Monday, January 30, 2017

I believe that an official Presidential pardon for LTC Terry Lakin is in order. I have full faith that President Trump will do the right thing when time allows

President Trump: About Terry Lakin

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By  —— January 29, 2017

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.—Preamble to the United States Constitution
As military officers, we owe our ultimate loyalty not to superior officers or even to the president, but rather, to the Constitution.”Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney (USAF Ret.)
“I think many in the military—and many out of the military—question the natural-birth status of Barack Obama.” Major General Paul E. Vallely (US Army Ret.)   
First off—will Congress and/or SCOTUS please get off their collective butts and clearly, emphatically, and unequivocally define exactly what is meant by “Natural Born” from Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the US Constitution?
Good God, it is unbelievable that such a vitally important term has not been legally and clearly defined so that there is no question what it means. I realize that the wheels of government move slowly, and I don’t mean to sound impatient, but hey, it’s been over 200 years. Just saying.
Depending on how “Natural Born” is defined (and you can take your pick from several differing interpretations) then Obama was, or was not, legally POTUS—and Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Bobby Jindal (to mention a few) can, or cannot, legally become President of the United States. So, this is a very important point, a very big deal.
Personally, I believe that the term “Natural Born” refers to a person born in the United States (or a territory under US jurisdiction) to parents who are both US citizens at the time of the “Natural Born” citizen’s birth. But legal precedents aside (e.g. “Minor v. Happersett” and “United States v. Wong Kim Ark”) the definition of “Natural Born” remains murky—at least in the minds of many. So, Congress, SCOTUS—earn your pay, do your job (finally).
This article is about Terry Lakin, and defining the term “Natural Born” may seem an unwarranted distraction in that context‚Ķbut Obama’s eligibility to be POTUS is a big part of Terry’s story, so the importance of officially defining “Natural Born” is an apropos issue to discuss. In any event, time to get into the meat of this article.

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