Lt. Col. Lakin’s Journey –
Below you will find the Greenley Gazette’s Jack Minor’s take on Lt. Col. Lakin’s persecution. It’s a clear picture of a man committed to his Oath, his Chain of Command, his Army, and his country. He deserves much better treatment from the U. S. military justice system. What he’s received is something one would expect in the Soviet Union. Lt. Col. Lakin deserves a commendation.
Lakin not allowed witnesses, documents, explanation at court-martial Dec. 14! Posted by Jack Minor • November 30, 2010
By Jack Minor
Letters obtained by The Gazette reveal the extent to which a decorated Army officer and his brother struggled to resolve concerns over the President’s eligibility prior to the officer being court-martialed.
The Lakins are long-time Greeley residents. Three Lakin brothers; Dr. Greg Lakin, Capt. Gary Lakin USCG and Lt. Col. Terrance Lakin graduated from University High School in 1977, 1980 and 1983 respectively. The brothers’ parents still live in Greeley and have a long history of supporting humanitarian causes in the area.
Lt. Col. Lakin is currently scheduled to be court-martialed Dec. 14 for disobeying orders to deploy after exhausting numerous attempts to resolve issues regarding the President’s eligibility to be Commander-in-Chief. The specific issue involved is the Constitutional requirement that the President be a natural born citizen.
Dr. Greg Lakin has previously been a member of the Greeley Police Department and was a prosecutor in Hawaii. Greg, who was interviewed on the Peter Boyles radio show on Nov. 9, said Lakin, “mulled over this for a long period of time” before he made his decision to refuse to deploy to Afghanistan. He strongly disputed the contention that his brother was a coward for deploying, noting Terry had already served in both Bosnia and Afghanistan.
Military Judge, Denise Lind, has ruled that Lakin will not be able to present any witnesses or documents for his defense and will not be able to explain his reason for disobeying orders at the court-martial. Lind has ruled the issue of the President’s eligibility is irrelevant saying the orders came from the Pentagon and not the President. Dr. Lakin disputed this contention saying the President took credit for Lakin’s deployment during a speech at West Point where he gave a speech for the surge in Afghanistan. “He was part of that surge so it would be an order that comes directly from Obama himself” and “if he doesn’t have standing then no one does.”
In an interview with the Gazette, Dr. Lakin shared copies of letters he and his brother sent to the President and Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle asking for a resolution of this issue. Greg said the letters were written with a very humble spirit in an attempt to seek information verifying Barack Obama’s birthplace.
Greg drew a contrast between his brother and the President saying his brother is upholding the constitution, “while the other has probably violated it.” He went on to say the President “promotes transparency in government unless it applies to him. On the other hand, Terry is convinced that justice will prevail.”….Continue Reading
…”Terry is convinced that justice will prevail”…
Unfortunately, Lt. Col. Lakin will likely need to go through the entire appellate process in order to find Justice – and given the Supreme Court’s continuing attempt to avoid ruling on just who can be a Natural Born Citizen, Justice is by no means certain.
Lt. Col. Lakin has two possible outcomes in his upcoming trial. One, he is convicted and the perilous appellate process begins. Two, enough members of the Jury seated to rubberstamp this injustice will stand tall and say enough of this. Enough members of the Lakin Jury will render a verdict of Not Guilty and watch the wheels fall off the systemic effort to thwart Justice.
‘He’s very disappointed in military justice system’
Posted: December 02, 2010
11:05 pm Eastern
By Brian Fitzpatrick
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
WASHINGTON – Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, a distinguished Army flight surgeon, is “certain” to be convicted of disobeying orders, according to his lawyer, Neil Puckett.
LTC Lakin will go on trial December 14 for refusing to deploy with his unit to Afghanistan. The senior officer questioned the legal validity of his orders because they originate ultimately with President Barack Obama, whose eligibility to serve as commander in chief under article II of the U.S. Constitution remains unproven.
“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.
