|Col. Terrence Lakin - US Army.|
The real question upon everyone's mind is: "For whom would they prove to be most politically embarrassing..." The White House - who refuses to disclose Obama's birth records; and thus to, end the controversy once and for all... The United States Military - for arguably questioning the status of their Commander In Chief... our current President Barrack Obama - who could theorhetically be forced to step down from his current political office... or, The Democratic Party - for knowingly fielding an illegal candidate, to this highly-important and constitutionally protected position? In a "Worse Case Scenario," any and/or all of them could substantially suffer from the much-needed public humiliation!
|Patton believed in "doing your duty..."|
Personally, I had never given much weight to this slowly building political controversy, in the past. Rather, I chose to write upon other things - which I could personally verify through my own personal research, and that were far more immediately relevant to America's long term future. And yet, Obama's continual refusal to release these innocuous governmental records - to the detriment of other people's military careers and personal lives - has made even myself largely suspicious of what they may honestly document. After all, Birth Certificates are frequently required just to obtain: Social Security Cards, State Drivers Licenses, and American Passports. What's the real problem? Therefore, we must necessarily assume that something isn't honestly right....
|Gen. Thomas McInerney, US Air Force.|
According to Gen McInerney:
- "Officers in the United States military service are – and must be – trained that they owe their highest allegiance to the United States Constitution."
- "There can be no question that it is absolutely essential to good order and discipline in the military that there be no break in the unified chain of command, from the lowliest E-1 up to and including the commander in chief who is under the Constitution, the president of the United States. As military officers, we owe our ultimate loyalty not to superior officers or even to the president, but rather, to the Constitution."
- "Good order and discipline requires not blind obedience to all orders but instead requires officers to judge – sometimes under great adversity – whether an order is illegal."
- "The president of the United States, as the commander in chief, is the source of all military authority."
- "The Constitution requires the president to be a natural born citizen in order to be eligible to hold office. If he is ineligible under the Constitution to serve in that office that creates a break in the chain of command of such magnitude that its significance can scarcely be imagined."
Nor, is General McInerney alone among: ranking officers, west point graduates, and military scholars - upon his eloquently stated constitutional position. The heartfelt military oath: "To uphold and protect 'The United Sates Constitution' from all enemies - both: foreign and domestic" is a matter of solemn and grave importance to a very large percentage of our military's enlisted men and officers! It is the very basis of why they continue to fight in all of our ongoing and politically inspired battles. We ignore such military pledges and traditions at very great peril to our nation.
|Judge Roy Moore, retired Chief Justice.|
According to Judge Roy Moore:
- "The highest law in this country is not the order of the Supreme Court of the U.S., not the order of the commander in chief, or any subordinate officer... instead, it is the Constitution - which in this particular case demands that the president be a "natural born citizen," a requirement not imposed on other officers."
- "Lt. Col. Lakin has every right to question the lawfulness of the orders of the commander in chief. He's not only the commander in chief, he dictates the whole war effort, as shown by the recent firing of [Gen. Stanley McChrystal]. It doesn't matter, that orders come from a colonel, or a general or even the Pentagon."
- "The same thing applies in the military as in the judicial system. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, it's not the order of a higher officer, not the order of a judge."
- "No order in the military can be issued without the authority that backs the order. The president didn't give the order, but he is the authority that backs the order. With the current protocol to simply follow orders, the U.S. will develop more incidents like that involving Lt. William Calley in Vietnam. The atrocities of My Lai were carried out under the guise of "following orders."
- "Lakin not only has a right to follow his personal convictions under the Constitution, he has a duty... and if the authority running the efforts of the war is not a citizen in violation of the Constitution, the order is unlawful."
Considering the growing nature of this ongoing controversy, the hard line position being taken by The White House, and the intense discomfort of all the parties now largely involved: Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin's Court Martial may have far ranging effects for our nation. In either case, Lakin is an American hero for standing upon his own military principles - rather than caving in to a totally unwarranted and ill-advised political correctness! The Truth About America is that we can ill-afford to lose such valuable and highly principled military officers... and if the U. S. Army can't understand that, then we're all in some very serious trouble....
***Note: For those of you who would like to contribute to his cause, a legal-defense fund has been set up for Lt. Col. Terry Lakin.