Category Archives: Duty

Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2014, World War hero Pastor Gerald C. Primm obituary, P-38 Lightning fighter pilot, Greensboro News Record obituary, Distinguished Flying Cross

Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2014, World War hero Pastor Gerald C. Primm obituary, P-38 Lightning fighter pilot, Greensboro News Record obituary, Distinguished Flying Cross

“But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”….Isaiah 40:31
“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed,
If you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly,
You may come to the moment when you will have to fight
with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.”…Winston Churchill

 

 

From Citizen Wells May 29, 2011.

“I have read many obituaries. I always look for the ones of Word War II veterans. It is my way of thanking them for their sacrifices. Today I was presented an obituary that left me in awe and with respect for a shining example from the Greatest Generation. It is fitting that the world celebrate and give thanks for the life of Pastor Gerald C. Primm, a war hero and man of God.

From the Greensboro News and Record Obituaries, Sunday, May 29, 2011, Memorial Day Weekend.

“Gerald joined the Army Air Force during WWII to fight for his country. He became a Fighter Pilot flying the P-38 Lightning. During the war years he flew 56 combat missions (Note: only had to fly 50 but volunteered for 6 more). His exploits as a fighter pilot ranged from starting his European service in Casablanca, to starting his combat missions in Mateur, Tunisia in Northern Africa and in escorting bombers to Sardinia. After Sardinia was liberated by the Allies, he was stationed at Sardinia where he suffered from a bout of yellow jaundice. From Sardinia Gerald was stationed at Gioia del Colle on Italy proper.

He flew six combat missions out of Gioia del Colle – the most harrowing was the mission to escort bombers to bomb a ball-bearing plant in Wiener-Neustadt, Austria. When the bombers arrived at Wiener-Neustadt they had to abort their mission due to weather, but this just started the travails of Gerald as bandits (enemy) were spotted and Gerald counted about 25 of them and then another 35 were spotted for a total of 60. Outnumbered by 60 to 16, Gerald’s plane was fixed upon and a bullet knocked out his hydraulic system and one engine, thus his wing flaps were not maneuverable and his landing gear would not deploy. Gerald dismissed bailing out over Yugoslavia and decided to skim the mountain tops and glide over the Adriatic Sea. To compound Gerald’s problems a German plane was coming in for the kill and one of Gerald’s fellow pilots, Jim Advey, came to the rescue and drove the enemy fighter away. They remained life-long friends after the war. Gerald’s Wiener-Neustadt escapade ended as he spotted an airfield north of Foggia, Italy and Gerald crash landed at 130 miles an hour without the plane somersaulting down the runway.
The remaining number of his 50 missions would be flown out of Foggia airfields which included escorting bombers to bomb the infamous Ploesti oil refineries in Rumania. Other exploits included flying from England to Algiers and having to emergency land on Gibraltar because one engine had failed. But the most noteworthy assignment of the war came about after Gerald had received the promotion to captain and volunteered for more missions (6) beyond his obligatory requirement of 50. At this time he was called into the office of Lt. General Ira Eaker, Mediterranean Commander, USAAF at King Victor Emmanuel’s Palace where he was asked if he knew about the upcoming invasion of Southern France. Once Gerald said no, Eaker informed him that he had been selected to fly Lt. General Jacob Devers, Supreme Allied Commander of the Mediterranean, in a specially modified P-38 to view the invasion on August 15, 1944, called Operation Dragoon. This Gerald did as he and the General, as well as 7 other Generals flew out of Corsica to view the invasion of Southern France by the Allies.

For his exploits in WWII Gerald received the Distinguished Flying Cross awarded for “Heroism or Extraordinary Achievement” and the Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters. In addition he received the Asian-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Europe-Africa-Mediterranean Theater Ribbon with three battle stars and Distinguished Unit Citation.

After the war Gerald attempted to pick up his college education that had been interrupted by the war years by attending the UNC-Chapel Hill and moving to Texas to attend Baylor University. But a higher calling was in the offing for Gerald as he felt led to enter the Christian ministry as a Southern Baptist Preacher/Pastor. At about the same time he met the love of his life Ethel Brown at the First Baptist Church in Sanford where Ethel was Educational Director. Their marriage on December 28, 1948 formed a magnificent partnership in serving their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ until Ethel’s death on January 10, 2006. “

“Gerald also took a stand for Civil Rights as evidenced by his bold and heroic actions in the 1950′s at his church in Raleigh which was located beside Shaw University, a black college. Some of the leaders of the church told Gerald that four Shaw University Students (African American) were attempting to enter the church to worship and these officials would not let them. Gerald rebuked them and told the officials to let them come in to worship. The next week Gerald, from the pulpit, resigned as pastor saying the courageous and truthful words to some members of the congregation that “their hearts were blacker than the faces of the students they barred from the place of worship”. This incident made statewide, national, and international news and brought Gerald great admiration from the African-American communities in Raleigh and threats from others. To the church’s credit they received the rebuke from their pastor and voted to rescind his resignation.
Gerald Primm was a war hero and a hero of the faith, but to the ones who loved him and knew him the most he was a loving friend, pastor, mentor, husband, brother, son and father. “

