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by Sharon Rondeau

Terry Lakin and wife Pili

(May 13, 2011) — Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who was court-martialed in December 2010 and spent five months in prison for disobeying orders due to Obama’s questionable eligibility, was released from Ft. Leavenworth today and appeared on Sandy Springs Radio from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT.

The U.S. Army had ruled that the military was “no place for Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility to be evaluated” and had refused Lakin discovery as to whether or not Obama was eligible to serve as president and commander-in-chief.

Lakin’s request for clemency was denied last month, but he was released one month short of his six-month sentence for good behavior.

The internet radio show was hosted by a trustee of the Terry Lakin Action Fund, during which  Lakin answered many questions regarding the time he was away from his family.  Lakin’s brother Greg provided commentary on Terry’s experience as well as some aspects of the court-martial.

Terry reported that his first night as a prisoner was spent in the Washington, DC area in a “dark, cold cell” where he was taken after being shackled at the hands and ankles.  He said that a space heater was procured and that the cell looked as if it hadn’t been occupied in a long time.

Before his transfer to the airport the next day, Terry was able to see his wife Pili and three children once more.  His voice shook as he described how he was unshackled for the final goodbye to his family.

At departure time, he was reshackled, handcuffed and taken to board a flight to the Joint Regional Custody Center in Kansas City, MO. Of that experience, Terry said in a cracked voice, “One day you are serving your country, treating patients in need, and the next day you are escorted through an airport with two guards on either side of you…You’re a spectacle.”   His brother Greg  stated that their family had been brought up to uphold “principles and virtue,” and that “His motives can’t be questioned.”  Of the court-martial itself, Greg added,  “Justice was not served that day…It was painful to witness.”

Terry remained in Kansas City for 19 days in solitary confinement except for 1-2 hours each day when he was allowed to interact with other inmates in a “common area.” Inmates were checked on every 20 minutes both day and night.  Greg Lakin reported that during that time, neither he nor Terry’s family was aware of where he was being held.

Following that initial period, Terry was taken to Ft. Leavenworth Garrison in Kansas and placed into a general population group of 30-40 men.  When he learned he would have a roommate, Terry reported that he introduced himself to the other man.  After a rough beginning, Terry said he and the other inmate became very close friends such that when it the time came for Terry to be relocated, he was reluctant to go.

While incarcerated, Terry received between several and 30 letters each day from concerned citizens.  Small booklets and books of stamps were not allowed to reach him, but he received “a handful of books” directly from publishers which he read avidly, stating, “I turned five months into a good reading retreat.” He read The 5,000-Year Leap and Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, and later became enthused about C.S. Lewis‘s works while performing “library detail.”  Upon his release from prison, he is reading a book entitled Christianity and the Constitution.

Every inmate participates in an activity or project.  Following “library detail,” Terry served on “chapel detail,” during which time he witnessed a band and choir assemble and perform. He stated that his roommate had “an incredible solo voice” which he utilized in the choir and that the band was full of “talented musicians.”

Terry also developed and taught a mathematics class to the inmates.  He stated that there is “a lot of talent that is going to waste” in prison, and that he thought that more emphasis should be placed on  vocational and educational programs.  Terry was the highest-ranked soldier in his pod and actively participated in sessions held every two weeks to address prisoners’ concerns.

He reported that a couple who lived near the prison visited him often, with the husband visiting 2-3 times a week.  He also recalled a congressional candidate from Connecticut who wrote to him often.

Terry expressed his gratitude to neighbors who helped his wife while he was gone and described Pili as “an incredible lady.”

Tomorrow there will be an official welcome-home event for Terry in Baltimore, MD at 10:30 a.m.  When the show host announced that a Christian motorcycle group would be on hand to escort Terry out of the airport on his way home, Terry said in a wavering voice, “It’s remarkable how uplifting people can be.”

Terry stated that he is looking forward to attending a baseball game with one of his sons tomorrow evening.  He is glad to be “wearing regular clothing” and looks forward to more comfortable accommodations at home than in prison.  However, he stated quietly, “I’m still in overload shock from it.”

Dr. Lakin also asked that Americans “keep in mind the sacrifice of all active-duty members and incarcerated troops.”






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  1. Americans can not longer seek justice in the courts. The courts are servants of those who wish to relive us of our rights. The courts do not serve the citizens, they serve the masters.

    1. We are heading down a very dangerous road in this country when our leaders think we all stupid enough to buy the phony birth credentials of Obama the usurper. I fear the next stage will be civil disobedience if the big O is not stopped.

  2. Dr.Terry Lakin, the most heroic man in history, a man among men who is truely a HERO in every sense of the word, if he were to run for President, I would surely VOTE for him or if he decided to go for VP instead whpmever he were to run with would surely win WHAT A TEAM America would have a businessman and a Military man Like I said What a Team we would have then to run this country the right way
    GOD BLESS you Lt.Col Lakin and your family.

