by Karen Topakian
Today is opening day at the first Tea Party Convention in Nashville, TN. We all know that Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker. But she’s not the only one commanding an audience. The line up also includes Judge Roy Moore and former member of Congress Tom Tancredo.
To refresh your memory, here’s a brief bio on these two gentlemen.
According to the Foundation for Moral Law’s website where he serves as the President, Honorable Roy Moore “…served until his election as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000. In 2003, Chief Justice Moore was removed from his position for standing up for the inalienable right to acknowledge God.”
CNN reports that Alabama’s judicial ethics panel removed him from office for defying a federal judge’s order to move a Ten Commandments monument from the state Supreme Court building. And not just any monument. But 2.6 tons of granite that was delivered at 9 p.m. He wasn’t sneaking it in after hours. The truck delivering it had broken down, says the Foundation for Moral Law’s website.
Judge Moore is running this year for Governor of Alabama.
Tom Tancredo, representing Colorado’s 6th Congressional District from 1999 until 2009, staked his political future on opposing mass immigration. “Focusing on the ills of the illegal alien invasion,” so says his website Tancredo.org. He is the grandson of Italian immigrants.
He voted against the renewal of the Voting Rights Act. But is in favor of legalizing marijuana.
He currently serves as honorary chairman of Youth for Western Civilization.