Thank God for the life of Pastor Gerald C. Primm

 

July 4, 2012, Declaration of Independence, John Adams speech, Our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor, Tryon Resolves

July 4, 2012,  Declaration of Independence, John Adams speech, Our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor, Tryon Resolves

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”…Declaration of Independence

“the painful necessity of having recourse to arms in defense of our National freedom and constitutional rights, against all invasions; and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up arms and risk our lives and our fortunes in maintaining the freedom of our country whenever the wisdom and counsel of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary; and this engagement we will continue in for the preservation of those rights and liberties which the principals of our Constitution and the laws of God, nature and nations have made it our duty to defend.” …Tryon Resolves, NC, August 14, 1775

“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

“John Adams speech before the Continental Congress on Freedom and the reading of The Declaration Of Independence”

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

My ancestor, John Wells signed the Tryon Resolves in August 1775. His house, begun during the revolution, is still standing.

The Tryon Resolves
“The unprecedented, barbarous and bloody actions committed by British troops on our American brethren near Boston, on 19th April and 20th of May last, together with the hostile operations and treacherous designs now carrying on, by the tools of ministerial vengeance, for the subjugation of all British America, suggest to us the painful necessity of having recourse to arms in defense of our National freedom and constitutional rights, against all invasions; and at the same time do solemnly engage to take up arms and risk our lives and our fortunes in maintaining the freedom of our country whenever the wisdom and counsel of the Continental Congress or our Provincial Convention shall declare it necessary; and this engagement we will continue in for the preservation of those rights and liberties which the principals of our Constitution and the laws of God, nature and nations have made it our duty to defend. We therefore, the subscribers, freeholders and inhabitants of Tryon County, do here by faithfully unite ourselves under the most solemn ties of religion, honor and love to our county, firmly to resist force by force, and hold sacred till a reconciliation shall take place between Great Britain and America on Constitutional principals, which we most ardently desire, and do firmly agree to hold all such persons as inimical to the liberties of America who shall refuse to sign this association.”

LTC Lakin support, CDR Kerchner radio interview, December 19, 2010, Court martial discussion

 LTC Lakin support, CDR Kerchner radio interview, December 19, 2010, Court martial discussion

“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

 

“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

From CDR Charles Kerchner December 19, 2010.

For Immediate Release – 19 December 2010

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret) of PA and William Baer of NJ (who both attended the LTC Terry Lakin court martial which convened on 14-16 Dec 2010 at Ft Meade Md) will be guests on the Rule of Law – Live and Let Live radio show 90.1 FM out of Austin TX hosted by Gary Johnson on Sunday, 19 Dec 2010, at 10 p.m. EST. They will be discussing and answering questions with the host about the LTC Terry Lakin court martial trial and other matters regarding Obama’s constitutional ineligibility to be President and Commander in Chief.

http://www.ruleoflawradio.com/

For more information on the LTC Terry Lakin court martial see these two websites:
http://www.safeguardourconstitution.com/
http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com/

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
www.protectourliberty.org

From CDR Charles Kerchner

“LTC Terry Lakin stood up for us all in his effort to support and defend the Constitution.  The Congress has failed him when he wrote letters as a soldier to Congress people asking for a Congressional Inquiry into Obama’s exact legal identity like that same Congress investigated John McCain.  The Congress did nothing. The legal system in the USA both civilian and domestic failed him.  He has now paid the price for his courage.  As I write this he is imprisoned in Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas starting a sentence of six months.  His wife was a stay at home mom raising their three young children. As part of his punishment he has lost all pay and benefits and any future retirement opportunities. Upon release from prison he will be dismissed from the Army. We must now stand up and financially support Terry Lakin and his family in his moment of need.  Please visit this website and make a financial contribution large or small to this specialized fund dedicated to supporting Terry and his family while he is imprisoned.  I have.

http://www.terrylakinactionfund.com/

I thank you in advance for any help you can give.

Sincerely,

CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA USA
http://www.protectourliberty.org

I agree with and support CDR Kerchner’s efforts.

I want to take this further.

I am going to push for a reversal of this kangaroo court’s findings.

I am going to push for LTC Terry Lakin to be reinststed with rank and privileges and then to receive a promotion.

I am going to insist that Congress step up and do the job they should have done at the latest in January of 2009.

LTC Terry Lakin, an American Hero and Patriot.

