Category Archives: Court martial

Terry Lakin imprisonment, Letters, Support, Anxiety and Loneliness of being away from your family, Leo Haffey remembers

Terry Lakin imprisonment, Letters, Support, Anxiety and Loneliness of being away from your family, Leo Haffey remembers

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

Leo Haffey sent this to me. It is a powerful message of what LTC Terry Lakin must be going through and what we must do to help and support him. When he refers to Citizen Wells, it is WE, us, the American people.

“Reading LTC Lakin’s letter brought back bitter & sweet memories from the time of my false imprisonment by BHO Jr.’s cohorts in Nashville: The thin flexible pens (so hard to write with)–The hours spent in lockdown in tiny cells–The anxiety–The Loneliness of being away from your family, particularly during the Holidays–”feeling of helplessness” etc.
So I started reading my prison journals at
 
http://freeleohaffey.blogspot.com/
 
and
 
https://citizenwells.wordpress.com/category/nashville/
 
And then I found this:
 
Sunday, September 20, 2009
 
Who cares?

In the first 24 hours of this blog 1243 people cared enough about Leo to visit here.
 
Posted by Aristotle The Hun at 6:08 AM 1 comments:
 
citizenwells said…
I care and I want the truth.
Wells
September 29, 2009 11:24 AM
And I remembered how overjoyed it made me when my wife showed me those writings by my friends Aristotle and Citizen Wells and all the good people from the Citizen Wells Blog who cared.
So I urge everyone to write to LTC Lakin and send whatever money you can afford. Things like batteries for a radio, a dollar for a soft drink, a bag of potato chips are luxuries for a man in Jail.

 
United in Our Constitutional Cause,

Leo Patrick Haffey”

LTC Lakin prison letter, December 21, 2010, Terry Lakin Action Fund, Leavenworth

LTC Lakin prison letter, December 21, 2010, Terry Lakin Action Fund, Leavenworth

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

LTC Terry Lakin first letter from prison, December 21, 2010.

“Hope all is well. Don’t know how to start a letter or what to say. I hope I made a difference in a very important matter. It cost me a lot. But I now have to believe it turned out okay. There certainly are no do-overs. The important thing is for the work to carry-on so we never have this situation again.

Today is my fourth day at Leavenworth and my first day with supplies to write and send letters and hoping for a phone call today. Another soldier and I arrived Saturday AM shortly after midnight. We are considered in ‘reception’ status until we complete about a week of briefings and assessments. But they have a holiday schedule until after New Year’s Day. Although they are making some efforts we likely will remain in ‘reception’ status until into January.

Reception status is mostly lock down in my cell. We now get two hours of ‘rec time’ in the morning and afternoon. Rec time is cell door open to a common pod area with a four-seat table, an exercise bike that does not work, a flat-screen TV that we cannot watch, and two showers. Activity is playing cards or a few board games, working out in my cell between meals, reading the rulebook, Bible, and now writing letters. Looks like the routine for the next several weeks. We have limited stamps, envelopes, and I am writing with a small, soft plastic (almost rubber pen) that is not to comfortable.

After getting more integrated in January (hopefully minimum security) we may have more privileges. There will not be much use of a computer, limited phone, news, or TV. We have to order our own health and comfort supplies from a small provided list. We are allowed one order request per month and not more than $35 per month. I’m hoping they will honor my first order on credit- we have not been able to get money into our account yet – not having any communication with Pili yet. I’m hoping to get a small radio with ear buds so I can get some news radio. Had to work hard to decide about how many batteries I could get by with vs how many rolls of toilet paper to buy.

The trial seems long ago now. What a feeling of helplessness going through the process. I likely got the best outcome I could have- but it was painful.

After the trial I overhead someone say, “Well, he’s no hero now!” Sorry, I was not in it to be a hero. Just thought I was doing the right thing. I spent enough of myself and my family’s future for now. Others are going to have to continue.

Got to go now. Moving cells quickly. Phones don’t look good today. They brought a phone in but no one knows how we can call out collect. Sigh…

Terry”

 To contribute to the  Terry Lakin Action Fund:

http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com/prisondiaries/13-diaries20101221.html

LTC Lakin is an American Hero. A real hero.

LTC Lakin fund, Washington Times ad, January 3, 2011, Obama eligibility issues

LTC Lakin fund, Washington Times ad, January 3, 2011, Obama eligibility issues

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

From CDR Charles Kerchner January 3, 2011.

