Saturday, September 25, 2010

Is the Fix in Against Lt. Col. Lakin?

James H. Roberson, The Post and E-Mail

Folks, we may be getting close to Civil War II.
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin (M.D.- Active Army) – first asked the Army to affirm that Obama was constitutionally eligible to serve as President, and when his chain of command refused, he then refused to deploy to Afghanistan until “eligibility” was established (to force the issue to a head).   Lakin’s argument is simple and direct:  a soldier must not be compelled to obey an “unlawful order”; an “ineligible person” cannot serve as President and Commander-in-Chief and, thus, cannot issue “lawful orders.”  He has thereby laid his liberty and whole career on the line  in order to honor his Oath to Support and Defend the Constitution (especially Article II, Section 1, Clause 5), which must not be violated!
In preparation for his court martial, scheduled for October, his defense counsel asked the Judge Advocate General (JAG) court to authorize “discovery” of Obama’s birth records in order to prove Lakin’s innocence. Col. Lind, Presiding JAG Judge, has recently ruled that LTC Lakin can’t depose (question under oath) the Hawaiian Custodian of Birth Records, nor view any of their documents.  The judge claimed that birth records might contain “embarrassing information” about the putative President.  The judge further ruled that it is “irrelevant” for the military to prove that Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief.  She said that LTC Lakin’s deployment orders came from the Pentagon and, “on its face,” that’s all he needs to know.  In other words, along with her Commanding General, Col. Lind has just decided that the chain of command originates at the Pentagon, and the President is NOT an integral part of  it. Both Lind and her commanding general have now violated the Constitution’s clear specification that the “President is the Commander-in-Chief.
Col. Lind is either a disgrace to the uniform, or a coward who has just covertly handed LTC Lakin’s defense team a “home-run” issue to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court!  A lengthy but very insightful interview with a legal military justice expert explains the background and history of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and WHY we must never give Obama an opportunity to declare “martial law,” which is brutal and NOT civilized, constitutional law as we normally comprehend it.
So far, three generals, all retired, have offered support for Lt. Col. Lakin.  Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, the highest-ranking officer yet to lend public support, has supplied an affidavit “in support of defense request for discovery/motion to compel.”  The affidavit acknowledges widespread concerns over the putative President’s constitutional eligibility and demands that he release his birth records or the court authorize discovery.  Lakin faces trial on October 13-15.
Extracts from the affidavit include….
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