Margaret Hemenway to Military Officers: Stop Using the Nuremberg Defense

“IT WAS AN ABOMINATION”

Are our military officers "just following orders," whether or not the person giving them is legitimate?

December 21, 2010

From: Margaret Hemenway
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12:42 PM
To: ‘karl.horst@us.army.mil’; ‘carla.hawleybowland@us.army.mil’
Cc: ‘robert.manning@jfhqncr.northcom.mil’
Subject: FW: Military families & LTC Lakin

MG Horst & MG Hawley-Bowland:  My family is among the multi-generational military families that have fought for this country since the Indian Wars- my son is named for General Troup Miller, a cavalry officer- my Dad volunteered in World War II, and served in General Curtis LeMay’s command with the Army Air Corps; my husband served 16 yrs in Army reserves (light infantry) until President Clinton downsized his unit.  My ancestor, John C. Calhoun, served as Secretary of War.  My father-in-law, who filed an eligibility lawsuit, also served in World War II, graduated from the US Naval Academy, was a Rhodes Scholar and a foreign service officer in Russia and Germany- at the age of 83, he was threatened with ruinous financial sanctions by Obama’s eligibility lawyer, Robert Bauer- who since was appointed White House Counsel.  This is not a partisan issue- my father-in-law is a registered Democrat- who filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of Democrat, former Deputy AG in the State of Pennsylvania, a Hillary Clinton supporter.  The original “birthers” of course were the major newspapers who hounded Senator McCain until he felt compelled to produce an original birth certificate even though there was no question of his “natural born” status, born to two US citizens.  Senator Obama, on the other hand, if born in Kenya, as prominent Kenyans claim, was not entitled under immigration statutes in force in 1961, to US citizenship- he would fail the “natural born” test.

LTC Lakin’s trial was not only a miscarriage of justice- it was an abomination.  A great irony at trial was the portraits of General George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (raised by LTC Lakin during his unsworn testimony) behind the heads of the sentencing panel- the brilliant and brave men who designed the U.S. Constitution– including the unique requirement for the Presidency- that a President be “natural born.”  We entrust those trained with lethal weapons to protect OUR government- not just to fight wars, as young prosecutor Captain O’Beirne (who replaced rogue prosecutor LTC Brodsky) misunderstands.  If Obama is not Constitutionally eligible, he cannot be Commander-in-Chief.  The fact that he has hidden all evidence necessary to prove his “natural born” status, logically leads one to conclude that the evidence is concealed because he cannot pass the “natural born” test.  The Army failed LTC Lakin when it could not answer his simple question about the legality of his orders- his Congressional delegation failed him when it could not answer this question.  Does it become evident that when our leaders fail us, ordinary citizens- or ordinary soldiers- might feel compelled to raise their voices- or to fall on their swords as in the case of LTC Lakin?

Alfred Jodl, Chief of the Operations Staff of the High Command of the German Armed Forces, at Nuremberg, claimed it was not the task of a soldier to act as judge over his supreme commander– but he was found guilty on all four counts- sentenced to death by hanging.  LTC Lakin has been sentenced to Leavenworth for doing what Jodl and others should have done- which was to question the legality of his orders, per his training as an officer.  It is more than disturbing to see officers today rationalize, spin and obfuscate- concocting legal evasions (e.g. de facto officer doctrine)- to avoid this central problem of the Commander-in-Chief’s eligibility.  It is appalling to see officers now employing the discredited Nuremberg defense.  (http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/nuremberg/NurembergIndictments.html#Jodl Jodl’s defense was that he was an obedient soldier, signing orders only as a command from Hitler.  This was not a defense allowed under Article Eight of the Charter, however, and no other mitigation evidence could be offered.)

I am forwarding this message below- conveyed verbally to LTC Manning, as typical of many military mothers.  Consider the morale of the troops in the injustice perpetrated upon LTC Lakin.  Consider that LT Choi wasn’t labeled “a spectacle” as CAPT O’Beirne labeled LTC Lakin- when Choi was chaining himself to the White House fence in protest of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell- even as the politically correct Army tried to salvage Choi’s military career.  There are many of us who are outraged by the pervasiveness political correctness in the upper echelons of the Army today– it is eroding a great military institution that the nation relied upon to protect our freedoms.  We only ask that you uphold your sworn oaths to the Constitution.

