(Author’s note, 12/22). This post was published at 10 pm last night and by early this morning, the key portion on the Lakin trial had been deleted. I have recreated that section to the best of my recollection.)
- the advocacy of a position known to be false.
- An argument which is misused to advance an agenda or to reinforce one’s deeply held beliefs in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
The intellectual dishonesty of the eligibility deniers, including chief Obama, the left, the 111th Congress, the so-called ‘media’, the Courts, the attorneys, and now the military, has been completely and cleanly exposed by their strenuous efforts to defend Obama’s lack of Article II eligibility against all evidence to the contrary. While their petty goal is to ruin and ridicule anyone who raises the issue, their feigned superiority betrays a significant moral decay and fundamental anti-Americanism.
Unfortunately for America, in knowingly defending the breach of the ‘natural born citizen’ clause of Article II, these entities commit ‘treason to the constitution‘. And so appropriately for the deniers, they face easily documented misprision of felony and misprision of treason charges. For this kind of fundamental intellectual dishonesty is endangering the Nation.
This essay has been brewing since the Lakin K- ‘court martial’, where so many of the tawdry tools and false arguments of the deniers came into sharp focus. Bearing witness to the convoluted machinations required to protect the undocumented Obama. It was disheartening to observe the collaboration among the prosecution, defense, and certain military bloggers sitting in ‘gallery’ to railroad LTC Lakin using the rhetoric of intellectual dishonesty. But the truth ultimately wastes these collaborators, for when confronted with it, they can’t handle it.
This collaborative effort–not only in the Lakin case but characterizing all efforts to conceal the truth about Obama–has been a racket, a money-maker and reputation ‘booster’ (if you consider misprision of felony a ‘booster’ for your career) for the willing fools who carry along with it, not knowing that in the end they will be treated as ‘useful idiots‘ and FEMA-camped like the rest of us. The flat-earth, eligibility deniers are involved not in a conspiracy, but in fact an association to perpetuate fraud. They have high level allies in this endeavor, at great peril to the American people.
How It Works
The eligibility-deniers’ ethical blunder is knowingly ignoring the evidence that Barack Obama is not a natural born citizen, and it is based on the incorrect self-deception that their reading of the Constitution is correct. They ignore history, precedent, and willfully mis-interpret key cases on citizenship as somehow controlling on ‘natural born’ citizenship. They refuse to acknowledge that an Article II natural born citizen is different than a Fourteenth Amendment ‘citizen of the United States’.
And somehow, with all the education and experience, they can’t quite grasp that the Founders intended to use language for the requirement of the CIC that Americans would always understand without the employ of lawyers and pundits…and certainly those who were educated in civics in the 40′s and 50′s can recite that a natural born citizen is born in the country of two citizen parents. The eligibility-deniers must have skipped that class in grade school.
Intellectual dishonesty takes many forms. The self-deceptions that bolster our sense of self-worth are perhaps wired into human nature and certainly have survival value. Simple plagiarism passes off someone else’s words as one’s own. The petty crime becomes intellectual dishonesty when the plagiarism is employed to bolster a public perception of one’s own intellectual strength or authority.
Selective reading of history designed to support an agenda must figure into the eligibility deniers’ strategy to ultimately bolster their own ‘intellectual strength’ or authority. But its effect is also to protect Obama and prevent any discussion of his dual allegiance or non-natural born citizen status.
The rhetorical devices used include the following:
- The label “Birther”–used to dishonestly misinterpret and denigrate Article II and to promote the agenda that ‘natural born Citizen’ means ‘born in the USA’. By promoting this incomplete definition, the eligibility deniers further reveal the house of cards by which they judge Obama to be ‘eligible’–an electronic image of a COLB that not only not a birth certificate, but is forged. Have our standards become so low? Yet a decorated, 18- year LTC Lakin could not have reported to the Pentagon for duty with an electronic image of a COLB.
The media has been the most important vehicle for the propaganda of a ‘birth certificate’ and the acceptance of a forged, electronic image of a COLB as equivalent to a valid birth certificate. This focus on the birth certificate has removed the important concepts of allegiance, dual citizenship, and ‘natural born citizenship’ from discussion and importantly, from the public’s understanding of the breach of Article II.
Here are some example’s of the media’s on-going deception:
Lakin had become a hero of the “birther” movement when he refused to report for a second deployment to Afghanistan until he received an answer to his question of whether President Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen constitutionally eligible to be president.
