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Number 569, May 9, 2010

"That damned birth certificate"

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Where's the birth certificate?

Where's the Birth Certificate?
by Richard Bartucci

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Every lawyer plays the "good case/bad case" game. The procedural Kabuki theater ritualism of American law invites all sorts of mental contortionism, its purpose invariably to enable the lawyer in question to use language for what Orwell had described as political purposes, " make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

That lawyers hold physicians in contempt is understandable. To the medico, things are always simple, at base, no matter how complex they may appear. Like anyone else who works in the sciences, the purpose of his every inquiry is to tunnel down to the fundamental simplicity at the base of everything in the phenomenal world, and upon getting that understanding, to take such actions as are possible to get better results for someone in trouble.

Not so the lawyer. Which is, I suppose, one of the reasons why so very, very many of America's successful (they get elected, they evade indictment, they make off with bucketloads of money for themselves, and they ruin their enemies) politicians are lawyers, not doctors.

Again and again and again in the case of Barry Soetoro (née Barack Hussein Obama) and his qualification as a "natural born citizen" to have stood for, been elected to, and exercise the powers of the office of President of these United States, those of us trained and inclined and practiced in seeking the fundamental simplicities at the base of all objective reality have tended to press for open and lucid analytical consideration of a situation that is, in truth, about as simple as what most Americans go through every time they apply for a passport, or seek to renew their driver's licenses.

That damned birth certificate.

If such an average American can be expected to produce certified physical documentation of this nature—not an allegedly scanned-from-the-original JPG image but a physical item which can be submitted to examination by trained and experienced forensic document analysts who are prepared to utter under oath attestations as to their opinions of that document's provenance and validity—why can the current occupant of the White House who is exercising the authority of the U.S. military's Commander-in-Chief not take the same action?

Behind the lawyerly bafflegab of Mr. Soetoro's proponents in the legal profession, there is an effort to deceive, to dissemble, and " make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

Members of the medical profession aren't like that. Lieutenant Colonel Lakin—an Army medical officer now facing court martial for questioning the authority of Barry Soetoro to issue lawful orders as President of these United States—is an example of that. When members of the medical profession begin thinking and behaving like members of the legal profession, then we will no longer have a "health insurance crisis" because people will no longer trust medical doctors to have their patients' best interests in mind, and people will not seek medical care until they are literally at death's door and nothing worse can happen to them than that they die in agony.

The legal profession has already achieved this, as is being proven by the lawyerly support of Barry Soetoro and his still quite unconstitutional presidency.

See [Thinking about the Lakin case]

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