LTC Terry Lakin Court Martial, Wrong man being tried, Obama in handcuffs, Lakin commanding officer(s) guilty, Citizen Wells open thread, December 6, 2010

LTC Terry Lakin Court Martial, Wrong man being tried, Obama in handcuffs, Lakin commanding officer(s) guilty

“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

December 6, 1941, though concerned about growing conflicts abroad, most US citizens went about their daily activities in relative normalcy. There were plenty of warning signs and then as now, high ranking military officers ignored them. We have deja vue all over again and too many high ranking military officers are engaging in status quo.

By mid 2008 and certainly by the time Philip J. Berg filed his famous lawsuit in August 2008, the Citizen Wells folks and thousands of other concerned Americans were trying to get the attention of congressmen and state election officials to question Obama’s eligibility. I personally contacted the NC Secretary of State office and board of elections office multiple times. My reasons were twofold. One to inform them of the eligibility issues in hopes that they would perform their constitutional duty. Second, to hold them accountable. They have no excuse and should be prosecuted.

We continue to contact members of congress and should keep doing so. Several states have initiatives to require proof of eligibility going forward. Texas legislator Leo Berman has sponsored a bill to require proof. He has also spoken out openly challenging Obama’s eligibility and asking to see a legitimate birth certificate.

LTC Terry Lakin is facing court martial for refusing to deploy. He questions illegal orders that ultimately, in the chain of command, flow from the Commander in Chief. LTC Lakin, unlike many of his contemporaries has done the research to arrive at the same conclusion that any other rational, informed American would come to. That is, there is no legitimate proof that Obama is eligible, compelling evidence that he is not eligible and the documented fact that Obama has employed numerous private and government attorneys for over two years to avoid presenting a llegitimate birth certificate and college records.

LTC Terry Lakin’s Company Commander, Captain Kelby R. Mowery, was informed of and aware of the eligibility issues. Captain Mowery also took an oath to defend the US Constitution. He is also subject to the following, as quoted in Lakin’s April 1, 2009 memorandum.

“Reviewing FM 6-22 Army Leadership (especially most of chapter 2, para 4-73 thru 4-77) grounds me in my belief that I have a duty to submit this concern. I have agreed to live by the Army Values of LDRSHIP, and these values directly apply: Loyalty – Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers; Selfless Service – Put the welfare of the Nation, the Army, and subordinates before your own. Integrity – Do what’s right–legally and morally. I also have agreed to expect the same from my Leaders.”

It appears to me that the wrong man is on trial. Captain Mowery and anyone else in the military having the knowledge that LTC Terry Lakin has who has not taken steps to challenge Obama and especially those trying to silence LTC Lakin are guilty of a series of Treason like acts and minimally have not taken their oath of office seriously.

I will say it to their face.

Obama should be in handcuffs.

Obama eligibility, US Military, Who can we depend on?, Who have we always depended on?, CNN Orwellian spin

Obama eligibility, US Military, Who can we depend on?, Who have we always depended on?, CNN Orwellian spin

The Obama eligibility saga continues. The Constitutional crisis predicted by Philip J Berg has not diminished. The American patriot LTC Terry Lakin faces court martial this month. The Orwellian attempts by the mainstream media and even Glenn Beck to cover for Obama and misportray his eligibility persist. Recently Anderson Cooper gave a “Oscar winning” performance with his interview of Texas State Representative, Leo Berman. Big Brother, I am certain, is proud of Cooper. I have begun working on a response to the Orwellian manipulation of words and news by Anderson Cooper. He is not going to get away with it.

Anderson Cooper. If you are paying attention. Call me. You do not and can not intimidate me. I have been paying attention.

Now on to the most important part of this message. Who can we depend on? The answer is simple. It has always been the American people in grassroots efforts and the military.

I am always reminded of the Continental Army during the American Revolution along with volunteers who, kept going with the leadership and inspiration of General George Washington during the harsh winter at Valley Forge, endured the hardship to prevail. And when I say hardship I mean many deaths, extreme cold and starvation.

I am also reminded of our struggle during World War II. The thousands of US soldiers who endured hellish conditions, died so that we can have the honor of preserving the Constitution and saving this country and the millions of Americans at home who did their part. Quoting Churchill again, “This was our finest hour.”

So once again, even though they have done their duty to God and country, we must call on the military (who else can we trust) to defend the US Constitution and save this country. LTC Terry Lakin is already making the sacrifice. Multiple generals and officers of other ranks, as well as those without rank have spoken out. We must gain the support of more in the military. Sadly it will take this to get the attention of Congress.

I am asking you to educate and garner the support of more in the military, active and retired. The higher the rank the better. A letter full of high ranking military officer signatures will get the attention of somebody. And increasingly the American public.

