Skip to comments.Lakin not allowed witnesses, documents, explanation at court-martial Dec. 14!
Posted on 11/30/2010 11:42:20 PM PST by rxsid
"Lakin not allowed witnesses, documents, explanation at court-martial Dec. 14!
Lakin Family Attempts to Avoid Confrontation Ignored by Obama
Letters obtained by The Gazette reveal the extent to which a decorated Army officer and his brother struggled to resolve concerns over the Presidents eligibility prior to the officer being court-martialed.
The Lakins are long-time Greeley residents. Three Lakin brothers; Dr. Greg Lakin, Capt. Gary Lakin USCG and Lt. Col. Terrance Lakin graduated from University High School in 1977, 1980 and 1983 respectively. The brothers' parents still live in Greeley and have a long history of supporting humanitarian causes in the area.
Lt. Col. Lakin is currently scheduled to be court-martialed Dec. 14 for disobeying orders to deploy after exhausting numerous attempts to resolve issues regarding the Presidents eligibility to be Commander-in-Chief. The specific issue involved is the Constitutional requirement that the President be a natural born citizen.
Dr. Greg Lakin has previously been a member of the Greeley Police Department and was a prosecutor in Hawaii. Greg, who was interviewed on the Peter Boyles radio show on Nov. 9, said Lakin, mulled over this for a long period of time before he made his decision to refuse to deploy to Afghanistan. He strongly disputed the contention that his brother was a coward for deploying, noting Terry had already served in both Bosnia and Afghanistan.
In an interview with the Gazette, Dr. Lakin shared copies of letters he and his brother sent to the President and Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle asking for a resolution of this issue. Greg said the letters were written with a very humble spirit in an attempt to seek information verifying Barack Obamas birthplace.
Lt. Col. Lakin sent a letter to the President prior to being charged saying, as part of the deployment orders, he was required to submit his long form birth certificate and he was glad to obey this order, and will provide a certified copy of my original birth certificate with common, standard identifiers, including the name of an attending physician and a hospital. He said he attempted through my chain of command for many months to get answers to the relentless questions surrounding your eligibility, but was informed that I lack standing. I also sought answers, unsuccessfully, through my Congressional delegation. He went on to explain the reason for his request had nothing to do with personal differences. Please assure the American people that you are indeed constitutionally eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief and thereby may lawfully direct service members into harm's way. I will be proud to deploy to Afghanistan to further serve my country and my fellow soldiers, but want to do so with the knowledge and peace of mind that this important provision of our Constitution is respected and obeyed.
Dr. Lakin, in his first letter to the president prior to his brothers arraignment, implored Obama to put the matter to rest stressing his brother tried to resolve the matter through proper channels but was rebuffed. Approximately 20 months ago while continuing to serve in the Army he attempted to seek clarification regarding your birth certificate through proper military channels. Lt. Col. Lakin filed his requests through the normal chain of command (as the military advised) but continued to meet with frustration as the Army was unable to provide any clarification with regard to your place of birth. He believes this raises a Constitutional issue, a Constitution which he has sworn to uphold. He stresses that his brother would gladly deploy in an instant once his questions have been answered, saying Terry remains ready and willing to continue to serve his country in areas of conflict - as he has done in Afghanistan and Bosnia. I believe that upon meeting with my idealistic and principled brother you would find him professional, compassionate and worth helping. Dr. Lakin even suggested a way to defuse the situation saying that a meeting with him or our family, whether you chose to do this in private or public setting, would likely defuse this matter.
He also sent a letter to Hawaiian Governor Linda Lingle who he met several times while he was a prosecuting attorney in Maui County. He told her that a short meeting or phone with him or family (whether done privately or publicly - your choice), would completely defuse this matter.
Dr. Lakin sent another letter to the President after the initial court-martial date was set. In the letter Greg told the president he was a supporter who was pleased to see him elected in 2008. He reiterated that Terry made this decision only after other options had been exhausted. It is a shame that no one above him in the military ranks and no one in Congress, who represents him, could address his concerns so that he could have avoided the prospect of such an enormous penalty for staying faithful to the oath he swore as an officer. He went on to say that Col. Lakin was far from alone in his concerns saying, Many others in uniform share this concern and have conveyed their support to my brother.
