By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Saturday, August 26, 2017, Alabama Attorney General candidate Sam McLure spoke to the Alabama Constitution Party at their summer meeting in Prattville’s Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant at Bass Pro Shop.
McLure said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act. (Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German pastor and theologian who was killed in 1945 for opposing Nazi Germany). If you are not willing to die for your political beliefs then get another hobby. Thievery and murder are the order of the day. Tyranny is not the greatest enemy of freedom, apathy is. I long for the day when Alabamians are more concerned about being on the wrong side of eternity rather than being on the wrong side of history.”
McLure referenced the Mel Gibson movie: “Braveheart” in which William Wallace leads Scottish rebels in a grassroots movement for freedom.
McLure said that he would die to protect his neighbor from murder, to protect his neighbor from theft, and to protect religious liberty. “We have to fight like our lives depend on it, because our neighbors’ children’s lives do depend on it.”
The conservative adoption attorney has submitted several opinion pieces to the Alabama Political Reporter.
“McLure said that for a politician to say that he is Pro-Life but that he can do nothing about abortions because Roe v. Wade is the law of the land is a farce and a cop out. We have been manipulated by politicians who claim they are Pro-Life but don’t do anything about it. The Roe versus Wade ruling barred the State from protecting the lives of children.”
McLure denounced Gloria Grey, who he said “makes $2 million a year to convince parents to kill their children. She owns the abortion clinic in Tuscaloosa. Since Roe v. Wade in 1972, over 500,000 Alabama children have been killed by abortion, 16 a day.” The adoption attorney in his first run for office, said that if a Pro-Life Governor, backed by a Pro-Life Attorney General and Legislature shut down abortion in the State, there is nothing anyone could do to stop it. “Sure Judge Myron Thompson would rule it unconstitutional but who would enforce it? Would President Trump intervene with troops? I don’t think so. They could cut off Federal funding,” but McLure doubted that they would. “The Second Amendment provides ‘for a well regulated militia.’ Where is Alabama’s militia? The armed people of Alabama are the militia and they would prevent a Federal officer from moving against a Pro-Life Alabama Governor who ended abortion in the State. You must be willing to die for your political beliefs and to protect your neighbor’s lives.”
McLure was one of the attorneys involved in the same sex marriage case representing API (the Alabama Policy Institute) and the State of Alabama in a fight against what he called an over reach by the Federal government.
McLure said that, “Apathy is the greatest enemy of freedom because we love our bread and circuses, more than what really matters. I love college football but it is a distraction. I am willing to give up my Netflix, I am willing to give up my hunting trip, I am willing to give up my football tickets. We should be willing to lay down our purse, lay down our blood, our prestige, our personal wealth for our political beliefs. I am talking real crazy here? No, I am not. I am talking the Constitution here.”
Chess Bedsole, Alice Martin, and Steve Marshall are also seeking the Republican nomination for Attorney General.