Please also see UPDATE: “Lakin Court Martial Judge Does Not Want to ‘Embarrass’ Obama.”
The news is not surprising, but today still is a black day for America and for every American who reveres truth, justice, and the United States Constitution.
Col. Denise Lind, the judge in Army surgeon Lt. Col. Terry Lakin’s court martial case, has denied the defendant’s request for discovery documents that include Obama’s school records and his original long-form birth certificate.
This means the brave colonel’s quest is a quixotic doomed one. By denying the defendant the right of discovery, Judge Lind is handicapping the defense attorneys from presenting their case because she has already presumed there is no legitimate basis for Dr. Lakin’s reason for defying orders to deploy to Afghanistan. The refusal by Lakin, a recipient of the Bronze Star, to follow the Army’s orders is based on his skepticism about the legitimacy of those orders due to the unproven, and therefore questionable, constitutional eligibility of the person at the top of the chain of command, President and Commander-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama.
Please pray for Col. Lakin, the sacrificial lamb….
Associated Press – September 2, 2010 3:04 PM ET
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) – A military judge in Maryland has refused to order the release of school records that could include a copy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
The documents were sought by an Army doctor, Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who is being court-martialed for disobeying a deployment order because he doubts Obama’s qualifications to serve as commander in chief.
The judge ruled Thursday that those records and any other evidence or witnesses pertaining to Obama’s birth are not relevant to the case and will not be admitted. Prosecutors have argued that Obama’s birth certificate shouldn’t be part of the case, especially since the order for Lakin to deploy to Afghanistan didn’t come directly from the president.
Lakin’s lawyer has argued that if Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen, any military order given under his administration is unlawful.
Previous Fellowship posts on LTC Lakin:
“3-Star General Supports Army Surgeon Lakin,” September 1, 2010.
“Lakin’s Trial Tainted by Prosecutorial Misconduct,” August 19, 2010.
“Army Threatened to Taser Lt Col Lakin,” August 13, 2010.
“Army Gags LTC Lakin,” August 8, 2010.
“Army Proceeds to Court Martial Dr. Lakin,” August 2, 2010.