. . . I will tell you what I think about this scenario:
DECORATED ARMY PHYSICIAN REFUSES ALL MILITARY ORDERS BECAUSE PRESIDENT REFUSES TO DOCUMENT HIS CONSTITUTIONAL ELIGIBILITY
Court Martial Likely, Legal Defense Fund Established
Washington, D.C., March 30, 2010. “I am today compelled to make the distasteful choice to invite my own court martial, in pursuit of the truth about the president’s eligibility under the constitution to hold office”, said active duty Army Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin. The American Patriot Foundation, a non-profit group incorporated in 2003 to foster appreciation and respect for the U.S. Constitution, immediately announced it has set up a legal defense fund and will provide Lt. Col. Lakin with a top-flight defense team. Details are available on the foundation’s website, www.safeguardourconstitution.com.
Bottom Line, STORMBRINGER:
This guy is an idiot on many different levels; I say he's a wingnut and a prime candidate for the tinfoil hat brigade.
For starters, when you don the war suit, you take an oath to ". . . uphold the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic."
It doesn't say the President - although admittedly he IS the Commander-in-Chief - it says the Constitution, and the officers legally appointed over you. It certainly doesn't say you've been granted the legal authority and wisdom of the Supreme Court to take Constitutional matters into your own hands.
The point is not whether or not Barack Obama was born in the United States, or Kenya, or Indonesia, or if he was born on the Moon. I myself am curious as to what Obama's original birth certificate looks like, but at this point in time it simply doesn't matter anymore - the man was sworn in by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts with his hand on George Washington's Bible, and that makes him President of the United States - until determined otherwise by authorities a LOT higher than a whacked out lieutenant colonel who obviously has WAY too much time on his hands.
First of all, don't confuse this man's rank with any kind of military credential - they throw rank at medical officers just to make them stick around. Bear in mind that Hasan dude who shot up Fort Hood was a field grade officer, but if he was in any kind of regular military organization they would have run him out on a rail for the kind of things he was saying - I've seen it done for a lot less.
Another military doc with too much time on his hands is this candidate for Code Pink Poster Boy. Like, who gives a rat's rear end what his sexuality is? (As long as he keeps it in the closet - where it belongs - that is.) In an ongoing series of posts at Frum Forum this shrink-with-a-kink establishes his worthlessness right up front by explaining how he wandered around a combat zone, even took place on dismounted patrols - but was somehow unable to get himself issued a rifle.
One of the truisms I gathered during twenty-five years in combat arms units is that medical officers have less leadership capabilities than chaplains.
Let's get back to LTC Terrence Lakin - I'm trying to follow the man's line of reasoning here: so we've got a bunch of conflicting info out there flying all over the Internet about Barack Obama's place of birth. Based on this hyperbole, this officer is willing to throw away his position, all pay and privileges associated with his rank, and risk going to Leavenworth - NOT a nice place - over glorified "Rumor Control". Sorry, does not pass the common sense smell test.
Now a lot of people have been digging deep for proof one way or the other, and if there was a shred of evidence Obama was not qualified to be President, his many enemies would have unearthed it by now.
Our system has survived crisis for over two hundred and thirty years; we have mechanisms in place to deal with situations like this, and part of the reason our system works is it allows for the Wheels of Justice to turn at their own speed - which is second gear, at best. I do not endorse radicalism or desperate acts based on impassioned revolutionary rhetoric. A basic tenant of the Philosophy of STORMBRINGER is coolness under fire; which is defined as keeping your head when everybody around you is losing theirs.
Like my mentor Doc Cheasty said; "You take the King's schilling, you gotta do what the Man says. You don't like it, move out . . ."
There are all sorts of ways of getting out of the military if you don't want to be there. This guy chose a particularly spectacular method of disengagement . . .