"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Saturday, December 11, 2010

What Ever Happened To Fair Trials?

Here's an update on Lt. Col. Lakin's upcoming Court Martial proceeding. You know something is definitely up when the military can't get documents and information during the "discovery" phase of a court martial proceeding. So what is it?

By Brian Fitzpatrick

© 2010 WorldNetDaily

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney predicts the incoming Republican-controlled House of Representatives will launch an investigation if Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is convicted in next week's court martial.

Lakin is on trial for refusing to obey orders to deploy to Afghanistan. He challenged the orders because he questions President Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as commander-in-chief of the armed forces. His court martial is scheduled to begin Dec. 14.

"It looks like he's not being treated fairly," said McInerney in an interview Friday on Denver talk radio station KHOW.

"It's important that he gets a fair trial, which means discovery. Since the Army will not allow that I believe in the final analysis that this will be overturned, but he may have to go to the slammer in Ft. Leavenworth."

Lakin had hoped through the discovery process to force Obama to produce documentary evidence demonstrating his birth and citizenship status so that Obama's authority to give orders as commander-in-chief would be demonstrated or disproven.

Note: A legal-defense fund has been set up for LTC Terry Lakin. Click for information.

As reported earlier by WND, court martial judge Col. Denise Lind, however, simply declared the orders received by Lakin were valid. Lind refused to allow Lakin to address the underlying eligibility issues and limited the scope of the trial to whether Lakin had knowingly disobeyed orders.

McInerney called on Congress to "do its job" and determine whether Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as president.

"[Lakin] really had a very important point. He is not a birther, he is a constitutionalist," said McInerney. "Now it shouldn't be the job of a lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon in the U.S. Army to be the constitutionalist. It's the job of the Congress and the executive agency to do that. But we've had 44 presidents of the United States and only one, the current president, has not shown a valid birth certificate."

McInerney suggested Lakin is certain to be convicted if the court martial proceeds.

"The outcome is evident to me that this is a slam dunk," said McInerney. "They're not going to let him really talk about it. They're avoiding the issue.

"The way they conduct themselves is going to be extremely important for the follow-on investigation for the House of Representatives," added McInerney, who said the House Armed Services Committee could hold hearings to determine whether the military handled the case properly.

"The smartest thing the Army could do is not to have [the trial]," said McInerney, who suggested the court should let the case go "low profile."

"I don't think they're going to do that. They're going to make the mistake of trying him, and then you're going to have a court of record that will condemn them for the way they conducted it."

McInerney held up his own treatment by the trial judge to illustrate the unfairness of the proceedings thus far. Lind has refused to allow McInerney or any other expert witness requested by the defense to testify at Lakin's court martial. She has also refused to permit Lakin to present any evidence or arguments in his own defense that might justify his decision to disobey orders.

"The judge in this particular case said I do not know enough about the Army to be able to understand the Army's position on the Uniform Code of Military Justice," said McInerney, who added he once commanded an army division in Alaska as part of a joint Army-Air Force command.

"I am intimately familiar with the Uniform Code of Military Justice," said McInerney. "But you get a judge ... who says that I as a three-star general who had general court martial authority do not know enough about the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Dr. Terry Lakin is not going to get a fair trial in this particular proceeding."

McInerney was asked by the defense to testify about when a soldier is trained to disobey orders he believes are illegal.


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So many words that end with "IST". There's Communist, Marxist, Idealist, Fascist, Socialist, Racist, Absolutist, Activist, Atheist, Realist, Terrorist, Sexist, Alarmist, Sensationalist, Romanticist, Revolutionist, Revisionist, Optimist, Pessimist, Feminist, Masochist and a whole slew more. But the one that best describes me may be... idiocist. Maybe that's why I can't stand obama, his administration, and progressives of both parties, and don't understand the thinking of the left in general. I'm just saying...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Federal Welfare/Entitlement Programs - Reject And Reverse, Or Else

Mike Wallace interviews Ayn Rand regarding socialism and individual liberty. If we continue down this path, we WILL end up with an Oligarchy at best, but a dictatorship or worse could be looming for America. Think it can't happen? What makes you so sure? What facts do you have to support your position? And what can history show us?

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Restoring Honor, Principle, Integrity, Truth, Character, And Self-Reliance In America

Can it all be accomplished? It's been nearly 4 months since this rally took place. Has the message been lost? Have people started forgetting what was said, how it was said, what matters? Well, hopefully not, but this is just a reminder to help keep the message alive. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did - then, and again now...

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Is It Me? Am I Missing Something?

I was listening to the radio this morning when I heard this tidbit of information. The rights to two Uranium Mines in Wyoming have been sold to a Russian company. Now, guess what the name of the company is? Are you ready.....

Russian ARMZ...

No idea what the acronym means, but... Geez, could the government be any more inept? How could this sale be approved? Uranium? To Russia? Can you say nuclear weapons? Or how about nuclear energy? And Russian ARMZ? That's like Santa selling Christmas to Scrooge, and Scrooge calling the company "No More Toys For You!". How much clearer do things need to be?

This is but just one more nail in the coffin that allows obama to see his vision of a greener energy program come to fruition in America, which includes Cap & Trade, and also helps distribute a little more of America's wealth to other nations. Way to go obama!

I keep praying to wake up one morning to find this has all just been a nightmare, but I don't think God's listening to me right now...

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