Senate candidate Arnold Mooney was in Vestavia Hills on Saturday to address the Mid-Alabama Republican Club. Mooney is a state representative in Indian Springs and a commercial real estate broker.
“I am running because of our children and grandchildren,” Rep. Mooney said. “The legacy we leave our children and grandchildren is not good if we leave them a nation that is not free.”
Mooney said that he and his wife, “Have three grown children and eight grandchildren.”
“Our kids have less opportunity than we had and a child born today has even less opportunity,” Mooney stated, “We are facing an onslaught against our Constitution that is unprecedented in the history of our country.”
“We have got to protect that constitution,” Mooney stated. “I believe in supporting life from conception from conception to natural death.”
“Illegal immigration is illegal immigration; legal immigration is legal immigration; I think that is very simple and doesn’t take a dictionary to understand,” Mooney said. “Chain immigration is a problem. Immigration need to be merit based.”
“I support term limits,” Mooney said. Eighty percent believe in some form of term limits.
“I grew up in Montgomery and went to public schools,” Mooney said. “My Dad taught me to do the right thing.”
Mooney said that he has been in state government for five years.
While in Montgomery there was an effort to put the right to work in our state Constitution.
“You voted for it overwhelmingly,” Mooney said. “I was the House sponsor.”
Mooney said that he supported Alabama’s ban on most abortion; which he called a “Direct assault on Roe v. Wade.”
“That is not a law,” Mooney said. It is a court ruling. “The court does not have the right to tell us what to do when it is not given to them by the Constitution. This bill was designed to be a rifle shot at Roe v. Wade.”
Mooney defended the decision not to include a rape exception in the ban saying that as a ball coach he met a small girl who was always at the ball field as her brother played with Mooney’s son. He eventually got to know the family and found out that both the boy and the girl were adopted. In the case of the girl she was a product of rape. “That young lady will have her own child later this year. It changed my perception. Over sixty million lives are gone from abortion. It is not a matter of if Roe v. Wade is overturned but when.”
If elected to the U.S. Senate, Mooney promised: “I will stand up and say no,” when party leaders want to do something that is not constitutional or does not reflect the will of conservative voters. “I have done it in Montgomery.”
Mooney said that his foundational values and principles that we stand for are found in the Preamble to the Constitution.
“I am not a career politician,” Mooney said. “I support term limits.”
“There are a ton of things going on in this country that frankly the federal government has no business being a part of,” Mooney said.
“Billions and billions of dollars are being lost on the southern border,” Mooney said. “We are on track to $250 billion in all sorts of stuff that we are giving illegal immigrants. Nobody is paying any attention to the costs that are there.”
“We have revenue,” Mooney said answering a question on the national debt. “We don’t have a funding problem; we have a spending problem. We are going to die under the weight of the interest on the debt currently.”
Mooney said that President Trump, “Has grown our economy. He needs a rock ribbed conservative there to support him and Doug Jones is not that guy.”
“We as a nation are in our third century,” Mooney said. “God put this nation on this continent for a reason.”
“Our nation was founded on Godly principles,” Mooney stated. “We have got to return to the foundation of our nation.”
“I will be the same God loving patriotic Alabamian that I am now when I walk in the Senate and when I walk out,” Mooney promised.
“We have got to get rid of Doug Jones,” Mooney said. “He represents everything that we do not stand for.”
MARC meets on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Vestavia Hills Public Library. Former State Representative Paul DeMarco, R-Homewood, is the President of MARC.
The major party primaries will be on November 3.