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Florida Attorney General Wows Attendees at Lincoln Dinner

Florida Attorney General Wows Attendees at Lincoln Dinner

By Pastor Doug Stauffer
Faith Independent Baptist Church
Journalist for Bay Life Newspaper
September 2022--Article 26 (2022-09-026)

After a decade of serving on the judicial bench, Ashley Moody had to resign to run for Attorney General. She understood the sacrifice it would take, but her love for Florida and Floridians propelled her to make such a sacrifice.

Four years ago, the people of the state of Florida elected Ashley Moody to serve as the state's Attorney General. She considers being the state's Top Cop the most incredible honor by Florida citizens. General Moody is a fifth-generation Floridian and has never been more proud to be from Florida than now. One of her top goals is to keep fighting hard to keep Florida, Florida.

She recently spoke at the Lincoln Dinner in Ft. Walton Beach, so she drew upon the sentiments attributed to the 16th President: "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." She discussed the challenges faced over the last two years as the Federal government has disregarded our laws and trampled our rights. The states agreed to be a part of this Union by Constitutionally ceding only limited power to the federal government. She vowed to protect our communities by protecting our sovereignty—the sovereignty of all Florida citizens.

The border crisis greatly concerns General Moody. She believes in backing sheriffs and police departments by enforcing the laws, especially concerning those entering our country illegally and choosing to reside in Florida. We cannot allow a breakdown in law and order caused by unvetted illegal immigration. Drugs like fentanyl are crossing our open borders in record numbers, causing mass overdoses. She said the amount of fentanyl seized in the last two years alone is sufficient to kill the entire population of this country ten times over. Yet, the amount seized is a small fraction of that entering through open borders. Fentanyl is a chemical intended to harm the masses and is the number one killer of adults aged 18-45. She has urged the President to classify illicit fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction to enable a coordinated and uniform response.

The "Women for Moody" groups (with men too) are springing up all over the state, especially with the Federated Women's clubs. Her message resonates with mothers because, as she stated, she is a mom first. She said her heart breaks watching parents lose children because they are targeted on social media with counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl. Her message resonated with everyone when she claimed the designation by her foes and friends of fighting like a "junkyard dog." Societal breakdowns mean that her job is progressively more challenging every day. State attorneys with radical agendas are not elected to enforce laws selectively, so they must choose between doing their job or finding another.

Her husband, Justin, is a career law enforcement officer. He, too, believes in the conservative fight. Florida remains attractive because we value faith, freedom and family with a limited government. She and her husband believe that her continued service at this time in our nation's history is essential to continue the progress already made. She respects and admires those who make the selfless decision to put on a badge, a gun, and a bullet-proof vest. We must use the opportunities that God has given us by proactively and positively influencing the lives of others.

 Liberal publications often criticize this administration, yet the attacks are considered a badge of honor. Ashley is the first mother in an elected cabinet member position with young children at home in school. She quips that others say you cannot call yourself a "mom" anymore, but she's a proud mom and proud to be the top attorney in the Free State of Florida. General Moody said, "I get called many names, but my favorite is mom."

 Read the newspaper (page 12)

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