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Originally posted by avatard
The media tries to make everyone sound crazy// because Obama didnt do what all of the other presidents do ,SHOW YOUR DAMN BIRTH CERTIFICATE....call me "birther" "tin foil hat guy" "racist"
The media tries to make everyone sound crazy
But when the president says he does not have to answer the questions of a court that is acting in accordance with its legal authority, then we have a problem that goes well beyond politics and enters into the realm of constitutional law. At least, it should. It remains to be seen exactly how this drama will play out, however, and there is always the possibility that the courts will ultimately provide cover to the president and find the challenges “moot,” “stale,” “without standing” or otherwise irrelevant.
When President Nixon threatened to ignore court orders, he was threatened with impeachment. It doesn’t matter what the topic at hand is in the courtroom — when the court summons you, it behooves you to appear. This is not less true in the case of a president, the man who is responsible for enforcing the laws of the nation, but more so — for if the president thumbs his nose at lawful courts hearing lawful pleadings, then his legal authority is undermined and so is the rule of law.
Nor can the president rightfully decide to ignore this particular case because he and his attorneys think it has no merit. That is the judge’s decision, not theirs. Nor is it relevant that the underlying legal matter in this case concerns President Obama’s eligibility. Regardless of the topic at hand, if the president ignores properly formulated judicial proceedings in any jurisdiction, it must raise doubts about his fitness — not eligibility — for office.
The hubris of the president is evident in the filings of his attorney. In their effort to quash the subpoena, it was argued not that the subpoena was illegal but that it was “unreasonable.” Why? Because the president had already answered all the questions that could be asked about his citizenship.
Except he has not — especially not about whether he is a “natural born citizen.” The hearing, in fact, would have been the first opportunity for the president to actually put in evidence the documentation of his citizenship. But as with all evidence, it would be subject to dispute, and dispute is the one thing that the president and his attorneys do not want to allow. The motion to quash also does not address the central issue of who is a “natural-born citizen,” but just assumes that Barack Obama is one without stating why.
In other words, if you don’t show up to present your case, don’t be surprised if the judge rules against you. Those who were present in chambers reported that Judge Malihi intended to do just that when the president’s attorney failed to appear, but was persuaded by attorneys for the plaintiffs to let them put their evidence on the record.