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Military Judge Appointed


Arraignment Set for Hearing on August 6, 2010

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin faces an arraignment on Aug. 6. But is the proceeding legitimate if Obama is not?

(Aug. 2, 2010) — Washington, D.C. — The Army has now referred charges against LTC Terrence Lakin for a General Court Martial. This action triggered the appointment of a Military Judge to preside over the trial, which will likely be scheduled before October, and held in Washington, D.C. at Ft. McNair.

On August 6, 2010 at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C., the court will convene for the purpose of Judge Lind taking Lakin’s plea to the charges which consist of “missing movement” and of refusing to obey orders. Today Lakin stated: “I am not guilty of these charges, and will plead ‘not guilty’ to them because of my conviction that our Commander-in-Chief may be ineligible under the United States Constitution to serve in that highest of all offices. The truth matters. The Constitution matters. If President Obama is a natural born citizen then the American people deserve to see proof, and if he is not, then I believe the orders in this case were illegal.” If convicted, Lakin faces up to four years at hard labor in a federal penitentiary.

LTC Lakin is a doctor and is in his 18th year of service in the Army. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has been recognized for his outstanding service as a flight surgeon for year-long tours in Honduras, Bosnia and Afghanistan. He was also awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Afghanistan and recognized in 2005 as one of the Army Medical Department’s outstanding flight surgeons. In March of this year, he announced in a video posted on YouTube that he would refuse to obey orders until receiving proof of the President’s eligibility. So far, more than 200,000 people have viewed that video.

Army Col. Denise R. Lind will preside over the trial. Before becoming a judge, she served tours of duty both prosecuting and defending soldiers in court martial proceedings. She is a 1982 magna cum laude graduate of Siena College, and earned her law degree from Albany Law School in 1985. As Military Judge, she will decide all matters of law, including requests from the defense for discovery, and a motion the prosecution has said it will make to determine the lawfulness of the orders LTC Lakin is charged with refusing to obey. A “jury” comprised of Army officers will decide based on the facts whether Lakin is guilty or not guilty of the various felony-equivalent charges pending against him.

In standing up for his convictions and in keeping with his training that illegal orders must be disobeyed, LTC Lakin has been widely praised for upholding the rule of law and the paramount supremacy in our society of the United States Constitution.

Lakin is represented by military counsel, and by Paul Jensen, a civilian attorney from California who has been provided to him by the American Patriot Foundation, a non-profit group incorporated in 2003 to foster appreciation and respect for the U.S. Constitution, which has established a fund for Lakin’s legal defense. Further details are available on the Foundation’s website, www.safeguardourconstitution.com.


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  1. Just for the record, there is no “Congressional” associated with the nation’s highest decoration: The Medal of Honor. Its a misnomer to call it “Congressional Medal of Honor.” Its simply “Medal of Honor.”

  2. Obviously, the court will have to allow for “discovery”, before passing judgment. That is when the documents proving or disproving Obama’s cred will have to be produced.

  3. Godspeed to you LTC Lakin. I am truly hoping that truth, honor and justice will prevail & are with you every step of the way as you continue this arduous journey (that you take for all of us).

    Hey, Ed1974 thanks for the link to: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/terrence_lakin/

    While there, I clicked on the story about Orly Taitz: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/birther_queen_tries_to_fight_20k_fine_at_supreme_c.php?ref=mblt
    Get a load of the comments, obviously those who have not done or refuse to do the research regarding the BC issue.

    1. I had never read that “Muckraker” web site. It is certainly aptly titled.

      The comments that I read were as if written by people from another planet.
      The ignorance was appalling and sickening.

      It makes you wonder how people like that can sleep at night or even look into the mirror.

      They need to contemplate on what will be the future of their souls.

      They don’t grasp that Dr. Taitz is putting everything on the line for all of us, including their sorry lives.

      If she fails, they deserve everything that will come down the pike.

      For the rest of us.. we just might be out of here. Amen?

  4. Is there any way that someone can contact the military court and tell them that we are watching and that no way are we going to allow them to railroad this fine man?

  5. Birdy:

    Most assuredly that is what Obama would do and smugly approve of himself for “having gotten away with it again”. Can anyone believe any less???

  6. Is the arraignment open to the public? We need as many birthers as possible to attend. Mario Apuzzo and Charles Kerchner should definitely attend.

  7. Lt. Col. Lakin is the real hero here. I did 20 plus years as an internal auditor after I left the Navy. During that time I did many fraud investigations. The laser-generated CLB for BHO is obviously a fabrication. There were no laser printers in 1961. His records in many areas cannot and, obviously, will not be presented. Both he and his spouse have a number of different social security numbers. This has not been looked at by members of Congress. Why is Congress not doing the oversight job they are supposed to be doing? I have contacted my Senators (Chambliss and Isaakson) with the appropriate information and THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO REMAIN SILENT. There are so many RED FLAGS flying in the breeze that one has to wonder if there are any honest god-fearing Americans in the government any more.

