On Saturday, the Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee met and voted in favor of a resolution praising the U.S. Supreme Court and its new conservative majority for recent landmark decisions on abortion, religious liberty, limiting executive branch rulemaking authority, and gun rights.

The resolution was introduced by former State Rep. Perry O Hooper Jr. (R-Montgomery) and Jeana Boggs of Tallapoosa County.

“This resolution commends the United States Supreme Court for an unprecedented session in strengthening our rights, individual liberties, and freedom to practice our religion,” Hooper said, citing the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling in particular.

The resolution reads:” ”President Donald J Trump appointed, and the Republican Controlled Senate confirmed three conservative constitutionalist Justices to the Supreme Court; and WHEREAS, Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Barrett joined Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas to form a true principled conservative majority on the Supreme Court with the backbone to stand up to constant criticism and harassment from the left-wing Democratic Party and the mainstream media and make constitutionally sound rulings; and WHEREAS, The Court in its ruling in a Maine case, Carson vs Makin, strengthened parents’ school choice rights including the right to choose a religious affiliated school on the same basis as a secular school; and WHEREAS, In New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs Bruen, The Court affirmed the 2nd Amendment gives citizens the right to bear as well as keep arms in its ruling against the State of New York and its onerous requirements for a concealed carry permit; and WHEREAS, The Supreme Court struck a blow for religious freedom in its ruling in Kennedy vs Bremerton School District where it ruled that a high school football coach could conduct a voluntary prayer for both teams on the 50-yard line; and WHEREAS, In the Dobbs vs Jackson Woman’s Health Organization ruling, The Supreme Court overturned 50 years of bad precedent in sending the abortion debate back to the states where it belongs saving millions of future lives.

“THEREFORE, Be it resolved that the Alabama Republican Executive Committee commends the Supreme Court for its unprecedented session in strengthening our rights, individual liberties, and freedom to practice our religion."

The members of the executive committee approved that resolution with the support of 89% of the voting members.

Prior to the Supreme Court resolution, Alabama Republican National Committeeman Paul Reynolds introduced a resolution condemning the FBI raid on President Donald J. Trump’s home at Mar-O-Lago, Florida and announced that the Alabama GOP stands with President Trump. That resolution also passed.  

The Executive Committee passed four resolutions that were recommended by the Resolutions Committee chaired by Cleve Pool. These included:

  • Honoring Joan Reynolds and the Mighty Alabama Strike Force Volunteers for their work in campaigning for Republicans in other states during major elections. “We have one goal and that is to win this election and one vision and that is to restore America,” Joan Reynolds said.

  • Supporting lowering the cost of adoption

  • Urging that the state facilitate inmates receiving GEDs and/or technical training before they are released from prison.

  • Honoring the late Austin Rainwater

  • Urging that the Legislature pass party registration so that there will be closed primaries well in advance of the 2024 Republican primary.

The 440-member Alabama Republican Party Executive Committee meets twice annually to update the bylaws, select officers, and pass resolutions. Alabama has the largest state executive committee in the country.

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