BOTH FORMER MILITARY, DECORATED OFFICERS; BOTH IMPRISONED FOR PETITIONING GOVERNMENT FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 20, 2015) — On Tuesday afternoon, a Post & Email reader contacted this writer to suggest two nominees for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to replace current Speaker John Boehner, who announced last month that he would resign from Congress at the end of October.
The reader invoked the names of Dr. Terry Lakin, formerly a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army who served as a flight surgeon, deploying to the Middle East twice as well as Bosnia and Central America, and LCDR Walter Francis Fitzptrick, III (Ret.), who is presently serving a three-year sentence in a dangerous Tennessee prison for having challenged the legality of the county grand jury foreman.
On Tuesday evening, Rep. Paul Ryan, who ran for Vice President in 2012 with presidential candidate Mitt Romney, announced that he would enter the race if Republicans “embrace him by week’s end as their consensus candidate.”
Lakin received a dishonorable discharge in 2011 after questioning Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president and commander-in-chief of the U.S. military by refusing to deploy to Afghanistan a third time. Lakin’s objection was based on the myriad of unanswered questions about Obama’s origins, birthplace, citizenship, identity, and background.
Beginning in 2008, Lakin had made requests for more information about Obama through his military chain of command and later, from his congressional delegation. He reported that he received nothing substantive in the way of a response from either military officials or elected civilians in Congress.
Following a court-martial in December 2010 wherein Col. Denise Lind refused to allow him to obtain discovery present a defense, Lakin was sentenced to six months in Fort Leavenworth prison, forfeiture of his rank and all pay during his incarceration, and dishonorable discharge.
In May 2011, Lakin was released from prison a month early for good behavior.
Lakin wrote a book, “Officer’s Oath,” about his personal convictions which led him to make the choices which cost him his military career and what would have been a pension after approximately three more years of service.
At the time he began probing Obama’s background, Lakin asked that Obama release a birth certificate showing that he was born in Hawaii as he claimed. The U.S. Constitution requires that the president and commander-in-chief be a “natural born Citizen.” While there is a difference of opinion on the meaning of the term, historical texts, essays, U.S. Supreme Court cases, and the Congressional Record have revealed that the Framers and later generations of Americans understood it to mean “born in the United States to to U.S.-citizen parents.”
On June 12, 2008, The Daily KOS released an image identified as “Obama’s birth certificate” without revealing its source or whether or not an underlying paper document existed. A number of analysts soon after declared the image a forgery. The White House later took credit for posting the image “on the internet.”
Following intense public pressure from businessman Donald Trump, on April 27, 2011, the White House released what it claimed was a scan of a certified copy of Obama’s “long-form” birth certificate supplied by the Hawaii Department of Health. Obama then gave a brief press conference claiming the image as having revealed more information “about the site of my birth.”
Once again, a number of analysts claiming expertise in document imaging, graphics, computer engineering, and related fields declared the new image a forgery.
The image was made public as Terry Lakin was spending what would be his last month at Fort Leavenworth.
In August 2011, a group of approximately 250 Maricopa County, AZ voters approached their sheriff, Joseph M. Arpaio, concerned that their votes in the upcoming presidential election would be disenfranchised should the reports of forgery of the long-form birth certificate prove accurate. The group requested that Arpaio launch an investigation to determine the authenticity or lack thereof of the image to address those concerns.
The following month, Arpaio commissioned his Cold Case Posse to probe the origins of the image.
On March 1, 2012, Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo and Arpaio gave a press conference wherein they declared that there was probable cause to believe that Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration form are “computer-generated forgeries.”
Lakin now practices medicine in his home state of Colorado after being refused a medical license in the state of Kansas for what appeared to be retaliatory reasons.
LCDR Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III (Ret.) is a native of California and 20-year Navy veteran. On March 17, 2009, Fitzpatrick filed the first formal complaint naming the man known as Barack Hussein Obama of treason against the United States for having overseen the deployment from Fort Rucker to Selma, Alabama on March 10, 2009 of a group of US Army soldiers, which Fitzpatrick contended violated the Posse Comitatus Act.
An inspector general’s report following the incident confirmed Fitzpatrick’s claim. Rather than facing discipline, the commanding officer at the time, Gen. Martin Dempsey, was chosen by Obama to be his next Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, a position Dempsey occupied until his recent retirement.
