It seems that Army Lt. Col. Terrence L. Lakin realized the ridiculousness of his ways, but not before being sentenced to six months in jail. In a case of "too little, too late," Lakin appeared to realize just what he had done — tossed an exemplary military career down the toilet over questions about Obama's citizenship — as the trial was closing. During testimony, Lakin told the jury, "I don't want it to end this way … I want to continue to serve." Perhaps he should have thought about that before disobeying the orders of the Army. Even if he actually believed that Obama is not a citizen, was "taking a stand" worth losing everything, including your career and pension? And by the way, where are the Birthers? Where is Orly Taitz? Are the Birthers going to pay Lakin all of the money he's given up by taking a stand for the movement? Probably not. People are probably celebrating this case for different reasons — some for his taking a stand, and others for Lakin getting what he deserved. We think the situation is pitiful at best and pathetic at worst.
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