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PUTTING THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE
by Jeff Lichter
(Jan 20, 2011) — Congressman Franks, I mean it when I say that you are a good man, a devoted family man, a servant of the Lord, and generally a very good Arizona District 2 Congressman with whom I agree on most or almost all issues. But something is very wrong and it pains me that I now feel compelled to write the rest of this letter and to make it public.
You and I met alone in your Glendale office in the summer of 2009 and thoroughly discussed the question of Barack Obama’s ineligibility for the office of POTUS. We mainly discussed place of birth and natural born citizenship. You revealed that you almost filed an eligibility suit yourself, used the term fraud, and stated that yes something important was being hidden by Obama’s refusal to release documents. You concluded that you retreated from filing your own suit because “I thought about my family” (a comment I have wondered about ever since in terms of whether you were ever threatened) and I came to believe that he was born in Hawaii because of those two newspaper announcements in Hawaii newspapers.” I disagreed with you, and still do, about the importance of those announcements but concluded by asking you to sign onto House Resolution 1503, which you did a few weeks later and I was pleased that at least you had done that.
Subsequent to the above, everything you have said about the issue has been so very contradictory and disappointing. You stunningly stated on a You Tube video that you thought Obama was a natural born citizen but that “he was hiding something else”, a statement also reported in a World Net Daily article. I questioned your District Field Officer, Shari Farrington on this and she then and since has tried to explain that it was some kind of a mistake. Immediately following the conclusion of a Town Hall meeting at the Community Church of Joy in Glendale on 8/25/09, I privately told you that I was disturbed by this reported statement and the national cover-up that was becoming apparent. You became a little upset with the term cover-up and sharply replied to me that you were not part of any cover-up going on and that I “should bring you the evidence that Obama was not a natural born citizen.”
Following that event, I believe on April 27, 2010, I met again at the Glendale office with staffers Dan Hay and David Shabby to discuss what in fact your real position on this issue was and to show them the evidence that I did possess and which I was going to present to you as you had requested. After considerable discussion, they both related that your Washington DC office had done more research on this issue than any other Congressional office; that they had concluded in that office that Barack Obama was a natural born citizen and that nothing more could be done about it. I was thoroughly disturbed by this declaration and engaged in a series of emails with Jacki Pick of your DC office repeatedly asking her to reveal exactly how and on what basis that preposterous determination had been reached. She evaded, dodged, avoided and never answered the question with anything factual that would subject itself to challenge and I gave up playing dodge ball with her. By the way, had Ms. Pick or you ever provided convincing and true evidence that Barack Obama is indeed a natural born citizen (a concept most of us find impossible by his own written admission and other documentable facts), I and others would have dropped the matter and this letter would be non-existent.
I then made what I thought would be my final effort to once again reach into the real mind of Trent Franks himself in contrast to conclusions of staff. At the end of a Republican Legislative District 4 meeting in Surprise at which you were the featured speaker, I personally told you that I had handed the evidence you had previously requested of me just a few minutes earlier to Shari Farrington, who was standing right there as I told you that she now had it. The evidence was in the form of a 17 page document written by Mario Apuzzo about Obama’s life and resulting lack of natural born citizenship, which contained 38 specific facts of evidence to this effect, which can still be found at http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2010/05/catalog-of-evidence-concerned-americans.html. I remember telling you that Apuzzo was the attorney in the Kerchner vs. Obama case going to the Supreme Court at the time.
Congressman Franks, I did everything you asked me to do. As I have stated, you for the most part have been a very good Congressman and I also think that I have been a very good constituent, one who was and still is very concerned about a critical issue and the future of our country and the enforcement of its Constitution. However, neither you or your office has ever provided me the courtesy of any subsequent response whatsoever. Therefore, to this day, I do not know whether you have ever read the documented evidence from Mario Apuzzo that I gave to you.
To my own surprise, I then made even one further effort to reach into your conscience, by including your office in an appeal for you to support LTC Terry Lakin. I and thirty additional constituents of yours appeared at your Glendale office on December 6, 2010 and once again we were disappointed. We were told that your DC office was trying to stop the court martial and that there might even be a press release issued from there. It never happened and your office never communicated again with any explanation(s). As you have always been, by your own account, a supporter of the military you can see why you disappointed us yet again. LTC Terry Lakin is now in Leavenworth serving a 6 month sentence and a destroyed career because no one would answer the question that Terry Lakin and WE THE PEOPLE have every right to ask.
Congressman Franks, if you somehow finally choose to respond to me, please don’t insult me by sending me a form letter or telling me that LTC sits in Leavenworth not because he asked a question but because “he disobeyed orders” as Senators Kyl and McCain have already foolishly stated in form letters. We are not stupid and WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL WE GET THE ANSWERS. PLEASE STOP THE EVASIVE SILENCE AND YES THE COVERUP. Whether or not you are a part of the coverup, one does obviously exist. HONOR YOUR OATH TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION SPECIFICALLY ART II, SECT I, CLAUSE 5
Sincerely and With Real Hope Of Hearing Something From You That Could Restore The Former High Esteem You Were Once Held In,
Editor’s Note: Rep. Franks’s website is here.