Praise the Lord for this [Warning: PDF file] judicial opinion against Orly Taitz and the Obama "Birther" movement. Taitz argued that a military doctor shouldn't have to deploy to Iraq until President Obama produces a legitimate birth certificate, thereby proving he really is our Commander in Chief. Here are my favorite lines from the opinion:
Finally, in a remarkable shifting of the traditional legal burden of proof, Plaintiff unashamedly alleges that Defendant has the burden to prove his “natural born” status. Thus, Plaintiff’s counsel, who champions herself as a defender of liberty and freedom, seeks to use the power of the judiciary to compel a citizen, albeit the President of the United States, to “prove his innocence” to “charges” that are based upon conjecture and speculation.
Any middle school civics student would readily recognize the irony of abandoning fundamental principles upon which our Country was founded in order to purportedly “protect and preserve” those very principles...
[If Plaintiff is allowed to prevail,] Presumably, some other military doctor, who does not resort to frivolous litigation to question the President’s legitimacy as Commander in Chief, would be required to go to Iraq in Plaintiff’s place.
This judge was appointed by President George W. Bush.
Update: Ms. Taitz is in trouble again. This time, it isn't quite so pretty. See here for details.