Lind also rejected defense requests to call as witnesses Ambassador Alan Keyes and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney. Keyes was to explain the constitutional issues involved in the case, and McInerney was to talk about the training soldiers receive regarding when they should question and even disobey orders.
Stripped by the court of all possible defenses that might have justified his actions, Lakin has no chance of prevailing at trial. …Continue Reading
Natural Born Citizen –
The HillBuzz has an interesting post up today! Generally, I am firmly against spying on and releasing information that the U.S. government needs to keep secret. However, given the BOPAC administration’s intention to subvert the Constitution and America’s principles, it might be the case that wikileaks may be able to help bring forth information that the American people are ENTITLED to know.
From the good folks at HillBuzz:
Posted by kevindujan01
I think a better question than “Why is Julian Assange allowed to do what he does?” or “Why hasn’t the US government stopped WikiLeaks?” is the matter of “Why can’t WikiLeaks release the many, mysterious, missing documents Obama hides from the public?”
Let’s have a “Fun with Lists Friday” and use this thread to make a Christmas Wish List for everything we’d love WikiLeaks to release on Obama. Maybe Santa will read this and do something about it. Stranger things have happened.
Every year, Claire McCaskill asks Santa for “a sandwich made of all the colors” and last Christmas Oprah hoped “that thing on (her) back (she) thought was a big, gray mole was really just a piece of errant sausage” (and it was)…so I’m sure we can all wish for this WikiLeaks data dump on Obama and get success somewhere in between.
Can WikiLeaks find and release:
(1) Obama’s birth certificate clearly showing his current actual name, the race of his father and mother, and his father’s actual name.
(2) Obama’s college transcripts — which are believed to be those of a D and F student who used affirmative action and an exotic pedigree to get Ivy League degrees without having a GPA high enough for any honors societies like Phi Beta Kappa
(3) Obama’s 1980s passport documents explaining how he was able to go to Pakistan with his male lover when US citizens were forbidden from going there…Continue Reading.
The article ends with the following question: What can you think of?
In support of Lt. Col. Lakin’s courage in seeking the ‘Truth’ (and as a former In-Flight Tech in the Navy), I urge all who have served or have friends/family in the military to ask the following question of those currently serving.
Brothers and Sisters in the Military, when are you going to demand Obama establish that he is a Natural Born Citizen, eligible to serve as Commander In Chief?
The military is the only government organization that I continue to have respect for and it pains me criticize those serving. And I understand the consequences of challenging Obama’s eligibility directly, but the continuing attacks against our Constitution by the left cannot be allowed to pass without objection in some form or another. Acquiescence is not the only option.
Consider this please. What if every serviceman or woman went to his or her Chaplin, stated their concerns and provided the basic evidence (direct and circumstantial, links, former statements by NPR etc. indicating a Kenyan birth, etc., etc.) that would cause most reasonable persons to have legitimate questions about Obama’s lack of eligibility to serve and issue lawful orders? What if requests were made to each Chaplin instructing them to pass these concerns up the Chain of Command? Would there come a point, a number of requests that would cause the leadership to demand proof of eligibility?
Maybe military leadership could utilize the following provision?
§ 935. Art. 135. Courts of inquiry
(a) Courts of inquiry to investigate any matter may be convened by any person authorized to convene a general court-martial or by any other person designated by the Secretary concerned for that purpose, whether or not the persons involved have requested such an inquiry.
If the Oath to protect the Constitution is not important today, why don’t we just change the oath of allegiance to reflect our current level of commitment?
I, _______, do solemnly swear to protect ME and I will try to defend the Constitution as long as it doesn’t adversely impact the aforementioned ‘ME’.
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.
Official Disclosure – Just to be clear, my graphics depict almost all members of the BOPAC Administration as being full of crap. They do not actually look like turds – one needs special ‘full of crap’ glasses to be able to see the core of those who continually feed America BS. I treat everyone equally – when Glenn Beck goes off on those who reasonably question Obama’s eligibility, he gets a half-full of crap depiction.