LEGITIMACY OF HEARING MUST BE ESTABLISHED BEFORE IT CAN COMMENCE
by Catherine Whitfield
(Jun. 5, 2010) —Without a legitimate Commander-in-Chief, an Article 32 hearing cannot take place.
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin has refused to follow orders until Barack Hussein Obama proves that he is constitutionally eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief. If Obama’s eligibility has not been established before the Article 32 hearing scheduled for Lakin on June 11, 2010, then it is illegitimate.
Even the officer delivering the charges to Lt. Col. Lakin did not have the authority to do so if Obama is not constitutionally qualified.
A retired Navy Commander subject to recall filed a criminal complaint against Obama on March 17, 2009 and was neither arrested nor court-martialed, even after the complaint had been served to numerous courts across the country. The complaint charged Obama with treason and was never answered. Why wasn’t Fitzpatrick arrested and court-martialed for accusing Obama of the most serious of crimes: treason?
When Major Stefan Cook challenged Obama’s orders for the same reason Lakin has, his deployment orders were revoked. Obama never answered the question as to whether or not he is constitutionally eligible. Cook was neither arrested nor court-martialed because Obama chose not to answer the charges. One writer commented that “Rather than contesting the suit, the Army took the highly peculiar step of revoking the major’s deployment order, suggesting that the Pentagon generals are not entirely confident that they can demonstrate the legitimacy of their purported commander in chief.”
What does this mean? How could any hearing possibly be legitimate if there is no legitimate Commander-in-Chief? How could anything the military is doing right now be legitimate?
Lt. Col. Driscoll, the Investigating Officer who issued a decision on June 1, 2010 not to allow certain evidence and testimony for the upcoming hearing for Lakin, must be asked before the hearing even begins if he knows for a fact that he holds proper authority to convene it. That means that he must have evidence that Obama is a “natural born Citizen” and meets the other constitutional requirements to serve as President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States Armed Forces. If he does not, then he does not have authority to conduct the hearing.
Lakin’s attorneys need to demand that Driscoll show by what authority he will convene the Article 32 hearing. Otherwise, it will be nothing but a sham, and Lakin will never get justice. It is not Lakin who should have to prove anything; it is Driscoll and everyone in his chain of command, right up to Obama.
Driscoll must prove that Obama is legitimate. The question needs to be asked now, before the hearing date. And Driscoll cannot say that it is Congress’s job to determine whether or not Obama is qualified. It is his job. Because if Obama is a usurper and Driscoll pretends otherwise, then he is the one who should be court-martialed, not Lakin.
The military must solve this problem. The nation is waiting. How much longer can this go on?