CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS OF ALABAMA
More info on Amendment 2
Amendment 2, had it passed could have cost the average middle class taxpayer a thousand dollars a year. Under the guise of removing old segregation language from the state constitution, this proposed constitutional amendment would have guaranteed every child the right to an education. If a judge deemed that education for each child was not adequate, the judge could order massive tax increases. Judge Gene Reece did just that on that specific logic. Fortunately, this judge ordered tax increase was overturned by Chief Justice Roy Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court. Had Amendment 2 had passed, the legal language allowing judges to order tax increases would have been restored. Judge Roy Moore took on the liberal establishment, the AEA Education Lobby, and the liberal news media. The people believed Judge Moore over the liberal establishment in November 2004.
The liberals in 2005 almost got Amendment 2 passed in the Alabama Legislature. It is expected to be back again.
A news article on Amendment 2 http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=2453791
Judge Roy Moore comments on Amendment 2:
But the amendment on the Nov. 2 vote has opponents, including former Chief Justice Roy Moore, suspicious of possible hidden agenda: a huge tax increase.
"This is the most deceptive piece of legislation I have ever seen, and it is simply a fraud on the people of Alabama," Moore said.
But in Moore's view, the proposed change is an attempt to get around a 2002 state Supreme Court decision that shot down a massive school spending plan that was supposed to implement Reese's order. The plan would have required an estimated $1.7 billion in new taxes. In that decision, Moore wrote a separate opinion saying Reese lacked the authority for his 1993 decision.
Moore said the proposed constitutional amendment is "a classic example of bait and switch," with the focus now on school funding rather than Jim Crow language.
"Proponents of Amendment Two have misled the people to believe that the amendment is about race and education when it is really about taxes," he said.
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