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Mrs. Obama: Seek out those with different beliefs

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  • Whos Life RU Living? Ogden, UT
    May 14, 2013 12:13 p.m.

    It is not true based on any existing evidence, that either of the Obamas surrendered their law license to avoid disciplinary action or criminal prosecution. Nor is it true, contrary to what has been claimed on literally thousands of anti-Obama blogs and websites, that the Obamas were "disbarred" or had their law licenses "revoked" for any reason. Disbarred attorneys are listed in the ARDC database as "Not authorized to practice law due to discipline." The Obamas are not so listed.

    Moreover, neither the Illinois State Bar Association nor the ARDC lists any accusations of misconduct or disciplinary actions against the Obamas. According to a statement quoted by FactCheck.org, ARDC deputy administrator and chief counsel James Grogan says the Obamas were "never the subject of any public disciplinary proceedings."

    Quite to the contrary, a notice on the website of the Illinois State Bar states that the Association is "proud" to retain Barack and Michelle Obama as honorary members.

    People love to lie to spread hate.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 13, 2013 12:27 a.m.

    "I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95% of all working families. Because in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle-class."--Barack Obama 2008

    The Obama's did seek different beliefs from what was said in a 2008 campaign speech. Increase taxes - increase taxes.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    May 12, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    The Obama administration surrounds themselves with leftest radicals.

    With the extreme left it is always do as say not as I do.

    Hypocrisy is a way of life to the left.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    May 12, 2013 4:55 p.m.

    @worf 4:11 p.m.

    Furry1993;

    I maybe wrong. Bill Clinton could have been disbarred.

    My neighbor is a lawyer, and has his own firm. He says the only reason you would voluntarily give up your license, is to avoid being disbarred. Take it for what it's worth.

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    Bill Clinton's license was suspended, he was not disbarred. If he had wanted it, he could have gotten it back when the suspention time was over.

    A friend of mine, also a lawyer, is from another state. My friend had licenses both in Utah and in his home state. When he realized that he was staying here and would never again practice law there, he gave up his license in there because he didn't want the expense, both monetary and time, that would be necesary to maintain his license in both states. That is the same thing the President and First Lady did -- they gave up their licenses becaue they didn't want to spend the money (license fee, malpractice insurance, etc.) and time neessary to mainntain their licenses.

    Your friend was talking about what HE would do, not what all lawyers would do. Take that for what it's worth.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 12, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    Furry1993;

    I maybe wrong. Bill Clinton could have been disbarred.

    My neighbor is a lawyer, and has his own firm. He says the only reason you would voluntarily give up your license, is to avoid being disbarred. Take it for what it's worth.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 12, 2013 3:17 p.m.

    I have a professional license I don't use anymore. Maybe I'll surrender it to. Sounds like a wise thing.

    I wonder if Steve Young,or Bill Clinton gave theirs up?

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    May 12, 2013 12:56 p.m.

    @worf 10:32 p.m. May 11, 2013

    Mrs Obama went to college, and became a lawyer. It took years of hard work to accomplish this. Most people would be proud of this feat.

    So why would Michelle, and Barack surrender their lawyers license?

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    The President and First Lady surrendered their licenses because they didn't intend to practice law any more and didn't want to have to go to the time and expense necessary to maintain licenses they weren't going to use. In case you don't realize it, a lot of lawyers do that when they move to a different state, enter politics or choose to follow a different career. There's nothing unuaual about the fact that the President and First lady did so.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 11, 2013 10:32 p.m.

    Mrs Obama went to college, and became a lawyer. It took years of hard work to accomplish this. Most people would be proud of this feat.

    So why would Michelle, and Barack surrender their lawyers license?