|Brandon Raub today|
Brandon Raub is a former US Marine. You may remember last year, I brought to your attention that Mr. Raub wrote some unflattering things concerning the present regime on his Facebook page, which was supposed to have been private, and there only for his friends and his family. The FBI is apparently able to read anything you place on Facebook, without a warrant, and so you might consider as to whether you want an account there or not.
|Raub served tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq as a Marine from 2005-2011.|
A week later a judge released Mr. Raub as there never had been any reason for locking him up. He never was a danger to himself or to anyone else. He didn't even own a gun.
This week the Rutherford Institute's lawyers are filing a lawsuit in Federal Court . The complaint, filed in Richmond, Virginia alleges that Raub’s seizure and detention were the result of a federal government program code-named “Operation Vigilant Eagle” that involves the systematic surveillance of military veterans who express views critical of the government. Institute attorneys allege that the attempt to label Raub as “mentally ill” and his involuntary commitment was a pretext designed to silence Raub’s speech critical of the government and that the defendants violated Raub’s rights under the First and Fourth Amendments.
Many people will be watching this case carefully. We presently have a regime which systematically spies on our veterans,while looking for ways to keep guns from us, uses the IRS to suppress fundraising of the opposition, sells weapons to Mexican cartels, collects broad brush e-mails and communications from the Associated Press, and from the Fox network, fails to defend its own diplomats in unstable countries, and spends money egregiously. The culture of intimidation is more like the old KGB than it is our beloved America. This is what we presently know. Imagine how much we don't know. Our Constitutional rights are being diluted and disregarded on a daily basis. Write your Congressman and Senators regarding this travesty and the others now, while it's still legal under this administration to do so.
Here is the full complaint as filed in a Richmond Virginia Federal Court
If they forcibly hospitalized Brandon Raub for his political views, I wonder what they did to the performers of this song:
America's Coming Back by The Voters
Our prior posts, on this topic, which I wrote when this first happened can be found at: