Roy Moore: NFL Protesters Are Breaking The Law

TIME Magazine reports:

Senate candidate Roy Moore believes that professional athletes who take a knee during the national anthem are breaking the law.

In an interview with TIME magazine, the Alabama Republican argued that NFL players and others who have protested police violence are violating a section of the U.S. code which outlines how people should conduct themselves when the anthem is played.

(The code merely outlines proper etiquette, and there are no legal penalties outlined in the law.)

“It’s against the law, you know that?” he said. “It was a act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart. That’s the law.” “If they didn’t have it in there, it would just be tradition. But this is law,” he said. “If we disobey this, what else are we going to disobey?

Even right wingers are mocking Moore on this.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Your son Caleb Moore broke the laws 9 times!!!!!

    • matrem

      “Those laws don’t apply to Christians.” – Roy Moore.

      • bambinoitaliano

        If his son is black and a stranger, he would have shot him dead.

        • matrem

          If his son is black, he would have denied paternity.

        • Tawreos

          Only if his wife would loan him her gun.

          • bambinoitaliano

            I figure he is the old fashion kind that uses rope and a tree in his backyard.

    • Tulle Christensen

      No, he got caught 9 times. I am sure he broke the law countless times

      • bambinoitaliano

        The 9 times he can’t refute.

        • William

          “Youthful indiscretions”.

    • Lazycrockett

      But Caleb isnt black.

      • bambinoitaliano

        I’m sure his black and blue marks left by daddy have faded.

    • FAEN

      IOKIYAR remember.

    • Xuuths

      Doesn’t the bible say he should be killed by his parents for such disrespect and law breaking?

      • FAEN

        Should we bring rocks for the stoning?

      • bambinoitaliano

        I have no doubt he would too if he can get away with it. But he has options for now.

    • kaydenpat

      Thank you!! He has a nerve.

    • David Walker

      Yes, but at least they weren’t unpatriotic, un-Murkin laws.

  • matrem

    “Hey, he knows nothing, just like me! But don’t you dare call me an idiot, snowflake!” – Moore supporters

  • Rob Spangler

    Complete and utter con artist keeping his bigot base riled up.

    • Steverino

      Con artist: abbreviation for “conservative artist.”

  • Tatonka

    The authoritarian core of the Republican party ought to be terrifying to every living American.

    • Jmdintpa

      They long for that as we have seen. They always have. Either its some religious figure that loves you so much he is going to sentence you to burn for eternity if you get out of line to Putin. They need strong male dominance to feel happy. And yes they need it in a very latent homo way…

      • Tatonka

        qft. There are far healthier outlets for a latent desire to be tied up and spanked by a burly man in a uniform.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        Mother always said, better latent than never….my desires were unambiguous.

      • Ranger One

        There is something sexed-up about their willingness to court, flatter and go on their knees for these white male ass-fucks. Putin, Trump. If they are white males, these people just swoon. Electing them, supporting them. Strange.

    • watchthewingnuts

      Except for the fact that the people who are enabling the authoritarianism WANT an authoritarian/theocratic government in place… because it empowers every hateful, racist, homophobic, christo-centric belief they maintain. Plus the fact that many of them are too stupid to understand the freedoms they’re so willingly giving up.

      • FAEN

        Which I think is scarier.

        • David Walker

          By far. Willful ignorance. No curiosity. Terrified of education. When I’m feeling charitable toward these dumb fucks (which seems to be less and less with each passing day), I can’t imagine resenting education. How can anyone be incurious? And then someone advocates for creationism to be taught in a science class or a school board removes “To Kill a Mockingbird” from an 8th grade reading list because some people were “uncomfortable” reading it and it all comes back to me…it’s much easier to listen than read, much easier to watch TV than to explore. And the blood pressure rises to its customary high level.

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      • Tom Mears

        What they want is to go back in time to the days when momma and daddy told them what to do. They want to be the good child again and watch daddy whup their brother/sister for misbehaving.

    • kaydenpat

      It is.

    • Steverino

      It is to at least two-thirds of Americans, anyway.

    • Lawerence Collins
    • ColdCountry

      No, no! It’s OK as long as they agree with those in power.

    • Kruhn

      Hey Roy! Read the Constitution.

      Congress shall make no law abridging the right to peacefully assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances…”

      Those stadiums are paid with taxes, so no, sir. The NFL players’ are on the right!

      I guess, sir you weren’t paying attention when they were teaching constitutional law in law school.

  • Jmdintpa

    Under his eye.

    • William

      Blessed be the fruit.

    • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

      May the Lord open.

  • Roy Moore is REALLY unclear as to what is and isn’t law.

    • FAEN

      That’s what passes as a Judge in Alafuckingbama.

  • fastlanestranger

    My name is Roy Moore and I am an idiot.
    Hi Roy!

  • safari

    How did this man get a law license?

    • Jefe5084

      Alabama school of law. White. Male.

  • Thorn Spike

    Judge who actually broke the law is ignorant of citizens’ 1st Amendment rights.

    • William

      Former judge. Removed judge.

      • safari

        Twice.

        • FAEN

          And unfortunately soon to be a Senator. Jeebus it’s not even 13:00 and I need a fucking drink.

          • Karl Dubhe

            It’s 11 am, close enough.

            Must be past 5 pm somewhere. 🙂

          • ChrisMorley

            British clocks are your friend. It’s 6pm here.

          • FAEN

            LOL-now I need to go get a vodka/tonic.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    How does he have a license to practice law when he is 100% wrong all the fucking time?

    • DreadPikathulhu

      Because his supporters are pig-ignorant rednecks.

    • The_Wretched

      Christian privilege. non-xtians would have been out a long time ago.

    • Gerry Fisher

      “Ohhhh, that boy is just *spirited*, is all!”

  • safari

    Fox News reported he is tied with his dem opponent yesterday.

    • juanjo54

      we can only hope that is accurate and the dems pull off an upset.. Wouldn’t that put a burr in Trumple Thinskin’s butt. First he endorses the guy who loses to this jackass and then when he endorses the jackass, the jackass loses.

      • Karl Dubhe

        The R’s would start impeachment proceedings the day after Moore lost. I’d bet on it. Not much, but I’d bet.

  • William

    Imagine a police state controlled by Emily Post.

    • safari

      I’m waiting for one run by Mother.

      • PickyPecker

        Is it manditory that we capitalize mother?

        • safari

          Not yet. But, I do it to distinguish who we are talking about.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Yep! He’s the Mother of all mothers.

        • Jefe5084

          If it’s in reference to Pence’s wife, probably. OR you can write it in spooky script.

    • CanuckDon

      Six months for using the wrong fork!

      • William

        Six months hard labor in the doily mines.

    • greenmanTN

      Emily Post on how to eat spaghetti. (No kidding)

      https://youtu.be/HAPcnZAJanE#t=05m24s

  • Lazycrockett

    Fucking idiot.

  • HZ81

    I think Regan MacNeil said it best, Roy—Let Jesus fuck you!

  • Bluto
  • Frankie Hoskins

    What about when he was suppose to uphold the law and didn’t – oh, I forgot these type of christians are above the law themselves.

  • Natty Enquirer

    We are always grateful for legal advice from the “justice” who was removed twice from the bench.

  • Ninja0980

    The fact this man was elected as a judge twice and is likely to be the next Senator from Alabama should scare the hell out of all of us.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Why? Doesn’t tell me anything about the state that I didn’t already know.

  • watchthewingnuts
    • CanuckDon

      lol….this is Jessica’s facial expression at the end of every episode.

      • Treant

        Internally, she’s rejoicing that she got away with murder…again…and is already planning her next crime.

        • Megrim Twist

          It’s true! I mean, after all, she did write it!

      • Adam King

        You’d look like that too if your town had the murder rate hers did.

      • Natty Enquirer

        So much autopilot acting. But she made her retirement goal.

    • David Walker

      Remember “If you see Jessica Fletcher, run like hell because SOMEbody is about to die”?

  • TrueWords

    These are some of the crimes some NFL players have committed but kneeling is not on the list and will never will be…

    http://www.besttickets.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Main-Table.png

    • Bad Tom

      Wait.
      Window Tint Violations?!?
      THOSE MONSTERS!!!

    • boatboy_srq

      “window tint violation”? Even the cars are too Blah.

  • Snarkaholic

    Every man is also supposed to remove his hat or cap…how many fans in the stands are failing to do so?

  • bkmn

    This is why he does not want to debate his Democratic challenger, Doug Jones.

  • FAEN

    Fuck you asshole.

    DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC.

  • bambinoitaliano

    A failed authority who can’t even get his authority as a father at home respected wanting to represents the people of the state.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd41902b8c00d9530272c6d675c95a2f371f2677cb628ea961df546758e41f71.gif

    • Lazycrockett

      I’m sorry those look like twizzlers.

      • Karl Dubhe

        That’s totally awesome though.

        Wish I could get away with that… But I’d need hair up there. 🙂

        • greenmanTN

          That’s why god made hot glue. 😁

        • Adam King

          That’s why God gave us wigs and hair extensions.

        • Megrim Twist

          Wigs are fun!

  • Howard Roark
  • Lars Littlefield

    Moore is overdue for a massive stroke.

  • Blake Mason

    News out of Bermuda…:Preserve Marriage deputy chairman Gary Simons’s future at the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship is in doubt after an emergency meeting last night.

    Accusations of an extra marital affair with a male associate pastor…

    http://www.royalgazette.com/news/article/20171018/mystery-over-simons-at-cornerstone

  • kaydenpat

    Fascist.

  • safari
    • Treant

      Yes, of course he is. But it’s certainly fun to watch the cracks deepen.

    • ByronK

      Are lice itchy?

  • JWC

    I have for years thought roy moore a waste of time but never as much as i do now

  • Bob Conti

    A disgraced justice who (1) doesn’t understand what “should”: means in statutory construction and (2) doesn’t understand the constraints by the First Amendment on forced adoption of government speech has no business doing anything other than asking whether they want fries with that burger.

  • anne marie in philly

    FIRST AMENDMENT, you fucking h8er!

  • MoeLarryAndJesus

    He makes that same face when he has a sheep’s butt all buttered and hunched up.

  • sfjohn

    NO you stupid inbred ignorant racist POS they are not!!

  • safari
    • ByronK

      Great, one more child of the corn in government.

    • William

      Is he another dullard?

  • Ken M

    He’s tied with his opposition. Didn’t get enough money from his “base.” So speak in small, easy to twist sentences, and get their votes that way instead. I can see the Senators on the Hill rolling their eyes already at his foolery.

  • Friday

    Christianists think they don’t need to be competent at their jobs cause they think everything means whatever they want it to mean at the moment.

  • Barry William Teske

    Oh look!
    Othering 101.
    Disobey?
    Indeed Mr. Moore.
    Indeed.

  • Christ. What an asshole.

  • Halou

    “If we disobey this, what else are we going to disobey?”

    Ethics regulations. Financial crimes regulations. The don’t-commit-treason law. Anti-nepotism rules. The Civil Rights Act. The first amendment. I’m sure I could go on all day.

  • No wonder this unrepentant bigot was removed twice from the Alabama Supreme Court bench.

  • Leo

    OT. Apparently I missed a good skull dragging of Sessions earlier by Whitehouse, Durbin and Franken. Damn. Will catch up later.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Gee, maybe he’s fucking nuts.

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/swin24/status/920676136425787397
    Good point about the Republican party.

    • Treant

      Obviously, they don’t want to. I’m hopeful, but not certain, that the voters will send them a message in November, and again in November of 2018. While that will influence local and state governments in 2017, it has to wait to really hit the Feds–and it won’t shift the Senate.

      • Brian Burleson

        Personally, I think that you are far more hopefull than I. I think that tRump will be with us for a while. Too many people are blinding themselves to the fact that they will use any and everything available to assure that. #Sad #LockHimUp #LifetimeCriminal

        • Treant

          I’m always willing to listen to a cynical voice; it helps prepare for the worst. 🙂

    • I say something like this almost daily.

      The Republican leadership—Ryan, McConnell—could end this nightmare almost instantly if they wanted to. Clearly, they do not want to. Therefore they’re complicit.

      And in a way that’s even worse than Trump, because it’s clear they’d have no problem with THEIR guy being a fascist authoritarian if he was just better at doing it and not quite so insane.

    • Taylor Bixler

      This. Trump is a symptom of a much more pervasive disease.

  • Halou

    “We are a nation of laws”
    Unless those laws happen to be applied to us dominionist christians, then it is burdensome judicial tyranny that every “true” American has a duty to defy.

  • 2patricius2

    He should know something about the law. He has been breaking it for years. Unfortunately, though he was a judge, he seems not to have a clue.

  • Ken M
    • Brian Burleson

      I am so “borrowing” this.

  • Rex

    These “rule of law” guys sure don’t understand the rule of law.

    • William

      Rules are for other people.

      • boatboy_srq

        So are laws, apparently.

  • ChrisMorley

    OT

    ‘French Aids drama BPM shows Hollywood how to capture gay history
    – The Oscar-buzzed film is refreshingly queer, filled with an authenticity that sanitised disappointments such as Dallas Buyers Club and Stonewall still fail to include’

    https://youtu.be/z4_79dnJeNU

    What’s new, you ask?
    Campillo’s film isn’t just a gay film, but an explicitly, ebulliently queer one, shot through not just with righteous political anger and equal-opportunity compassion, but joyous, unabashed carnality.
    BPM’s multiple frank sex scenes aren’t there for illustration or titillation. Look to a scene late in the film, shared by the passionate lovers at the film’s centre in the seemingly sexless environs of a hospital ward: never has the simple act of an illicit handjob been portrayed on screen as such an intense act of mutual caring and desire. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/18/bpm-hollywood-gay-history

    BPM is released in US cinemas on 20 October and in the UK at a later date

    • Barry William Teske

      Thank you.

  • shellback

    Fancy you talking about laws. That’s just too rich.

  • Texpat

    Doesn’t the Bible say thou shalt not steal? Didn’t Roy Moore loot a charity?

    • boatboy_srq

      There are also those “something something kill” and “something something false witness” passages.

      If only there were some stone tablets or granite marker or something on the courthouse grounds Moore could have used as a reference.

  • nipper

    No its not. Its really not. Read the “flag code” asshole.

  • JWC

    The Constitutiom is apparently up to GOP intereptation as to how it fits a current situation

  • Taylor Bixler
  • Talisman

    Go back to law school.

  • GanymedeRenard
    • KarenAtFOH

      “They’re singing to meeeeeeeeee!!!!!”

    • -M-

      Lock him up!

  • TexasBoy

    Oh, Roy, the Supreme Court has disagreed with you since 1943.

  • worstcultever

    Doug Jones can win this race, people.

    1 – It’s only October – election is in December. Moore has a bunch more weeks to embarrass himself way beyond even this, and shirley will.

    2- Moore is like Dumpy – cult of hardcore deplorable support with a big media megaphone. But grownups – even reliable puke voters – are getting sick of the clownshow. Will they bother to turn out for Moore?

    3 – Jones is campaigning his ass off all over the state, and impressively. The momentum right now is with Jones, not Moore.

    IT. COULD. HAPPEN.

    • Helen Damnation™

      You seriously underestimate the stupidity of Alabama voters.

  • MB
  • Len Ricci

    He’s a fine one to talk about breaking the law… he’s done it so many times himself… and yet the bammers keep putting his ass in another office.

  • LovesIrony

    Caleb ?

  • Frostbite

    Just like drug laws, right? Everyone should obey those. Especially the 9th, 10th time, right?

  • JT

    This is what happens when you elect an illiterate redneck to office.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Take the hint you old, rancid fucker….

    https://twitter.com/sirlthr69/status/920715232091279362

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Stephanie Stevens

      That poll’s an outlier. It doesn’t screen for likely or registered votes. It’s what one would expect from a Faux poll.

  • Taylor

    How can a former state Supreme Court Justice, so blatantly misread a civil code.

    It’s mind boggling that he’s allowed outdoors without a keeper.

  • Hank

    “It’s against the law, you know that?” he said. “It was a act of Congress that every man stand and put their hand over their heart. That’s the law.” “If they didn’t have it in there, it would just be tradition. But this is law,”

    Moore said WHAT????

  • ETownCanuck

    I just find it amusing that they are so truly delusional, they think that “others” will be the only people impacted if they actually get their way. If you enshrine religious beliefs into law…Christianity AIN’T the only religion out there..nor will it ever be recognized as such.

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    And this is the guy Alabamans will send to the federal government. And they see no problem with this

  • rednekokie

    Maybe in al-Abama that’s true — but the rest of the country would laugh at that.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I thought that it’s been firmly established already given past events that Roy Moore does not have an understanding of the law.

    • Gianni

      Neither does Donnie and he became President.

  • wds

    Of course, the “law enforcer” Moore has nothing to say about this viral photograph … And I’m assuming most of Dolt45’s base have NO problem with this Jet’s fan either … [BTW I noticed that this “patriot” is drinking his beer with a straw … awww] https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/24db14beb60019907e978c635345df65505f2ae25083d33c5d3a60ba87a11023.jpg ROFLMFAO

  • -M-

    They’re not.

    Moore’s legal theory seems to be that he can declare anything that vaguely supports what he wants as the supreme law of the land.

    The flag code isn’t a law, even if it was the first amendment would override it and the Supreme Court of the United States has already ruled on that.

  • JCF
  • Ewell Knévanneaux

    Unfortunately, Roy Moore isn’t the only judge in need of factual understanding:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/18/opinion/supreme-court-justices-factcheckers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

    Roberts, Thomas, and Alito routinely misinterpret, misapply, and misuse “selected” statistics to offer a patina of objectivity to their partisan skewed decisions and opinions.

    Roberts’ opinion in Shelby County was so off-base, that it raises the question of whether it’s the justices’ understanding or their integrity that is flawed. His scurrilous assertion that minority voters no longer faced voting obstacles exposed didn’t even require statistical understanding. Any HONEST observer understands that discrimination, voter intimidation and institutional dishonesty ALL impede the voting rights of minorities. No need to rely on Roberts’ snide “gobbledygook” jibe on one hand while he cynically manipulates gerrymandered voting districts on the other.

    This country is well and truly fucked.

  • Gianni

    Is this a demonstration of this man’s legal acumen? No wonder he was able to be elected an Alabama Supreme Court justice. One can only hope that his Dem opponent seizes on everything this jerkoff has ever said about laws and the legal system that is totally wrong and vomits it up at every public speaking opportunity. Roy is truly Trump’s type of guy. It’s really interesting how doofus here has made up a federal law yet did all he could to ignore the SCOTUS legal interpretation of constitutional law that gave us equal marital rights. Seems it’s a case of whatever he can dream up or disregard and that’s that.

  • ted-

    Another asshole I’m waiting for god to collect back to heaven. Just anywhere than here.

  • Eddie Besketti

    it’s true – Moore is less.

  • Anthony Brancato

    Moore is right: In 1919, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that the right to free speech under the First Amendment does not include the right to shout “Fire!” in a crowded theater, as Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. wrote for the unanimous majority. The case, Schenck v. United States, involved a man who was distributing leaflets encouraging young men to evade the draft during World War I – which is pretty comparable to what Colin Kaepernick and the others are doing here.