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  1. #1 Section 18 USC 713[4] 
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    Arrest SnObama now.


    Sec. 713. Use of likenesses of the great seal of the United States,
    the seals of the President and Vice President, the seal of the
    United States Senate, the seal of the United States House of
    Representatives, and the seal of the United States Congress



    (a) Whoever knowingly displays any printed or other likeness of the great seal of the United States, or of the seals of the President or the Vice President of the United States, or the seal of the United States Senate, or the seal of the United States House of Representatives, or the seal of the United States Congress, or any facsimile thereof, in, or in connection with, any advertisement, poster, circular, book, pamphlet, or other publication, public meeting, play, motion picture, telecast, or other production, or on any building, monument, or stationery, for the purpose of conveying, or in a manner reasonably calculated to convey, a false impression of sponsorship or approval by the Government of the United States or by any department, agency, or instrumentality thereof, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

    (b) Whoever, except as authorized under regulations promulgated by the President and published in the Federal Register, knowingly manufactures, reproduces, sells, or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seals of the President or Vice President, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

    (c) Whoever, except as directed by the United States Senate, or the Secretary of the Senate on its behalf, knowingly uses, manufactures, reproduces, sells or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seal of the United States Senate, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

    (d) Whoever, except as directed by the United States House of Representatives, or the Clerk of the House of Representatives on its behalf, knowingly uses, manufactures, reproduces, sells or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seal of the United States House of Representatives, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

    (e) Whoever, except as directed by the United States Congress, or the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, acting jointly on its behalf, knowingly uses, manufactures, reproduces, sells or purchases for resale, either separately or appended to any article manufactured or sold, any likeness of the seal of the United States Congress, or any substantial part thereof, except for manufacture or sale of the article for the official use of the Government of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

    (f) A violation of the provisions of this section may be enjoined at the suit of the Attorney General, (1) in the case of the great seal of the United States and the seals of the President and Vice President, upon complaint by any authorized representative of any department or agency of the United States; (2) in the case of the seal of the United States Senate, upon complaint by the Secretary of the Senate; (3) in the case of the seal of the United States House of Representatives, upon complaint by the Clerk of the House of Representatives; and (4) in the case of the seal of the United States Congress, upon complaint by the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, acting jointly.



    EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1971 AMENDMENT

    Section 3 of Pub. L. 91-651 provided that: The amendments made by this Act [amending this section] shall not make unlawful any preexisting use of the design of the great seal of the United States or of the seals of the President or Vice President of the United States that was lawful on the date of enactment of this Act [Jan. 5, 1971], until one year after the date of such enactment."



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    I've seen the Presidential seal on t-shirts, pins, coffee mugs, and any number of other things. Unfortunately, such use is fairly widespread, so the legal aspect probably wouldn't fly.

    Still, Obama is clearly disrespecting the country by his use of it to advertise for his website.
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    Jesus! They wrote THAT much into law about a seal???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Jesus! They wrote THAT much into law about a seal???
    The benefit of having lawyers as politicians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Jesus! They wrote THAT much into law about a seal???
    That's just the statute. The fun stuff is in the Code of Federal Regulations.

    For example, federal regulation of tuna fish.
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    ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............
    SnObama threw the damn seal under his bus now! LMFAO!
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    The Presidential Seal has gone from an honor to a "branding" gimick: it's advertising. See Obama behind a seal that looks like the real one, and you've conditioned the population to think of him as President. Bernays would be proud.

    (I personally feel ill....)
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    Oh Elspeth -- you're such a coward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyelids View Post
    Oh Elspeth -- you're such a coward.
    Well, that was a stupid comment.
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    In actual dollars, President Obamaís $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. Itís no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.

    Under Obamaís own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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