Last December, that honorable man who faithfully served this country for 18 years lost his freedom. Why? Because the putative president simply refused to produce his long form birth certificate.
Kidd takes some time in her article saying what a wonderful soldier Lakin is, mentioning his “numerous awards.” It was Lakin’s concern over Obama’s legitimacy that led him to refuse to follow orders, the crime that got him jail time. If we assume that the presentation of the long form to Lakin would have prevented him from going to jail, then we must also assume that the long form birth certificate would have convinced Lakin that Obama was eligible as his Commander in Chief.
If the long form would have convinced Lakin, why does it not convince Kidd?1 She goes on in her article to call Obama “usurper” so apparently the long form made no difference to her.
The position that the long form would have saved Lakin from court martial is incompatible with continued belief post long form that Obama is not eligible to be President.
1I personally believe that Terry Lakin suffers from chronic, incurable birtherism, and that the long form would have been dismissed for the same reason that he dismissed the short form: he’s a birther.