    1. Navy Pilot,
      As you, I also had the exact same stony silence from either of these poor excuses for “public servants”… I even flat out told them in a fax that they were completely wrong when they said they “saw the birth certificate” and were satisfied it was “legitimate”. I’ve carried both senators water for years and when the time comes now , they are history…… I am a card-carrying member of the Constitution Party, so I have little to no allegiance for either party.
      Chambliss is a loser, no matter what.

      Thanks for your service and, as a former employee of the old Grumman Iron Works,and Gulfstream Captain, I have the utmost respect for you and your colleagues.

      1. Mr. Bauer,
        I also sent detailed faxes to these members and pointed out Chambliss Chief of Staff that the CLB was printed by a laser printer and that no such printer existed in 1961. He agreed with me but just shrugged it off. I also asked about their position on term limits and he confirmed that they don’t want term limits.

      2. As a side note – I flew the S-2 and C-1 and later on the P-3. In the P-3 squadron we had a saying “Look to Lockheed for leadership and Grumman for aircraft”.

    2. RE: “There are so many RED FLAGS flying in the breeze that one has to wonder if there are any honest god-fearing Americans in the government any more.”

      Not many – and the few who are honest and respect the constitution are apprehensive. The few who made some weak effort were ridiculed by their colleges. One can not blame the Dems and the Media alone.

      Bush, as head of the GOP, during the campaign could have ordered an investigation about the birth place. He did not.

      Cheney violated the law by not asking the question on the objection at the Joint Congress hearing in Jan 2009.

      McCain never challenged his opponent on that issue, as he had a similar problem.

      Hillary, to her credit, mentioned once or twice at her campaign speeches that “he has no American roots – therefore unelectable” but dropped the ball. She probably regretted it by now.

      The Judicial Branch makes the Constitution unenforceable by their application of the flexible Standing Doctrine.

      In summary, the GOP is dead, Congress and the Judicial Branch are morally corrupt – the check and balance principle no longer works – the Constitution is unenforceable. The US has become the largest banana republic where an elite ruler class governs with complete disregard to the constitution.

  8. We have a two class society in America today, and the power elites will use any method possible to keep the rest of us subdued and suppressed. I think the November elections will tell us all whether or not we have any chance to save this republic. If the elections are crooked, as they were in 2008, we will lose once again. and the message will be clear that the people are no longer represented by this federal government and that we no longer have a rule of law in the United States.

    The American Spectator article linked below discusses a lot more about the power elite in America. And, yes, they really are very arrogant and elitist, and yes, they really don’t care about the American people or about our dumb Constitution and our rule of law. They are in charge now.

    “America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution”

    We all wish Col. Lakin well, but the odds are against his being successful. Unfortunately.

    I hope Madam LeFarge is still taking names and keeping notes.

    1. The last three national elections have been “crooked.” When you look the other way as your own party steals an election, you are bound to get burned when the opposition decides to cheat, too.

      I didn’t vote for GWB or BHO. They both steal elections and spit on our votes. Sorry, but they do.

      1. Sir , I beg to differ . GWB did not steal an election . But , he did foil an attempt to steal by Gore and the DNC . When we must recount votes , because they felt the were supposed to win . That alone should tell ya something . Simply put , the same thing is happening now with the AZ law . The DNC wants to “buy” 12 million votes . In Florida in 1999 , the cubans couldnt speak , read or write english . That was where the voting machines malfunctioned . Why in the hell would we as a people , want anybody voting for the most powerful position in the world , whom cannot read , write , speak or understand english ? The DNC does ! Give them social security and healthcare and F the rest of us ! Stealing elections has been around the DNC since the early days in Chicago ( where the messiah is from , go figure ) Old give em hell Harry , Vote early vote often . Check it out .

      2. Rick,

        I am a ma’am. And I beg to differ. Every vote should have been painstakingly counted without SCOTUS interference.

        That’s just how I feel. I am happy to agree to disagree but if you don’t want to look and examine every vote closely, don’t expect your own vote to matter.

        That’s just how I feel.

  9. I predict two possible results:
    1. They will charge and convict him of disobeying a direct order but only from his immediate superior, (only one level up), and not all the way back to the presidential level.
    2. They will not allow him discovery and will give him a dishonorable discharge that will convert over to honorable at a later date.

    Either way, I believe the Government has their hands on this case and will suppress any evidence that will expose Obama. Sorry to say, I don’t even trust our own military, at least in the upper level, anymore. Sad!