Showing he understands the divisiveness the issue has caused, he told the President, We should use all means necessary to avoid an escalated controversy this fall when his court-martial is scheduled. There is much strife and tension in this nation now and this would not be healthy or productive. Emphasizing the desire to find a resolution of the eligibility issue once and for all so the matter could be put to rest, Lakin said, My family stands ready to provide any further information you might need and to offer our assistance to try to broker any compromise or negotiation that might be acceptable to all parties. We are deeply distressed over this situation, and do not believe that Terry deserves to be imprisoned simply for seeking assurances that he is following legal orders.
Greg stated that he has not received any response to his letters and is concerned the Army will simply take the easy way out by avoiding the issue and simply lock up his brother. He said based on his experience as a prosecutor in situations like this where there is no case law, Judges go in with a pre-determined idea how they are going to decide it and take case law and policy statements to say whatever they want. There is no magic law that supports either position.
Greg said if his brother is not allowed to present evidence on his behalf and is convicted he would be forced to leave his practice to advocate for his brother saying, My reluctant but determined response would be to forego my busy medical practice treating drug addicts and elderly patients to organize a public outcry for Americas new military political prisoner.
As the issue drags on, more members of the media appear to be mentioning the issue. Conan OBrien joked about the President being ineligible in one of his monologues. Rush Limbaugh, who has previously made comments regarding Obamas birth certificate, said last week, We have an imposter for all intents and purposes serving in the White House.
Saturday Night Live has also mentioned the issue with an opening skit having Sen. Harry Reid asking the President to produce his birth certificate. ABC News Jake Tapper questioned White House Security Advisor David Axelrods statement that the President has released his birth certificate asking specifically about the long form containing the name and signature of the attending physician."
At best, he was born a dual citizen. A Natural Born Citizen of the U.S. can not be born with foreign alligience owed. It defies the reason the framers put that requirement into the Constitution (post grandfather clause) for the position of Command in Chief of the armed forces. For obvious reasons.
"Lakin not allowed witnesses, documents, explanation at court-martial Dec. 14!"
This is outrageous.
That is putting it mildly.
Of possible interest to you or those on one of your ping-lists.
So, American, you think you have rights?
Go to your cell and shut up.
This is remarkable, if nothing else, for the sheer volume of reasonable efforts that have been expended to get very basic and simple documentation, which have simply been ignored by President Stitch Lips and his defenders.
This is the justice system we served for? What in the Sam Hell is going on in the Pentagon?
The courts know Obama is not natural born..and they probably know he does not merit the qualifications to be a citizen.
We have shown on this illustrious website..time and time again Obama is a fraud..
We have to ask..what the hell is going on..the answer is simple..it is the destruction of the Constitution..and LTC Lakin is their conduit to this means.
They must be stopped...
Confidence is in the negatives fer sure.....
I am praying for Lt. Col. Lakin. I am very proud of this man’s honorable service to our Nation.
After reading that article I hope no one here has the audacity to come on this thread and claim this man is not honorable.
Where the hell is the MSM on this? I fear our Pentagon has become nothing more than a tool for the NWO.
>>This is the justice system we served for? What in the Sam Hell is going on in the Pentagon?<<
I was beginning to doubt whether my service was worth it. Until 0bambi there never was any doubt that, even at an advanced age, I was willing to reenter the military and serve once more.
Now, I’m not so sure. My service is needed here to fight this regime. As for the Pentagon, what do you expect from armchair generals and admirals, promoted because of their Political Correctness? Justice? Here? Now? Ha!
I agree with you— but Colorado’s own Senator Bennett sent me an e-mail yesterday insisting several courts have proven Obama is a natural born citizen—and a lot of other crap as well —oddly the newly elected Senator( probably rigged vote) failed to convince me I ought trust or believe him.I have no
representation here-as both Senators and during lame duchery Congressman Salazar remains. It will be interesting to see if
Scott Tipton can do any good next session. But it will be a long dirty fight turning congress around again after we have allowed such corruption.
Yes it is. the bum Charles Rangel was busted violating eleven
of the House Rules and will only be expected to listen to
Nancy Pelosi read those( listening to her ought be a punishment worse than waterboarding) but my point is the
petty crooks in Congress are treated better than our honored servicemen and True Patriots. Mr.Lakin has been chosen as
expendable sacrifice by his superiors. The Pentagon expects such fatted calves to go placidly to the butchers blade.Like
Army specialist Michael G.New he is expected to be discharged and then subject to pergatory.
I am furious.
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