Reason for disobeying orders?
National news outlets have reported on Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, a decorated Army doctor and an 18-year veteran, who wants the president to prove he was born in the United States. He has served at least one tour of duty in Afghanistan and appears willing to serve again, but is now facing court martial for disobeying orders to ship out for another tour.
When Commander-in-Chief Barak Obama authenticates his position, I believe Lakin will willingly go to Afghanistan for another tour of duty. How can Lakin at this point be charged with disobeying a lawful order and dereliction of duty?
The question, of course, is the issue of a lawful order. It appears that our president, Barak Obama, will go to great lengths to keep from producing his birth certificate. Several people say they have seen it, and that should settle the question. Obviously it does not. Why doesn’t President Obama produce the document and settle the issue once and for all?
It is necessary to produce your birth certificate to get a West Virginia drivers license. I don’t believe this requirement originated in West Virginia. It was probably a mandate from Washington. I would like to think our public officials would set an example of complying with the laws they expect citizens to respect.
If and when the birth certificate is produced, then if Lt. Col. Lakin refuses to obey the above order, he would be chargeable with disobeying a lawful order and dereliction of duty. Until that time I am unable to agree with the prosecution.
Kenneth A. Wright, Jr.