I will leave you with a question. Is it possible to court martial Judge Lind for her apparent disregard for the US Constitution?

Lakin court martial, Where is the military, Answer from retired military officer, Citizen Wells open thread, September 23, 2010

Lakin court martial, Where is the military, Answer from retired military officer

From Carmen Reynolds, Lt Col (Ret), USAF, September 23, 2010.

“Answer on WHERE is the military?
 
Many are asking why the military is doing nothing on the Lt Col Terry Lakin court-martial case.
 
Many do not understand that the military doesn’t say “Boo” unless directed by their Civilian Masters.  The Joint Chiefs of Staff, who direct the Services, derive their orders from Civilian Authorities above, emanating from the Commander-in-Chief.
 
Many now get to their general ranks by being “yes men” rather than independent thinkers. So in order to keep their jobs, they are onboard with the current trends and flavor of the ruling administration. Gen Bostwick has recently come out calling military personnel “bigots” if they will not psychologically accept gays, and that they should get out.  Lady Gaga is trying her best to socially engineer our society into believing it’s OK too and proceeds to denigrate our troops by shouting, “Get out! Get out! Get out!” (that is if they don’t/can’t accept gays.)
All active-duty military members are subject to reprisals for any involvement in these matters. They are prohibited from making public comments regarding vital issues. For example, in the 90’s, we were told NOT to make any more Clinton jokes as military members. I put my retirement papers in shortly afterward.
 
A nation that forgets its soldiers is soon forgotten. In the absence of any assistance from the above, The U.S. Patriots Union has created two White Papers, outlining a proper defense for Lakin and has ensured he receives this. They have attorneys standing by and are raising funds for this effort.
 
USPU also created a Veterans Council, headed by Gen. Vallely in an effort to mount large numbers of Patriots concerned about our country to include: military, retired military and family members.
 
USPU has identified six areas of emphasis so Patriots can concentrate in one area to effect change. As the tea parties are being infiltrated and infighting is occurring, membership will have differing levels of security.
If you really want to know where our soldiers are, they are in the Veterans Council at the U.S. Patriots Union, and they are focused on returning this nation to greatness.
 
Don’t ask where our soldiers are… They are at Patriots Union!
 
Join us at the United States Patriots Union now: http://www.patriotsunion.org/

CNN reports Terry Lakin court martial, Lou Dobbs reported facts, CNN misrepresents Obama birth certificate, Citizen Wells open thread, August 7, 2010

CNN reports Terry Lakin court martial, Lou Dobbs reported facts, CNN misrepresents Obama birth certificate

CNN is reporting on the LTC Terry Lakin court martial proceedings. While I am pleased that they are presenting this story, CNN is not letting facts get in the way of covering for Obama and his eligibility problems.

“Before birther row, Lt. Col. Lakin racked up medals as flight surgeon”

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin wants proof that President Obama was born in the United States.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

“Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin accused of missing a plane, refusing to deploy to Afghanistan

Foundation: Certification, birth announcements not the same as birth certificate
Honolulu newspapers, Hawaii’s Republican governor have said Obama was born there
Military law expert: It’s unlikely court will address Obama’s birthplace during court-martial”

“Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is a poster soldier for the so-called birther movement, but for 17 years prior to his court-martial proceedings, the flight surgeon served around the globe, racking up a chest full of medals.

Military prosecutors allege that the Colorado native intentionally missed a plane in April after disobeying four lawful orders from superiors. Lakin has said he refused to deploy to Afghanistan until he sees proof that President Obama was born in the U.S.

In a YouTube explanation posted before he was charged, Lakin said he had no choice but the “distasteful one of inviting my own court-martial.”

“If [Obama] is ineligible, then indeed, all orders are illegal because all orders have the origin with the commander in chief,” he said.

The Uniform Code of Military Justice says the maximum punishment for both offenses — missing his plane and disobeying lawful orders — is a dishonorable discharge and up to two years in confinement. A guilty verdict could also result in forfeiture of his pay, which totals $7,959 a month, according to a charge sheet provided by a group sponsoring his defense.

Lakin is among 27 percent of Americans who doubt or deny that Obama is American-born, according to a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll. They compose the birther movement, which demands that Obama present a birth certificate signed by the doctor who delivered him in 1961.

Obama has made public an unsigned “certification of live birth,” which birthers claim is not the same as a birth certificate. However, two Honolulu, Hawaii, newspapers have presented birth announcements for Obama, and the state’s Republican governor has confirmed that the president was born in the Aloha State.”

Read more.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/08/06/terrence.lakin.birther.bio/index.html

There are at least several inaccurate amd misleading statements above. Some of these false statements are addressed by Lou Dobbs in one of the few and perhaps only attempts on CNN to accurately cover Obama’s failure to produce a legitimate birth certificate.

