UPDATE 20 Feb 2017: The petition has closed due to expiration of the 30 day time frame limit with signer counter reaching 6143 signers for former Lt Col Terry Lakin’s petition for a full pardon, reinstatement, and restitution. It reached about the middle of the pack for the petitions in the White House listings of public petitions. It should be noted however that it initially got off to a glitched start during the first three days of its launch with the counter being stuck at a count of one for three days but the counter has since then been working fine. Thank you all who signed already. Keep spreading the word about Terry Lakin. If anyone deserves a pardon it is Terry Lakin. Read his story here.
The petition was at this link – scroll down a bit to near the middle to find it and/or use ‘Load More’ petitions button if needed: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/
Direct link to the petition to sign it: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reinstate-lt-col-terry-lakin-us-army-full-rank-pay-benefits-and-pension-immediately
UPDATE 20 Feb 2017: Petition signing period expires. Count ends with 6143 signers.
UPDATE 18 Feb 2017: Signature count passes 6000.
UPDATE 14 Feb 2017: Signature count passes 5000.
UPDATE 11 Feb 2017: Signature count passes 4000.
UPDATE 10 Feb 2017: Signature count passes 3000.
UPDATE 09 Feb 2017: Signature count passes 2000.
UPDATE 09 Feb 2017: Listen live at 8 p.m. EST or later on podcast — Former Lieutenant Col. Terry Lakin Will Share His Story ‘Officer’s Oath’ 02/09 by WOBC RADIO | Politics Podcasts
UPDATE 08 Feb 2017: Signature count passes 1300.
UPDATE 07 Feb 2017: Signature count passes 1000.
UPDATE 03 Feb 2017: Signature count passes 500.
UPDATE 30 Jan 2017: Here is a link to a great article about Terry Lakin’s story: http://canadafreepress.com/article/president-trump-about-terry-lakin
UPDATE 27 Jan 2017: Counter passed 150 threshold today. Thus the petition now has been moved to the public listings of petitions in process.
UPDATE 26 Jan 2017: Counter now working correctly – sign the petition.
UPDATE 24 Jan 2017: See below if you signed this petition between Saturday 21 Jan 17 and late Tuesday 24 Jan 17.
Due to a website glitch, signings over the past weekend & and up to and including sometime late Tuesday afternoon of 24 Jan 2017 were not recorded / counted properly. Please re-SIGN the petition. White House Website IT Glitch … We need to re-SIGN the petition to promote the pardon for former Lt Col Terry Lakin. Re-sign here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reinstate-lt-col-terry-lakin-us-army-full-rank-pay-benefits-and-pension-immediately Read more about the White House IT problems with the petition counter here: http://www.thepostemail.com/2017/01/24/is-the-lakin-petition-signature-count-accurate/ The count has to reach 150 before it will be put in the site’s main directory index. It’s a shame that the hundreds who already signed got lost. So we must try again. Pass this along to anyone else who might wish to sign so we can get the count past 150 ASAP. And thence once visible in the site’s main listings, we can push hard to make the 100,000 needed to insure White House action on the petition. Thank you to all in advance for the extra effort.
UPDATE 21-23 Jan 2017: Signature count stuck at 1 despite many having signed it over the weekend and Monday.
Please read and then sign the petition Mr. Gary Wilmott created on the WhiteHouse.gov We the People website for former Lt Col Terry Lakin, a commissioned officer who in 2010 stood up for his oath to the U.S. Constitution, his prime-directive as a Commissioned Officer in the military – to support and defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies of same – said Constitution which is the supreme law of the land and that which trumps all unlawful orders, and was quickly and summarily punished without being permitted to present to the court and court martial panel the exact reason and evidence as to why he disobeyed orders for military deployments overseas directed by Obama via Obama’s speech at West Point, which former Lt Col Terry Lakin considered unlawful given the facts in hand and due to the lack of any meaningful investigative response to his questions and concerns sent to higher military authorities and the U.S. Congress by former Lt Col Terry Lakin and others, that he decided he had to stand up for his oath to the U.S. Constitution and to defend the same from a domestic enemy of the Constitution. For standing up for his prime directive and supreme order, his oath, he was punished for disobeying a lesser order and not being allowed to explain to the court why. Please sign: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reinstate-lt-col-terry-lakin-us-army-full-rank-pay-benefits-and-pension-immediately
CDR Charles Kerchner (Ret)
Lehigh Valley PA 18049
P.S. Also read this essay regarding the legal term of art “natural born Citizen” and basic logic, i.e., trees are plants but not all plants are trees. Natural born Citizens are a subset of “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” but not all “born Citizens (citizens at birth)” are “natural born Citizens”: https://cdrkerchner.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/of-natural-born-citizens-and-citizens-at-birth-and-basic-logic-trees-are-plants-but-not-all-plants-are-trees-natural-born-citizens-nbc-are-citizens-at-birth-cab-but-not-all-cab/ … AND … http://www.art2superpac.com/issues.html Also watch this video by the renowned constitutional scholar Dr. Herb Titus — Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8 and Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoaZ8WextxQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8