Air Force Three Star General Supports LTC LAKIN

Posted by Bridgette

Continuing Updates in the Comments Section

Court Martial Scheduled for Dec. 14, 2010

THREE-STAR GENERAL FILES SWORN AFFIDAVIT SUPPORTING LTC. LAKIN’S CASE!


A TRUE AMERICAN HERO!

Press Release

Judge to rule Thursday on Defense Request for Deposition of Hawaiian Officials and for Written Discovery of All of the President’s School and College Records.

Hearing set for Sept 2 at 11:00 at Fort Meade, Maryland


Washington, D.C., August 31, 2010.

Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney has supplied an affidavit in support of Army Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who faces trial on October 13-15.  The retired Air Force three-star is the highest ranking officer yet to lend public support to LTC Lakin. His affidavit acknowledges widespread concerns over the President’s Constitutional eligibility and demands the President release his birth records or the court authorize discovery.

McInerney’s sworn affidavit was filed in Court-Martial in support of Lakin’s motions for subpoenas for all of the president’s school records, and for a deposition of the custodian of Obama’s birth records in the possession of the State of Hawaii. The Judge has set a hearing in the Court Martial on these motions for this coming Thursday, September 2nd at 11:00 at Ft. Meade, Maryland.

All court proceedings are open to the public. The courthouse is located within Ft. Meade at 4432 Llewellyn Avenue, which is on the corner of Llewellyn and Ernie Pyle Road. At the first intersection after the Reece Road gate, you should turn left on to Ernie Pyle Road. The courthouse is approximately 1 mile south of the intersection of Reece Road and Ernie Pyle Road.

LTC Lakin is a physician, and is in his 18th year of service in the Army. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has been recognized for his outstanding service as a flight surgeon for year-long tours in Honduras, Bosnia and Afghanistan. He was also awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan and recognized in 2005 as one of the Army Medical Department’s outstanding flight surgeons. In March of this year, he announced in a video posted on YouTube that he would refuse to obey orders until receiving proof of the President’s eligibility. So far, more than 225,000 people have viewed that video.

McInerney’s entire affidavit can be viewed at Safeguard Our Constitution.   The following are extracts:

The President of the United States, as the Commander-in-Chief, is the source of all military authority. The Constitution requires the President to be a natural born citizen in order to be eligible to hold office. If he is ineligible under the Constitution to serve in that office that creates a break in the chain of command of such magnitude that its significance can scarcely be imagined.

As a practical example from my background,  I recall commanding forces that were equipped with nuclear weapons. In my command capacity I was responsible that personnel with access to these weapons had an unwavering and absolute confidence in the unified chain of command, because such confidence was absolutely essential– vital– in the event the use of those weapons was authorized.   I cannot overstate how imperative it is to train such personnel to have confidence in the unified chain of command. Today, because of the widespread and legitimate concerns that the President is constitutionally ineligible to hold office, I fear what would happen should such a crisis occur today.

In refusing to obey orders because of his doubts as to their legality, LTC Lakin has acted exactly as proper training dictates. That training mandates that he determine in his own conscience that an order is legal before obeying it…Indeed, he has publicly stated that he “invites” his own court-martial, and were I the Convening Authority, I would have acceded to his wishes in that regard. But thus stepping up the bar, LTC Lakin is demonstrating the courage of his convictions and his bravery. That said, it is equally essential that he be allowed access to the evidence that will prove whether he made the correct decision.

For the foregoing reasons, it is my opinion that LTC Lakin’s request for discovery relating to the President’s birth records in Hawaii is absolutely essential to determining not merely his guilt or innocence but to reassuring all military personnel once and for all for this President whether his service as Commander-in-Chief is Constitutionally proper. He is the one single person in the Chain of Command that the Constitution demands proof of natural born citizenship. This determination is fundamental to our Republic, where civilian control over the military is the rule. According to our Constitution, the Commander-in-Chief must now, in the face of serious– and widely held– concerns that he is ineligible, either voluntarily establish his eligibility by authorizing release of his birth records or this court must authorize their discovery. The invasion of his privacy in these records is utterly trivial compared to the issues at stake here. Our military MUST have confidence their Commander-in-Chief lawfully holds this office and absent which confidence grievous consequences may ensue.

LTC Lakin is represented by military counsel, and by Paul Rolf Jensen, a civilian attorney from California who has been provided to him by the American Patriot Foundation, a non-profit group incorporated in 2003 to foster appreciation and respect for the U.S. Constitution, which has established a fund for Lakin’s legal defense.

Will this judge be a man of Honor?  Will this judge allow LTC Lakin to fully defend himself by allowing discovery of Obama’s documents?  Or will this judge be intimidated by Attorney General Eric Holder?  Will this judge be the “George Washington” that we need to have Obama document his eligibility to be our president and Commander-in-Chief?   Hear us now Judge, Stop the Stonewalling of Obama’s documents!  Stand Up for America, or go down in history as another judge who didn’t put his country first.

Tomorrow we will know!   Thursday, September 2nd is the day of honor or disgrace for the presiding judge.  Will this finally clear away the smoke and mirrors regarding Obama’s bona fides?

Where there is smoke, there is fire!

UPDATE:

LTC Lakin faces lengthy prison term for refusing to deploy to Afghanistan

Obama Administration unleashes Army lawyers instead of releasing birth certificate

Terry Lakin has now been officially charged in writing with two crimes.

  • The first is “Missing Movement” a serious crime in the nature of a felony for failing to deploy to Afghanistan.
  • The second is disobeying a direct order, and there are four specifications (separate instances) of this charge. Any soldier convicted on all charges and specifications would expect to be sentenced to years at “hard labor” in the penitentiary.

In facing court-martial, LTC Lakin is just the latest victim of the determined effort of the President not to provide simple proof of his eligibility under the constitution to hold office.

208 responses to “Air Force Three Star General Supports LTC LAKIN

  1. American Patriot Foundation: FTC Terry Lakin Defense Fund
    March 30, 2010

  2. BY REFUSING DISCOVERY TO ARMY OFFICER CHALLENGING OBAMA’S LEGITIMACY, HAS THE ARMY TURNED ITSELF ON THE CITIZENRY?
    June 4, 2010

    Dear Editor:

    http://www.thepostemail.com/…/letter-to-investigating-officer-in-lt-col-lakin-case/

  3. Thanks, Bridgette, for posting all of this. I tried unsuccessfully this morning to copy this part, which bears repeating, which bears shouting from the rooftops!

    “He is the one single person in the Chain of Command that the Constitution DEMANDS proof of natural born citizenship. This determination is FUNDAMENTAL to our Republic, where civilian control over the military is the rule. According to our Constitution, the Commander-in-Chief must now, in the face of serious– and widely held– concerns that he is ineligible, either VOLUNTARILY establish his eligibility by authorizing release of his birth records or THIS COURT MUST AUTHORIZE THEIR DISCOVERY. The invasion of his privacy in these records is UTTERLY TRIVIAL compared to the issues at stake here. Our military MUST have confidence their Commander-in-Chief lawfully holds this office and absent which confidence GRIEVOUS CONSEQUENCES may ensue.” [emphasis added]

  4. AYFKM?: Suggested Brain Scan For Lt. Col. Lakin

    Apr 1, 2010 … World Net Daily is reporting that the army, unofficially, is suggesting that Lt. Col. Lakin receive a brain scan and medical evaluation due …

    http://logisticsmonster.com/…/ayfkm-suggested-brain-scan-for-lt-col-lakin/

  5. Lt. Col. Lakin’s letter to his Commander in Chief
    Thursday, April 8, 2010

    Editors’ Note: In order to obtain a government job, American citizens born elsewhere typically have to produce extensive documentation on their birth, marriage, naturalization, lineage, etc. The stand taken by Lt. Col. Lakin has been generating mounting public interest. Following is his March 30 letter to the President:

    March 30, 2010

    The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500

    Dear Mr. President:

    For more than seventeen years, I have had the privilege of serving my country as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including overseas assignments in imminent danger/combat areas in Bosnia and Afghanistan……..

