ARE THEY KNOWINGLY SUPPORTING THE INSTALLATION OF A FOREIGN-BORN USURPER? IF SO, WHY?
by Kathleen Gotto
Several active duty and retired military members last year initiated lawsuits challenging Barack Obama’s Constitutional eligibility to serve as President and their Commander-in-Chief. They got nowhere. As previously reported, we have two more warriors, and our heroes, who are putting it all out there for the sake of truth and the oath they took to support and defend the Constitution. This is the same oath all commissioned officers take:
I, _____ , having been appointed an officer in the (Service) of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God. (DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)
As reported on both WorldNetDaily and The Post & Email, one of the two officers to publicly defend his oath and the Constitution is Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, a decorated Army physician, who takes his oath seriously. Lakin serves as the flight surgeon for 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment and has orders to deploy to Afghanistan for his second tour of duty there. He has reservations about Obama’s legitimacy to serve as president and commander-in-chief because of mounting evidence that Obama was born overseas. In defense of the constitutional requirement that a president must be a “natural born citizen,” and in staying true to the oath he took, Lakin is demanding Obama present proof that he is a natural born citizen and qualified to be his Commander-in-Chief. Until then, Lakin refuses to obey what he believes to be illegal orders. Now the Pentagon has seized his computer, read him his Miranda rights, and informed him that he will soon be charged with serious crimes.
It is beyond hypocrisy that the Army required Lakin to bring copies of his birth certificate upon reporting for duty to Afghanistan but they give a pass to their purported Commander-in-Chief in establishing his own identity. Lakin has remained steadfast to refuse to report for duty until Obama proves he is eligible to serve and thus has de jure authority to issue orders.
It is astounding that an officer with Lt. Col. Lakin’s credentials who is standing tall behind his oath to support and defend the Constitution and to protect it against all enemies, “foreign or domestic,” instead of being treated with support and respect for upholding his oath, is being threatened by his superiors. Lakin has been issued a “counseling form” from Lt. Col. William D. Judd, warning that his deployment orders are valid:
On 30 March 2010, this command became aware of your intentions to refuse to follow deployment orders. Your stated reason for refusal was your belief that the election of the President of the United States is invalid because you believe he is not ‘native born’ [sic]. This counseling is to inform you that your deployment orders are presumed to be valid and lawful orders issued by competent military authority.”
Interestingly, Lt. Col. Judd addresses Obama’s status as “native born,” not “natural born.” This had to have been stated either out of ignorance or a deliberate attempt to “spin” the issue. Judd further states that Lakin’s orders are “presumed to be valid and lawful orders issued by competent military authority.” That begs the question as to why Judd only “presumes” that the orders are valid and apparently has not performed due diligence to ascertain that Lakin’s orders are valid and lawful? Perhaps it is because Judd doesn’t know, doesn’t care, or is just following orders, lawful or not.
When pressed about the issue of Obama’s eligibility, the Army responded with “No Comment.” The Army brass is circling their wagons to protect an impostor and is pillorying one of their best who is simply doing what they themselves should be doing. How can Americans have any respect for those at the highest chain of command when they engage in a cover-up that will likely go down as the biggest deception to be perpetrated on U.S. citizens? Those military officers who are participating in this huge and immensely shameful cover-up are despicable examples of the integrity, honor and bravery we have come to expect of our military.
Whether Lakin actually gets a trial or not remains to be seen. However, no trial would withstand the scrutiny of the American public unless Lt. Col. Lakin is allowed full discovery in order to defend himself. All of America is waiting for that.
Lakin is within his rights to disobey an illegal order. The onus is on Barack Obama to prove his eligibility to be President and Commander-in-Chief. The military brass are making complete fools of themselves by prosecuting Lakin. It not only makes Lakin look like the hero America has been waiting for to put it all on the line for the sake of honor, fidelity and the Constitution, but it also casts Lakin’s commanders all the way up the chain of command as unfit to serve and dishonoring the uniform. Instead of those officers upholding their own oath to support and defend the Constitution, they protect and support a man who has provided no proof that he is eligible to be at the top of their chain of command.
It appears the military leadership has bought into the perversion of political correctness. Don’t touch Barack Obama: After all, he is our first black president. Perverted PC has done great damage to America’s finest officers and to the stability and security of this nation. The world watches this Kabuki performance and snicker up their sleeves at the naivete’ of America and her erstwhile military leaders.
The military are not alone in this miscarriage of justice. Just because no Democrat party official, no legislative body, and no judicial action has yet to put Obama’s feet to the fire in support of the Constitution, it relieves none of them from the responsibility to do so. America is still waiting.
The other military officer is Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III (Ret.). As was reported last week, Fitzpatrick has been released from jail and is scheduled for a hearing in the Monroe County Courthouse in Madisonville, TN on April 20. Patriots are being called to attend the hearing en masse. This case, too, makes a mockery of justice, and we pray that the rule of law prevails for both Lt. Col. Lakin and Lt. Commander Fitzpatrick. They are our heroes, and America will continue to stand behind our brave active and retired military who swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and are doing so at great risk to their careers and personal freedom. As far as the military brass and others go who are behind the witch hunts, they deserve nothing but derision and disrespect for refusing to support and defend the Constitution and its brave defenders. Instead, they file serious charges against those officers. The military “can do” motto isn’t what it used to be. And the esprit de corps? Only if you see no PC evil, hear no PC evil and speak no PC evil.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.