Army Surgeon Goes Birther: ‘I Will Disobey’ Obama’s ‘Illegal Orders’
April 1, 2010
(ChattahBox)—-It’s hard to believe this isn’t an April Fool’s joke. But alas, it seems legit. A group named the American Patriot Foundation, owner of the birther conspiracy Web site Safeguard Our Constitution, is promoting an all out, insane birther blitz. The birther campaign is fronted by Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, an active-duty Army surgeon, who made a video with the perplexing announcement that he intends to disobey all orders from his commanders, until President Obama produces a birth certificate proving he is a U.S. citizen.
Terry Lakin is described on the Web site, as Chief of Primary Care and Flight Surgeon for the DiLorenzo TRICARE Health Clinic and the site displays a long list of awards and decorations. Why would a decorated officer, who served in the Army for 18-years suddenly, join a group of deranged birther conspiracists risking everything? The answer isn’t clear, but his deployment orders to Afghanistan in February may have precipitated his bizarre behavior.
According to the Web site:
“For well over a year, LTC Lakin has asked through his chain of command and his Congressional delegation for proof that President Obama is Constitutionally eligible to serve as his Commander-in-Chief. He has explained to his superiors that he cannot understand how his Oath of Office to protect and defend the Constitution does not allow military officers to pursue this proof of eligibility.”
In his three-minute video, which directs viewers to the site Safeguard Our Constitution, which is seeking donations for Lakin’s legal defense, Lakin questions Obama’s constitutional legitimacy to be President and demands that he produce his birth certificate proving he was born in the U.S., “if you have one,” clarifies Lakin:
“Release your original signed birth certificate, if you have one thus proving your birth on American soil and thus assure the American people you are lawfully eligible to hold the office of the presidency and serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.”
Lakin continues with his dramatic declaration that he would willingly risk a court martial, so as not to be made to follow the “illegal orders” of President Obama:
“I have no choice, but the distasteful one, of inviting my own court martial. For the first times in all my years of service to our great nation and at great peril to my career and future, I am choosing to disobey of what I believe are illegal orders, including an order to deploy to Afghanistan for my second tour of duty.”
The American Patriot Foundation/ Safeguard Our Constitution, is seeking $50,000 “to assemble a top-flight legal defense team” for Lakin. Perhaps birther queen Orly Taitz, DDS, Esq., is available. And Lakin can get his teeth cleaned to boot.