    Unless it is established (by this sufficient proof that should be easily within your power to provide) that you are constitutionally eligible to serve as President and my Commander-in-Chief, I, and all other military officers may be following illegal orders. Therefore, sir, until an original birth certificate is brought forward that validates your eligibility and puts to rest the other reasonable questions surrounding your unproven eligibility; I cannot in good conscience obey ANY military orders.

    Respectfully,

    Terry Lakin
    http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2010/ss_military0288_04_08.asp
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2489097/posts

  6. Army accused of threatening to ‘Taser’ officer
    Decorated doctor challenging legitimacy of orders under Obama
    August 13, 2010

    Supporters of a decorated Army officer who faces charges for questioning the legitimacy of orders in the chain of command under Barack Obama as commander-in-chief are accusing the Army of threatening to “taser” the physician. The claim comes from the American Patriot Foundation, which is generating support for Lt. Col. Terry Lakin.

    Lakin appeared at an Army hearing to be arraigned on the charges last Friday. It was at that hearing, the foundation reports, that the threat was made. The foundation reported, “The afternoon before the hearing, LTC Steven Brodsky told LTC Lakin’s counsel that Lakin must report hours before the hearing to his duty post at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in order for him to be ‘transported under escort’ to make sure he showed up at the arraignment ‘to avoid embarrassing his unit.”

    The report explained Brodsky is a judge advocate and his job is prosecution. “He has no role – or at least should have no role – in deciding the manner in which Lakin relates to his commanders, or vice versa,” the foundation report said.

    However, it continued, “Outside the courtroom, Brodsky went far beyond interference with Lakin’s commanders. While Lakin was waiting near the courtroom, Brodsky and Col. Melanie Craig (Lakin’s ‘escort’) stood around the corner in the main hallway and in voices easily audible to LTC Lakin, spoke about the need to prevent Lakin after the hearing from speaking to the media, ‘signing autographs or kissing babies.’ Brodsky then said to Craig ‘just taser him and throw him in the van.”

    In the foundation report, Lakin said, “LTC Brodsky meant for me to hear those words, no question. When COL Craig returned to where I was, she said to me ‘you probably heard all that, didn’t you?’ I replied it would have been hard not to. After the hearing, my lawyers asked COL Craig for permission for me to speak to the press, since both CNN and NBC had sent camera crews, but she rudely refused, and she ordered me back into her vehicle to be transported back to Walter Reed.” ……

    However, all evidence in the case that pertained to the president, such as academic transcripts and his birth certificate on file in Hawaii, were banned by Army hearing officer Daniel Driscoll.

    Driscoll issued an opinion that said only Congress and not a United States military judicial body should decide to use the president’s credentials on file.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=190861

  7. General: Obama records ‘critical’ to ‘our republic’
    McInerney: Eligibility issue ‘of such magnitude that its significance can scarcely be imagined’

    August 31, 2010

    General McInerney – An Honorable Man

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    Is there only one honorable military man who is willing to stand up for this soldier? Where are you? If not now, WHEN?

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=197837

  8. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/22/the-case-for-impeachment-142967590/?page=2

    Here’s a wonderful editorial in the Washington Times, arguing for impeachment.

  9. What is the judge’s name? Is the Army hearing officer Daniel Driscoll the judge? Anyone know what the Hearing officer does?

    I found the answer, Army Col. Denise R. Lind is the judge.

  10. Did you know they have been keeping LTC Lakin in the psychiatric ward at Walter Reed Hospital?

  11. Just a reminder that there’s also under a week to go until oral argument in the Chrysler Bankruptcy case represented by Pidgeon & Donofrio GP:

    Oral Argument Moved to September 8, 2010 In Chrysler Dealers’ Appeal

  12. http://wjz.com/wireapnewsmd/Army.birther.seeks.2.1892398.html

    This is bad news. It looks as if the judge denied discovery.

  13. Judge to Lakin: Find another defense
    Rules that officer challenging Obama’s eligibility can’t see evidence

    September 02, 2010 4:16 pm Eastern

    FT. MEADE, MD. – A career officer in the U.S. Army acting as a judge in the court-martial process for Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin today ruled that the military is no place for Barak Obama’s eligibility to be president to be evaluated.

    Army Col. Denise R. Lind today ruled in a hearing regarding the evidence that will be allowed in the scheduled October court-martial for Lakin that he will be denied access to any of Obama’s records as well as any testimony from those who may have access to those records.

    With her decision, Lind plunged into lockstep with a number of federal judges who have ruled on civil lawsuits over Obama’s eligibility. They have without exception denied the plaintiffs’ any access to any requested documentation regarding the president’s eligibility.

    Lind ruled that it was “not relevant” for the military to be considering such claims, that the laws allegedly violated by Lakin were legitimate on their face and that the chain of command led up to the Pentagon and that should have been sufficient for Lakin.

    Paul Rolf Jensen, Lakin’s civilian attorney, said the case would continue. But he said the courts now have denied his client the opportunity to present his defense.

    Jensen had argued that under U.S.C. Rule 46, a defendant being put on court martial has the right to call any and all witnesses and obtain any evidence in his or her defense.

    Lind, who took 40 minutes to read her decision to the courtroom, disagreed.

    She said opening up such evidence could be an “embarrassment” to the president and anyway, it should be Congress that would call for impeachment of a sitting president.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=198465

    • This reads like Carter’s answer…that “it should be Congress that should call for impeachment”! Isn’t that what the CA Fed. Judge Carter also said, yet Orly wasn’t calling for impeachment nor is Lakin! Correct me if I am wrong, but that sentence stands out for me.

      “Embarrassment to him.” We should rely on worrying that it could embarrass Obama, rather than have the judge abide by the law? Obama is a disgrace and a total embarrassment to the USA.

  14. papoose made a very astute comment at citizen wells blog:

    “She put a “president’s” feelings before her own Oath to protect and defend the Constitution and that’s betrayal. ”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I sometimes wonder if all these people we previously looked up to deserve our respect. Therefore, we should make it known loud and clear as to what we think of her.

  15. Army Col. Denise R. Lind today ruled in a hearing regarding the evidence that will be allowed in the scheduled October court-martial for Lakin that he will be denied access to any of Obama’s records as well as any testimony from those who may have access to those records

    Then she goe’s on to say –

    She said opening up such evidence could be an “embarrassment” to the president and anyway, it should be Congress that would call for impeachment of a sitting president.

    Has Lt. Col. Lakin called for 0bama’s impeachment? NO. Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin requested to see Obamas documents, birth certificate, collage records, ect. Col. Lind is using impeachment that as a straw man.

    Why would Army Col. Lind say “embarrassment” ?? she know’s, she has been bought is all.

    Btw Army Col. Lind Obama is a usurper, you can’t impeach a president that was never legitimate in the first place.

    Unbeliveable! we are living in the twilight zone!

  16. Have our Armed Forces turned against us?
    THE U.S. MILITARY COMMITS TREASON

    The JAG Corps was founded by Gen. George Washington on July 29, 1775 and is the oldest “law firm” in the U.S.

