(CCCP is what USSR looks like in the Russian language and Cyrillic alphabet).
It was a telling moment when Birther movement leader Orly Taitz told a Federal District Court in Santa Ana, California on October 5, 2009 (as reported in OC Weekly): “Have you ever heard of a lawyer being able to challenge Stalin?” She described the repressive Soviet regime from personal experience. This explains a great deal of Orly Taitz’s bizarre-seeming view of the Obama administration and the American justice system, her belief in pervasive corruption at all levels of government, and her confidence that the only truth to be had is in private rumors.
What Orly Taitz is trying to do through her lawsuits, public appearances and most of all on her web site is nothing less than the Sovietization of her followers. She wants Americans to believe that their government is essentially corrupt and the newspapers are all in on the conspiracy–basically imposing the milleu of the former Soviet Union on her fans’ perception of the 21st century United States.
Judge Carter said in response to Taitz: “That’s not the America I grew up in.” (Transcript Page 95). It’s not the America I grew up in either. While our government goes awry from time to time, the people are empowered to say “we’re fed up” and vote in the other guys. Corruption is not always dealt with quickly, but it is dealt with. We have term limits on our president.
This is not the Soviet Union, Ms Taitz.
In this country, elections mean something. Our Constitution doesn’t allow for “new elections” every time some lunatic fringe hatches a conspiracy theory. It doesn’t allow the courts to toss out presidents. In this country, unlike the former Soviet Union, there is a commitment to the rule of law at all levels of our society. When something happens we don’t agree with, we don’t “storm the White House” and lynch the President. (If there were ever needed proof of that, consider the Bush v. Gore lawsuit.) The Birthers think that the law is nothing more them “having it their way” and the Constitution is nothing more than a rallying point for mob rule.
That’s not the America I grew up in.