Jun 4, 2010
Birther officer denied his circus performance
Apparently, Terry Lakin, an active-duty Army surgeon and poster boy for the discredited birther nonsense that is claiming President Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen, is upset that the Army is not allowing him to make a circus of his court-martial.
Lakin is being hailed as a hero by the discredited birthers for disregarding his oath of office and announcing he intends to disobey all orders from his commanders and not deploy to Afghanistan until President Obama produces a birth certificate proving he is a U.S. citizen, even though the birth certificate has already been produced.
According to a press release by the rightwing “American Patriot Foundation” that is funding the circus, “the Army on Tuesday officially denied the request …for the testimony of Dr. Chiyome Fukino of the Hawaii Dept. of Health, and all of that agency's records that exist concerning the president's birth. That request was formally denied yesterday. Lakin had also requested the testimony of the custodians of records of, and the records relating to Obama's admission and financial aid that exist, of the Punahou School, Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School.”
Fukino is the Health Director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, and she has issued numerous statements trying to reason with unreasonable people and put the witch-hunt to bed. She issued another statement last July that said President Obama was indeed born in Hawaii and is a U.S. citizen. He also issued a statement before the election in October 2008 that he saw the original birth certificate, and again in July. In fact, Hawaii is so sick of the nonsense from birthers that just two months ago that the Hawaii legislature officially passed a measure that “would allow state officials to legally ignore each month's dozens of repeated requests by persons or organizations seeking to see the infant Obama's actual birth certificate.”
“I ... have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen," Fukino said in a brief statement last July. "I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago."
Factcheck also put that no birth certificate myth to rest in August 2008, but it has not slowed down the crazies like Lakin and his supporters. Apparently, they believe there is a 47-year conspiracy involving the State of Hawaii, a couple of daily newspapers and the doctor and nurses present at the President’s birth.
Here is perhaps the funniest line in the press release, “…the President refuses --even in the face of mounting evidence to the contrary-- to prove his eligibility under the Constitution to serve as President and Commander-in-Chief.”
The only “mounting evidence” points to how crazy Lakin and the rest of the birthers are.
According to the pres release, “the preliminary hearing, called an "investigation" under Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, will proceed on June 11, 2010 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. at 9:00 a.m. in room 134 of Building T-2.”
A final decision is made by Lakin's Commanding General, Major General Carla Hawley-Bowland, whether to refer the charges for the show trial the birthers so crave. That final decision is expected later this summer.