Skip to comments.Press Release: Army Refers Charges Against Lakin To Court Martial
Posted on 08/02/2010 5:29:53 AM PDT by captjanaway
Washington, D.C., August 2, 2010. The Army has now referred charges against LTC Terrence Lakin for a General Court Martial. This action triggered the appointment of a Military Judge to preside over the trial, which will likely be scheduled before October, and held in Washington, D.C. at Ft. McNair.
On August 6, 2010 at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C., the court will convene for the purpose of Judge Lind taking Lakins plea to the charges which consist of missing movement and of refusing to obey orders. Today Lakin stated: I am not guilty of these charges, and will plead not guilty to them because of my conviction that our Commander-in-Chief may be ineligible under the United States Constitution to serve in that highest of all offices. The truth matters. The Constitution matters. If President Obama is a natural born citizen then the American people deserve to see proof, and if he is not, then I believe the orders in this case were illegal. If convicted, Lakin faces up to four years at hard labor in a federal penitentiary.
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Sadly, the deck is stacked against him and I seriously doubt that he will even be allowed to question 0bama’s eligibility. This is despite the fact that the military emphasizes that the chain of command starts with the President.
Lakin shouldn’t refer to the usurper as Commander In Chief given his contention is that BO/BS is illegally holding office.
I don’t know how this case can be tried without access to the document in question, namely, the birth certificate. What are the chances that we will finally get a peek at it?
You have a better chance of hitting the lotto the same day you get struck by lightning.
He missed his deployment, i.e. he went awol/deserted. The reason why is irrelevant in the courtmartial.
I admire this brave man for having the courage of his convictions. Unfortunately he is probably going to go to prison for them.
I have also asked what would happen if a member of the US military is captured and the enemy says the prisoner is not entitled to POW status because if Obama’s ineligibility. No, our enemies don't need an excuse to ignore the law and common human decency. I'm just predicting that this could happen.
Unfortunately its better to be jailed for having the right beliefs than being free and having none which therefore becomes the contradiction.
America the lazy is willing to accept this pretend President, willing to prosecute others for not obeying their pretend President and will fight those if necessary to the death to protect said pretend President.
I say it builds the soul to fight for whats right, like hearing a catchy song in your head all day from the “Who”.
To make a point, my Captain orders me to go to the weapons safe and to check and clean all the rifles. And I say, “I refuse that order on the basis that Obama is a Kenyan.” I don't think that would fly.
Hate to say it guys, but I think this guy is sunk regardless of the fact that he is right in his contention.
I doubt very much that he will get much prison. My mind says, reduction in rank, chaptered out DHD, and a token 6 months serving 3. Or something like that.
They can't do nothing because he is an example now.
The question of Obama’s eligibility will never be raised in the court room, which is the whole reason behind Lakin’s ill advised behavior. He will plead not guilty to the charge and specification, the trial will proceed, evidence will be heard, he will be found guilty. This will be a terrible end to a career of dedicated service and the looney lawyers who advised him to commit career suicide will walk away and look for their next victim.
The accused is allowed the opportunity to present matters of extenuation and mitigation.
Extenuation and mitigation come in the sentencing phase, after a finding of guilty. He will serve minimal time, perhaps none, but his career is over.
True. My only point was that they are not "irrelevant in a court martial," as had been asserted.
Illegal orders are irrelevant. Case closed.
The orders issued to LTC Lakin were not illegal as he and many others are soon going to discover. This stunt is not going to achieve its purpose: forcing the release of the real Obama birth certificate, it will go the way of the other 71 attempts.
It is disconcerting that the justifiable hatred of Obama renders so many culpably ignorant.
Not only interesting but bizarre. Obama could not get a commercial drivers license (CDL) to drive a truck without a birth certificate!