    Dear Editor: The following letter was sent this evening in response to the ruling of Col. Denise R. Lind in the case of Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who seeks to know whether or not Barack Hussein Obama is eligible to serve as President and Commander-in-Chief:

    September 2, 2010
    Adm. Michael Mullen
    Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    An open letter to Admiral Mullen:
    ……..
    We go to great extremes to provide Col. Lakin, this undisputed, highly-decorated military warrior, with the finest weapons of destruction so that he may protect himself on the field of battle. But on the field of American justice we deprive him of the basic tools with which to protect his honor…….

    http://www.thepostemail.com/2010/09/02/have-our-armed-forces-turned-against-us/

  17. Wanted: One Honest and Fearless Judge
    By Jerry McConnell Sunday, September 5, 2010

    But first; does one actually exist in our country? From all appearances it would not seem that a judge who would rule fairly and constitutionally on the question of eligibility of Barack H. Obama to rule as President and Commander in Chief of our armed services can be found.

    As reported online in the American Grand Jury article “Md. Judge Denies Request for Obama’s School Records” (that could include a copy of Obama’s birth certificate) September 02, 2010 it becomes obvious there are none.

    Our collection of judges may have many, if not all, who could be in a position of being able to rule fairly and Constitutionally on such a question as Obama’s eligibility but finding just one who is not in fear of making such a ruling or is not in the pockets of those who favor leaving the question unanswered, as the presidential usurper does, is doubtful. Just ask attorneys Phillip Berg or Orly Taitz who have seen judges turn on them for trying.

    I am of the opinion that most of our judges who swear to uphold the Constitution before they can become a judge, rapidly determine not to uphold it once they have their plum of acceptance because if they practiced law in accordance with that all-important document they could not legislate from their position on the bench as they all do once the ego factor consumes any common sense they may have once had.

    Now we have another self-important judge, Army Col. Denise R. Lind, ruling against a decorated veteran of our military forces, Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin; an 18 year career of bravery and honor and unconditional service to our country, and an obviously intimidated and cowardly court official in fear of ruling against a sitting president, deciding that it was “not relevant” for the military to be considering such claims.

    Basically, what that means is that if you are in the military you no longer have protection under the Constitution; that very document that you swore to uphold on entry into military service. This spineless dispenser of judicial equality that the chain of command in the military that led up to the Pentagon and that should have been sufficient for Lt. Col. Lakin. Apparently overlooked by this judge was that Obama, as Commander in Chief, is the overall authority for all the military services.

    To say that the authority ends at the Pentagon is grossly incorrect. That is like saying that the chain of command for family discipline leads up to the oldest son, instead of the father. Obama makes a big point of being the Commander in Chief and though never having had to render a salute in all of his life before, now relishes in returning the salute from the military people as he debarks from Air Force One.

    And if Judge Lind is correct, what is the purpose in having people entering the military service swear to uphold the Constitution? Why swear to uphold something that does not apply to you?

    Either this woman has been strong-armed and cowed into following Obama’s way of doing things or she is just not fit to serve as a sitting justice in any court; or perhaps both.

    But ever since the arrival of the White House usurper-in-chief, judges who were more than likely among the best have crumbled like a house of cards. The one that most grievously wounds this old Marine is Judge David Carter who was the recipient of the Bronze Star commendation for bravery while a Marine in combat in Vietnam.

    Today, in my mind and many other Marines, active duty and past, are happy to label him not only a traitor to his country, but egregiously worse, an EX-Marine; meaning they no longer consider him to be their brother.

    Now we have another military judge, Denise Lind mentioned above who will also be persona non-grata with any military personnel who have not succumbed to the wiles and lies of the Obama-nation.

    I ask America, can there be just ONE decent, honest, constitutionally loyal, and fearless judge? Former Judge Roy Moore of Alabama would be in that class, but alas, the liberal USA haters got rid of him some time ago, ignoring his Constitutional rights.

    Beware America; our Constitution is under serious attack.

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/27346

  18. Battle-scarred judge says Lakin decision ignores Constitution
    September 4th, 2010

    FORT MEADE, Md. – The military judge who curiously noted without explanation that uncovering evidence about President Obama’s birth records could prove “embarrassing” and denied an officer the right to obtain potentially exculpatory evidence in a court-martial simply has forgotten the Constitution, the supreme rule of the United States.

    So says Judge Roy Moore, who battled the politically correct climate as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court a decade ago and ultimately was removed from office by a state panel that refused to review the constitutionality of a federal court order.

    His comments came today in an interview with WND about Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who yesterday was denied permission by Army Col. Denise R. Lind to obtain evidence that could document Obama is not eligible to occupy the Oval Office. Lakin refused to follow his latest deployment orders to go to Afghanistan, because he was unable through Army channels to document Obama’s eligibility, and the president himself has declined opportunities to do so.

    Judge Moore, who now operates through the Foundation for Moral Law, has personal experience with challenging the powers that be to follow the Constitution. His dispute centered on a Ten Commandments display he put in a state building to recognize the God who inspired the Founders of America. A federal judge opined that the monument shouldn’t be there and ordered its removal. Moore refused and ultimately was removed from office by a state commission that hey says “blindly” followed the order without evaluating its legitimacy.

    With her decision, Lind mirrored a number of federal judges who have ruled on civil lawsuits over Obama’s eligibility. They have without exception denied the plaintiffs’ access to any requested documentation regarding the president’s eligibility.

    Lind ruled that it was “not relevant” for the military to be considering such claims, that the laws allegedly violated by Lakin were legitimate on their face and that the chain of command led up to the Pentagon, and that should have been sufficient for Lakin.

    Moore said the ruling is a symptom of a judiciary across the nation that now believes in following “blindly.” “The highest law in this country is not the order of the Supreme Court of the U.S., not the order of the commander in chief, or any subordinate officer,” he said.

    Instead, it is the Constitution, which in this particular case demands that the president be a “natural born citizen,” a requirement not imposed on other officers.

    http://americangrandjury.org/battle-scarred-judge-says-lakin-decision-ignores-constitution

  19. Retired JAG Officer Says Judge’s Ruling Against Discovery for Lakin Could Derail Case Based on Legal Precedent

    September 10, 2010
    By Jack Minor

    A retired JAG officer with over 23 years of experience, says the military judge who ruled against discovery for a Greeley Army officer may have derailed the government’s case based on precedent from another high profile case involving a military officer.

    Lt. Col John Eidsmoe, a retired Air Force officer who works for former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore at the Foundation for Moral Law, said Lakin is “raising legitimate constitutional questions” regarding President Obama’s eligibility to be commander-in-chief.

    Eidsmoe said the issue has been around for several years and was first raised by Phillip Berg, a liberal Democrat who was a Hillary Clinton supporter.

    “If he is a legitimate citizen of the United States, he could easily clear that up just by releasing the information to prove it,” Eidsmoe said “When the national interest is at stake, he has a duty to put personal feelings aside and show us he’s legitimate, if he is.

    Last week at a hearing on the motion for documents relating to the President’s eligibility under the Constitution, the judge ruled Lakin did not have any rights to discovery. Jenson said in the morning the judge listened very intently and she “found our arguments very appealing.” After lunch she issued a motion ruling against Lakin on all counts. In a meeting with the press afterwards, Jenson said he “was astonished that she would leave them with no defense whatsoever.” He went on to say that they were going to be given “no discovery at all” and they would be barred from “introducing any witnesses on the legality of the order.”

    Jensen said that they will immediately appeal the ruling to the Army Court of Criminal appeals as this ruling completely prevents them from providing a defense.

    In issuing the decision, Lind said Lakin would not be permitted to call witnesses because it has the “potential for embarrassment” of the President. Margaret Hemenway, spokeswoman for Col. Lakin, said the judge appeared to imply Lakin could be a racist by asking if this would be happening if Bush were the commander-in-chief.

