Lt. Col. Terry Lakin’s patriotism led to his court-martial, imprisonment and the stripping of all military rank and privileges, including his Army pension. How can I believe this man is a patriot that did something so awful that he was punished almost every way possible by the military? This is what he was severely punished for doing and let’s see if you agree with me or his imprisonment.
Lakin, an Army flight surgeon, was given a court martial because he refused to obey deployment orders. He refused arguing Barack Obama had not documented his eligibility for the presidency under Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution. Lakin does not recognize Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president; thus not CIC and does not have the authority to deploy American troops.
Lakin has explained that he was compelled by his officer’s oath to uphold and defend the Constitution when he was ordered to deploy to Afghanistan. Along with questions about the authenticity of the Obama birth documents, some constitutional scholars argue Obama is not a natural born citizen because his father was not an American citizen.
“What I do not understand and still don’t,” Lakin writes in his new book, “is why Obama did not just come forward with his key documents and be done with it. Instead, he ordered all of his important records to be kept under seal.”
Addressing both the short-form and the long-form birth certificates released by the White House, Lakin notes they are digital scans of purportedly official documents, neither of which would be acceptable as evidence in a court proceeding. Lakin also writes, “I needed a birth certificate to deploy, but the president did not need one to order my deployment. This was nuts.”
- 6 months in prison
- Total forfeiture of all pay and allowances
- Dismissal from the Service
- No pension
Lakin was ordered to check into Fort Campbell, KY, no later than 3 p.m. on April 12, 2010. Instead, he headed to the Pentagon, where he took a photo of himself with his bags to prove he was still willing to deploy if Obama’s eligibility could be validated. He was prosecuted.
By prosecuting Lakin, the United States military abandoned the principles articulated by the Nuremberg Trial at the end of World War II asserting the Nazi military and government officials had a responsibility of conscience to adhere to a higher order of morality than simply follow orders.
Lakin proclaimed his loyalty to the higher order of the oath he took as an officer; his oath to uphold our Constitution. He took his oath so seriously he was willing to stand up and challenge Barrack Obama’s authority to give such orders.
I say he is a true modern day patriot. What say you?
For more reading about Terry Lakin you can visit his website at this link:
You can read about Terry’s time in prison from his diaries, his biography, his career, and if you can, donate to Terry’s legal fund. He was left with nothing after the Court Martial. You can also send Terry a personal note if you want and give him praise for standing up when no one else would.