When you hear politicians speak of “family values”, remember what they’re trying to hide in that phrase:
Almost 52 years ago Gov. George Wallace made his infamous stand in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama to block two black students from registering for classes.
It was really all for show. Wallace knew he had no authority to stop the students. The federal courts had ruled that the time had come to integrate UA and to back up that order President John F. Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard to make sure the law was enforced and the peace maintained.
Still Wallace continued. He got his moment. Cameras captured it for front pages across the nation. TV broadcast it around the world painting Alabama as an intolerant place.
It is still an image we fight.
Hard words, indeed, from Charles J. Dean, political reporter for Alabama Media Group.
For many, we need not say more; for others, though, it should be enough to note that Christians supremacist Roy Moore is up to his regular, hateful antics.