Sept 2, 2010
LTC Lakin’s hearing is today at Fort Mead. The judge is expected to rule Dr Lakin’s motion: subpoenas for all of barry’’s school records and a deposition from the State of Hawaii (I imagine Dr Fukino) re: barry’s birth records. It could be a momentous occasion should the judge rule in Lakin’s favor but the likelihood of that is less than zero.
In the papers submitted to the judge is a sworn affidavit from retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney. Excerpts provided via press release from Ms Margaret Hemenway (daughter-in-law of John D Hemenway, target of Judge “texted twittered massaged” Robertson) of the American Patriot Foundation, who are helping fund Lakin’s civilian defense.
Dr Lakin’s trial scheduled for October 13-15.
Press release re: LTC Lakin’s arraignment, which he was escorted to and from even though he invited his own court-martial. Afterward he was intimidated and threatened to be tasered. This is utter madness. A man who has served 18 yrs, including 6 deployments overseas being treated like a criminal all because barry won’t release his birth certificate. The army escorted Dr Lakin to Walter Reed without benefit of counsel. Do not know where he has been or whether he is still treating patients.
Excellent article @Greeley Gazette re: Army Major General (Ret) Jerry Curry and Major General Paul Vallely’s defense of LTC Lakin.
PRESS RELEASE/EXCERPTED AFFIDAVIT FOLLOW
A little info concerning Lt Gen McInerney, who it appears had quite a serious career and was actually stationed in Hawaii in the 80’s. His served from 1959-1994 and clearly knows the importance of ones conscience, ones oath (Dr Lakin has 2 – one military and one medical) and the absolute sanctity of the chain of command rooted in the C-I-C’s Constitutional Eligibilty
Wiki: McInerney’s last active duty assignment was as Assistant vice chief of staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was responsible for the organization and administration of the Air Staff. Additionally, he served as deputy chairman of the Air Force Council and is the Air Force accreditation official for the Air Attache Corps. He retired from the Air Force on 1 July 1994.
PRESS RELEASE (Full affidavit pdf at site)
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Washington, D.C., August 31, 2010. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney has supplied an affidavit in support of Army Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who faces trial on October 13-15. The retired Air Force three-star is the highest ranking officer yet to lend public support to LTC Lakin. His affidavit acknowledges widespread concerns over the President’s Constitutional eligibility and demands the President release his birth records or the court authorize discovery.
Here are the full excerpts provided in the release.
Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney:
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.
As a practical example from my background I recall commanding forces that were equipped with nuclear weapons. In my command capacity I was responsible that personnel with access to these weapons had an unwavering and absolute confidence in the unified chain of command, because such confidence was absolutely essential– vital– in the event the use of those weapons was authorized. I cannot overstate how imperative it is to train such personnel to have confidence in the unified chain of command. Today, because of the widespread and legitimate concerns that the President is constitutionally ineligible to hold office, I fear what would happen should such a crisis occur today.
In refusing to obey orders because of his doubts as to their legality, LTC Lakin has acted exactly as proper training dictates. That training mandates that he determine in his own conscience that an order is legal before obeying it…Indeed, he has publicly stated that he “invites” his own court martial, and were I the Convening Authority, I would have acceded to his wishes in that regard. But thus stepping up the bar, LTC Lakin is demonstrating the courage of his convictions and his bravery. That said, it is equally essential that he be allowed access to the evidence that will prove whether he made the correct decision.
For the foregoing reasons, it is my opinion that LTC Lakin’s request for discovery relating to the President’s birth records in Hawaii is absolutely essential to determining not merely his guilt or innocence but to reassuring all military personnel once and for all for this President whether his service as Commander in Chief is Constitutionally proper. He is the one single person in the Chain of Command that the Constitution demands proof of natural born citizenship. This determination is fundamental to our Republic, where civilian control over the military is the rule. According to our Constitution, the Commander in Chief must now, in the face of serious– and widely held– concerns that he is ineligible, either voluntarily establish his eligibility by authorizing release of his birth records or this court must authorize their discovery. The invasion of his privacy in these records is utterly trivial compared to the issues at stake here. Our military MUST have confidence their Commander in Chief lawfully holds this office and absent which confidence grievous consequences may ensue.