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Birther Ordered to Pay $177K in Fees for 'Frivolous' Lawsuit

Thursday, 04 Apr 2013 07:08 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Christopher Earl Struck, an activist who in 2011 filed a lawsuit claiming President Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii and therefor ineligible to become president, is facing more than $177,000 in legal fees for what a judge termed a "fanciful" and "delusional" suit.

New York State Supreme Court Judge Arthur Schack in Brooklyn ordered Struck to pay $167,707 in attorney fees plus a $10,000 sanction for the "frivolous" suit that named Obama, New York’s Board of Elections, and a list of others as defendants, reported the New York Daily News.

"If the complaint in this action was a movie script, it would be entitled 'The Manchurian Candidate Meets The Da Vinci Code,'" Schack wrote in his decision this week.

Schack had dismissed the suit in 2012, calling it a waste of the court’s time.

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Schack mocked Strunk for claiming a "massive conspiracy to defraud American voters (that) was perpetrated by hundreds of individuals, at the behest of the Roman Catholic Church and especially the Jesuits."

Responding to the judge's ruling, Strunk vowed, "I’m going to have this thing overturned and I’m not going to pay a dime."

The conspiracy theory that the president was not born in the U.S. has been around since Obama announced his intention to run for the presidency, garnering support from some conservatives none more so than billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump.

The issue eventually forced the president to release his long-form birth certificate in April 2011, which silenced most of the conspiracy theorists.

Reacting to the controversy in the spring of 2011, Obama told reporters at the White House, "We do not have time for this kind of silliness. I've been puzzled at the degree to which this (story) just kept on going."

The U.S. Constitution states that only "natural born" citizens can become president, which many birthers – those who believe Obama was born outside the U.S. – argue would disqualify the president.

The belief that Obama was born outside the U.S. isn't the only strange one involving the president that has gained traction in some circles.

In a new poll released by Public Polling Survey, 13 percent of American voters believe Obama is the anti-Christ.

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The same poll found that 28 percent of Americans believe "that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order," and 4 percent believe shape-shifting lizard people "control our world by taking on human form and gaining political power to manipulate our societies."

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