wyld_dandelyon (wyld_dandelyon) wrote,

Truth is Stranger than Fiction: An Alien from Mars?

A lawyer of my acquaintance, knowing my interest in things science-fictional, forwarded me pages 27 and 28 of a ruling in an action where someone apparently wanted to remove our current President from office.  Specifically, this is from an order sanctioning Orly Taitz. The entire opinion is at http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/Taitz sanctions.pdf  I'm only quoting part of page 27 here, for your edification.

I added the emphasis below, so you can easily see the portion of the text that seemed most intriguing:

One can readily see the wisdom of entrusting the elected representatives of the people with the ultimate decision as to whether President should be removed from office rather than litigating the issue in our courts. Although counsel’s present concern is the location of the President’s birth, it does not take much imagination to extend the theory to his birthday. Perhaps, he looks “too young” to be President, and he says he stopped counting birthdays when he reached age thirty. If he refused to admit publicly that he is older than the constitutional minimum age of thirty-five, should Ms. Taitz be allowed to file a lawsuit and have a court order him to produce his birth certificate? See U.S. Const. art. II, § 1, cl. 4. Or perhaps an eccentric citizen has become convinced that the President is an alien from Mars, and the courts should order DNA testing to enforce the Constitution.7

7The Court does not make this observation simply as a rhetorical device for emphasis; the Court has actually received correspondence assailing its previous order in which the sender, who, incidentally, challenged the undersigned to a “round of fisticuffs on the Courthouse Square,” asserted that the President is not human.

You know, I really don't know what to say about this.  Except that the world really is a strange and interesting place.

If you want to comment, play nice!

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