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Press Release April 7, 2010

American Patriot Foundation, Inc.
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Washington, D.C. 20007
www.safeguardourconstitution.com

PRESS RELEASE

WRITTEN PLEA TO PRESIDENT OBAMA RELEASED FROM DECORATED ARMY PHYSICIAN THREATENED WITH COURT-MARTIAL FOR REFUSING TO OBEY ALL ORDERS

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Washington, D.C., April 8, 2010. Army Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, who has officially received a written warning from his brigade commander threatening him with court-martial, has today released the text of his written plea to President Obama to make public documents proving his eligibility to serve as President and Commander-in-Chief. A copy of LTC Lakin’s full letter to the President, dated March 30, 2010, can be viewed at: www.safeguardourconstitution.com.

The letter, which is LTC Lakin’s plea that the President uphold the Constitution, stated, “My officer’s oath of office requires that I swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. I recently received deployment orders for a second deployment to Afghanistan. My orders included a requirement to bring copies of my birth certificate.” The letter states that LTC Lakin will provide his birth certificate and deploy as ordered, if the President will do the same.

Lakin’s letter continues, “Please assure the American people that you are indeed Constitutionally eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief and thereby may lawfully direct service members into harm’s way. I will be proud to deploy to Afghanistan to further serve my country and my fellow soldiers, but I should only do so with the knowledge that this important provision of our Constitution is respected and obeyed.”

Lakin concluded his letter as follows: “Unless it is established (by this sufficient proof that should be easily within your power to provide) that you are Constitutionally eligible to serve as President and my Commander-in-Chief, I, and all other military officers may be following illegal orders. Therefore, sir, until an original birth certificate is brought forward that validates your eligibility and puts to rest the other reasonable questions surrounding your unproven eligibility; I cannot in good conscience obey ANY military orders.”

On March 30, 2010, the American Patriot Foundation posted on YouTube a video of LTC Lakin explaining his position: “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,” he states in the video, which was viewed more than 100,000 times in the first week of its release.

The American Patriot Foundation, a non-profit group incorporated in 2003 to foster appreciation and respect for the U.S. Constitution, has received hundreds of donations to the communications support fund established for LTC Lakin in less than one week.

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Key Document on The Issue

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Key Documents

  • NEW: Charge Sheet: LTC Lakin receives his formal charges.
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  • LTC Lakin’s military orders require him to “bring copies of a birth certificate”
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  • LTC Lakin’s birth certificate, which includes common, standard information; his hospital and name of attending physician.
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  • The timeline details LTC Lakin’s efforts for more than a year to seek answers about the eligibility dispute through his Chain of Command and Congressional delegation.
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  • Congressional Representative Wamp attempted to seek an answer from DoD on behalf of his constituent, LTC Lakin.
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  • LTC Lakin’s initial inquiry through his chain of command to seek an answer about the President’s Constitutional eligibility.
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  • Detailed explanation of the manner in which birth records may be obtained in the State of Hawaii.
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  • Press Relase: April 8, 2010: Plea to President to Release Documents
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  • Terry Lakin's Letter to Obama: April 8, 2010
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