  10. I discovered a case where an order given is actually able to be traced back the chain of command such that there is no difference in its effect. It would appear that the deployment and orders there must originate at the CiC for a war. This being the case it is material to Mr. Lakin who originates the order just as in this case linked but for different reasons. The linked case is showing the legality of an order flowing down a chain of command and when questioned also is validated going back to the originator of the order. The judge found there was no difference between the origin of the order and the person actually discharging it.

    Peruse it for what it shows; http://www.armfor.uscourts.gov/opinions/2008SepTerm/08-0779.pdf

    At the very least the court will have to explain how it is that BHO, having been challenged, is not material to the order to deploy to a war zone. In essence if he is immaterial then any officer can order troops to war and there is no function for a CiC or the Constitution, for that matter.

    1. Geneva Convention sir ! Under the laws of such , if Mr Obama is not eligible and one becomes a POW , The Geneva convention DOES NOT protect him . That is why eligibility is such a powerful issue . Same as the trials against officers of Germany after wwII . Many were illigitimate and were HUNG for it .

    2. The issue raised in ‘A pen’s’ post, from the case cited above, relates to the defendant’s right to be told, in advance of the trial, the identity of the person who issued the order that was allegedly disobeyed by the defendant. Obviously, the evidence provided by the defense would have to deal with whether or not the particular person issuing the particular order, cited in the prosecution case, had the power to issue the order and whether the order was unambiguously conveyed to the defendant and whether the order was lawful.

      In the case of Lt. Col. Lakin, presumably, the charges against him correctly identify the individual who issued, directly to Lt. Col. Lakin, the order to deploy to Afghanistan. However, Lt. Col. Lakin claims, correctly in my opinion, that the order to deploy to a foreign war-zone, must, in law, emanate initially from The Commander-in-Chief. If a conscientious soldier believes that The C-in-C does not have the authority to issue the order, then he or she should have every right to challenge the legitimacy of the order. Lt. Col. Lakin has done this, and the prosecution can be in no doubt as to Lt. Col. Lakins case.

      It is therefore incumbent upon the prosecution to respond fully to Lt. Col. Lakin’s defense case. If they do not, then under the case cited above, they will not have grounds to appeal, on the basis of lack of foreknowledge, a finding by The Court in favor of Lt. Col. Lakin, who, in my opinion, should be awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor by the administration that replaces the current criminal cabal.

  11. Let us hope that the trial does indeed begin, and perhaps even end, before the elections on Nov. 2. The public needs to think about what having an illegal Commander-in-Chief means to America. The Democrats/Socialists must be punished at the polls for putting a possible foreigner–undoubtedly the ineligible son of a foreigner–into the White House.

  12. LTC Lakin is a true hero. It is unfortunate that our military is just as politicized and corrupted to sense hope that the Colonel will get any answers or the American people will get any closure.

    I am amazed but not surprised that our so-called media is not reporting on this case because it’s simply a situation that they cannot claim a physician, 18 years of heroic and sacrificial service can be labeled as a “birther”.

  13. If Lt. Col. Lakin wins, Obama will be put in jail. If Lt. Col. Lakin loses and is sentenced to jail time, he will become a martyr. Can you imagine Obama letting a decorated Lt. Col. sit in jail, just because he won’t show his ten dollar birth certificate? The American people won’t stand for it. If they do, they deserve the coming destruction of the country we’ve been so proud of for the last 200+ years.

  14. I pray that the Army does the right thing and grants LTC Lakin the proof he needs to establish his innocence. He is a true American hero and, lately, our heroes are being crucified because the usurper in the white house refuses to show his records and prove to the American people that he has a right to hold that office. God Bless our heroes!

  15. This military Court will tell us alot. It will show us how far the corruption has gone and whether those that place their lives at risk in defense of our Nation from external threat are ready to stand up and face a domestic threat where they wont use bullets or bombs but will only need to be brave enough to open the door to the Truth. Really, are they brave enough to face death but afraid of the Truth???
    Col Lakin is taking a stand where 100% of our legislators, elected and appointed officials, and the media (all-except some bloggers) have all hid in the shadows, too afraid of ridicule, too afraid of some perceived threat or just too afraid to stand up for the Truth, for the Constitution when it really counts. It is a pathetic state of affairs in which we find ourselves. One man has taken a stand. LTC Lakin deserves our respect and admiration, he unlike John McCain (who in March of 08 betrayed our Nation and our Trust) is a real hero. He is taking a stand for all of us-we need to stand for him.

    1. Americans do need to ‘stand’ for him, but we are not privy to the military courts.

      And it appears from today’s article, that L.C. Lakin isn’t even allowed to speak to the press nor his own

      He is being shuttled out of the courtroom and into hiding.

      What does this mean?

      How can Americans free him when the military is a separate entity unto itself?

      Lots and lots and lots of publicity might work.