posted on Jun, 22 2008 @ 09:24 AM
I think it's pretty. It IS round, like the Presidential Seal, and there's that eagle on it that I have seen everywhere... but anyone who can see can
tell the clear differences. He's not trying to pass himself off as president or anything. I mean... y'all know the election's not till November,
What I DO notice is that the anti-Obama camp is just on the edge of their seats waiting to see the next thing Obama does so they can hype up the drama
by putting their negative spin on it and spread the word that he's doing something bad again!
He has a pretty blue circle in front of him!
Run for your life!
But no, this circle does not frighten me. Nor does it to convey a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States
to me. But that's just me. Let's see what the code says:
(a) Whoever knowingly displays any printed or other likeness of the great seal of the United States, or of the seals of the President or the
Vice President of the United States... for the purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false
impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States ...
I do not think this blue seal can be interpreted by a reasonable
person to be a copy (likeness) of the presidential seal OR to be representing
sponsorship or approval by the government.
But that's just me. I actually think it's pretty unreasonable to think that this blue seal with Obama's logo in the middle and his name all over it
is meant to be a copy or likeness of the presidential seal.
What does Merriam/Webster say about "likeness"?
1 : copy, portrait
2 : appearance, semblance
3 : the quality or state of being like : resemblance
synonyms: likeness, similarity, resemblance, similitude, analogy mean agreement or correspondence in details. likeness implies a closer
correspondence than similarity which often implies that things are merely somewhat alike
So, I guess it SOMEWHAT looks like the Presidential seal in some ways... It's round with an eagle on it... but I would definitely not call it a
"likeness" of anything. Except a circle.
And yet again, some innocent behavior, word or action is blown TOTALLY out of proportion and dramatized to the extreme in an attempt to slander