Army veteran doctor Lt. Col Terrence Lakin refused to deploy overseas in a bid to force President Obama to make his birth certificate public. His ploy was to get himself a court-martial and contend Obama had no right to order him to Afghanistan because the President is not a born citizen of the United States. Military legal authorities say he has no chance of presenting such a case, since the refusal of an order is not affected by the status of the President. Lakin will probably be kicked out of the service.
Lakin is apparently among those who persist in denying the validity of the birth certificate Obama posted on the Internet. That certificate, along with multiple newspaper birth announcements dated August 4, 1961, have been called “fakes” by Obama opponents. In his bid for a legal venue to express his belief that Obama is not legally the President of the United States Lakin apparently took the advice of one Paul Rolf Jensen, who once worked as a military law clerk for three months. Although Jensen is apparently an attorney he is not an expert in military law.
This has prompted calls for a review of the Army’s testing requirements, partly because of Lakin’s demonstrated lack of intelligence, but also because he is backed by well-known lunatic and former Presidential candidate Alan Keyes. “If Keyes is for you, that’s an indication right there that maybe there is a psychological problem, and maybe the Army should have caught that before accepting Dr. Lakin as a recruit” said one source we can’t name for reasons of non-existence.
People who are convinced Obama is not a natural-born citizen are known as “birthers”, as well as “paranoid”, “desperate”, “pathetic”, “racist”, and “republican”.