    In the decision the government stated that even if Obama is not eligible it would not matter and all actions taken by the president would still be valid. They also state that Lakin is “duty bound to follow the lawful orders of his superiors even if the eligibility of the President under the constitution is later found deficient.” The issue of the president’s birthplace is outweighed by “the danger of confusing the issues” according to prosecutors.

    Eidsmoe said these statements could possibly cause problems for the government’s case based on precedent set in another recent high profile case involving Lt. Col. Michael Murphy.

    Murphy was a high ranking official who served as general counsel to the White House Military office under President George W. Bush. In 2006 the Air Force discovered he had been disbarred for over 20 years in Texas and Louisiana, however, Murphy had told the Air Force he was never subject to any disciplinary issues. The military charged him with nine counts of conduct unbecoming an officer and one count of failure to obey a general regulation.

    At the arraignment his lawyers requested records from his time with the WHMO arguing the records were needed in order to provide a defense. The WHMO refused to release the documents requested and the judge agreed, ruling that the information was not harming the lawyer’s ability to mount a defense to the charges which did not directly relate to his time at WHMO.

    The Air Force Times reported that, “The information would not relate to the facts of the case but could have been useful in presenting what is known as the “good airman” defense, a doctrine in military law that allows the defense to present information about the defendant’s character and job performance.” The judge also ruled that a lack of access to the records would affect the defense’s ability to demonstrate Murphy’s good conduct and performance during the sentencing phase of the trial, calling the ability to present mitigating evidence about conduct “a substantial right of a military accused.” The judge also ruled that even if found Murphy he could not be punished and the Air Force of Criminal Courts agreed.

    Eidsmoe said the circumstances in the Murphy case are very similar to Lakin’s case with the refusal to allow documents and witnesses related to the President’s eligibility.

    Two days prior to the ruling, a former three-star Air Force general who was a command pilot with 407 combat missions, filed an affidavit supporting of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin. Retired Lt. General Thomas McInerney said in an affidavit filed prior to Lakin’s September 2nd court hearing that officers are and must be “trained that they owe their highest allegiance to the United States Constitution.” He goes on to state as part of a training officers received is that they “must disobey an illegal order.”

    On the eligibility issue, McInerney said “if he is ineligible under the Constitution to serve in that office. That creates a break in the chain of command of such magnitude that its significance can scarcely be imagined.” He went on to note part of his duties including commanding forces equipped with nuclear weapons and it was important “that the personnel with access to these weapons have unwavering in absolute confidence in the unified chain of command, because such confidence was absolutely essential in the event the use of those weapons were authorized.”

    Gen. McInerney was the former assistant vice Chief of Staff, headquarters U.S. Air Force Washington, DC. Additionally he has logged over 4100 flying hours, including 407 combat missions as a command pilot.

    Commenting on Lakin’s refusal to obey orders, the general praised him saying, “In refusing to obey orders because of his doubts as to the legality, LTC Lakin has acted exactly as proper training dictates.”

    Praising Lakin for following his conscience, McInerney said it was vital for the judge to grant Lakin’s request for discovery pertaining to the President’s birth records as “absolutely essential to determining not merely his guilt or innocence, but to reassuring all military personnel once and for all for this president whether his service as commander-in-chief is constitutionally proper” noting that the President “is the single person in the chain of command that the Constitution demands proof of natural born citizenship.” He also said that “allowing access to these records is critical to our Republic.”

    Supporters of the President have said there is no need for Obama to release any of the records requested because the online copy of the certification of live birth released during the campaign is sufficient proof. They also claim that the President is under no obligation to release them citing privacy laws. McInerney disputes that saying, “The invasion of his privacy in these records is utterly trivial compared to the issues at stake here.

    McInerney is the third former general to come out in support of Lt. Col. Lakin, and the highest ranking member of the military thus far.

    Other discrepancies in the President’s childhood history have also helped fuel the controversy. Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro, claimed in an interview with the Rainbow Newsletter in 2004 that he was born at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu on August 4, 1961. In an interview with the Honolulu Star Bulletin in February 2008, she stated that he was born at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

    Additionally, there are numerous foreign news sources disputing his Hawaiian birth. The Kenyan Observer in 2008 made reference to “the Kenyan born senator.” African Travel Magazine declared “as Kenyan born, US Senator Barrack Obama gets into Kenya today…”

    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=5329

  20. Banned Wikipedia Article on Terry
    This is a copy of the article from wikipedia that was removed
    (corrected on 11/21/2010 by SOC Staff).

    Regardless of your opinion of Terry or the birth certificate issue, this article is as good as many and better than most short biographical entries. Terry is a significant person and his story should stand apart from the conspiracy page to which the stub now points. There is no reason why it should have been removed.

    Dr.Terrence L. Lakin D.O. is a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army. LTC Lakin is an osteopathic medical physician and serves the Army as a flight surgeon, family physican, and an occupational and environmental medicine physican. [2] Terry was selected for promotion to full colonel.
    Early Career

    Lakin is a native of Greeley, Colorado [3]
    Refusal to Deploy to Afghanistan

    On or about April 12, 2010, according to his charge sheet, LTC Lakin refused to report for deployment with 32nd Calvary Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from Fort Campbell, KY, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).[4] U.S. military officials state the reason given was that Lakin believes the order to be illegal. He instead returned to the Pentagon medical clinic he had been assigned to before receiving new temporary orders to report to Fort Campbell. At the Pentagon clinic temporarily assigned him to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and immediately flagged LTC Lakin for removal from special actions including promotion or awards. He was advised that he was under investigation for court-martial. Lakin was stripped of his Pentagon access security badge and his government-issued laptop computer. [5] [6]
    Court-Martial Charges

    LTC Lakin faces charges of disobeying a lawful order, one count of missing movement, disobeying orders to report to a new unit, disobeying orders to report to his brigade commander, and one count of dereliction of duty after refusing to deploy to Afghanistan unless provided with proof that President Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen.[7][8][9]

    While under investigation, Lakin has been assigned to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.[10] The court-martial trial is scheduled for December 14-16, 2010 at Fort Meade, MD.[11] Lakin’s defense team includes military defense attorneys and the civilian firm of Pucket & Faraj PC, with offices in Alexandria, Virginia.[12]
    Defense Motion to Compel production of Barack Obama’s Records (Request for Discovery)

    During a September 2, 2010 pretrial hearing held at Fort Meade, MD, Lakin’s previous defense team was denied a motion to compel the State of Hawaii to produce all of President Obama’s natal records. Additionally, the motion had asked for the court appearance and testimony of several State of Hawaii officials including the appropriate “custodian of records”. Also requested was testimony concerning the uniform chain of command from Air Force Lt Gen (Ret) Thomas McInerney in support of his court affadit. In addition, the motion sought school records relevant to identity, and college admission and financial aid application writings from Harvard University, Columbia University, Occidental College, and Punahoa School of “Barrack Houssein Obama II/Barry Soetoro”. [13] [14]

    Chief Judge, 1st Judicial Court COL, JA Denise R. Lind wrote, “Any suggestion by the defense that the authority of military officers to issue any lawful orders ceases to exist if a serving President is found to be unqualified by the Constitution to hold office is an erroneous view of the law. Similarly, any suggestion by the defense that if a President is found to be unqualified by the Constitution to hold office, service-members have no duty to follow any orders issued by their military superiors is equally erroneous… The Court further concludes it is impossible for this Article 1 Court to undertake independent resolution of whether President Obama is a natural born citizen or is qualified under the Constitution to hold office without expressing lack of respect due coordinate branches of government… The potential for embarrassment from mulitfarious pronouncements by various departments on one question are uniquely powerful to ensure that courts-martial do not become the vehicle for adjudicating the legality of political decisions and to ensure the military’s capacity to maintain good order and discipline in the armed forces.” [15

