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A preliminary, or Article 32, hearing is scheduled for Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin for refusing to follow orders which could be illegal due to Obama's unproven eligibility to give them.

June 5, 2010

Dear Editor:

The following letter was sent to the investigating officer assigned to the Article 32 hearing for Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin:

Daniel J. Driscoll
Investigating Officer

Lt. Col. Driscoll,

Words cannot describe the disappointment I feel upon reading your decision to completely deprive Lt. Col. Terry Lakin his Constitutional rights to a fair trial by denying him the opportunity to adequately defend his position with any meaningful discovery, both documentary and legitimate witnesses. You, sir, are not worthy of the honor the U.S. Army bestows upon its genuinely honorable and patriotic officers and enlisted men.

I wonder if you could answer a couple of questions for me…Knowing the fact that you took what is an honorable and binding Oath to “defend and preserve the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic,” how can you be so completely wrong-headed in your decision to “pass the buck” to Congress by alleging it’s their “responsibility” to exercise “constitutional jurisprudence”? It is as much your responsibility as that of Congress.

Have you no sense of your own responsibility to protect and preserve the Constitutional rights of a “fair trial” which should be afforded Lt. Col. Lakin? I truly doubt it. What you have decided is virtually guaranteeing Lt. Col. anything but a “fair trial.”  As they say, “The fix is in.”  Are you proud of yourself?

I have a friend of 37 years who is also my dentist. In 1960, he was a dentist in the U.S. Air Force, holding the rank of Captain. He was more a dentist than a Captain, and I can now see you are in a similar situation…you are a Judge Advocate General who holds the rank of Lt. Col. I can also see clearly that you are far more a member of the “legal profession” than you are a member of the U.S. Army. Shameful!

Based on your recent decision, I consider you a disgrace and believe, in the long run, you may have a cushy job in your future, a position which may have already been proffered by the current administration in return for your obeisance to the total legal blockade to the honest and rightful efforts the American people are putting forth with so little help from the “Law” and so much adversity from the so-called “Legal Profession.”

With absolutely no respect for you or your undeserved rank, I can see a most prodigious and fruitful career in your future based on thickheaded, stupid decisions such as this reprehensible act for which you are responsible.

Please feel free to contact me at any time.  I am 76 years old and a Korean War veteran. Your actions have me wondering just where this once-great country has failed when its own military members cannot be depended upon to defend our Constitution, even when they supposedly “swear Oaths” to do just that…an indication that we, the people, are in deep trouble.

Shame on you, Lt. Col.

Richard L. Bauer

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  1. The problem here, though, is that even though they took the same oath, they don’t believe the same things. Lakin believes Obama is ineligible, and so he disobeyed his orders. Driscoll doesn’t believe that Obama is ineligible, and so for him it’s business as usual. Both are fulfilling their oaths the best way they see fit.

    I flinch at making accusations of corruption against honorable men and women in uniform, and had I never worn the uniform myself, I would probably say nothing at all. These are people who (even the lawyers and doctors) have placed themselves in harm’s way for our defense. They deserve the benefit of the doubt for at least believing they are doing the right thing.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Yes, but is it not incumbent upon an Investigating Officer to ascertain that what he himself is doing is authorized by a legitimate commander-in-chief? Why are they accepting Obama as legitimate when he has taken steps to hide all of his records?

  2. No offense ‘James’ but what you posted was the military’s “Oath of Enlistment” for non-commissioned officers, i.e., enlisted personnel. Military officers take a different Oath of Office: “I, (state your name), having been appointed a (rank) in the United States (branch of service), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foriegn and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the office upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.” The obvious and big difference is that military Officer’s do not swear to obey anyone’s orders but, rather, only to defend and support and bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution. LTC Lakin is honoring the oath he took. LTC Driscoll is not.

  3. What about Semper Fi…does that not have any meaning? One of your own is being thrown under the bus…and for what…a usurper and a fraud…an ENEMY of America. This is TREASON!

  4. Unfortunately even with the discovery evidence, this case was decided before the Court Martial began. The Court Martial is just for show, to look as if it was fair. It’s a joke. We found that out the hard way. New evidence came to our attention after my husband’s CM began, but because his fate had already been decided, nothing new that pointed to his complete innocence was allowed. Nothing at all was done. So an innocent man went to military prison for 6 months, was given a dishonorable discharge, & we lost all of our benefits. We lost everything because of a truly messed-up way of determining a soldier’s fate. Unfortunately for Lt. Col. Lakin what he morally & strongly believes is wrong will be the end of a wonderful career & he’ll have nothing to show for it. This is wrong in the foulest sense of the word. Good men are being punished because of the lazy people who get to decide their fate. SAD, SICKENING & MORALLY CORRUPT!
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: There is obviously tremendous corruption within the military, especially when they are willing to defend a usurper to try to keep the illusion that everything is fine. They want their pensions, their retirement, and their current pay, but they’re not willing to uphold the U.S. Constitution and demand that Obama show that he is eligible. If they won’t uphold that basic tenet, then they’re wholly corrupt. Look at Joe Sestak, Admiral Mullen, etc. – Sestak knows that Clinton didn’t offer him a job; it was someone IN THE WHITE HOUSE, and Admiral Mullen is “going along to get along” so as not to rock his cushy boat. How these men can serve under a usurper is beyond comprehension.

  5. Perhaps this is a set up to frighten other service men and women into not questioning Obama’s legitimacy. It could be a straw-man trial contrived by the Whitehouse mafia.

