Good Soldiers, Marines, Navy SEALS, Airmen and other military personnel are fighting and dying every day in Afghanistan and Iraq – on behalf of every citizen of this Republic. My deceased father, a combat veteran of the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations during World War II, often said, “sometimes people get killed in wars”.
Yesterday, Lt. Colonel Terry Lakin was convicted of four charges for refusing orders that would have sent him to the war in Afghanistan. He is a highly decorated Army Flight Surgeon who, until this decision he made to disobey his orders, had an unblemished record. He wears a Bronze Star on his uniform.
He is guilty as charged. He faces three and one-half years at hard labor in Leavenworth Prison for his defiance. Lakin wanted to be certain that his orders to deploy were lawful – that the Commander In Chief is Constitutionally eligible to hold his elected office. He was not allowed to present any documents or witnesses in his own defense.
It is a soldier’s duty to not obey unlawful orders. That tenet was firmly established at the Nuremburg trials following World War II, when German military officers invoked the orders they were given in defense of their actions. Many of them, who were direct or indirect participants in the killing of civilians during Hitler’s extermination of Europe’s Jews, were executed by hanging.
Obeying an unlawful order can send you to prison or to the gallows as surely as disobeying a lawful one.
The elected Commander In Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, is purported to be a natural born citizen, as is required by the Constitution. The fact that he has covered all of his records - college, university, financial aid, selective service, passport application, long form birth certificate – all of it – by means of Court Orders, is most disturbing. What is not concealed by the Courts he has refused to release. All we know about this man is what he told us in his two books. Enough documents have been uncovered through several ongoing investigations to discredit much of what his books tell us, casting credible doubt upon the veracity of the reports he has given us regarding his origins and life story.
Obama continues to hide behind his Court Orders. He was never vetted by the so-called American Press Corps, by any television media outlets, or by the Congress which, by the way, compelled 2008 presidential candidate John McCain to produce his proof of citizenship – or by the Democratic Party that placed Obama’s name into nomination.
If Obama’s true origins are ever revealed, and he is found to not be Constitutionally eligible to hold the office he now occupies, it will be among the greatest frauds in history ever to be perpetrated on a People. It will be an immense crime wherein all of the forensic evidence, in this case his documented history, was buried before the crime was actually committed.
The investigations go on. Eligibility lawsuits are still active and pending. A new Congress will be sworn in come January. They who are content for the truth to remain hidden chant accusations of racism at them who are asking for answers. Calling a person who asks for a straight answer to a question a racist is a handy means to end the questioning. No one wants to be labeled a racist. And the truth is still concealed.
Lt. Colonel Terry Lakin is a hero.