    1. [1]
    2. [2]
    3. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/05/terrence-lakin-army-birth_n_672449.html
    4. http://www.scribd.com/doc/30359983/LTC-LAKIN-CHARGED-Chargesheet-apf-14-chargesheet
    5. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/04/13/4429371-army-to-court-martial-birther-officer
    6. http://coloradoindependent.com/51209/‘colonel-birther’-lakin-read-miranda-rights-pentagon-pass-revoked
    7. http://articles.cnn.com/2010-08-06/justice/birther.court.martial_1_army-colonel-army-officer-court-martial-proceedings?_s=PM:CRIME
    8. http://www.puckettfaraj.com/2010/11/ltc-lakin-trial-update/
    9. http://www.scribd.com/doc/30359983/LTC-LAKIN-CHARGED-Chargesheet-apf-14-chargesheet
    10. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20002577-503544.html
    11. http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/
    12. http://www.puckettfaraj.com/2010/11/ltc-lakin-trial-update/
    13. Scribd.com|title=LCOL Lakin Ruling on the Motions by Judge Lind |http://www.scribd.com/doc/37124325/LCOL-Lakin-Ruling-on-the-Motions-by-Judge-Lind%257C
    14. http://thedailypen.blogspot.com/2010/09/judge-cheats-lakin-but-accidentally.html
    15. http://www.scribd.com/doc/37124325/LCOL-Lakin-Ruling-on-the-Motions-by-Judge-Lind%257C
    16. http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/who-is-ltc-terry-lakin.html

  21. McCain 2008 lawyer is the culprit in Wikipedia Lakin deletion
    Margaret Hemmenway
    Dec 3, 2010

    Columnist Diana West (Washington Examiner/November 24) exposed the warp speed deletion of an entry about Army LTC Terry Lakin, in the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. This is a link to LTC Lakin entry before it disappeared down what West described aptly as the memory hole:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Terrence_L._Lakin

    LTC Lakin defied military orders eight months ago in an attempt to seek the truth about whether Barack Obama is Constitutionally eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces under requirements of Article II, Section 1, as a “natural born citizen.” LTC Lakin, with six overseas tours, including year long tours to Honduras, Bosnia and Afghanistan, was to deploy to Afghanistan again under Obama’s pronounced “surge” policy, and faces court-martial at Fort Meade, Maryland on December 14.

    The Wiki entry on LTC Lakin was removed in record time- an hour and 11 minutes after being flagged for deletion. The culprit in the Wiki deletion was ID’d by a Wiki user as Washington, D.C. lawyer, Theodore Frank, who worked on the McCain campaign in 2008. The Wiki deletion was recommended for extirpation by someone with user name, THF.

    Up until now, the focus has been largely on the Obama Administration for its role in concealing all of the President’s citizenship-related records (and for misrepresenting the Obama online Certification of Live Birth as an original birth certificate)- but Frank’s involvement is a new twist and shifts the eligibility spotlight to Obama’s 2008 rival campaign.

    THF are the initials of Theodore “Ted” Frank– founder and president of the Center for Class Action Fairness. It’s already been claimed on many websites that activists in the Wiki community believe Wiki user THF was Ted Frank. Frank’s past activity indicates someone unconcerned about being recognized for his blogging activity. A quick examination of articles mentioning Frank shows that he’s been active on Wikipedia, including battles with Michael Moore. These items indicate that Frank changed his Wiki username to THF: Wikipedia at one time labeled Michael Moore’s web site as an attack site, deleted references to it, and went out of its way to protect and support Ted Frank (Wikipedia user THF), including suggestions that he was “outed” even though he originally called himself TedFrank on Wikipedia, only recently changed it to THF, and is a public figure with a Wikipedia article written about him.”

    • Part II. Ted Frank has a fine resume– from PointofLaw.com, he is described as an Adjunct Fellow with the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute. Frank has written for law reviews, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The American Spectator and testified before Congress multiple times on legal issues. He also writes for the legal blog Overlawyered.com and serves on the Executive Committee of the Federalist Society Litigation Practice Group. In 2008, Mr. Frank was elected to membership in the American Law Institute. Previously, Mr. Frank clerked for the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, was a litigator for ten years, served as the first director of the AEI Legal Center for the Public Interest. Mr. Frank graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with high honors and of course, worked on the McCain-Palin campaign.

      Frank was one of three lawyers who vetted Governor Palin before she was selected to run for Vice President on the McCain ticket. Did he have other vetting responsibilities on the McCain campaign? In particular, who on the campaign legal staff was responsible for vetting the online Certification of Live Birth that the Obama camp provided to Daily Kos and FactCheck.org- which falsely proclaimed it to be a birth certificate (and notably this online Certification of Live Birth was missing any Hawiian hospital name or attending physician’s signature)? A laser-printed, computer-generated document is clearly NOT an original birth record, but the McCain campaign seemed confused over this key point. As McCain General Counsel Trevor Potter publicly stated about Obama’s birth rumors:

      “To the extent that we could, we looked into the substantive side of these allegations,” said Potter. “We never saw any evidence that then-Senator Obama had been born outside of the United States. We saw rumors, but nothing that could be sourced to evidence. There were no statements and no documents that suggested he was born somewhere else. On the other side, there was proof that he was born in Hawaii. There was a certificate issued by the state’s Department of Health, and the responsible official in the state saying that he had personally seen the original certificate. There was a birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser, which would be very difficult to invent or plant 47 years in advance.” (Obamatrueandfalse.com– David Weigel 7/24/09- “McCain Campaign investigated, dismissed Obama citizenship rumors”)

      When I questioned Frank about the Wiki deletion, he volunteered that he participated in a discussion about the second recreation of the article. He explained further that the rule of thumb is that Wikipedia doesn’t have articles about living people just because they’re in the news for one event. A second rule of thumb is that if there is consensus that an article should be deleted, the recreation of the article should also be deleted. He claims that he merely stated his agreement with those two rules in application to that particular case and that “the result would have been the same no matter what I said; I wasn’t the one who flagged the article.” But then he commented further, “As for Lakin himself, there’s lot to complain about when it comes to Obama–why waste resources counterproductively rehashing a discredited theory about constitutional eligibility?” And this is the rub (aside from the fact that a Wiki blogger claims THF is the user who actually deleted and redirected the entry 71 mins after another user had nominated it for deletion)- given paternal step-grandmother Sarah Obama declaring Obama was born in Kenya- and in March, a Kenyan Cabinet Minister affirming Obama’s birth in Kenya- shouldn’t Frank and others be aware that the “born in Kenya” premise is gaining traction and that their earlier comments were appallingly ill-informed?

    • Part III. Who advised Potter falsely that there is proof that Obama was born in Hawaii? Besides confusing terms (Certification v. certificate) Potter doesn’t appear to understand that the two birth announcements (he mentions only one) were automatically prompted by the filing of the 1961 Obama birth record- which remains CONCEALED– at Obama’s directive. Hawaii Governor Lingle never examined that original filing herself– relying entirely upon Health Director Chiyome Fukino whose initial comments on the Obama birth record were bureaucratically obtuse and guarded. Given Hawaiian standards, the Obama 1961 birth filing may be something as non-substantive and non-probative as one parental statement– missing a hospital name or doctor’s signature. Did Potter not know that two different Hawaiian hospital names were released to the press?- but neither will claim to be Obama’s birthplace? Who on the McCain campaign made these sophomoric mistakes?

      How was it that McCain unfairly became the subject of a Senate hearing, was hounded by the media (the original “birthers”) and felt compelled to produce his original birth certificate to prove he was “natural born”– but never asked his rival to do the same? Did Frank and others miss what may prove to be the greatest political scandal in American history? With a decorated Army officer imminently facing jail at Fort Leavenworth- and denied the right to evidence to defend himself by the Army– it’s past time that key operatives during the 2008 presidential campaign were forced to explain their actions and at all costs, to avoid being accused of being part of the cover-up.

