Co-posted by Eric Dondero at the Libertarian Republican:
Breaking news item… Major Stefan Frederick Cook, US Army, is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan. But he is refusing, citing Barack Hussein Obama’s ineligibility to serve as Commander in Chief. Cook believes that Obama is foreign born, and thus excluded from serving in the office of the Presidency.
From the Ft. Benning, Georgia Ledger-Bulletin, July 14:
Cook’s lawyer, Orly Taitz, who has also challenged the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency in other courts, filed a request last week in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and status as a conscientious objector for her client.
In the 20-page document — filed July 8 with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia — the California-based Taitz asks the court to consider granting his client’s request based upon Cook’s belief that Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is therefore ineligible to serve as commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Cook further states he “would be acting in violation of international law by engaging in military actions outside the United States under this President’s command. … simultaneously subjecting himself to possible prosecution as a war criminal by the faithful execution of these duties.”
Note – LR Editor Eric Dondero contributed to this report.