Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is a 16-year surgeon in the United States Army with a distinguished record of service, including a Bronze Star.
Answering the call of patriotism and conscience, Dr. Lakin has put his career, reputation, and personal liberty at risk by challenging the legitimacy of Obama as his commander-in-chief. Lakin is driven to do so because lawsuit after lawsuit contesting Obama’s birth eligibility to be president have been thrown out of court — denied a hearing on the grounds that the plaintiffs “lack standing” because they “lack a tangible interest” despite the fact that the plaintiffs have included not just ordinary American citizens, but a 2008 presidential candidate (Alan Keyes), retired military officers, as well as officers still active in the military, Army Maj. Stefan Cook and Army Capt. Connie Rhodes, M.D.
The Army first reacted to Dr. Lakin’s challenge by questioning his sanity, suggesting he undergo a brain scan and full medical evaluation. Next, the Army threatened Lakin with court martial. Then, the Army called his bluff by sending him an official letter, ordering him to report to Fort Campbell, KY for imminent deployment to Afghanistan.
Lakin refused and instead showed up at the Pentagon, where he was confronted by his brigade Commander Col. Gordon Roberts, a Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient.
NBC reports that the U. S. Army will now proceed to court martial Dr. Lakin. His Pentagon building pass and government laptop computer were seized.
Below is a press release from Safeguard Our Constitution:
PRESS RELEASE April 13, 2010
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL RECIPIENT TO LTC LAKIN:
“YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT”
Obama Continues to Refuse to Release Birth Certificate;
Army Doctor’s Pentagon Access Pass Revoked; Computer Seized
Washington, D.C., April 13, 2010. Army doctor Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin yesterday met with his brigade commander, Col. Gordon R. Roberts, who proceeded to read LTC Lakin his Miranda rights, and who informed LTC Lakin he had the “right to remain silent” because LTC Lakin is about to be charged with serious crimes. Col. Roberts was at age 19 awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the only recipient of the nation’s highest honor currently on active duty in the Army.
LTC Lakin had previously been ordered in writing to report yesterday to Ft. Campbell, KY and then on to deploy for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Lakin refused to obey these orders and instead came to work yesterday morning at the Pentagon. Late yesterday afternoon he was confronted by his brigade commander.
Before the meeting was over, LTC Lakin’s Pentagon Access Pass had been revoked, and his laptop computer was set to be confiscated.
The message to LTC Lakin is clear; through official channels, he was informed yesterday that he will shortly be court-martialled for crimes (specifically, missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer) that for others has led to lengthy imprisonment at hard labor.
Lakin has announced in a YouTube video that has now been viewed more than 110,000 times that he considers it his duty to refuse to obey orders that would be illegal if President Obama is ineligible to hold office.
Meanwhile, cries mount for proof of that eligibility, but nothing has been forthcoming. The Obama campaign at one point released a copy of computer-generated abstract of information purportedly in Hawaii’s records system, but the source of this information is unclear and need not have been a birth certificate issued contemporaneously and signed by the doctor who attended the birth. Even the document released was only a copy, and the version printed in the Los Angeles Times on June 16, 2008 is on a form only in use since late 2001. Even as it is, the document contains a warning that it is merely “prima facie”–threshold, rebuttable and thus inconclusive –evidence of birth, and the copy the Times printed mysteriously has the certificate number blacked out, thereby rendering the document unusable according to language on the bottom.
Given the seriousness of the offenses with which Lt. Col. Lakin is about to be charged, the American Patriot Foundation today renews its plea for donations to its legal defense fund for LTC Lakin. Please give whatever you can, even if it’s $1 or $5, to show your support for a very brave man who is risking everything for our sacred Constitution, without which we will no longer be the American Republic. To donate, go to the APF’s website or www.safeguardourconstitution.com.