Margaret Calhoun Hemenway

12 Responses to "Margaret Hemenway to Military Officers: Stop Using the Nuremberg Defense"

  1. Fraeulein Unbekannt   Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    ach, ja, I know that! The parallel is there in Hitlerian Germany also! Look at Sophie Scholl!
    Look at the Jews who could escape because they put two and two together while others scoffed and opined that Hitler was a little “Meshugah” but “harmless.” The readers of The Post Email and Ms Rondeau perceive EXACTLY what is happening. You are correct that many would ridicule, but something has changed in America! Suddenly, those who might have dismissed such notions are showing signs of concern. They have an unsavory feeling in the pits of their stomachs that they were hoodwinked and that what they thought was a cute kitty, is really a jihadist Lion ready to devour a Constitutional Republic by the employ of Taqiyyah! But, REMEMBER! Al Qaeda itself promised to take America down “AT THE TOP” in a way it would not readily understand…..they were a little too cocky! With LTC Lakin too many understand and now the chips will fall where they must. 2011 is going to be a seminal year in our American history and we must press forward but with humility before God and constant prayer to be delivered from such Evil as LTC LAKIN perceived and, to his credit, questioned!

  2. MacPUBLIUS   Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    If they are all given the maximum sentence allowed by law, there shouldn’t be many guards and jailers needed. See United States Code, Title 18, Part I, Chapter 115 § 2381.

  3. AuntieMadder   Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Fraeulein Unbekannt, if you were to say that to anyone besides those of us who already see and know, you’d be ridiculed immercifully.

  4. RacerJim   Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    History ignored is history repeated.

    May God Almighty Bless, Spare and Save America.

  5. johnny says   Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    margaret—- some of us patriots recommended a vehicle bumper sticker / yard sign free lt. col. lakin campaign many months ago and volunteered to contribute money for it. had this been done he would have been freed because people all across america would have been made aware of the situation. but we were ignored and told there was no time for that. well the opportunity is here again are you and gen. vallely and all others going to pass this up and ignore it again. since the media does not help us that is the fastest and best way i know to spread the word all across america about this terrible injustice done to lt. col. lakin. please take this up with gen. vallely the legal team if any and all other appropiate people in your circle. thank you.

  6. One Pissed off Vietnam Veteran   Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 1:41 AM

    Where are all the congressmen that go around saying “I suuport the troops”. And what about all those people in cars that say “I support the troops”. Well, hell, if you support the troops then make sure they are receiving legal orders.

    Every military person that has not stood up and questioned whether their orders are legal is guilty.

    The country has been taken over by a dictator and the military is bending over to his every wish. Writing to the congress and military has done no good. It is rapidly approaching the time when the military training of the many veterans will be of use again. When the military receives the order to fire on us, we will have no alternative but to protect ourselves from the “gang in uniform”.

  7. Outraged   Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    When we get done trying and jailing all these treasonous b******, who’s gonna be left to man the guard posts at the jails?
    ——————
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: I guess all of us patriots!

  8. Ed1974   Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 12:30 AM

    I received the following communication:

    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: FOUO

    Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion regarding LTC Lakin’s case. Please forward all matters concerning his clemency request to Major Matthew Kemkes (703.696.6700; matthew.kemkes@us.army.mil).

    At the appropriate time Major Kemkes will submit his clemency matters to the convening authority (Major General Horst) for consideration. All matters must go through Major Kemkes in order to be considered.