 

Lakin court martial, Obey orders, Disobey orders, Oath of office, US Constitution, Citizen Wells open thread, August 5, 2010

Lakin court martial, Obey orders, Disobey orders, Oath of office, US Constitution

Several days ago we learned.

“PRESS RELEASE
Army Refers Charges Against Lakin To Court Martial
Military Judge Appointed
Arraignment Set for Hearing on August 6, 2010
Washington, D.C., August 2, 2010.  The Army has now referred charges against LTC Terrence Lakin for a General Court Martial.  This action triggered the appointment of a Military Judge to preside over the trial, which will likely be scheduled before October, and held in Washington, D.C. at Ft. McNair.
 
On August 6, 2010 at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C., the court will convene for the purpose of Judge Lind taking Lakin’s plea to the charges which consist of “missing movement” and of refusing to obey orders.”

The military officers oath of office.
“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, UCMJ, it is a crime to disobey a lawful order. Ultimately all orders flow from the commander in chief, the office of the president of the US. Here is an example of an order that should be challenged. Let’s suppose that a coup was taking place in the US. Let’s suppose that a rogue Speaker of the House was keeping the the president and vice president captive in a secret place and announced that they had been killed. Let’s further suppose that the Speaker gets sworn in rapidly and then begins issuing orders to the military. Let’s further suppose that an order is issued for an invasion of a country. Should military officers blindly follow this order?

The answer is obvious. The orders and the Speaker taking the presidency should be questioned, more information obtained.

We have a very similar situation now with Barack Obama illegally occupying the White House with no proof whatsoever that he is eligible. Terry Lakin has every right and duty to question this. Obama continues to use government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and other records. We have a usurper in the White House and thus every military order is subject to question.

LTC Lakin has a duty to defend the US Constitution and disobey illegal orders. It is Lakin’s superiors who should be court martialed.

Notice the emphasis placed on eligibility in the presidential line of succession.

 US Code

TITLE 3 > CHAPTER 1 > § 19
§ 19. Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice President; officers eligible to act
(a)
(1) If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is neither a President nor Vice President to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President, then the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall, upon his resignation as Speaker and as Representative in Congress, act as President.
(2) The same rule shall apply in the case of the death, resignation, removal from office, or inability of an individual acting as President under this subsection.
(b) If, at the time when under subsection (a) of this section a Speaker is to begin the discharge of the powers and duties of the office of President, there is no Speaker, or the Speaker fails to qualify as Acting President, then the President pro tempore of the Senate shall, upon his resignation as President pro tempore and as Senator, act as President.
(c) An individual acting as President under subsection (a) or subsection (b) of this section shall continue to act until the expiration of the then current Presidential term, except that—
(1) if his discharge of the powers and duties of the office is founded in whole or in part on the failure of both the President-elect and the Vice-President-elect to qualify, then he shall act only until a President or Vice President qualifies; and
(2) if his discharge of the powers and duties of the office is founded in whole or in part on the inability of the President or Vice President, then he shall act only until the removal of the disability of one of such individuals.
(d)
(1) If, by reason of death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, there is no President pro tempore to act as President under subsection (b) of this section, then the officer of the United States who is highest on the following list, and who is not under disability to discharge the powers and duties of the office of President shall act as President: Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Labor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of Education, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Secretary of Homeland Security.
(2) An individual acting as President under this subsection shall continue so to do until the expiration of the then current Presidential term, but not after a qualified and prior-entitled individual is able to act, except that the removal of the disability of an individual higher on the list contained in paragraph (1) of this subsection or the ability to qualify on the part of an individual higher on such list shall not terminate his service.
(3) The taking of the oath of office by an individual specified in the list in paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be held to constitute his resignation from the office by virtue of the holding of which he qualifies to act as President.
(e) Subsections (a), (b), and (d) of this section shall apply only to such officers as are eligible to the office of President under the Constitution. Subsection (d) of this section shall apply only to officers appointed, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, prior to the time of the death, resignation, removal from office, inability, or failure to qualify, of the President pro tempore, and only to officers not under impeachment by the House of Representatives at the time the powers and duties of the office of President devolve upon them.
(f) During the period that any individual acts as President under this section, his compensation shall be at the rate then provided by law in the case of the President.

November 2010 elections, Not the end, End of beginning, Winston Churchill, Change Congress, Clean up Justice Dept, Courts, State government

November 2010 elections, Not the end, End of beginning, Winston Churchill

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”…Winston Churchill

I greatly admire Winston Churchill. His words, his actions preceding and during World War II were the glue that saved England and the world. His words still ring true.

We must change congress this November 2010. That, as Churchill stated, is not the end, but perhaps the end of beginning. Once we change congress we must forever remain vigilant and clean up the US Justice Dept., courts and state and local government. This is an ongoing duty.

