When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
That seems to be the birther motto, but I think the familiar saying above implies trying for the same goal using different means, not repeating the same exact failure. Nevertheless, that’s what activist birther attorney Larry Klayman and an Ocala Florida Tea Party group who have “indicted” the President, Vice President, Attorney General and Chief Justice for a list of stuff the group, styling themselves a “grand jury,” came up with, reports Ocala.com. Lest we forget, the Ocala Tea Party indicted Obama and Biden already, back in October of 2012. How did that work out?
I believe what [Klayman]‘s doing is the right way to go about making the federal government responsive to the people,” Tea Party Solutions President Stephen Hunter said. “There’s two alternatives: 1776 all over again or complete capitulation to a communist, socialist society.”
There is a third alternative: voting in a new president and petitioning Congress to impeach officials who have committed high crimes. Representative democracy does not mean that everybody gets their way.
Chief Justice Roberts was “indicted” because he refused to force Justice Kagan to recuse herself, something that he is not empowered to do under the Constitution. Surely at least Larry Klayman knows this, and this these indictment are a sham in the worst possible way. As one federal judge said:
Any self-styled indictment or presentment issued by such a group has no force under the Constitution of laws of the United States.
Responding to his critics, Klayman said:
What do you expect from atheists and ultra-left wing socialists who hate conservatives and people of faith?
I would expect them to ignore the law, convene fake grand juries, and tell lies about their opponents. Thanks for asking.
People for the American Way research director Josh Glasstetter said of Klayman:
If they took the time to look, they’d find a long record of scandal, failed lawsuits and outlandish claims that never panned out.