  3. One man is not an army, one martyr does not win a war. Lt. Col. Lakin deserves all our support and praise, he did gamble his all. We cannot allow the truth to die so easily. It is well known , truth and freedom has always cost many lives.

  4. Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, stripped of his pensions and service and sent to Leavenworth, proof positive that there are indeed a few good men that are needed in bad places.

    The heart break of a tarnished record was met with the wisdom of our Founders in the very real circumstances that justice is not always guaranteed, but our Constitution indeed rises above the cruel side of justice, and welcomes home those such as Lt. Col. Terry Lakin in U.S.C. Amendment XV Sect. I ” The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

    The wisdom of placing constraints on even The United States, and men, who think they are the United States, or The State, is seen in this wise Amendment.., and the very real circumstances that not all attorney generals, and prosecutors, and judges have the wisdom and understanding that we hope for justice.

    Lt. Col. Terry Lakin I know will face an uphill battle for those who check off those with offenses in the past in the unfortunate leap of judgementalness of a record and it is a worthy challenge to one whom is so strong in the land of the free and the home of the brave to transcend those whom would use the small offenses to trash a man’s life for the rest of his life.

    This reminds me of the women who was caught in adultery by the public who called for a stoning, and Jesus saying to the mob, “who among you is without sin, cast the first stone”. America in general needs to recognize that while often times we are called to judge we need to do so righteously and elect men and women with those attributes of balance.

    The dis-service of the law is not to recognize the beam in our own eyes, while poking at the mote in our brothers eye. This recalls the wisdom to me of one of our founders in saying, it would be better to set 100 guilty men free, then to incarcerate 1 innocent man.

    Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, we here in the United States is always looking for a few good men! Running for office is allowed for Federal Offices, though some of the States have abandoned the choice wisdom. Thank God for the wisdom of bigger men who had giant spirits!

    Welcome home Brother and God Bless you in your continued positive directions in the positive force of the oath to which I have no doubt that your heart carries, to protect and defend the United States Constitution, so help you God.

    I’m so happy to hear of your release and reunited family!

    Cody Robert Judy
    Author of Amicus Curiae Motion sent in behalf of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin

  5. Lt.Col. Lakin was a political prisoner. He is a true patriot in every respect and America owes him a debt of gratitude. I can only hope that history will show him the respect he deserves since Congress and our courts will not.

  6. Colonel Lakin is certainly a great American hero. But I wonder why he took a paid vacation just before he refused to deploy. And why was he forced to admit under oath that he knew his orders were legal when he violated them. He did that when he pled guilty.

    Colonel Lakin for President!

  7. I think the key right now is for Lakin to bring a court case against Obama. HE HAS TO HAVE STANDING. That way to force Discovery. Open up all his documentation. The phony LFBC should help get that accomplished.

    For relief he can ask the court to state that he was correct per the Nuremberg Trials to ask for proof of a proper chain of command for his orders. That he was upholding his oath to protect and defend the constitution. The courts have to have jurisdiction to state that he was upholding his oath to protect and defend the constitution.

    It needs some good lawyers. It needs some good discussion by good legal minds. But some how it can be done. This has to produce discovery. Obama is not a citizen of usa. he was born in Kenya. It is hidden in the school records. His adoption records have to killer information.

    But at the same time we have to bring the discussion to NBC being born on the soil to 2 citizen parents. Back at the signing of the Constitution the citizenship of the woman was the same as that of the father. It was the father that carried citizenship more than the mother. Obama was born British.

    I think there is also good chance that Hawaii has Obama original BC from Kenya. Hawaii should lose its statehood.

  8. Thank you Terry Lakin for doing what you did for ALL of us! I’m so disgusted by my country’s lack of decency and honesty. I hope I live to see the day that that illegal jerk in the WH is hung for Treason. Nothing would give me more pleasure. There is NO reason they should have had Terry in shackles! That was nothing but an “in your face” by the sorry excuse for a person that calls himself president.

  9. Welcome home brother, I am so proud of you for the stance you took. Our country is now lead by a group who considers the oath they take as having little meaning. They break their oaths and disregard the Constitution of The United States with no thought about the example they set for their children and grand children. May God have mercy on our county if we The People continue to vote for these people as leaders of our Great Nation.

  10. PLEASE….never forget that another LtC had every opportunity to speak up against the travesty that befell his brother at arms, Terry Lakin. Instead, LtC West turned his back on Terry, AND our Revered Constitution, and maintained silence. Remember that “silence” is taking a position. IMHO, West’s silence is damning!

