corporations have put their weight behind same-sex marriage. But when Georgia’s governor caves to the radical gay agenda by vetoing a bill that does nothing more than protect the religious freedom of those who have sincere religious objections to same-sex marriage, we must ask whose interests he truly represents: the people of Georgia or those of the corporations who showed themselves as enemies of religious freedom and traditional values.”
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