by Sharon Rondeau

(Feb. 11, 2017) — The petition asking the White House to issue a pardon to Dr. Terry Lakin was showing 4,148 signatures as of 8:35 a.m. Saturday morning.

By 8:50 a.m., it had jumped to 4,215 signatures.

On Friday, more than 1,200 more signatures registered, totaling more than 3,000 by the end of the day.

For the first three days after the petition’s launch on January 21, only one signature showed, although many more individuals said they signed it.

In December 2010, Lakin was court-martialed, sentenced to prison at Ft. Leavenworth and dishonorably discharged from the Army, where he had served for 17 years as a doctor and flight surgeon to Gen. George Casey.  The punishment was meted out as a result of Lakin’s questioning of Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility to serve as president and commander-in-chief stemming from various credible reports stating that he had been born in Indonesia or Kenya.

After Lakin refused to deploy to Afghanistan for a second tour of duty given his doubts about Obama’s eligibility, he was accused of “missing movement.”

Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution requires the nation’s chief executive to be a “natural born Citizen.”

Lakin said in a recent radio interview that when he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Reserves, and again when he was given orders to deploy to Afghanistan in 2010, he was required to submit several copies of his original birth certificate.

While Lakin was imprisoned, the White House released what it said was a scan of a certified copy of Obama’s long-form birth certificate from Hawaii.  However, almost immediately, it was declared a forgery by several experts and confirmed as authentic by no one.

Subsequently, a five-year criminal investigation determined that the image is a “computer-generated forgery,” a claim bolstered by two forensics analysts approaching the image from two different disciplines as revealed on December 15, 2016 at a press conference.

After Lakin petition signatures registered extremely slowly in the beginning, it was discovered that the SSL certificates used to secure the site were “revoked.”

A total of 100,000 signatures is needed by February 20 in order for the White House to be obligated to provide a response.

The petition can be signed here:


Editor’s Note:  This article initially incorrectly stated that Lakin was an enlisted Army soldier when in fact he became a “Direct Commission” as a second lieutenant while attending medical school.  He was promoted several times, eventually reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel at the time of his discharge.

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