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Only when the chips are down do you really know!

“THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN’S SOULS”

by Arnie Rosner

Thomas Paine, author of "The Crisis"

(Apr. 21, 2010) — Fair-weather friends are a dime a dozen. You can spot them a mile away.

Like politicians, fair-weather friends are those who believe in telling you what you want to hear. Basically they are gutless cowards and lack the intestinal fortitude to act in the capacity of a real human being.  They fear confrontation.

Sound a little harsh? It was meant to be. Many people have lost the idea of what it means to be an independent American, an American who has no guilt and no need to apologize just because someone tells them so.

Somewhere along the line, the idea of political correctness has permeated our thought process. It has become so bad that people seem to apologize for a difference in opinion in an effort to be considered polite. They seem to forget that it is the difference of opinion and views that make Americans, Americans!

The latest Pew polls indicate that a large portion of the US population feels threatened by our government. I am one of those who agree. So it is very fitting at this point, when the chips are down, to recognize that one man has stepped forward  to meet his rendezvous with destiny.

One man with such dignity, courage, integrity, and strength of character, that he is single-handedly, against all odds, and AT great personal sacrifice, voluntarily picked up the torch of liberty. Make no mistake about it: he is taking this stand for you and me.  The magnitude of this personal sacrifice is overwhelming.

This American hero is leading the charge when all of those to whom this responsibility belongs have abandoned their stations, violated their oaths which they swore to uphold and deserted the Constitution of the United States. The fact that they also deserted the American people, the rule of law and principles of justice are of a minor consequence in comparison.

Who is this hero?  Lt. Col. Terry Lakin.

Many people seem puzzled by Lt. Col. Lakin’s actions.  They lack the understanding and appreciation for his act of heroism.   They have no clue as to the significance  or the level of courage and bravery his stand requires.  Well, maybe you don’t see it, but I can tell you from my vantage point, Lt. Col. Terry Lakin has essentially thrown himself on a live hand grenade in an effort to bring law and order and justice back to the American people.

I can promise you this:  in  the entire history  of our country, there will only be a few good men like Colonel Lakin who will distinguish themselves in such a manner. He is a national hero and one to be appreciated, admired, and recognized for standing up for the American ideals when the chips were down.

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13 Responses to Only when the chips are down do you really know!

  1. Juanita

    Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    My husband and I will be flying to Washington DC to join Philip Berg and other great american citizens in a march on May 29, 2010. With us a copy of our long form birth certificates. We are doing this for Lt Col Lakin, a GREAT AMERICAN. We hope to see one to two million people there.

  2. Joe The Blogger

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    American Hero versus Community Organizer.

    No contest.

  3. Joe The Blogger

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Every time I read about Lt. Col Lakin, I think about another self-sacrificing Patriot – Nathan Hale, who, in 1776, was executed by The British for spying on their military deployments.

    From the gallows Nathan Hale addressed the spectators. It was, he said, the duty of every good soldier to obey any order from his commander-in-chief…..
    His last words were:
    “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country”

    The time for heroes is right now and Lt Col Lakin has answered the call.

    It is the duty of every good soldier to disobey any order from a Usurper who is not his commander-in-chief.

  4. heather

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    He has put his life and career on the line for all Americans! He is a true hero and he will win. The truth always prevails over evil.

    They all know that Obama is ineligible and a dual citizen. Therefore all of them will have to be arrested and convicted of this crime against America and her citizens.

  5. jtx

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Arnie:

    Another excellent letter and I’d think most of us agree with you re Lt Col Lakin.

    Let’s also keep in mind the similar-directed (but different) efforts put forth over the past 18 months or more (and going forward in time also) that are equally serious with similar effects for the American people.

    That would, of course, be the very correct legal proceeding of Kerchner et al v. Obama et al which is now in Federal Appeals court with (from memory) a Jun 29 court date possibly involving oral arguments. No matter the outcome in Appeals the case will go to SCOTUS to hopefully get some legal resolution to the eligibility issue.

    While this is a different approach that that of Terry Lakin it is no less important – or heroic. The two principals involved, Attorney Mario Apuzzo and Lead Plaintiff Charles Kerchner, have borne all of the efforts and expenses with very little donation help from “brave Anericans” which expenses included many full-page ads (some in color) over about the last year in the Washington Times National Weekly Edition.

    I rate these two as equally important to the Constitutional basis of our country as Terry Lakin and I hope that all three of them succeed in their endeavors. There are others attempting a variety of legal efforts also, so let’s not fail to hoist a glass to these others also.

    The “bad guys” in this whole mess aside from the principle con artist would be both political parties and ALL members of Congress – which members are named in the Kerchner action (as they should) plus Pelosi and Cheney and that goes even beyond what the good Lt. Col. is pursuing. These politicians are at the heart of the entire difficulty which is why they are named in Kerchner and that may very well go down in recorded history as part of the public record due to the Kerchner lawsuit.

    The present situation is unique in our entire 233-year history and must be so recognized – even by those now attempting the name-calling and denigration of those wishing to see the Constitution upheld; the pols couldn’t care less (as they’ve clearly shown by their LACK of action in the matter).

  6. Benaiah

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Lakin2012

  7. yo

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Lt Col. Lakin will receive the honor he deserves. Sooner or later.
    God doesn’t settle up every saturday night, but He does settle up.

  8. impeachtheboob

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    HEAR, HEAR!!!!!

    I pray every night that this will be the one. The one that does not crosspaths with a gutless coward like judge Carter, or a corrupt A&&hole like Judge Land, or the menu others that have somehow lost their moral compass.

    HEAR………………HEAR….I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. live oak

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Thank you for the link Mrs. Rondeau!!

  10. live oak

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Another great post Mr. Rosner! LTC Lakin is a HERO!!!! I pray for him and his family. He will in my prayers always….forever.

  11. Tom

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:36 AM

    His Life, his Fortune, his sacred Honor!

    May God be with him!

  12. Durus

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Our fair-weather friend, Glenn Beck
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBnRsZyT_wQ

  13. Leo Patrick Haffey

    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    Well Said, Sir!

    Col. Lakin is a man of Courage and Honor. He has done what few have the courage to do. He has done his Duty to protect our Constitution.
    —————-
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Here is the podcast of the Lt. Col. on the G. Gordon Liddy Show from yesterday: http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/news/ltc-lakin-on-gordon-liddy.html

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