“THE ULTIMATE SCARLET LETTER”
January 18, 2017
As you and I know, and as many others as I could possibly inform by hyperlinking in my many editorials, LTC Terry Lakin sure as heck got the raw end of the deal on standing tall in regard to the BIRTH CERTIFICATE issue.
Dr. Lakin lost a tremendous amount in standing-up for America: when he should’ve been applauded, he was vilified; when he should’ve been promoted, he was unceremoniously issued a DISHONORABLE DISCHARGE: the ultimate Scarlet Letter that a Veteran could possibly acquire, tantamount of a verdict of TREASON.
It is not possible to express the shame of having such a disgrace bestowed upon such a stalwart and proud dedicated military surgeon, knowing that history will treat Dr. Lakin with disdain, disregard and disservice.
It is with deep heartfelt anticipation that I ask a favor of you, not that anything will come of it, but I believe we have to try with every ounce of our being; with every aspiration of what makes us Americans.
I believe that we must do everything possible to help one of our own who needs our help.
LTC Terry Lakin is caught up in the whirlpool of time and with each revolution – each passing day – his memory and heroic deed fades from the memory of our country’s chronicle, a story that needs to be told: a defendant who was denied, in a military Court-Martial, his Constitutional right to present a defense in order to receive justice.
We must help Dr. Lakin and his family in their desperate hour of need, for time waits for no one, and the ultimate time to strike a blow for Freedom, for the whole eligibility issue, is by granting a full presidential pardon to LTC Terry Lakin as the first order of our country’s business, an act that would, once again, limelight the eligibility issue: make the news and force the eligibility issue to be talked about.
I believe the meaning of my life comes down to this moment: at one time, when I wore the uniform of our country (just as LTC Terry Lakin did), I put my life on the line, for real, to arrive at this moment in time and space to implore you to re-run my “Open Letter to President Trump” on Friday, January 20, 2017, Inauguration Day.
With Hopeful Expectation,