Lt. Col. Terrance Lakin Loses Obama Challenge

Army Flight Surgeon Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin’s gamble challenging Obama’s eligibility to be President and Commander-in-Chief failed when he was court martialed and subsequently sentenced to forfeiture of pay, six months in military prison, and dismissal from the service for disobeying deployment orders.

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Dr. Lakin had called into question whether Obama’s orders were lawful since Lakin contended that Obama had not proven he was a “natural born” citizen as required by the Constitution. However, Lakin’s case became unwinnable when the presiding judge ruled that Lakin could not proceed with discovery — which would have required that Obama’s citizenship be shown by legal documents,  such as his long form birth certificate.

The judge also refused to allow Lakin’s defense to produce evidence, expert testimony, or information that might “embarrass” the President. Lakin can appeal to the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, but that decision has not been made.

It would appear that the military decided to make an example of Lt. Col. Lakin even though he had an outstanding military record and was a first-rate flight surgeon. The politics of the situation overtook the truth of the matter, but this is not the only case still challenging Obama’s eligibility. Other cases are pending, but the military does not want to be involved when the matter is finally resolved.


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