Here is an example from my home state of NC. I received the following in an email this morning.

“The following is a condensed timeline created by NCGOP staff from Exhibit 1 of the SBOE report on gubernatorial candidates released June 25. This version focuses on the Perdue Campaign Committee. It is not intended to be a verbatim recreation of the SBOE timeline. It includes excerpts from the BOE timeline, but also includes content that is wholly the work of the NCGOP, not the SBOE. However, it is accurate in its description of events included in the SBOE timeline.”

“Bev Perdue and the Perdue Campaign lied about reasons for non-disclosure of flights. On October 15, the NCGOP conducted a press conference outlining our suspicions that, like Mr. Easley, Gov. Perdue and her campaign had utilized private and corporate aircraft in violation of NC law by not disclosing properly or reimbursing properly the flights.
Subsequently, on two different dates, the Perdue campaign acknowledged a total of 41 flights it had failed to disclose. According to the Governor and her campaign staff, this long pattern of non compliance and non disclosure was the result of “computer software glitch.”
We now know this was a lie.
On page 6 of the Board of Elections report on campaign flights, there begins a lengthy discussion of $28,000 in corporate flights paid for by New Bern lawyer and good friend of the Governor, Buzzy Stubbs. This discussion consumes many paragraphs and several pages of the report.
John Wallace, the Perdue committee’s lawyer, who performed a similar function for Mike Easley, and therefore should have plenty of experience in these matters, initially explained “that flights were not disclosed and/or properly paid because the campaign was unaware that Mr. Stubbs was paying for flights.”
But according to what Mr. Stubbs told Kim Strach and Chairman Leake, he had on many occasions told the campaign that he was paying for the flights and inquired about how his payments for the flights had been handled, because he was aware that he had already given the maximum amount allowed by law to the Perdue campaign. Mr. Stubbs specifically identified Peter Reichard and John Wallace as individuals with whom he had discussed his concern about proper accounting for his payments. Mr. Stubbs stated that he had been told of a variety of ways the travel payments could be handled and he often was not comfortable with the information he was being provided.
Finally, on October 23, 2008, Mr. Stubbs sent a letter to the Perdue committee with copies to Wallace and Reichard.
In the letter, Mr. Stubbs states that he has personally reimbursed his law firm in the amount of $28,498.04 for “payment in kind in the form of airplane transportation for Bev Perdue.” He included a copy of his personal check to the law firm in that amount.
Despite this very tangible evidence from a donor of over $28,000 in flights, Gov. Perdue and her campaign failed to disclose the flights as required by law in their 48 hour reports. Nor did they disclose these flights in their 2008 year end report, filed over three months after they received Mr. Stubbs letter on October 23.
No, Gov. Perdue and her committee didn’t acknowledge the flights at all until their 2009 mid-year semi-annual report in July 2009. And only after the Easley investigation indicated to them they had better get busy.
It is pretty clear that, were it not for the ramifications of the Easley hearings, Gov. Perdue and her campaign would never have disclosed or paid for the flights. Keep in mind that the Stubbs flights represent only half of the flights that were ultimately disclosed.
In addition to the bogus excuse about the mysterious “computer software glitch” and Mr. Wallace laughably disingenuous claim that the campaign was unaware that Mr. Stubbs was paying for the flights, the Perdue committee has offered various other explanations as to why the flights were not disclosed.
My personal favorite, expressed by Mr. Reichard was that “the campaign had no process in place to track and disclose information regarding flights.” Not only does this fly in the face of Mr. Stubbs many conversations with Reichard and Wallace, it also does not align with documentation provided by the Perdue committee.
A quote from the report on page 5: “based on the documentation…completed.”
What we have here is the Gov. Perdue campaign first knowingly and willfully failing to disclose contributions as required by law, and then engaging in lies in an attempt to cover up.
Now might be an appropriate time to remind you of some public utterances from our Governor while all this was going on.
“In the 21st century we must conduct the business of government in ways that bring transparency and accountability to the people… I have set high expectations for myself and for everyone who works for North Carolina. We will be open, ethical, and put the public’s interest first.” March 9, 2009     State of the State Speech
“I’m the Governor who has thrown open the windows of the state government. I believe in hanging it out there to share. I don’t try to hide anything.” December 14, 2009
“I am really sick of all this, I’ve been very, very driven by the need for transparency and ethics in government…. I myself did an audit of my campaign. I paid people money to audit my campaign. I want to be sure every “i” is dotted and every “t” is crossed. I’ve been doing that relentlessly for a year.” February 18, 2010
“I’m the governor for 15 months who’s done anything possible to throw open the windows of state government, to have full transparency, to focus on ethics and how people set government straight,”    April 20, 2010
That brings me to the 2nd revelation and major conclusion.