      The Constitution matters– so does the truth.

      http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/mccain.html

  22. A Sampling of Common Blunders and Uncorroborated Statements by Members of Congress about Obama’s Birth and Constitutional Eligibility

    Click to access LTC-Terry-Lakin-The-Blunders.pdf

  23. LTC Terry Lakin may be last line of defense to Constitution
    SCOTUS denies Kerchner petition for writ of certiorari
    BY LINDA BENTLEY | DECEMBER 1, 2010 Snips

    PHOENIX – The American Patriot Foundation has called on citizens to support LTC Terrence “Terry” Lakin during the countdown to his court martial.

    As of this edition, there are only 12 days before Lakin goes to trial.

    A group has organized a “Support Terry Lakin Day” series of rallies on Monday, Dec. 6, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in front of Sen. John McCain’s Office, 5353 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

    The next rally will begin at 12 noon in front of Sen. Jon Kyl’s office, 2200 E. Camelback, Phoenix, Arizona 85016, with the final rally at 2 p.m. in front of Rep. Trent Frank’s office, 7121 W. Bell Road, Glendale, AZ 85308.

    Jeff Lichter, who is organizing the rallies, said they will consist of standing outside each official’s office with signs urging their support of Lakin while some participants will enter the offices to speak with staff about Lakin’s situation.

    Lakin, a highly decorated Army doctor with over 18 years of service, was told to bring his birth certificate when ordered to deploy to Afghanistan. Lakin was perfectly willing to provide a copy of his birth certificate if President Obama would release a copy of his.

    Other information Obama has been unable to keep hidden is the fact that his Selective Service System registration was falsely created, after the fact in 2008, and his use of a Connecticut-issued Social Security number, which is associated with another individual who was born in 1890.

    Men who do not register with the Selective Service by the time they reach 26 years of age, are forever precluded from holding a job in the executive branch of the federal government.

    There is plenty of documentation available tipping in favor of those who question Obama’s legitimacy.

    http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2010/101201/frontpage-Lakin.html

  24. Lakin’s attorney: Conviction ‘certain’
    ‘He’s very disappointed in military justice system’

    December 02, 2010 Snips

    WASHINGTON – Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, a distinguished Army flight surgeon, is “certain” to be convicted of disobeying orders, according to his lawyer, Neil Puckett. “Based on the evidence available, his conviction is certain,” Puckett told WND. “He has no affirmative defense for the offenses he committed.”

    There is not much left to do” in defense of his client, Puckett said. Lakin’s previous defense counsel, Paul Jensen, already “sought discovery of documents, and to introduce evidence and expert witnesses, but the judge shut down all those efforts.”

    During a September hearing, Colonel Denise Lind, the judge in the case, censored the last remaining arguments Lakin planned to make in his defense: motive and duty. Lakin had intended to explain his motive for disobeying the order and contend that it was his duty as a good soldier to disobey orders that he believed to be illegal.

    Stripped by the court of all possible defenses that might have justified his actions, Lakin has no chance of prevailing at trial.

    “We have to proceed without the documents, evidence and witnesses that have been denied to the defense. LTC Lakin is left to speak for himself and defend himself. It’s up to him whether he wants to testify in his own defense, said Puckett.

    Puckett would not reveal Lakin’s decision, or any other details of his defense plans. He predicted that Lakin would end up, at worst, convicted of two violations of orders, be dismissed from the service, and spend a year in confinement.

    Once guilt or innocence has been determined by his jurors, the trial will move to a presentencing hearing, when Lakin will have an unfettered opportunity to introduce mitigating evidence that might justify his disobedience in spite of Judge Lind’s limitations on the scope of the trial.

    “If he were to be convicted, he would have an open microphone to talk to the panel of jurors,” said Puckett. Puckett could not predict whether LTC Lakin plans to deliver an impassioned speech addressing the charges and the Obama eligibility issues.
    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=235561

  25. Exposed: Now we know why the anti-American obots love Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin Basher, Colonel Dwight Sullivan of CAAFLOG...
    December 3, 2010

    This explains why the obots hold up Col. Sullivan on a pedestal and it also explains why the Col. spends a lot of time on his blog bashing and ridiculing Lt. Col. Lakin’s efforts to seek proof that Obama is eligible to be Commander-in-Chief, thus that LTC Lakin’s deployment order issued by Obama is legal.

    Col. Sullivan was the managing attorney of the ACLU’s Baltimore office from 1997 to 2003. Col. Sullivan was a champion for homosexual and sodomy rights and fought hard (again, no pun intended) to keep the Ten Commandments off all public property. Note: Col. Sullivan did not bring up the rear in the sodomy case but instead was the lead attorney of the case (and again, no pun intended).

    Sullivan was also the chief defense counsel for the Gitmo Jihadists. Yes, he was the chief defender of the 7th Century Throwbacks that would cut off his head quicker than he can publish a hit-piece on LTC Lakin.
    See video

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2010/12/now-we-know-why-anti-american-obots.html#comment-form

  26. A bought and paid Obot = Col. Sullivan. You can tell he is one of Obama’s lackey’s because he uses Ummm, just like Obama and his sidekick, Axelrod. I guess we know that this ACLU “soldier” worries more about how terrorists are treated than he does about one of our own.

    Col…what led you to be on the Left? The audio below is Col. Sullivan speaking with Amnesty International, praising them and talking about the Jihadists not getting fair trials.

    Col. Dwight Sullivan Defends Jihadists but not LTC. Terry Lakin

  27. Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty and AI) is an international non-governmental organization. Its stated mission is “to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnesty_International

  28. PHOENIX AREA GROUP IN SUPPORT OF LAKIN VIDEO AT MCCAIN AND KYL OFFICES Dec. 6, 2010

    Here is the video taken at John McCain’s office yesterday.

  29. Gen. McInerney on radio today, warning that if Lt. Col. Lakin goes to prison, there will be congressional hearings:

    In my opinion, there should be hearings no matter what happens.

  30. Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin Court-Martial Trial Update(s): LTC Lakin pleads guilty to 1 of 2 charges.
    Dec. 14, 2010

    The main stream media should be ashamed for their non-investigative reporting on the Lt. Col. Lakin court-martial, and the Obama eligibility issue in general. I find it disgusting that the media wait until the day of the actual court-martial trial to report LTC Lakin’s plight that begun more than a year ago. Out of all of the media outlets in this country why must they all regurgitate the same AP story? Do we not have any journalists left? You can view the regurgitated AP report at ABC, Forbes, LA Times, and Yahoo.

    UPDATES: I am awaiting a phone update via Commander Charles Kerchner who is attending LTC Lakin’s court-martial trial at Fort Meade. This post will be updated throughout the day as more details are available… -snip 11:49am-

    12:14 – LTC Lakin pleads guilty to 1 of 2 charges. LTC Lakin pleaded guilty to not meeting with a superior when ordered to do so and not showing up at Fort Campbell in Kentucky where he was supposed to report. LTC Lakin pleaded not guilty to a second charge of missing a flight he was required to be on. -Source.

    1:52 – Snippets via Stars and Stripes; The guilty plea won’t erase Lakin’s bid to challenge the president’s legitimacy in court. Those charges dealt with secondary issues, not his direct refusal to deploy… …His attorneys were expected to challenge that issue later Tuesday, although the military judge hearing the case already has placed tight restrictions on how far she’ll let them go… …At the hearing, Lakin told the court that he still believes that questions surround Obama’s presidency but that he should not have refused to meet with his superiors and report to Fort Campbell, Ky., while making his protest. “I was praying and soul searching,” he said. “I believed there was a question that needs to be answered to ensure a valid chain of command. But I had asked every question, done everything else I could short of disobeying orders, without success.” -Source.