Supporters of the movement say Obama, the first black president, was not born in Honolulu in August 1961. However, such conspiracy theories have largely been squelched, and the Obama campaign released his Hawaii birth certificate in 2008.
Deliberately ignored is the fact that Lakin had asked that his orders be verified as legal; that his military Chain of Command could not verify that they were; that the Judge refused to acknowledge this question as his motivation and refused him evidence based on it being ‘embarrassing’ to the pResident; and that in the end, Lakin was sentenced for having asked a question. And, the Obama campaign did not release a ‘birth certificate’. The absolute intellectual dishonesty of this reporter, and the newspaper who allows her to write, is on full display. The ethical lapse follows in providing an essentially untruthful report that perpetuates Obama’s usurpation.
We can always count on elitist Dowd’s intellectual dishonesty when reporting on anything related to Obama’s lack of Article II eligibility. Her fundamental ethical lapse is that she considers any examination of Obama’s eligibility ‘loony’, with an underlying tone of ‘racist’ despite clear and compelling evidence that he is not a natural born citizen. Her ‘rhetorical devices’ appear to be name-calling, ascribing motives to people they don’t have, and diminishing the constitutional concerns regarding Obama.
“Usurper in Chief?”
“Originally, Colonel Lakin and his frenzied supporters had wanted to reveal the Ultimate Truth, what they consider the biggest hoax ever perpetrated — that a foreigner, a “Usurper in Chief,” had seized control of the Oval Office.
But then the military judge, Col. Denise Lind, denied a request for President Obama to testify and for his birth certificate to be entered into evidence.
So now the Birthers consider the court-martial part of the dastardly conspiracy. “This whole trial looks like a sham,” said Orly Taitz, a tall blonde California dentist, lawyer and leader in the Birther movement.
…he looked small and shaken as he admitted to disobeying orders from his boss, Gordon Roberts, a Medal of Honor recipient. He murmured “Yes, ma’am” over and over in a low voice as the precise Judge Lind pressed him on whether he understood that “the dictates of conscience do not justify disobeying a lawful order.”
…Some argued that whether Obama was born in Hawaii is not really the point; the point is, he’s not “a natural-born citizen.” “You must be born in the U.S. with two parents who are U.S. citizens,” they explained. Obama, they argued, has “a dual allegiance” …
But, in the end, the court-martial offers one big truth: President Obama doesn’t have to show Terry Lakin anything.
Stringing together statements from various people, which together do paint the correct definition of a natural born citizen and Obama’s lack of eligibility according to that criterion, is ascribed to ‘some argued that’, rather than the “the historical record and facts reveal that you must be born in the U.S. to two parents who are U.S. Citizens”. And with respect to Judge Lind, as an Officer, Lakin was required to disobey illegal orders, its not a conscience thing, and the military which you so proudly defend couldn’t and wouldn’t verify them. Finally, finishing off with Obama doesn’t have to show Lakin anything perpetuates the agenda that Obama is legal and diminishes any question of that.
Ethical lapses produced by the intellectual dishonesty displayed here result in the perpetuation of fraudulent reporting. The final nail in the coffin of any credibility of all of these so-called media is their failure to report on the most obvious and important constitutional violations of the Obama regime.
The terms intellectually dishonest and intellectual dishonesty are often used as rhetorical devices in a debate; the label invariably frames an opponent in a negative light. It is a round about way to say “you’re lying”.
‘Presumed legal‘ is to take for granted that something is legal in the absence of information to the contrary.
Even a small modicum of research by Lakin’s chain of command would have easily elicited the voluminous information that exists which indicates Hussein is not a natural born citizen of the United States, and that there are numerous, credible legal challenges. This is just a basic list of information that exists indicating that Obama is not an Article II Natural Born Citizen:
- Condition of dual allegiance at birth, verified by the State Department
- Father’s citizenship
- Lack of definitive proof of birth in HI
- Proof that the COLB is a forgery and fake document
- Adoption by Indonesian national
- No documentation of name change from Barry Soetoro to Barack Hussein Obama II.
- 30 social security numbers associated with the Barack Obama who occupies the White House, his current one based upon someone who was born in 1890 in Connecticut.
- How did the Army determine that Lakin’s orders were ‘presumed legal’?
- When you are a soldier on the battlefield, do you “presume” your enemy is behind that hill, or behind the other hill?
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt