This article is speculation.
The “cover story” doesn’t make sense. Lakin says that he demands that President Obama prove his eligibility to him and that’s why he’s willing to sacrifice his career, to resolve the uncertainty over Obama’s eligibility. Lakin swore to uphold the Constitution and he says he can’t do that as long as he has doubts about the President. But Lakin has an attorney and that attorney will have already told Lakin that Obama’s eligibility or lack thereof is no defense. Lakin will not be able to force Obama to do anything, and no documents will come to light, and those who question the President’s eligibility will be no better off after Lakin is packed off to jail.
So what is Lakin’s strategy given that it is inevitable that he destroys his distinguished career and gains none of his stated goals? He could have just resigned.
The motivation, it seems to me, is political. Lakin makes himself a martyr. The military will come down on Lakin with a heavy hand and he will have no defense. He will be seen as a sympathetic figure by the far right. His fate will motivate others. I don’t doubt that Terry Lakin is a patriotic minded person. He probably believes that President Obama is a disaster for the country, and his only option to remove Obama is to make Obama seem cruel and dictatorial, and spark a popular uprising at the polls and in the mid-term elections.
My view is that Lakin will only motivate those who are already bitter opponents of the Administration. He will have done it all for nothing.