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2010/12/lieutenant-colonel-terry-lakin-court.html

  31. Army Doc: Deployment Orders Illegal Without Pres. Obama’s Birth Records
    December 14, 2010

    Sounds as if he may have had some bad legal advice. He should have deployed under protest and then filed a petition for writ of mandate for the Army to produce the documents in question. He probably would have lost, but he would still have his commission.

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2642379/posts

  32. The Covert Court Martial of Lt Col Lakin: A National Disgrace”
    Dec. 14, 2010

    “Today, you are witnessing the silent persecution of Lt Col Lakin, a National Hero amid the darkness of a shameful media blackout as a Marxist Usurper flies around in Air Force One. It is a NATIONAL DISGRACE” – Steve Cooper

    “Where are all of the frauds that love to repeat the word Constitution over and over again? The Ron Paul’s, the Glenn Beck’s, YOUR Tea Party Leaders and speakers?

    http://theconservativemonster.com/2010/12/14/the-covert-court-martial-of-lt-col-lakin-a-national-disgrace.aspx

  33. Countdown to Court Martial: Update from Dec 14, 2010

    Today at his Court-Martial, Army LTC Terry Lakin pled guilty to four specifications of refusing to obey lawful orders, one of which was then dismissed as duplicative. In so doing, he stood before Judge Lind and over and over told her that he was wrong to have disobeyed his orders, which were lawful.

    He then pled not guilty to the most severe charge against him, missing the movement of US Air Flight 1123 on 12 April 2010. His sole defense to that charge is that he was never ordered to board that flight, but instead that his orders required him to report to Ft. Campbell, KY and did not specify the means of transportation.

    His new lawyer — who has not been working with us — convinced Terry that by changing his strategy and abandoning any argument about Obama’s eligibility, he would be able to plead for mercy tomorrow when he is sentenced.

    Terry was able today, and will be able tomorrow, to explain that he was motivated by his concerns about eligibility, but of course by pleading guilty he abandons any opportunity to appeal, and thus any chance that the appellate courts would reverse Judge Lind’s rulings.

    The Lakin case may now never provide an answer to the questions the nation has as to the eligibility of Barack Obama to be Commander-in-Chief. However, Terry cannot be blamed for doing what he believes is in his, and his family’s, best interests and of course Terry had the courage and fortitude to put himself in jeopardy in the first place.

    We wish him all the best tomorrow as the trial continues to its conclusion.

    http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/news/update20101214.html

    • This is disappointing, but God bless him. It’s true; he has to do what’s best for his family. I cannot believe, however, that this poor man has been thusly destroyed. For what? For the price of a $20 piece of paper that Obama’s supporters claim will PROVE his eligibility. Instead of a political prisoner, we have a patriot whose life and career is destroyed. And the culprit skates free.

      • Well said Miri.
        I feel bad for Lakin — in his heart, and mind, he felt he was doing “what was right and honorable”. How sad that he is to be punished rather than praised.
        I’ve lost faith.
        You guys all know that I was a life-long dem…a hillary supporter…then a PUMA…and now, honestly, I think its all rigged, so why bother getting worked up, why bother voting. I don’t “know” O, any more than I “know” any of the others. I began with this search out of fear…fear of what I felt was a corrupt democratic primary/election. I can only hope that those running the show have good reason for their actions.

  34. Jurors on Lakin court-martial have all heard of case
    Jack Minor • December 14, 2010

    While selecting members to hear charges against Lt. Col. Lakin, every member of the board said they have heard of the case and many know about the “birther” movement.

    Lt. Col. Lakin pleaded guilty to one of the two charges against him this morning; disobeying a lawful order. As Lakin’s brothers and parents looked on, Judge Denise Lind interrogated Lakin, asking him multiple times if he felt the order was lawful and he had a duty to obey it.

    Following the plea, the court-martial now moves on to the one remaining charge, Article 87; Missing a Movement. Lakin had a choice to have his fate decided by the judge, or a group of five senior officers who are his rank or higher. Lakin chose the latter.

    During the jury selection process, the prosecution and defense are each allowed only one challenge if they feel a member cannot hear the case fairly. The initial group of ten officers were asked a series of questions about their ability to hear the case. All of the members stated they had heard about the case with half also knowing about what has been called the “birther movement.” This title has been applied by critics to a range of opinions from believing Obama was born in Kenya, to those who simply have doubts about the President’s eligibility based on the lack of a long form birth certificate being shown.

    The prosecutor expressed concern about all the jury members having knowledge of the case; a concern immediately addressed by the defense. The members were then called in one by one. While some said they had only a basic knowledge of the case, several said they felt soldiers should obey orders in every case.

    The defense challenged a member who had said he read extensively about the case and had an opinion of it. The judge at first did not want him to comment on what the opinion was; however, Neil Puckett made the case that it was important to know how the member felt about the case. The member said he felt that it was the responsibility of all soldiers to obey orders.

    The court reconvenes this afternoon for the case. Sentencing is expected tomorrow morning.

    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=7049

  35. Witnesses admit Lakin was never ordered to get on airplane to deploy
    Jack Minor • December 14, 2010

    Several witnesses in the court-martial of former Greeley resident Lt.Col. Lakin, admitted he was never ordered to board a US Airways flight as alleged in the charges against him.

    After more than a year of attempting to resolve questions he had over President Obama’s eligibility to be president, Lakin felt he had no choice but to disobey orders until the issue was resolved. In March, Lakin was ordered to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky to prepare for a tour in Afghanistan. Lakin did not arrive at Ft Campbell.

    As a result he was charged with violating Articles 87, missing a movement aboard US Airways flight 1123 and Article 92, failure to obey a lawful order on April 22. Tuesday morning Lakin pleaded guilty to violating Article 92.

    As the trial began, the hearing room was filled with Lakin’s family and supporters. During the initial phase the judge had Lakin agree multiple times that the order was lawful and that he had disobeyed them. Lakin’s lawyer, retired Marine Corps Col, Neil Puckett explained that Lakin was given counsel by a previous lawyer to disobey the orders.

    The judge also questioned a letter Lakin sent to President Obama, in which he indicated that his orders as well as others could possibly be illegal. Puckett pointed out this possibility was the dilemma Lakin felt regarding the decision he ultimately had to make. Throughout the proceeding Lakin had a very humble spirit regarding the charges.

    Lt. Commander Kirchner, who currently has an eligibility case before the Supreme Court, said “the trial is a total corruption of the Constitution.”

    Following the acceptance of the Article 92 guilty plea, selection began on the members of the panel who would decide Lakin’s guilt on the other charge. Following lunch, the prosecution began its case calling several witnesses who testified as to the validity of the orders given to Lakin.

    During his opening arguments, Puckett pointed out that although the charge was missing the movement of US Airways flight 1123, nowhere in his orders did it say Lakin was required to take a flight to his destination. Puckett went on to say the orders actually gave Lakin a choice as to his method of travel. During cross examination, every prosecution witness admitted that Lakin’s orders did not contain a requirement to fly on US Airways flight 1123.

    At times the prosecution seemed unsure of themselves. At one point prosecutor Capt. Jonathon Kobrinski asked Lt. Col. William Judd a question regarding whether Lakin had met with his commander, Puckett objected. After sustaining the objection Kobrinski appeared unsure how to respond. This prompted Judge Denise Lind to prompt the prosecutor “you can ask him if he complied with the memo.”

