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Brandon Raub: Victim of Tyranny in America

Brandon Raub: Victim of Tyranny in America 

The End of Liberty is Near

I find the current situation in our nation both frightening and ironic.  The frightening part took a more serious turn a few days ago.  On Thursday August 16, 2012, former Marine Corp member Brandon Raub, decorated for valor in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was “detained”; not arrested but “detained”, by federal, state, and local authorities.  He was taken from his home in handcuffs, without charge, and is being held indefinitely pending a “mental competency hearing” before a judge (http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2012/08/brandon-raub-ndaa-arrest-video-2449432.html).  And what is his “crime”?  Mr. Raub was so bold as to criticize the federal government; Barack Obama, Eric Holder, politicians in both political parties, and bureaucrats who ignore the Constitution and do as they please without the consent of the governed.  Raub had the temerity to make references to the “Ron Paul Revolution”.  His rhetoric is undoubtedly strong, direct, and to the point; but it is no where near criminal, or the ravings of a lunatic, from what I have seen.  His ire is directed at the actions of government officials who have sworn an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America” but instead choose to ignore their oath of office, and their sworn duties as elected and appointed officials.  Were his comments irrational, threatening, terroristic, or seditious?  I don’t see them as being outrageous at all.  His posts are reflective, and critical, of the current activities by government agencies, bureaucrats, politicians, etc. (http://www.facebook.com/#!/raub.brandon ).

The ironic side is even more disturbing.  Once again I hear the New Black Panthers making public threats against “crackers and their babies”.  In internet radio programs that they proudly make public, these “people” call for black people to go into hospital nurseries and throw bombs into rooms full of “cracker babies” (http://www.examiner.com/article/new-black-panther-leader-kill-white-babies-by-bombing-nurseries ).  They boldly call for the murder of all white people and pose on facebook with AK-47 rifles, with their faces covered of course, and again boldly call for the murder of people because they are white.  This comes on the heals of a leader of the group stating in a video several months ago that “I hate white people, all of them.  Every cracker needs to be killed, all their children, all their babies, etc.” (http://www.wnd.com/2010/07/175817/).  Hate speech??  Racism??  I guess not!!

I wonder why the FBI, state police, and local police have not rounded up this bunch, those who are so boldly and publicly making terroristic threats against white people on an almost daily basis.  They have also made threats against delegates to the Republican National Party Convention in Tampa, Florida (http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/08/14/NBP-Threaten-Cracker-Republican-Tampa-Convention-Wont-Be-Tolerated-Our-Feet-Will-Be-On-Your-Necks ) yet we see no SWAT teams going after them. 

And why is Louis Farrakhan allowed to spit out the vile crap he does?  He actually threatens the life of Barack Obama and not a word is said, no denunciation, no “investigation”, nothing but silence http://rushlimbaughreport.blogspot.com/2012/04/did-louis-farrakhan-threaten-obama.html.  Isn’t this hate speech??? Isn’t this racist??  Isn’t this terroristic (http://www.examiner.com/article/new-black-panther-leader-malik-zulu-shabazz-asks-the-ballot-or-the-bullet) ??   

I don’t really wonder why the hate from the Black Panthers and Farrakhan is ignored, I know  why (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/dont-miss-the-connection-obama-and-holder-delivered-to-office-by-black-panthers-owe-them-some-favors/).    It is ignored because they are black and they hate America.  And because they are black and hate America they can say whatever they please, and do whatever they please, without any recrimination from this band of criminals now in charge of our government.  (One disclaimer: black conservatives aren’t given the same leeway as the Pink Panthers.)  White people aren’t allowed to spout such tripe.  Ted Nugent made a political reference a couple of months ago and was descended upon by Secret Service people.  He wasn’t arrested but was interrogated for much less than what we hear out of the mouths of black radicals espousing murder and sedition.

Brandon Raub was targeted because, besides being a white patriot, he stood up to a tyrannical government that is well on their way to subjugating We the People.  The “Patriot Act”, the most unconstitutional piece of legislation ever signed into law, gives a criminal government the right to arrest and hold anyone they choose; without charges, without a warrant, and without a trial for as long as they wish to do so.  It came from a Republican controlled Congress and was signed by George W. Bush, a Republican “moderate”.  From this we got the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, and the FEMA camps.  By the way, for those who called me a conspiracy theory nut two and a half years ago, welcome to the reality of the FEMA camps.  They were built in 2009 and are being financed and staffed with money in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, passed almost unanimously in both houses of Congress and signed by Obama in December.