  6. You are right on target Richard! Check out the June 4th quotes of Dr. Michael Savage on my http://einhornpress.com/LtColLakin.aspx page sometime. All of us need to keep the pressure up with our emails, letters, phone calls, and Web pages until Obama is finally cast out of office, hopefully before the November elections and too much more damage is done.

    For those who don’t want to bother with the link, here are the Savage quotes:

    June 04, 2010: Michael Savage suggested Obama “is an unknown man of unknown origin who is probably not even an American citizen.” On his popular radio talk show drawing around 10 million listeners per week, he went on to ask: “How could the entire military establishment not being asking the same question that millions of Americans are asking? Do you think it’s plausible that the entire United States military complex does not understand the extreme dangers of having a Commander-in-Chief with dual allegiances in the White House is? Do they not understand that the presidency has been usurped by a foreign power?”

    “I have told you before that if Obama had applied to become an FBI agent or his own secret service agent, he would have been rejected immediately. He would have not met the criteria to become a secret service agent, and yet he is president!”

    Apparently, Obama’s CIA agents or Chicago mobsters have not threatened him or his family yet, or else he would have remained silent—like Rush Limbaugh and the other big talk show hosts.


    1. A Totally Accurate Statement; and we had better wake up to that fact, or were just squandering our birth right, or better said we are letting the islamic terrorist “bho” steal it from us. It is time to roll !!!

  8. While contriving legal blocks to hold power the political establishment is weakening itself as ordinary people are watching and seeing the ruse, the lies, the deceptions and the flagrant bending of words to suit the agenda. Come November the jig will be up and again in 2012 until the usurpation is ended and the conspirators on their way to just desserts. Any attempt by them to force their agenda will result in an immediate response they calculate and sweat about avoiding. They are just there showing us who they are really while we watch the show unfold like a schoolyard confrontation. It is truly a pitiful sight to see such stooping to hold onto a fleeting neccessity, trust.

  9. Excellent letter, Mr. Bauer. It truly saddens me for the direction even our military has been taking lately. I grew up in a military household and have always admired, respected, and been thankful to our military for securing the freedoms we all enjoy today. Sadly it looks as if they are now complicit with this administration in taking away those same freedoms we have been enjoying, including the right to a fair trial. I don’t know at what point the ‘brass’ started turning on its own brave men/women (such as Lt. Col. Lakin) and the American people. It’s not just the military. Seems the judicial branch is doing the same, and the executive branch appears to have always been this way. America is in a sad state today, but I also know that part of the blame is on us for not being vigilant as well as putting too much trust in our gvmt officials AND our public education institutions.

    Again…great letter and it covers my feelings perfectly.

  10. The problems with Driscoll’s arguments for depriving Lakin of discovery are obvious, but I doubt Lakin’s lawyer will capitalize on them.

    Driscoll says that because the order did not come directly from the President, he cannot disobey (however, all orders ultimately come from the president as part of a mission, so this is akin to the other argument they use that if there was generalized insult there was no insult).
    Driscoll says that they cannot interfere politically with the authority of sitting president (but again this is roundabout reasoning, for indeed, as a foreigner, he is not constitutionally a sitting president and is only a usurper…this endows him with powers which run counter to the Constitution).
    Driscoll says only Congress can question the president’s powers; however, Congress has already seen fit to ignore the Constitution and install a usurper, and further the Congress would not be questioning the president’s powers since it cannot since he is not (the president).
    So far Driscoll has used one illegal act to bolster more illegal acts.
    Driscoll just lies when he said none of the called witnesses has any knowledge about the charged offenses. Then he counters his position by allowing Keyes and other military witnesses who have no more or less knowledge than he ascertains Obama and other witnesses of import to have. This is a critical point because Driscoll loses all credibility in holding out a double standard.

    In short, this is bunk, and politically-contrived crap.

    Lakin’s lawyer is not going to do his job, that’s why we’re all so frustrated. Unless Lakin is doing Obama’s bidding himself in dismantling future mutiny suits. If he doesn’t get better counsel now, he is complicit in this being a ruse.
    Driscoll’s court is a kangaroo court, and that’s an insult to kangaroos. But Lakin can still mount a defense if he switches counsel and uses the constitutional arguments. Driscoll starts with the premise that Obama is a sitting president, but he is no more legitimate than if Congress had sworn in Putin. Lakin must start with the premise that he IS following orders, from the ultimate source: The Constitution. It is Driscoll and others who are guilty of subversion.

  11. “I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”

    Note that defending the Constitution comes first, and it comes before obeying the orders of the President. Consider also these sections from the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which is referenced in the military oath:


    Any person who–

    (1) procures his own enlistment or appointment in the armed forces by knowingly false representation or deliberate concealment as to his qualifications for the enlistment or appointment and receives pay or allowances thereunder; or

    (2) procures his own separation from the armed forces by knowingly false representation or deliberate concealment as to his eligibility for that separation; shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

    Any person subject to this chapter who effects an enlistment or appointment in or a separation from the armed forces of any person who is known to him to be ineligible for that enlistment, appointment, or separation because it is prohibited by law, regulation, or order shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
    Lt.Col. Driscoll should be court-martialed, just as any member of Congress should be, also.

  12. What the hell kind of lawyer does LTC Lakin have? The guy goes on TV and shoots his mouth off about how Lakin is entirely within his rights to do what he is doing — and then when the Investigating Officer asks him to submit legal arguments, he doesn’t do it?

    Come on, what kind of crap is that? He’s selling his client down the river — Lakin gets a DD and TF and possibly prison time — and we’re raising money to pay the lawyer?

    Let’s figure out who our friends are before it’s too late for poor Lakin.