December 29, 2010
By Mike McManus
Lt. Col. Terry
Lakin is in prison because he asked a simple question, that Army authorities
refused to answer: “Where were your born, Mr. Obama?”
decorated Army physician, who has served 18 years in places such as
Afghanistan, Bosnia and Washington D.C., was court martialed on December 16,
sentenced to six months in prison, denied pay and benefits, stripped of rank
and discharged from the Army.
His crime? For
more than a year Lakin asked through his chain of command and his
Congressional delegation for proof that President Obama is constitutionally
eligible to serve as his Commander-in-Chief.
requires that the President be “a natural born Citizen.” Obama has not
provided that proof, which should be easy - a “long form” birth certificate
with hospital and attending doctor’s name and signature.
“Newsday,” on August 22, 2010 that “The only people who don’t want to
disclose the truth are people with something to hide.”
In April Col.
Lakin refused military orders to deploy to Afghanistan for a second time.
acknowledges, that for the first time, and “at great peril to my career and
future, I am choosing to disobey what I believe are illegal orders…because I
believe all servicemen and women, and the American people deserve the truth
about President Obama’s constitutional eligibility to the office of the
presidency… If he is ineligible, then my orders, and indeed all orders, are
illegal because all orders have their origin with the Commander In Chief.”
Lakin asserted, “President Obama, I ask you to respect and uphold the
Constitution, be transparent and show your honesty and integrity. Release
your original, signed birth certificate – if you have one - thus proving
your birth on American soil and thus assure the American people you are
lawfully eligible to hold the Office of President.
“I and all other service members may then continue to serve
our country, at risk of injury, or the ultimate sacrifice, knowing that we
do so for our country, the Constitution and the legitimate leader of the
greatest, free republic ever.
Constitution matters! The truth matters!” he concluded.
may have seen a document called a “Certification of Live Birth” published on
Obama’s campaign website, and flashed in the news media; but it was not a
birth certificate signed by a physician, with the names and addresses of his
the national news media did not report Obama’s failure to produce the real
birth certificate. When the “World Net Daily” (WND) website published
stories telling the truth, it was dismissed as fulminations of “birthers,”
by media talking heads.
us who knew better, remained mute.
billboards appeared, asking “WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?” Still, the
national news media, many of whom admire Obama, ignored the issue. Lawsuits
Therefore, Col. Terry Lakin did the courageous thing, by refusing an order
to go back to Afghanistan given by a chain of command led by a President
whom he considered fraudulent. He invited a court martial in hopes that
during his trial he could present evidence.
not to be. The Army’s investigating officer refused Lakin’s request for
Obama’s actual birth certificate, and his request that Hawaiian officials be
summoned to testify.
wife, Pili, told me: “I was worried,” by her husband’s brave stand. Now she
says, “He wants to make sure no one is dying for someone who is not supposed
to be President.”
Fortunately, Lakin has finally accomplished what he set out to do.
newly elected Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D), asked his state Attorney
General and his Health Department to release additional information about
the president’s birth. He told “The New York Times” that he was
disappointed that people doubt Obama’s place of birth. “It’s an insult to
his mother and to his father, and I knew his father, and I knew his mother.
They were my friends.”
CNN’s Chris Matthews cited a “New York Times” poll in April reporting that
only 58% of Americans believe Obama was born in the U.S. A fifth said he
was born elsewhere, and 23% said they didn’t know. “Why hasn’t the President
himself not demanded that they put out the initial document?” Matthews asked
on his Monday show.
Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, his half brother and half-sister say they were
present at his birth in Kenya!
important now is that Hawaii’s Governor and Chris Matthews have joined Col.
Lakin in demanding proof.
predict the certificate won’t be found and America will face a