“One day after being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, on Jan. 21, 2009, Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13489… The actual wording of Obama’s first Executive Order merely rescinded an earlier executive order issued by President Bush severely limiting public access to presidential records after they left office.On March 30, 2010, Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin wrote to President Obama:
By doing this he was gaining points by making a Bush’s EO public and not kept secret while at the same time protecting his own personal records and keeping his critical personal information uber top secret and not subject to later disclosure by a succeeding presidential EO.”
“For more than seventeen years, I have had the privilege of serving my country as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including overseas assignments in imminent danger/combat areas in Bosnia and Afghanistan….Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin is a military doctor, the NOBLEST of professions combined. He declares, "The Constitution matters, so does the truth. Americans deserve answers, not a continuing coverup."
Since the fall of 2008, I have been troubled by reports that your original birth certificate remains concealed from public view along with many other records which, if released, would quickly end questions surrounding your place of birth and "natural born" status. Many people mistake the online Certification of Live Birth for an original birth certificate. Until the summer of 2009, the Hawaiian Department of Homelands would not accept this Certification of Live Birth to determine native Hawaiian identity--the Department insisted upon also reviewing an original birth certificate. Many do not understand that the online document was from 2007, generated by computer, laser-printed, and merely a certification that there is an original birth certificate on file which may or may not be sufficiently probative. An original birth certificate is the underlying document that presumably includes a hospital and attending physician's or midwife's name that should lay to rest the "natural born" dispute….
Unless it is established (by this sufficient proof that should be easily within your power to provide) that you are constitutionally eligible to serve as President and my Commander-in-Chief, I, and all other military officers may be following illegal orders. Therefore, sir, until an original birth certificate is brought forward that validates your eligibility and puts to rest the other reasonable questions surrounding your unproven eligibility; I cannot in good conscience obey ANY military orders.”
LTC Lakin has been sentenced to six months in jail. He is jail-bound because the coercive-power monopolist, supposed to secure individual rights, has turned oppressor.
LTC Lakin is in the company of heroes. Thomas Paine salutes him:
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Patrick Henry and Samuel Adams embrace LTC Lakin:
"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.... Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, may your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were ever our countrymen. Forbid it, Almighty God! But as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"LTC Lakin does great honor to Continental Army Officers Thomas Clark and Aaron Clark, and to their father, Abraham Clark:
LTC Lakin has earned the love of the Glorious 56:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward Jr. and Arthur MiddletonLTC Lakin is a Declaration of Independence man. Having FREEDOM and self-respect as top values, he does the right thing no matter the cost. No matter how difficult, he cannot do otherwise - he cannot sacrifice his sacred honor.
Lost their vast landholdings and estates while in prison.
As Signers of the Declaration of Independence
They were singled out for indignities and brutal treatment.
Richard Stockton was brutally beaten upon capture.
He was starved and subjected to freezing cold weather.
After nearly six weeks of brutal treatment,
He was released, his health ruined.
His belongings, crops, and livestock taken or destroyed,
His library, one of the finest in the colonies, was burned.
LTC Lakin embodies Jeffersonian principles:
"I prefer dangerous liberty to peaceful servitude.... Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.... The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.... When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality.”LTC Lakin fights with and for George Washington and his army. LTC Lakin goes through utter hell so that their uncommon heroism shall not be in vain.
“Honor, justice, and humanity,
Forbid us to tamely surrender that freedom
Which we received from our gallant ancestors,
And which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.
We cannot endure the infamy and guilt
Of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness
Which inevitably awaits them
If we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.”
George Washington’s uncommon ragtag armyAngels do walk on Earth, but it takes the noblest of virtues to recognize them. Thank you, military doctor Terry Lakin. God bless, uncommon angel.
Against an empire, unbeatably mighty
Great privations stretching to years
Sacrifice-free! Proud and fierce!
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