When courts-martial presiding authority Col. Denise Lind issued a ruling that blocked Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin’s constitutional right to provide a defense by denying him a right to discovery and evidence supporting his decision to refuse what he believed to be illegal orders, thousands of fellow military veterans unified in Lakin’s defense.
The Veterans Council of the The United States Patriots Union, led by respected retired officers like Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely and Col. Harry Riley, and Sgt. Timothy Harrington issued White Paper #1 on September 3, 2010. It recommended a slightly different defense strategy for Lt. Col. Lakin that focused solely upon the historic term natural-born citizen as a constitutional requirement for the office of president. The report called upon the Lakin defense to drop the search for a birth certificate (native-born) and focus on the bloodline of the father (natural-born) issues already known.
When the Lakin defense team rebuffed calls from USPU Veterans to alter defense strategy, the Veterans Council issued White Paper #2 on September 10, 2010. It delved deeper into concerns over the anti-constitutional precedents being established in the Lakin case and reinforced calls upon the Lakin defense team to change strategies, offering to bring expert UCMJ and criminal counsel to the table on behalf of Lakin.
The second white paper also established the proper interpretation of the term natural-born citizen – “that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country."
White Paper #2 connected Vattel’s Law of Nations to the Constitution by way of its mention in Article 1, Section 8, Item 10 of the US Constitution, leaving Obama nowhere to run on the subject.
Still, the Lakin defense team stayed the course, despite growing pressure to drop the birth certificate search and provide Lakin with the correct defense. The USPU Veterans Council responded by issuing White Paper #3 on September 27, calling upon Republicans in Congress busy campaigning on the Pledge to return America to honor, economic, and judicial sanity.
The document represents a change in tactics for the Veterans Council. It focuses on congressional candidates and media darlings spewing rhetoric about standing with our soldiers, calling upon these folks to take a real stand where it really counts, demanding that LTC Lakin get a complete and fair trial, including his right to discover and present mitigating evidence in his own defense.
Officers in the Veterans Council stayed the course on legal advice, which has been well vetted by constitutional lawyers, constitutional scholars, retired judges, and former JAG attorneys. They were forced, however, to alter tactics by the Lakin defense team, which was still refusing to shift defense strategy.
The Lakin defense team’s decision to stay the course received another blow a day later. "We got absolutely slammed today," said Paul R. Jensen, lead counsel for the defense. "It's impossible for us to have a fair trial under these rulings."
This is exactly what the USPU Veterans Council had tried to advise the Lakin team against in three white papers. So long as the team stays the course in search of a “native-born” birth certificate, they have no defense and they have been told so twice now by presiding authority Col. Lind.
As the USPU White Papers were circulating to other law offices and defense teams, on September 30, Attorney Mario Apuzzo filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed with the U.S. Supreme Court for Kerchner et al vs. Obama/Congress/Pelosi et al Lawsuit, which bases its arguments upon the facts established in the USPU White Papers.
The US Supreme Court is the proper venue for the filing as the only court with authority to rule and act on issues concerning a sitting president.
One way or another, the Veterans at the United States Patriots Union are determined to force a legal decision on the most vital question in America today – Does our Constitution stand in full force and effect or not?
Focused on the facts, unified in action, determined to make a real difference, the Veterans Council of The United States Patriots Union is proving that honorable Americans do have the power to alter the course of history. They do so by placing the issue of Barack Obama’s ineligibility to serve as president and commander-in-chief front and center in the Lakin court-martial and the US Supreme Court all at the same time by way of three independently researched, written, vetted, and released white papers, all in less than a month.
The Veterans Council is now calling upon the signers of the Pledge to America, Tea Party congressional candidates, and TV talking heads to get behind Lakin in demanding he receive a full, fair trial. Further, the Veterans Council calls upon the members of the US Supreme Court to hear the facts established in the Apuzzo case immediately.
They also call upon fellow veterans and citizen patriots to join them at US Patriots Union to focus on the facts and unify in real and tangible strategies aimed at returning our runaway government to the American patriots.
The Founding Fathers gave us the right and the tools to defend freedom and liberty peacefully via our founding documents. Returning those documents to proper status as the supreme law of this land begins with upholding Article II of the US Constitution.
If Article II no longer stands, then no part of the Constitution stands today and that is unacceptable to the Veterans and members of the US Patriots Union. “If the final dismantling of our founding principles and values are unacceptable to you, JOIN US!” says Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely.
Join us now! Make a real difference!
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