Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, Fox News, Megyn Kelly, Obama birth certificate
“I, [name], 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.”
US Military officer’s oath of office
Officers in the service of the United States are
bound by this oath to disobey any order that
violates the Constitution of the United States.
*** Update Below ***
In Lt. Col Lakin’s own words.
World Net Daily reported the following on April 13, 2010.
“Officer to Army: Bring it on!
Refusing to deploy without eligibility answers, misses due date at Fort Campbell”
“A decorated Army surgeon who is refusing to follow orders because of the president’s decision to conceal documents that could show his eligibility to be commander in chief is telling the military to bring it on – by missing a deployment due date yesterday at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is facing imminent court-martial charges because of his decision to refuse orders to report for a Middle East deployment until President Obama’s eligibility is documented.
“He has been informed through official challenges that he will be charged soon with missing movement and conduct unbecoming an officer,” according to a statement released last night to WND.”
“”LTC Lakin’s own deployment orders to Afghanistan included a requirement for him to bring ‘copies of his birth certificate,'” the statement from Hemenway said.”
“Lakin’s YouTube statement, now viewed by more than 100,000 people, confirmed he was “inviting his own court-martial” over his public demand for confirmation of Obama’s eligibility.
He said, however, he was compelled to act as he did because of his oath as an officer to “support and defend the United States Constitution,” including the article demanding that only a “natural born citizen” can be president.”
“Lakin also posted online a letter explaining his reasoning. The Safeguard Our Constitution website describes how Lakin tried through his chain of command and his congressional office to get answers to questions about Obama’s eligibility.
“You serve as my commander-in-chief. Given the fact that the certification that your campaign posted online was not a document that the Hawaiian Department of Homelands regarded as a sufficient substitute for the original birth certificate and given that it has been your personal decision that has prevented the Hawaiian Department of Health from releasing your original birth certificate or any Hawaiian hospital from releasing your records, the burden of proof must rest with you,” he wrote.”
Fox news “regurgitated” the AP article on Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin.
“Though officials in Hawaii verify that Obama was born there, so-called birthers claim he was born outside the United States and is ineligible to be president. Lakin says he wants to see the birth certificate as proof Obama is his commander in chief and thus that the deployment order for Afghanistan is legal.”
“Hawaii Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino issued statements last year and in October 2008 saying that she’s seen vital records that prove Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen. But the state said last month it was still getting between 10 and 20 e-mails seeking verification of Obama’s birth each week, most from outside Hawaii.”
The reporting from the AP on this has been at best a misrepresentation of the facts and where I come from would be considered a lie.
Will Fox News cover this story in a “fair and balanced” manner? Megyn Kelly has supposedly been researching this story. Will she do real research and report with objectivity? Will Kelly actually read the statements from Dr. Fukino, examine the steps taken by Obama and his cadres of attorneys to avoid presenting a real birth certificate? Will Kelly review the natural born citizen clause and what it means? Will Kelly consider the fact that Obama has done everything in his power to hide his past including his college records?
The following was posted on this blog a few minutes ago.
“From an Email I just received:
We The People USA
Citizens Dedicated To Preserving Our Constitutional Republic
A message to all members of We The People USA
Megyn Kelly is going to air an episode tomorrow on LTC Lakin. Her show airs on Fox News at 12-2pm CST.
Below is the email I sent her. I encourage all of you to send her an email firstname.lastname@example.org or send her a Tweet @MegynKelly
Please provide fair and balanced coverage regarding LTC Lakin. Please do not trash people “birthers” who are asking legitimate questions.
“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”
– John Adams
LTC Lakin is an honorable man and needs to be treated as such. He is standing up for what he believes. He believes in the oath that he took to defend his Country from enemies both foreign and domestic. His oath is to protect and defend the Constitution, as such, believes no man is “above the law” including the President.
Instead of questioning LTC Lakin’s motives, I would hope that you question Mr. Obama’s. Why would a sitting President who has nothing to hide go to such great lengths, spending millions, to refrain from providing basic documents that prove his eligibility for office?
I would also hope that your focus is NOT primarily on Mr. Obama’s elusive birth certificate. Mr. Obama, by his own admission stated that he was born with DUAL citizenship Kenya-British (Barack Obama Sr.) and USA (Stanley Ann Dunham). He was also a citizen of Indonesia when he was adopted by his step father Lolo Soetoro.
How can a person with DUAL citizenship, who has allegiances to counties other than the USA be a Natural Born Citizen?
NBC=Two Citizen ParentS and Born on US Soil.
You see, it doesn’t matter if Barack Obama was born in Kenya or Hawaii, his Dual Citizenship disqualifies him for POTUS. This should be your focus Megyn, please don’t disappoint!
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*** Update 8:55 ET ***
AOL just presented this article.
“Christopher Weber Editor”
“Army to Court Martial Officer Who Doubts Obama Was Born in U.S.”
“The Army will court martial a lieutenant colonel who refuses to deploy to Afghanistan because he won’t accept orders from President Obama, whom he considers unqualified to be commander in chief, military officials said Wednesday.
Army doctor Lt. Col. Terry Lakin believes Obama wasn’t born in the United States, and therefore does not meet the constitutional requirements to be president, NBC News reported.”
“Larkin is a “birther,” a person who believes Obama is not native-born and therefore is ineligible to be president. Hawaii officials have repeatedly issued statements that Obama was born in the state and that the Health Department holds a copy of his original birth certificate. A copy of the document has been made available on the Internet.”
Perhaps Christopher should enter Kool Aid detox.