That Gary Bartlett, Chairman Leake, and John Wallace colluded in an attempt to derail, distract, and obstruct the investigation by SBOE into the financial irregularities and illegalities of the Perdue for Gov. Campaign.
I now refer to the timeline that is an addendum to the SBOE report.
It documents that we first filed a complaint on October 15, 2009, asking the SBOE to investigate the Perdue Committee.
According to the timeline developed by SBOE staff, there is no mention of taking any action on the complaint until almost 3 months later, on January 12.
It is not until March 23, according to the timeline, before Bartlett authorizes Kim Strach to interview the first witness that same day, after waiting over 5 months to begin the investigation. Bartlett tells Strach that the board wants a resolution to the matter quickly so the interview needs to be wrapped up quickly.
By contrast, again according to the timeline, Mr. Bartlett received a letter from NC Democrat party Executive Director Andrew Whalen on February 15 requesting all correspondence between candidates Smith and Graham and SBOE office and any rules on advisory opinions on the subject.
The next day, Feb 16, Bartlett advises Strach to draft a letter for Whalen and compile all responsive documents. The letter is completed and the documents collected that same day.
The next day, two days after Whalen’s request, Bartlett directs Strach to hand-deliver letter and documents to Andrew Whalen at NCDP headquarters. It is delivered that day.
That same day, and only because I asked for a meeting with Bartlett, I received a one paragraph letter acknowledging an investigation of the Perdue campaign is underway, four months after we filed a complaint.
Later, on Feb 23, Whalen filed a complaint regarding Republican candidates. Bartlett and Strach meet the same day to discuss. It took three months before our complaint was even discussed at the SBOE.
As weeks go by, on repeated occasions, Chairman Leake and Mr. Bartlett direct Strach not to personally follow-up with campaign staff, but to restrict her contact to letter drafted by Mr. Bartlett.
Then, unbelievably, as detailed in several places in the timeline, Strach is told by both Bartlett and Leake that John Wallace and Zach Ambrose, Perdue COS as Lt. Governor, her campaign manager for Gov, and her COS as Governor, will determine who Strach will be allowed to interview.
It is unheard of for a law enforcement agency to allow attorneys with clients under investigation, or as in Mr. Ambrose’s case, targets of the investigation, to determine which witnesses will be allowed to testify. This is collusion and obstruction of justice.
Leake takes over the investigation on or about April 1, when Strach becomes aware of a notebook in John Wallace’s possession that has detailed information regarding flights that Perdue took.
Strach makes repeated attempts to obtain the notebook from Wallace. As before, with flight information at his disposal (see page 4 of the report, first two paragraphs) Wallace delays, and finally offers the assertion that the notebook is protected by “attorney-client privilege.”
Weeks go by and Strach has still not been granted access to the notebook and Bartlett is aware of this.
Then on April 27, Strach advises Bartlett that she will be in Wilmington the following day to deliver the Rusty Carter report to the New Hanover Assistant DA, Tom Old.
April 28 – Bartlett sends two SBOE staffers (McClean, Wright) who have had no involvement in the investigation henceforth to interview Wallace while Strach is out of town.
Strach finds out about this while she is in Wilmington and contacts Bartlett to make sure he tells McClean and Wright to copy the entire contents of the notebook. Bartlett tells Strach that Wallace will not allow that.
With the discovery of the notebook, Leake inserts himself into the investigation, apparently in collusion with John Wallace. Leake begins to schedule interviews, some of which Strach is excluded from. He and Bartlett prevent her from interview Wallace and Ambrose. Leake sits in on interviews with Strach and in some instances limited the length and breadth of the interviews.
This is highly inappropriate behavior and fraught with conflict. This is like a judge sitting in on witness depositions in a case he will be called on to judge impartially.
It is apparent that Bartlett, Leake and Wallace, acted, often consulting with each other on several occasions, to derail the investigation away from issues and witnesses they considered dangerous to Gov. Perdue and her committee.
And Mr. Bartletts’ conclusion in his memo the Board that there is no evidence that there is no intent of wrongdoing is an embarrassment to the people of North Carolina.
Accordingly, we call today for Executive Director Bartlett and Chairman Leake to resign their positions immediately. It would be the first honorable thing they’ve done in this matter. Failing that, Gov. Perdue should remove Chairman Leake, appoint a replacement, and ask the Board to immediately begin a search for a new Executive Director.
Because any of this is unlikely to happen, by letter today, we are asking Wake County District Attorney to launch an investigation into obstruction of justice at the NC BOE, particularly the actions of Mr. Bartlett and Chairman Leake.
Furthermore, we intend to press forward with our public records request. We want all documents, correspondence, email, records of phone conversations and drafts of reports leading up to the one released on Friday. We specifically want to see if Mr. Bartlett or Chairman Leake edited the request and the timeline submitted by the Kim Strach before releasing it on Friday.  We will press on until the people of North Carolina get the answers they deserve. “