Fitzpatrick has renewed his treason complaint against not only Obama, but also numerous other government employees who have taken no action in the face of widespread violation of law, the U.S. Constitution, and the oath they took to uphold the tenets of that document.
As a result of his filing the treason complaint with his local grand jury in September 2009, Fitzpatrick discovered that Tennessee grand juries are controlled by judges and their hand-picked foremen, who serve at the judge’s pleasure. Fitzpatrick also received written proof that trial juries frequently contain members who by law should not be serving.
Over the last six years, Fitzpatrick has attempted to gain the attention of not only his fellow Tennesseans, but also members of the state legislature, the governor’s office, the U.S. Congress, state and federal courts, and the media regarding Tennessee’s unconstitutional judicial and jury system.
It was in Tennessee that Fitzpatrick and Lakin met personally on one occasion following Lakin’s release from Fort Leavenworth.
After repeated attempts to gain the attention of a Tennessee county grand jury regarding judicial misconduct and violations of law, Fitzpatrick was arrested, charged, tried, convicted, and sentenced to three years in state penitentiary last year for aggravated perjury and extortion. In early September, an appellate court in Knoxville ruled that grand jurors did not have to be bias-free in order to decide as to whether or not to indict an individual, a clear contradiction of the Fifth Amendment’s grand jury provision.
The Post & Email has followed Fitzpatrick’s saga from the treason complaint through the present day as he serves out his three-year sentence in one of Tennessee’s most dangerous prisons, the Northwest Correctional Complex (NWCX). The treason complaint, which named Obama as a “foreign born domestic enemy,” has never received a response.
An undated post at Constitution.com by Washington Times columnist Bethany Blankley titled “U.S. Military Constitutionally Obligated to Arrest Obama, Congress, for Treason” states, in part:
When elected officials take their oaths, they are swearing to defend the U.S. Constitution. Constitutional oaths prohibit enacting and following unconstitutional laws and illegal orders. Constitutional oaths also prohibit oath takers from participating in and/or defending corruption, including covering up illegal actions of other oath takers.
In fact, defending the Constitution requires members of the Armed Forces to disobey illegal orders. And, in the case of alleged treasonous acts, members of the Armed Forces are constitutionally bound to arrest such offenders.
In June, Fitzpatrick discovered a prisoners-for-profit scheme within the prison in which inmates unsuitable for the Pro-Social Life Skills course, or those who would Artie taken the course, were enrolled so as to bill the federal government, funded by taxpayer dollars, as much as $3,000 for the prison. Similar inappropriate enrollments in the Adult Basic Education class are routinely carried out, of which Fitzpatrick, with a Master’s degree, was one.
Neither NWCX warden Mike Parris, Tennessee Department of Corrections Commissioner Derrick Schofield, nor Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has responded to letters reporting the scheme.
During an interview prior to his present incarceration, Fitzpatrick told The Post & Email that the U.S. military has the capability to determine the authenticity of Obama’s documentation. He has called Dempsey and other high-ranking flag officers who have acted out of political expediency “command racketeers.”
Fitzpatrick was also the target of a court-martial in 1990 on baseless grounds which resulted in the forgery of his name to a confession letter he had never seen.
Neither the U.S. Constitution nor the rules of the House of Representatives require that the Speaker be an elected member of either chamber of Congress.
Following the 2014 elections and the seating of the 114th Congress in early January, an individual active in the quest to uncover Obama’s background nominated Arpaio for Speaker, along with several others as alternate choices.
The media and Congress have declined to investigate the reported forgeries and contradictory life story of Barack Hussein Obama.
As to his reasons for nominating Lakin and Fitzpatrick, the reader told us:
They have suffered persecution for honoring their oath’s of office, for showing integrity. Court martialed and imprisoned with no sense of any justice, mercy or honor other than by these men themselves or those who have dared support them in any public venue.
It’s this type of man, or perhaps a Congressman who will actually bring these men’s untold stories (a few exceptions such as The Post&Email) their plights of political, religious persecution before the American people that would honor that Office in the way it should be honored and regarded. A man who fears the Lord more than the faces or words of another mere man, is the right kind of man.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.