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BAD BEHAVIOR ON ANY LEVEL DESERVES DISCIPLINE
August 15, 2010
The following letter was sent to Maj. Gen. Hawley-Bowland, the commanding officer over Lt. Col. Lakin’s “superiors” who were overheard discussing tasering him and “throwing him in the van” so as to prevent him from speaking with his attorney or the press following his arraignment on August 6.
Dear Ms. Hawley-Bowland,
It has come to my attention you are already showing signs of “bad behavior” that is unbecoming of an officer of the U.S. military. For future reference, do not hang up on a person who wishes to communicate their viewpoint to you. If this keeps up, you will have to be disciplined. You must learn to listen and be patient with people who disagree with you. UCMJ 138 still means something. You would be wise to remember that.
If this is how you are going to act this early into our national program, you are going to end up doing “your side” a grave disservice.
I am more than open to a real debate about whether or not, and under what circumstances “Barack Obama” might be considered a natural born Citizen. Even though the preponderance of historical, legal and legislative evidence strongly suggests he is ineligible, there is still a debate to be had, Justice Thomas’s reluctance notwithstanding.
You still have an opportunity to put yourself on an even keel in this matter, Ms. Hawley-Bowland. Failure to do so will only produce shame, embarrassment and ultimately, defeat for you.
I am not sure if you appreciate the scope of the audience you are dealing with. This issue has been dragging through the courts for two years now. Your abusive treatment of LTC Lakin, your threats of physical violence against a defendant in a military court, your rude behavior to a perfectly well-mannered civilian, all within mere days since your involvement in these proceedings, is just part of a larger legacy to which you appear to be blind.
Quiz question: Would you think fewer people or more people would be familiar with the eligibility issue after two years? You may be unfamiliar with the billboard campaigns, the number of blog sites, internet radio stations, and the number of internet-based news sites where this is an ongoing concern. Moreover, a “rag” like The Globe with its considerable circulation has valiantly kept up the fight in its own way. The latest is the social security numbers issue with “Barack Obama.” I actually think there might be a reasonable explanation for having 18 different social security numbers, but it is probably a very embarrassing explanation.
So, just to remind you: We pay your bills, we are watching you and you need to do better.