1st Lt. Scott Easterling issued a statement in which he said "As an active-duty officer in the United States Army, I have grave concerns about the constitutional eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of president of the United States," the statement said.
Obama "has absolutely refused to provide to the American public his original birth certificate, as well as other documents which may prove or disprove his eligibility," Easterling wrote. "In fact, he has fought every attempt made by concerned citizens in their effort to force him to do so."
Easterling's contention is that as an active member of the U.S. military, he is required to follow orders from a sitting president, and he needs – on pain of court-martial – to know that Obama is eligible.
Other legal cases questioning Obama's eligibility filed by members of the military mostly have included retired officers, and courts several times have ruled they don't have standing to issue their challenge.
Easterling, however, is subject to enemy fire and certainly would have a reason to need to know the legitimacy of his orders.
"Until Mr. Obama releases a 'vault copy' of his original birth certificate for public review, I will consider him neither my Commander in Chief nor my President, but rather, a usurper to the Office – an impostor," his statement said.
Hal Turner Commentary:
This is the beginning of the end of the Obama Presidency.
It ought to be clear to anyone that if Obama was, in fact, born in Hawaii, he would have simply produced the proof. That he has fought so furiously to conceal the original records leads the average person to believe he is hiding something. If he is not a natural born citizen, he cannot be President.
Since an active duty Military member is now suing, the courts can no longer hide behind the issue of legal standing. A soldier absolutely has legal standing. So the records are going to have to be produced, unless some other method of legal skulduggery is now employed.
It's been very revealing to watch the length to which Judges have gone to stomp this issue into the ground without a full hearing. What those judges fail to see is that they've also stomped themselves into the ground.
The name of every Judge in the country who has ruled against revealing the truth on the Obama citizenship issue, is on a list of folks to be dealt with when the time is right. None of them will get off scott-free.