“We are pleased to announce that the ProtectOurLiberty.org Fund is paying for and running a full color two page center fold ad in support of LTC Terry Lakin and further exposing to the public the Obama constitutional eligibility issues in the Washington Times National Weekly this week — the 3 Jan 2011 edition – pages 20 & 21.  A JPG copy of the two page spread is attached. You can also see the ad and link to get a PDF version to down load and print out the two pages at:
http://www.kerchner.com/protectourliberty/mostrecentad.htm

Please if you can, make a donation to the Terry Lakin Action Fund to help support his wife and children while he is in prison. He stood up for us and our Constitution. Now its our turn to stand up and help him.
http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
http://www.protectourliberty.org

2011 New Year’s resolutions, Hold Congress Media Fox News accountable, Free LTC Lakin, Expose truth about Obama

2011 New year’s resolutions, Hold Congress Media Fox News accountable, Free LTC Lakin, Expose truth about Obama

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

Citizen Wells 2011 New Year’s resolutions:

1. Defend and Obey the US Constitution.

2. Hold Congress accountable.

3. Hold the media accountable. This includes Fox News.

4. Free LTC Terry Lakin with honor.

5. Expose the truth about Barack Obama.

6. If Necessary, start a new internet/TV news show. A real news show.

Cornell law professor, Obama eligibility, William A. Jacobson, Evidence must be reviewed, Birth certificate, Natural born citizen Status

Cornell law professor, Obama eligibility, William A. Jacobson, Evidence must be reviewed, Birth certificate, Natural born citizen Status

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

I would like to thank William A. Jacobson, Associate Clinical Professor, Cornell Law School, for an excellent article on the Obama eligibility controversies and for allowing my comment on his blog.

“There is a bizarre intellectual dance taking place around the topic of Barack Obama’s birthplace. 

The world has been artificially divided into “Birthers” and “anti-Birthers” when in fact I suspect a large percentage or even majority of the population is neither and simply wants all the evidence released so that we can move beyond the issue.  For most people, who have had to show their own birth certificates at various points in their lives, the notion that a presidential candidate should release his or her birth certificate to prove qualification for office reflects neither pro- nor anti-Obama sentiment, but a “what’s the big deal?” attitude.

It also seems that the supposed intellectual poles have been reversed.

People who supposedly are irrational and driven by hatred demand to see the evidence.  People who supposedly are rational and driven by dispassionate intellect demand that the evidence not be seen.

Isn’t this the exact opposite of what should take place?  Or have the labels been misapplied?

We can push and probe as to George W. Bush’s military record even though most of the claims made clearly were crank and politically motivated (and based on forged documents).  We can lament that 35% of Democrats as of May 2007 still believed George W. Bush knew of the 9/11 attacks in advance, or that Truthers still claim 9/11 was an inside government job, even though we have had commissions and investigations which prove otherwise.

We can deal with accusations of John McCain’s alleged misconduct during imprisonment even though such suggestions were beyond the pale, and also questions as to whether McCain’s birth in the Panama Canal Zone disqualified him from the highest office in the land:

The Senate has unanimously declared John McCain a natural-born citizen, eligible to be president of the United States….”

“Why isn’t everyone who believes the “Birthers” to be driven by hatred and racism, and motivated by politics, doing what Obama’s family friend and the new Democratic Governor of Hawaii wants to do, rebut and rebuke with the best evidence?

I think a large part of this is the fear of being labeled a “Birther,” which is the functional equivalent of being called a “racist” by the mainstream media and by organizations such as Media Matters, Think Progress and their progeny.  As I have pointed out before, you don’t need to doubt Obama’s birthplace or eligibility to be labeled a “Birther”; just ask Scott Brown.

We have reached the point that merely expressing normal political and legal inquisitiveness will result in a charge of Birtherism or racism because it now involves Barack Obama, even though similar questions as to John McCain’s eligibility for office were raised in the 2008 election cycle.

I repeat, whiter-than-white John McCain had his eligibility questioned because of his birthplace, so how is it necessarily racist that the same thing takes place as to Barack Obama?  The racist charge is just a way of shutting down the conversation, a convenient excuse for epistemic closure.

As I’ve posted before, I think the circumstantial evidence supports the view that Obama was born in Hawaii, and there is no credible evidence otherwise.  But to reach this conclusion, the one thing neither I nor anyone else can honestly say is that all the evidence has been reviewed.

And personally, I’d love for the records to be released and show that Obama was born in Hawaii, so as to put this politically losing issue behind us.  I’d much rather focus politically on Obama’s destruction of the health care system and bankrupting of the country, than be drawn into the birthplace dance.

But I also have pointed out that Obama’s strategy of concealing the records and dismissing the “Birthers” as cranks is not working in the longer term.  While the charge of Birtherism can be used by Democrats to shape the political landscape, polling shows that there is a substantial segment of the population which doubts Obama’s legitimacy. ”

Read more:

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/12/bizarre-birther-intellectual-dance.html#comment-form

“But to reach this conclusion, the one thing neither I nor anyone else can honestly say is that all the evidence has been reviewed.”

Correct, Mr. Jacobson.

