BY LINDA BENTLEY | NOVEMBER 17, 2010
LTC Terrence Lakin’s court-martial trial begins Dec. 14
Kerchner v. Obama scheduled for SCOTUS conference Nov. 23
After exhausting every administrative remedy available to him to obtain proof that President Obama is a natural born citizen and constitutionally eligible to hold the office of President and Commander in Chief of the Army, Lt. Col. Terrence “Terry” Lakin, an Army flight surgeon with 18 years of service, invited his own court martial by refusing to deploy to Afghanistan.
Lakin’s deployment orders required him to produce a copy of his own birth certificate, so he was troubled that Obama has refused to do the same.
He stated, “Reviewing FM 6-22 Army Leadership … grounds me in my belief that I have a duty to submit this concern.”
The values Lakin agreed to live by include, “Loyalty – Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other soldiers. Selfless Service – Put the welfare of the nation, the Army and subordinates before your own. Integrity – Do what’s right – legally and morally.”
He said, “I also have agreed to expect the same from my leaders.”
General George S. Patton stated, “Always do everything you ask of those you command.”
Lakin, who was required to provide his birth certificate to deploy to Afghanistan, expected Obama, as commander in chief of the military, to do the same.
As a result of his refusal to deploy, Lakin was charged with "Missing Movement" a serious crime in the nature of a felony for failing to deploy to Afghanistan, and disobeying a direct order, which include four specifications (separate instances) of this charge.
In September, a military judge ruled Obama’s birth records were irrelevant to the case and that his orders were legal and basically refused Lakin any manner of defense.
Lakin’s court martial trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 14.
Despite the fact he could be facing four years of hard labor in a federal prison, if convicted, Lakin says, “The Constitution matters. The truth matters.”
The American Patriot Foundation, which is providing financial support for Lakin’s defense, claims Congress was derelict in its duty to determine whether or not Obama meets the legal, constitutional requirement to serve as President and Commander-in-Chief.
Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution states: “No person except a natural born Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
Even Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., chimed in on the issue of Obama’s eligibility, stating, “The allegations pertaining to President Obama’s citizenship have been reviewed and dismissed by several courts, including on multiple occasions by the United States Supreme Court … From the foregoing, further consideration of the President’s citizenship seems unwarranted.”
In reality, there have been no court cases in which the allegations were reviewed and dismissed. All cases have been dismissed on the grounds that the plaintiffs lacked standing. None have been reviewed on the merits.
In the interim, a post about Lakin on Wikipedia, containing basic information about who he is and his case, was tagged with, “This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy.”
It provided a “current revision” link with a redirect to a page titled, “Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories.”
Despite a CNN poll taken July 16-21 of 1,018 adults, including 335 Democrats and 285 Republicans, indicating six of 10 people are uncertain the president was even born in the United States, Wikipedia allowed numerous unsubstantiated claims about Obama’s eligibility, including a post by “News Hounds,” who wrote, “Fox News has added legitimacy to the irrational and baseless conspiracy-theorist ‘birthers’ who continue to insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and [is] thus an illegitimate president,” citing Sean Hannity’s report of “a soldier challenging his deployment to Afghanistan.”
None of Wikipedia’s 45 pages of “conspiracy theories” provide a smidgen of evidence to the contrary.
The fact is Obama has spent close to $2 million in legal fees to prevent his records from being released. He is also using a Connecticut-issued Social Security Number that no one can explain, especially in light of the fact that it was issued in 1976 while he was attending high school in Honolulu and is associated with another individual who was born in 1890.
In August 2010, while vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard, Obama stated, “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.”
Meanwhile, Attorney Mario Apuzzo’s petition on behalf of Charles Kerchner et al for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States against Obama and Congress is scheduled for conference next Tuesday, Nov. 23.
Apuzzo challenges the Third Circuit Court of Appeals order upholding the U.S. District Court’s dismissal for lack of standing and its finding that the appeal was “frivolous,” without the lower court ever designating the case as such.
Apuzzo questions how Obama, who was born a British subject governed by the British Nationality Act of 1948 and is currently a British protected person and/or a British citizen, can possibly be considered a natural born citizen of the United States.
“Obama is not a ‘natural born Citizen’ to constitutional standards,” said Apuzzo.
Visit SafeguardOurConstitution.com for more information or to make a donation to the American Patriot Foundation to aid with Lakin’s defense fund. Visit ProtectOurLiberty.org for more information on the Kerchner lawsuit and to make a donation to help defray costs.