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(Yahoo)   Barack Obama will match FDR's record of having been sworn in four times-SEE ? I KNEW he had a secret plan to cancel the next election and become dictator-you all called me crazy but-*reads the article* Oh. Nevermind   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, obama, FDR, Chief Justice of the United States, Evan Vucci, tax and spend, Jefferson Davis, journalism school, George H. W. Bush  
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2012-12-13 12:01:29 PM  
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2012-12-13 11:27:55 AM  
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Actually, I've done some research on this, and while I don't want to come across as some sort of paranoid nutjob, there is a reason to be concerned by this. See, Obama is doing a "private" swearing in ceremony before his public one. Now, this is a legal ceremony, which binds him to his next four years in office and activates all of the constitutional controls that come along with that. But -- and this where it gets technical -- his public ceremony, which takes place after the private one, is *also* a legal ceremony with full binding powers.

So what does that mean? Well, nothing assuming the two ceremonies are *exactly the same in every way*. But if the second were to vary from the first, what they'd actually end up doing is canceling each other out, since according to numerous legal precedents too numerous to list here you can not have two conflicting contracts in place at the same time. But unless someone was very carefully tracking the two ceremonies, we might never actually know. So Obama serves out four years as president *without ever really having been sworn in*.

That sounds bad, but then consider this: at the end of that period, if it "suddenly" becomes revealed that Obama was never actually president for a second term, what would happen? Well, there are numerous possibilities, but one to consider is that he'd be able to run again. If he never actually technically served a second term, he wouldn't be running for a third term, after all -- he'd be running for his second all over again.

It's a pretty diabolical plan, and I'll be the first to admit it relies on a certain level of assumption. But one must consider all possibilities.
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