  11. I am glad Lt. Col. Lakin is home. Kemkes and Lind better watch their backs now because they will get their due. There will be some in the military who recognize what they did.

    What I don’t understand is why Obama released the bc (phoney bc) knowing it stated that his father was a person who was never an American NB citizen. Were they just stupid; did they not know any better; did they think we wouldn’t notice it. That is why we wanted to see the bc in the first place. We needed to know who his father was. We always said we didn’t care where he was born and that if O senior was his father, that is what made him an illegal unqualified president. In effect, he played right into our hands and we “the birthers” won.

    We have been proven to be right. Are we going to take our country back now?

  12. I hope that Terry now has standing to bring a court case against Obama. I wish that he had not pled guilty. That will reduce his right to have standing. The best would have been for him to tell the judge to her face in court that

    “You have no authority over me. You might jail my body but you have no authority over me. I am innocent of all your phony charges. You are making a mockery of our beloved Constitution and my requirement to Protect & Defend the Constitution. You are breaking your pledge to Protect & Defend the Constitution. You are the one who should be court marshalled and put into prison.”

    I know that is difficult but it is what Jesus did when he was brought up for trial before he was cruxified. This would really smash the fraud wide open. A pled of guilty ruins it all.

    How is Theresa Cao doing. She seems to understand. What a fighter she is.

    God Bless America.

    1. Based on my understanding of how the kangaroo trial went, I’d think Lakin still has a chance to take the matter to court and be granted standing. From what I recall, he is still faces proceedings that would lead to his dishonorable discharge from the military and loss of retirement benefits. Should that happen, then he should give them sheer hell.
      Mrs. Rondeau replies: I am not an attorney, but with the many document examiners who have declared the image a forgery, I would think that could be presented as evidence that Obama is not legitimate, and, moreover, involved in the criminal act of presenting falsified documentation to the American public. Then the officials in Hawaii could be subpoenaed if we have any justice left in this country at all.

  13. First: Welcome Home!
    Second: It’s a sad day in the history of America, a country forever tarnished by the kangaroo court proceedings of LTC Terry Lakin that was orchestrated by Judge Lind, who turned her back on the oath that she took to the United States Constitution, and will forever more be remembered synonymously with the traitor Benedict Arnold.

  14. Just think of all those folks from future generations who will be reading about this victorious moment during their Birtherism 101 classes in which the lessons about the events that led to the mercurial rise and eventual spectacular crash in flames of Barack Hussein Obama will be taught in classes as an example of liberalism gone wild.

  15. What Obama allowed to happen to this man was an absolute disgrace. If the longform BC that was recently revealed had actually been the real BC, it was so innocuous that there would have been no reason not to reveal it in court and save Lt. Col. Lakin from incarceration. We already knew Obama’s father had never been a U.S. citizen and therefore, for those who know the difference between a Natural Born and Native Born citizen, the truth that Obama wasn’t eligible for POTUS was already known. So the recently revealed BC isn’t accurate because there would have been nothing to hide. After all, why bother spending all that money (our taxpayer dollars) and have Bob Bauer flying all over the U.S. defending him in lawsuits for such a benign BC? What it must mean is that the BC is as phony as Obama is and there really is something he’s hiding.

  16. God Bless Lt. Col. Lakin and his family. He has sacrificed everything to stand between us and tyranny.

    I am so proud of him I consider him my brother.

    I hope he sues the US Army, Judge Lind, His commanding officers you name it.

    I would love to be on that jury.

  17. I nominate Lt.Col Terrence Lakin to be the next President of the United States of America. There is NOT ONE other person — of ANY party, who has demonstrated the strength of character, wisdom and fidelity to his Oath of an Officer that comes anywhere close to that of Dr. Lakin. America needs a Statesman who is dedicated to the principles of our Constitution to lead us out of the Gomorrah that it has become as THE RESULT of representative government by persons who are only concerned with their own personal ambitions and profits. Col. Lakin has put ALL of his worldly goods on the line and suffered great humiliation — as has his family, all for the sake of upholding the principles to which he has dedicated his life. HIS name is as great and should have the SAME valued recognition as any who put their lives and fortunes on the line when they signed the Declaration of Independence. Dr. Lakin, your service to America has just begun! You do not need the trappings of a uniform to make you an American hero!
    God speed to you and your family … and the cause that you lead.

  18. What’s the matter with me? I’m in tears…..Lt.Col Lakin is going home. He should NEVER have been incarcerated in the first place. BHO should have been in that jail cell instead. Still, I’m happy for Terrance Lakin and hope that tomorrow holds even a better & more promising future for him. Someday, I honestly feel that he will be vindicated for his brave stand against corruption and FOR his oath to the Constitution. God Bless him. Wish we had millions more just like him. Happy Homecoming Lt. Col. Lakin!!!