Lt. Col. Lakin Military Court, Amicus Curiae, Cody Robert Judy, June 9, 2010, On behalf of the defendant Lakin, US Army v. Lakin

Lt. Col. Lakin Military Court, Amicus Curiae, Cody Robert Judy

From Cody Robert Judy’s website:

“Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Amicus Curiae in Defence of Lt.Col. Lakin

Cody Robert Judy
No. West
UT. 84
(801)497-
_____________________________________________________________________________
IN THE HONORABLE MILITARY COURT
U.S. ARMY (Plaintiff)
v. Amicus Curiae under UCMJ
LAKIN (Defendant)
Cody Robert Judy- Amicus Curiae LTC Driscoll
______________________________________________________________________________
daniel.driscoll@amedd.army.mil
cc: www.personalinjuryattorneylaw.com info@jensenlawyers.com att: Jenson & Associates- c/o Attorney Paul Rolf Jensen

Re: Amicus Curiae on behalf of the defendant Lakin

Amicus Curiae Concern for Defendant in the matter of U.S. Army v. Lakin in the matter wherein Lakin was charged:

“With one specification of a violation of Article 87, Missing Movement and four specifications of a violation of Article 92 (three specifications of Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, and one Specification of Dereliction of Duty),” said Chuck Dasey, spokesman at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where Lakin is assigned.

*Motion to file leave of Amicus Curiae is respectfully submitted if applicable in UCMJ
______________________________________

Reasons why the Amicus Curiae from Cody Robert Judy is applicable to this Court:
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• Cody Robert Judy was a candidate in the 2008 elections for President of the United States, who has filed litigation in two Federal Courts regarding the qualifications of Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Barack Hussein Obama who now occupies the White House. Here are the following Internet Link in support:
http://www.codyjudy.us/crj4ussenatorut_031.htm Judy vs. McCain
http://www.scribd.com/doc/22288917/Judy-v-Obama Judy vs. Obama

Cody Robert Judy also recently testified in the CIA Columbia Obama Trial as an injured presidential candidate, who by being in the same Presidential race as Obama has standing, and who swore to tell the truth at the trial where a 10 Amendment Court was held, a Jury selected, Defendant’s were served and given the chance to defend themselves, 6 days of trial witnesses and evidence were produced, and the Jury rendered a guilty verdict on 17 accounts ranging from fraud to sedition on Barack Hussein Obama, Michael Sovern, and Columbia University. The closing arguments are here:

http://atlah.org/atlahworldwide/?p=8342
http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2010/100519/ftpgObamaTrial.html (News)
http://codyjudy.blogspot.com/2010/05/12-cia-columbia-jury-are-chosen-and-13.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBJihJBePcs 31 sec. video witness Michelle Obama

The Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 32 Investigation, paragraph 1, reads:

(a) No charge or specification may be referred to a general court-martial for trial until a through and impartial investigation of all the matters set forth therein has been made. This investigation shall include inquiry as to the truth of the matter set forth in the charges, consideration of the form of charges, and recommendation as to the disposition which should be made of the case in the interest of justice and discipline.

a. While the Federal Courts have an interest in procuring justice in the matter, the technicalities of those courts and whatever rulings have or have not transpired do not apply to facts and information relevant to this matter. So it is that this court may also consider whatever evidence it seems true and faithful to the U.S.C.

(b) Your statement in paragraph 6 making a unilateral ruling on the role Congress may or may not play in any eligibility determination is incorrect. Obama has been sued prior to his (presumably) legally becoming President since he had never shown himself to be legally eligible to hold that office and in fact lied on his Declaration of Candidacy. Your pretense that somehow Congress could impeach a person ineligible to hold office actually is contrary to what would happen in the matter of an ineligible person who was sitting in the presidential seat of authority as a usurper.

(c) The Frame Work necessary to straighten the executive branch should be recognized by this court as a matter of jurisprudence, and if there exist evidence that would release the charges by statutes of compliance towards duty, that should be considered equitably. If there is one advantage of a military court, it is that of examining evidence and testimony minus the political fever at large. Now I challenge this court to hear my testimony, and to examine the evidence herein as a matter of defense for Lt. Col. Lakin as I do have direct standing in the matter which surrounds the issues with which he is so charged with, and I offer myself as witness for his behalf feeling it would be beyond my ability to withhold my testimony as a natural born citizen of the United States who has standing in the 2008 Presidential Election, in the defense of the same military which is sworn to protect me and uphold the United States Constitution.”

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