LTC Lakin and the Chain of Command

“Winston Churchill said that ‘the destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits—not animals.’ And he said, ‘There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty.’”—Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

“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 [CINC] 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.” —Lt. Gen. Thomas G. McInerney (USAF Ret.)

According to World Net Daily, on Thursday, the acting judge in the prosecution of Army officer LTC Lakin has denied him any right to request Obama’s birth certificate.

Mr. Lakin, as you know, is on trial for refusing to follow the orders of a CINC, who he feels has not shown his qualifications to be POTUS, according to Article Two, Section One, of the US Constitution.

Army Col. Denise R. Lind, acting judge in the case, recently said that opening up such evidence could be an “embarrassment” to the president.

An embarrassment?

The United States of America is going to hell in a handbasket, and the Army is worried about hurt feelings?  What kind of pusillanimous garbage is that?

Let me try to explain something to the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

The backbone of America, of any free republic, are small businesses and the middle class, and they have been under attack from within, and are dying on the vine.  Our DOJ is actively thwarting any attempts to defend our national borders.  Our Congress is corrupt, traitorous, and spending us into oblivion.  Our Secretary of State just accused Arizona of human rights violations before the UN—for trying to protect itself from a Mexican invasion.  The list goes on, and on, and on.

The United States is under attack—constantly, aggressively, and openly—and the best the US military can come up with is the old Nuremberg Defense, “Ve vas chust followink ordahs.”

Whose orders?  Apparently the US military could care less.

Don’t even think of yanking my chain with some song-and-dance about Obama being born in Hawaii.  I don’t care where the heck he was born!  His father was not a US citizen, hence Obama can’t be Natural Born—end of story!  He is not qualified under the US Constitution to be POTUS.  Period.

His past is a mystery, his records are unavailable, his schooling is a cipher, and around 2 million dollars has been spent keeping his records under lock and key,  He has had God knows how many Social Security numbers, his Selective Service record is dubious, he and his wife both turned in their licenses to practice law, and nobody knows why!  (Link)

And the US military is okay with all that?  One officer (with an impeccable record) has the guts to stand up with honor, courage, and valor, and the Army puts him on trial, and pillories him.  The whole thing stinks on a par with the Dreyfus Affair.

Those persecuting Lakin need to look in a mirror, and ask themselves, “Am I a patriot, a coward, or a traitor?” Maybe they’re a combination of two of them—a traitorous coward, or perhaps a cowardly patriot?

To say that I am disappointed in the lack of courage, character, and integrity shown by the higher echelons of the US military, would be a gross understatement.  They are an embarrassment to all veterans who have served our country honorably.  They disgrace the uniform they wear, and they dishonor the memory of all who have fought and died in America’s battles.  (Link)

Put on your show trial of LTC Lakin if you must; “we the people” know who the true heroes are.  They are people like LTC Terry Lakin, Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick (USN Ret.), 1LT Michael Behenna, and the Leavenworth 10.

I hope some folks are making lists and writing down names because every one of these lowlifes involved in the cover-up of Obama’s past is guilty of either a felony, or misprision of felony, and should spend time behind bars.  In some cases, for a very long time.  (Link)

The tide will turn, and their time for a comeuppance will come—sooner rather than later, one hopes, but sooner or later it will come.  “We the people” will see to it.

Laus Deo.

Born in June of 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jim O’Neill proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1970-1974 in both UDT-21 (Underwater Demolition Team) and SEAL Team Two.  A member of MENSA, he worked as a commercial diver in the waters off Scotland, India, and the United States. In 1998 while attending the University of South Florida as a journalism student, O’Neill won “First Place” in the “Carol Burnett/University of Hawaii AEJMC Research in Journalism Ethics Award.”  The annual contest was set up by Carol Burnett with the money she won from successfully suing the National Enquirer for libel.

Article originally published September 4, 2010.
Graphics added by Gulag Bound.


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