    Regards,

    Rob

    LTC Rob Manning

    Director of Public Affairs

    Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region

    U.S. Army Military District of Washington

    103 Third Avenue Bldg 32

    Fort McNair, D.C. 20319

    w-202.685.4899

    cell-202.870.0183

    alt cell-703.344.3239

    robert.manning@jfhqncr.northcom.mil

    ako: robert.manning1@us.army.mil

  9. Fraeulein Unbekannt   Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:41 PM

    Fascinating parallel as Hitler was also an Imposter, an Austrian who paraded himself as the “Ur-German,” a fragile man from a broken and dysfunctional home who asked only that Germans “BELIEVE” in him, that they allow HIM to be the Panacea for their ills.

    Of course, all those who questioned him were immediately suspect and labeled “Entartet” that is “degenerate” or “unerwuenscht,” that is “UNDESIRABLE.”

    Those who questioned, like the Catholic believers in Christ, Sophie Scholl and her brother, were not only persecuted by the Hitler regime, much as Lakin is being vilifed by Obama via his puppet, Col. Lind, but were then executed, beheaded by the Gestapo to make sure NO ONE ELSE Would “Question” Germany’s usurper.

    This was a heinous scare tactic to silence the German people and those in the German military, such as von Stauffenberg, who rejected Hitler’s position as legitimate representative of “das Volk.”. The “courtmartialing” of an American Military officer and war hero echos the abuse of the Hitler regime, which also regularly used lackey judges.

    And so, History comes full circle. Lakin is “White Rose” of our time, the movement to which the Scholls belonged, whose only goal was to question the motives, the actions and the legitimacy of Adolf Hitler, aka Adolf Schickelgruber, son of Alois Schickelgruber.

    Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Dunham, aka “Soebarkah,” aka Barry Soetoro is eerily reminiscent, and the Constitutional Crisis faced by America not unlike the crisis of the Weimar Republic. May God Almighty be merciful and spare us such agony and dispair.

  10. A pen   Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    Apparently just asking these days is already too much. At least you tried.

  11. True Patriot   Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    When this massive cover-up of this illegal communist muslim usurping fraud fails, and it is failing, all of these coward/traitor generals, and the joint chiefs should then be Court Martialed for high crimes and treason against the United States of America.

    The crimes will be failure to abide by their oath under the Constitution to defend and protect the U.S. for all foreign aliens, or other threats to our nation. Failure to protect the American people from infiltration by these same dangerous, foreign, illegal aliens in our White House; and failure to unseat Barack Hussein Obama, and his band of thugs.

    The Ft. Hood incident is a grim example of the military’s complete failure to address these danger muslim terrorist enlisted in different branches of the military. In their failure to address Hasan was & had been a problem for a long time, it got several of our innocent soldiers killed needlessly.

    So Hasan will be allowed a civil trial, which should not happen legally, being fed Filet Mignon, while our brave and courageous hero Lt. Col. Terry Lakin has illegally been Kangaroo Court Martialed, and illegally thrown in Leavenworth prison.

    These bastards in our military all need to be tried for high crimes and treason, for which their spineless, cowardly souls should then be executed.

    Where are our heroes to save America? Why did LTC Lakin stand alone. Thrown in Leavenworth Prison for asking one very simple question, Obama show us your documents that prove you are eligible to be President.

    So there you have it. Our brave hero LTC. Lakin has been thrown in jail by a rogue band of thugs in our military, while Hasan is being treated like Royalty!!

    Americans, you better stand up and fight with us to save LTC. Lakin. He should not be in jail, and if this happened to him, it will happen to all of us. Make no mistake about it.

    Call your Senators and Congressman. Request Congressional hearings to uncover these thugs in our military. They are a disgrace and embarrassment, & all of these military thugs tied to doing this to Lakin need to be in jail. Lakin should be given the Medal of Honor for standing up for America.

    This rogue Communist/Marxist Judge Lind who presided over the Kangaroo Court Martial should also be put on trial for high crimes and treason. She is part of this corrupt wheel of thugs within our military.

  12. California Birther/Dualer/Doubter   Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Well stated, Margaret. And let’s not forget that Muslim officer who gunned down his colleagues in Texas and yet is being given far more constitutional protections than Lakin. Also, as WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah puts it, what kind of a man is Barack Obama to allow this travesty of justice to happen to an honorable officer like Lakin? http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=242065

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