There were some really interesting comments placed under the article. I urge you to read them. Not the least of them was one from Captain Pamela Barnett.

“Barnieca said…

I appreciate that it seems that you are trying to be honest…. SCOTUS rulings prove that obama is not a natural born citizen because he had a foreign father that was NEVER a U.S. citizen. I see a lot of supposedly smart liberal educators ignore this fact. I am suing obama and it did NOT ever stem from hate. I fight for truth and justice under our Constitution. The only question of Natural born centers around where a child was born.. Parent citizenship has always been required to be of TWO citizen parents. If Obama was born in HI as he claims but has not proven, he would only be a NATIVE born citizen as he says on his own campaign website. Native and Natural Born are not equal. Native is Jus solis, but ignores the jus sanquenis aspect to make him Natural Born. There is also a difference between being Born a citizen and natural born.

I swore an oath to defend the Constitution and so did LTC Terrence Lakin who sits in Fort Leavenworth for demanding this issue be resolved before he would deploy again. safeguardourconstitution dot com
you can also see my new website unlawfulpresident dot com for videos that support my belief obama is not NBC.
CPT Pamela Barnett

December 29, 2010 12:27 PM”

My Comment.
 “citizenwells said…

Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?
That is the question.
With all due respect, there is no credible circumstantial evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii. As a matter of fact, the efforts expended in keeping the records hidden and covering up put suspicion on where he was born.
Wells

December 29, 2010 1:53 PM”

Maureen Dowd, NY Times, Poem of Dowd’s attack on LTC Terry Lakin, Obama big brother spokesman

Maureen Dowd, NY Times, Poem of Dowd’s attack on LTC Terry Lakin, Obama big brother spokesman

“Why has Obama, for over 2 years, employed numerous private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?”…Citizen Wells and millions of concerned Americans

Dedicated to Maureen Dowd, in lock step with the NY Times,
poster child for “The end justifies the means” and Orwellian
Big Brother speaker for Obama.

DO stands for Defense Officer.
The rest is obvious.

Most of DO’s down in DO ville liked justice a lot,
But Maureen Dowd, who lived just north of DO ville, did not.

She wrote nasty Dowd things, she laughed with her friends,
She knew writing mean things was the means to an end.

Before Christmas she entered the courtroom just achin,
To belittle, discredit and besmirch Colonel Lakin.

It seems Colonel lakin cared too much to be heard,
Not a glimpse at certificate, not a mention or word,

When Lakin spoke of guilt and of duty and of honor,
Maureen Dowd smiled in laughter, quite befitting her genre,

Kindred DO’s in disgust observed Dowd with their irks,
As Dowd laughed at Lakin with her Dowdy Dowd smirks.

Dowd reported the outcome with her own biased clatter,
She protected Obama, what could possibly matter.

But Maureen Dowd failed in mission,  she forgot,
Most of DO’s down in DO ville like justice a lot.

Christmas 2010, Thanks be to God, Thanks to our forefathers and military, LTC Terry Lakin

Christmas 2010, Thanks be to God, Thanks to our forefathers and military, LTC Terry Lakin

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”…Thomas Paine

On this Christmas morning, December 25, 2010, we have much to be grateful for. First and foremost, thanks be to God.

We should also be thankful for our forefathers, guided by the providence of God, who made it possible for us to continue the struggle for liberty.

“A week before Christmas ’77 Washington’s army took up winter quarters at Valley Forge on the west side of the Schuylkill. Although the General’s choice of location was sharply criticized, the site he had selected was central and easily defended. Then came a cruel race with time to get huts erected before the soldiers, barefoot and half naked, froze to death. Hundreds of horses did in fact starve to death, and for the army starvation was a mortal danger. “No meat, no meat!” was the constant wail. Improvements came about after Nathanael Greene assumed the duties of Quartermaster General on March 23rd.

Yet, despite the ever-present fear of mutiny, no real dissaffection occurred. As Hessian Major Baurmeister conceded, the army was kept from disintegrating by the “spirit of liberty.” Men and officers accepted their tragic plight with a sense of humor and extraordinary forbearance, but it was an ordeal that no army could be expected to undergo for long. Nathanael Greene wrote to General Washington, “God grant we may never be brought to such a wretched condition again.””…”The Spirit of ‘Seventy Six”

The struggle to live free under the rule of law ordained in the US Constitution did not end with our founding. It must be preserved everyday of our lives. We must stand with those like minded individuals who carry forth the spirit of 76, and the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and as Abraham Lincoln stated:

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

One such man is LTC Terry Lakin. He is imprisoned for doing his duty to defend the US Constitution from foreign and domestic enemies. He is, as Lincoln stated, doing his duty to  “overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” We all have that duty.

Let us be thankful for patriots like LTC Terry Lakin, stand beside them in the struggle and work hard to free LTC Lakin and restore the foundations of this country.