Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Army Colonel’s Challenge to Obama’s Constitutional Legitimacy Receives a Boost

In March of this year, Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Terrence Lakin announced his refusal to obey an order to serve in Afghanistan. With 17 years of service under his belt, and a spotless record that saw him receive numerous awards from the military including a Bronze Star earned for service during a previous tour of duty in Afghanistan, he decided to challenge Barack Obama’s qualifications to hold the high office of President of the United States.

A medical doctor, LTC Lakin points to the constitutional requirement that a president has to be “a natural born citizen,” something the colonel does not believe Mr. Obama has demonstrated.

Actually inviting a court martial, Lieutenant Colonel Lakin deliberately failed to appear as ordered to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where his unit was readying to deploy to Afghanistan. Reassigned by the Army to the Pentagon while his court martial has been proceeding, he awaits a trial that will begin on October 13th at Fort Meade in northern Virginia. He has been serving at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

On August 31st, Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney sent a sworn affidavit to the Court Martial supporting Lakin’s motions that seek the president’s birth and school records. Not alone in backing Lakin, he is the highest ranking military officer to render his support for the recalcitrant lieutenant colonel.

In his affidavit, General McInerney dwelled on the importance of an unquestionably legitimate chain of command in the military, from the commander in chief of all in the nation’s armed forces all the way down to anyone who issues orders. He stated: “In refusing to obey orders because of his doubts as to their legality, LTC Lakin has acted as proper training dictates.” Calling the medical doctor’s challenge “absolutely essential” to determining whether Barack Obama’s “service as Commander in Chief is Constitutionally proper,” he praised Lakin for “the courage of his convictions and his bravery.”

Certainly aware of the momentous consequences suggested by LTC Lakin’s challenge, General McInerney asserted that removal of doubt about Mr. Obama’s legitimacy to serve “is fundamental to our Republic, where civilian control over the military is the rule.” He stated that Mr. Obama “must either voluntarily establish his eligibility by authorizing release of his birth records or this court must authorize their discovery.”

LTC Lakin will be defended by both military and civilian attorneys and is being supported by the DC-based American Patriot Foundation.
Even though there is a part of me that concedes this issue to Obama (he produced the same type of birth certificate I produced to my current employer), I admire LTC Lakin's conviction and wish him the best in his legal action.
More Amercians (myself included) need to be outraged by the power grabs that have been made by the last few administrations.
They do not even conceal their agenda from us anymore! As California Representative said at a recent town hall, “The federal government can do most anything in this country…”
LTC Lakin, I salute you!

original article posted on The New American's web site:


  1. Hmmm...
    The Great L.C., I'm glad to see that you've come around to my way of thinking on this issue since that Great Debate we had in the East Hallway a couple months ago.

    Am I a prophet? Am I a psychic?
    No and no.
    Nevertheless, I can flat-out guarantee you that this issue will end to USAP's satisfaction and WITHOUT USAP having to prove his American birth. The court will find some way to dismiss the case, or some other creative, so-called "legal" maneuver will be concocted in order to deny Lakin justice and protect the Marxist in the White House.

    Anyone who believes that there is even the slightest chance that USAP will have to prove in a court of law, to the full satisfaction of the U.S. Constitution, that he is qualified to hold the office of president, that person has definitely NOT been following American politics for as long and as closely as I have.

    Anyone remember Michael New?
    If so, expect the same sort of results.

    Stick a fork in us - this country is DONE!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  2. McDogg-

    No change of heart here-Id still feel that if Lakin was in the field he would need to follow orders.

    I would suspect a man's motivation if he did not object to our Prez credentials until actually being in combat, and I think thst is consistent with my position during our debate.

    Glad to see you.made it back. I'm in a hotel full of Todd groupies!

  3. Yo! DISCDUDE ~
    This man is a doctor so he was not likely to ever be involved in actual combat in the field. And the document necessary to hold the presidency and the document necessary to secure a position as an accountant with a corporation are not necessarily equal, and in the latter case, it's not a requirement that must meet the demand of the U.S. Constitution - "The Supreme Law Of The Land". So, I guess either I wasn't understanding your position on this issue back then when we first discussed it, or else I'm not understanding your position on it right now.

    But now's not the time to try to straighten it out. Right now... just party on down with yer bad self and have a good time! See ya next week, Brotherman.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    POSTSCRIPT: I got the goods. I'll hand 'em over to ya on Wednesday.