    Lt. Col. Gordon Roberts testified that Lakin had not complied with on order to meet with him on March 31 but instead met the next day. Puckett asked Roberts his reasons for wanting to meet with Lakin. Roberts testified that upon hearing of Lakin’s refusal to deploy he was concerned as the action was out of character for Lakin who had an exemplary record. Roberts also indicated he wished to ensure that Lakin understood the consequences of his actions. Roberts confirmed that he accomplished every goal he wished to accomplish for the meeting. Puckett also said this appeared to bolster claims that Lakin reached the decision not to deploy only after much soul searching and after he felt all other avenues to resolve his issue had been exhausted.

    http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=7107

  36. Interesting to see how the Lamer than lame media is NOW reporting about Ltc. Lakin. Where were they while this was going on…no defense from them, and no following this case either. Examples follow of how they are all now chiming in…as if their reporting is even on the mark. There are currently 45 articles about LTC Lakin.

    A CHALLENGE: Can anyone find someone who reports HONESTLY throughout their entire article?
    **********

    ARAB NEWS ‘Birther’ army doctor admits to defying military orders
    Arab News – Barbara Ferguson – ‎1 hour ago‎

    WASHINGTON: Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin wants to prove that President Barack Obama is not an American citizen..

    “Birthers” believe Obama is not native-born and therefore is ineligible to be president. This despite the fact that Hawaii officials have repeatedly issued statements that Obama was born in the state and that the health department holds a copy of his original birth certificate. A copy of the document even has been made available on the Internet.

    A group of about 30 birthers attended Tuesday’s hearing at Fort Meade, and handed out leaflets with a picture of Obama labeled “usurper” and “ineligible.”

    Lakin is a poster soldier for their birther movement, for the last 17 years prior to his court-martial proceedings, the flight surgeon served around the globe, racking up a chest full of medals.

    http://arabnews.com/world/article216408.ece

  37. USA TODAY Army doctor who questions Obama’s citizenship is court-martialed
    Dec. 15 7:59 am

    The trial deals with Lakin’s actions, not Obama’s citizenship — Obama was born Aug. 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Lakin, who has become a cause celebre among those who do not believe Obama was born in the United States, told the court he should not have refused to meet with superiors.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/theoval/post/2010/12/army-doctor-who-questions-obamas-citizenship-is-court-martailed/1

  38. CBS: Birther” Army Doctor Terrence Lakin Pleads Guilty to Disobeying Orders to Deploy to Afghanistan
    December 15, 2010 12:33 PM

    Lakin, who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan, believes his inaction is justified because as a “birther” he questions whether President Barack Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States.

    Officials from Obama’s home state of Hawaii say they have seen and verified Obama’s original 1961 birth certificate which is on record with that state.

    Despite the documented proof, Lakin believes that any rational person would question its authenticity because the certificate does not list the name of the hospital where Obama’s mother gave birth or the physician who delivered him.

    Members of the military jury that was asked to hear the case were questioned Tuesday as to whether they had heard of the birther movement and their feelings about individuals who identify with it. Several said they had heard of the term, and all but one said they had at least heard of the case of a military doctor refusing to deploy because he questioned the president’s eligibility for office.

    Lakin’s parents and his two brothers along with other supporters audibly scoffed when one of the potential jurors said based on the evidence that Obama was eligible to be president.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20025740-504083.html

  39. This woman is beyond redemption. You must read it all to get the full flavor of her article.

    NY TIMES Usurper in Chief?
    By MAUREEN DOWD – [how does she keep a column? – Oh, NY TIMES]
    December 14, 2010 Snips

    He can’t handle the truth.

    At least not while he’s facing the brig.

    Lt. Col. Terry Lakin of the Army had a motley crew of frustrated Birthers at his court-martial here on Tuesday. The decorated Pentagon doctor from Colorado became the movement’s hero when he went on YouTube in March to brazenly urge President Obama to show “honesty and integrity” by releasing his “original signed birth certificate, if you have one.”

    Originally, Colonel Lakin and his frenzied supporters had wanted to reveal the Ultimate Truth, what they consider the biggest hoax ever perpetrated — that a foreigner, a “Usurper in Chief,” had seized control of the Oval Office.

    So now the Birthers consider the court-martial part of the dastardly conspiracy. “This whole trial looks like a sham,” said Orly Taitz, a tall blonde California dentist, lawyer and leader in the Birther movement. “I was raised in the Soviet Union. This was worse than what I’ve seen in the Soviet Union.”

    James Haven,
    a black preacher from New York, dismissed Obama as “the long-legged Mack Daddy, the president of all pimps.”

    The end of her tome…
    But, in the end, the court-martial offers one big truth: President Obama doesn’t have to show Terry Lakin anything. The colonel should have followed orders.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/15/opinion/15dowd.html

    • Dowd isn’t fit to lick a hydrologist’s dirty cowgirl boots. Asshat. If she’s Irish, I vote her off the island.

      “Biases about race and religion?” What planet is she from, much less island? What freaking religion, Maureen? What freaking race? You can’t answer EITHER question and you call yourself a journalist.

  40. Baltimore Sun Army Lt. Col., ‘birther,’ on trial for refusing to deploy
    December 14, 2010

    Terrence Lakin is one of the fervent band of Americans who doubt that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

    The catch is that Lakin is an Army lieutenant colonel who refused to report for deployment to Afghanistan because he questions Obama’s credentials to serve as commander in chief.

    Lakin’s stance, made public when he refused to report in April, has made him a hero to the “birther” movement. Birthers say Obama, the first African-American president, was not born in Honolulu in August 1961, and so fails to meet the constitutional requirement that the president be a “natural born citizen.”

    Hawaii officials say they have verified Obama’s original 1961 birth certificate, and both of Honolulu’s major newspapers published news of his birth. Obama has released a digital certification of live birth confirming his birth in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961. Hawaii officials will not release a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a “tangible interest.”

    A CNN poll this summer found that 27 percent of Americans doubt or deny that Obama is American-born. Recently, Orioles outfielder Luke Scott made headlines by questioning Obama’s place of birth. [Great Research…there was another poll that stated a much, much higher number…but use old information Creep!}

    http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/local/politics/2010/12/army_lt_col_birther_on_trial_f.html

    • “Hawaii officials say they have verified Obama’s original 1961 birth certificate, and both of Honolulu’s major newspapers published news of his birth.”

      Wrong and wrong.

      First wrong: The Hawaiian officials said they have seen documents that “verify” (legal meaning: sworn by affidavit) that he was born there. Huge difference. They never said that they (and doubtless never have) verified the authenticity of the information on his proven-to-be-amended birth records.

      Second wrong: there is absolutely NO evidence that, even if those announcements are legitimate, the “son” born to “Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama” is Barack Hussein Obama II (aka Barry Soetoro, aka ad infinitum) NOR that that “Mrs. Barack H. Obama” is Stanley Ann Dunham, the purported mother of the resident of the WH. Why?

      Because in 1961 BHO Sr. had TWO, if not THREE, wives known as “Mrs. Barack H. Obama.” That’s why.

    • “Obama has released a digital certification of live birth confirming his birth in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961. Hawaii officials will not release a certified birth certificate to anyone who does not have a “tangible interest.””

      Two more mistakes. Obama’s CAMPAIGN released that digital image to a blog. He has never sworn to its authenticity. Carefully so.

      Second, they fail to point out that Barry has a tangible interest and if he cared to, HE could have the certified birth certificate released to everyone, including the Baltimore Sun. Yet they studiously do not ask him to do so. Why? Afraid he will either refuse or that it cannot be produced because it does not exist?

    • And while I’m at it, I may as well point out the not-so-subliminal message that Lakin is racist. What does Barry allegedly being the “first African-American president” have to do with anything? I say allegedly because saying he’s African-American assumes FACTS NOT IN EVIDENCE.

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