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To: BluH2o
Here's the scenario I see being played out where BHO is concerned. He will be allowed to serve one term as POTUS ... he will announce the fact he won't run for president for a second term sometime early in his fourth year. It is indisputable BHO is ineligible to be POTUS ... he will be allowed to serve one term simply because removing him from office would roil political & economic conditions in this country that would have enormous consequences, both here and abroad. He will be allowed to walk away with the distinction of being the first black president. If he refuses, and runs for office again, he will be defeated ... because his ineligibility will be front and center. Better to leave with a modicum of dignity then have your reputation besmirched by the ineligible issue.

Yeah, but for one thing. If his Constitutional ineligibility for the office becomes widespread public knowledge (to the extent that a run for a second term would be out of the question) then how would that public knowledge deal with knowing that an INELIGIBLE President had served? It would be like a store letting a shoplifter go out the door with a high-priced item, because prosecuting the shoplifter would be "more expensive than the cost of the item" as some loss-management people might say. (Yes, there are stores that have this policy. Doesn't Wal-Mart have it?) So what effect would that have on the voting public? If a policy aimed at shoplifters doesn't serve as an effective deterrent, what in the world would serve as an effective deterrent against another Constitutionally ineligible person running for President?

And in what regard would the voting public hold the Presidency from then on if it was seen as no more valuable than a PlayStation?

12 posted on 12/06/2009 6:19:49 PM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Well I suspect that in the future we may very well have to mark our “ballots” with bullets. If you get my meaning.


19 posted on 12/06/2009 6:49:20 PM PST by wastoute
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