Lt Col Lakin Refuses to Deploy on Obama's Orders: 'Birther' Cause
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin has refused to obey orders to deploy to Afghanistan claiming President Obama does not have the authority to order his deployment because he is not an American citizen.
Lakin's attorney, Paul Jensen, said on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio program that if Lakin is court martialed under Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, he may use the process of discovery to promote the notion that President Obama is not a US National.
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"Every criminal defendant has to be allowed the benefit of the doubt to discover information that may be relevant to defend himself against charges that could land him in the penitentiary in years and years," said Jensen. WorldNetDaily, which has been promoting Lakin, has also raised the idea ….
[During] Senator Barack Hussein Obama Jr [‘s run] for the office of President of the United States, beginning in 2006, the claim that he was not an American citizen has been promoted by certain sectors of the American populous. Those adhering to this belief have come to be known as birthers.
History of US Birtherism
Since the beginning of then Senator Obama’s campaign for President of the United States in 2007, WorldNetDaily has provided coverage of concerns raised regarding his citizenship and eligibility to serve.
Several challenges regarding the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate and his U.S. citizenship have been dismissed within the U.S. judicial system on local, state and federal levels.
One case, originating in New Jersey and previously dismissed by a lower court, alleged President Obama to be a British national. The case was placed on the United States Supreme Court’s docket at the insistence of Justice Clarence Thomas as an emergency appeal.
The case was dismissed without comment in December 2008. President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.
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