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Repeal 17th Amendment & direct election of senators

In Moore's June 2011 appearance on a radio talk show, one of the hosts says he would like to see an amendment that would void all the amendments after the Tenth. "That would eliminate many problems," Moore replied. "You know people don't understand how some of these amendments have completely tried to wreck the form of government that our forefathers intended."

Moore cited the 17th Amendment, which calls for the direct election of senators by voters rather than state legislatures, as one he particularly found troublesome.

Moore's campaign spokesman told CNN's KFile that Moore does not believe all amendments after the Tenth should be eliminated. "Judge Moore has expressed concern, as many other conservatives have, that the historical trend since the ratification of the Bill of Rights has been for federal empowerment over state empowerment."

Source: CNN on 2017 Alabama Senate race , Dec 11, 2017

Presidents should show birth certificates; question Obama's

Roy Moore has cast doubt on former President Barack Obama's citizenship repeatedly and as recently as December 2016, fueling the debunked "birther" movement that sought to delegitimize Obama's presidency.

Moore, who started questioning the legitimacy of Obama's citizenship back in 2008, last year told a meeting of the Constitution Party that he personally did not believe Obama was a natural-born citizen: "My opinion is, there is a big question about that," Moore said when asked how he defines natural-born citizen as it relates to qualifications for president. Moore's comments came three months after then-Republican nominee Donald Trump conceded that Obama was born in the US after pushing the racially charged birther conspiracy for years.

In 2013, Moore dissented in an Alabama Supreme Court case closely tied to the birther conspiracy, writing that the state should "investigate the qualifications of those candidates who appeared on the 2012 general-election ballot."

Source: CNN.com coverage of 2017 Alabama Senate race , Aug 22, 2017

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