This same NDAA 2012 allows for the “arrest without charges, and indefinite detention without trial” (Sections 1022 and 1023), for those accused of being “potential terrorists” or supporting anyone suspected to qualify.  This means that anyone who speaks up for Brandon Raub could be denounced and also “detained” as Raub is being “detained”.  It seems odd to me that these provisions don’t apply to the New Black Panthers.  If there was ever a reason to “detain” people for making terror threats it is this bunch of hate mongers.  They spew their diatribe of hate and terror threats all over every medium of communication available without so much as a word from Obama, Holder, and the rest of the criminals sitting in Washington D. C.

A double standard does exist and the lame stream media, including FOX News Network and much of conservative talk radio, is complicit. Not only do the lame streams ignore the violations of the Constitution going on every day, they actually cheer lead for those committing the violations.  Our liberty, our Republic of the United States of America, is teetering on the edge of extinction and very few in any media seem to have the courage to really speak boldly about what is happening.  Mark Levin and Michael Savage have been rather vocal but most of the”biggies” sidestep this issue of such bold tyranny in all branches of government.

Carrying the water on the most serious issues of liberty is left to those of us who have no national voice and lack the wealth many media darlings protect with their silence.  And what about us “little people”, the “peasants”?  Two days after the “detention” of Brandon Raub  I saw posts on facebook by many who are fearful and plan to “be more careful of what they write” so as to avoid catching the eye of the federal government.  This is exactly the plan of those who have violated the rights of Brandon Raub.  If they can silence us by making a public display of his fate they win.  Every despot in history has used this tactic of fear and intimidation.  How many will cower in fear due to Raub’s treatment; one hundred, one thousand, ten thousand, one hundred thousand?  I WILL NOT COMPLY!!!  I AM A MAN!!!   I AM AN AMERICAN!!!

The founding fathers pledged “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” through “the protection of Divine Providence” to establish the United States of America as THE beacon of freedom throughout the world.  Many gave their lives to establish, and many more have given their lives to preserve, the concept of freedom we are guaranteed “by nature and nature’s God” in the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States of America.  It is incumbent on those of us who inherited that liberty given by so many to restore what has been lost, and to leave the full measure of freedom to those who come behind us.  Our responsibility is to honor those who came before, those who stand for liberty now, and those who will inherit what we leave them. 

Brandon Raub is one who is standing for liberty now.  If we cower in fear because of his treatment we will have abandoned the efforts and sacrifices of so many and will leave a future of tyranny, slavery, despotism, and poverty to those who follow us.  Our commission, our responsibility, is to stand for liberty now, regardless of the cost to ourselves. 

Everyone who reads this needs to ask themselves a question:  “If not now, when; if not me, who?”  Will you stand with Brandon Raub now? https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/8LqA0?psid=30813f268825455cb13753f3ef838728) Will you honor George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, and the others who forged this nation out of tyranny?  Will you stand in honor of those who have lost life, limb, and possessions through 236 years of fighting to preserve this freedom?  Will you stand in honor of those fighting tyranny in Third World toilets in the Middle East, those who are trying to defeat Islamic nut cases before they can hit us again?  Will you honor those who will inherit the future from you?

 “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” Thomas Jefferson.

“Today is the day, there will be no tomorrow for liberty if we fail now because we cower in fear.” Bob Russell  August 2012 

 

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell

Claremore, Oklahoma

August 19, 2012

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  1. Jim Horn says:

    Anytime the government represented by three agency’s takes into custody a person for their political viewpoints, ever so radical, and that person is not charged but detained in a mental facility it stinks. That odor should be carefully savored. If the person is truly mentally disturbed they did us all a service but if not then there must be answers. So looking into it is what should be done. At the bare minimum it puts government on notice that nothing is going to go unnoticed. Dissidents in this country will not dissipere into mental facilities nor silenced by the threat.

    • Bob Russell says:

      Jim, I agree. If they wanted to go talk to him I would not object but to treat him the way they have while turning a blind eye to the black panthers and calypso louie is more than selective outrage, it is criminal.

  2. Bob Russell says:

    The Rutherford Institute agrees with me in the matter, not that this will meaning anything to some:

    http://virginiacopblock.org/232/rutherford-institute-defends-marine-arrested-statement-on-hearing/

  3. Andrew Pearson says:

    Jan Brown…….Of course we can be friends. I’d like that. I suspect all of us can use more friends in this world, and it certainly was not my intention to alienate anyone, with my posts here.

    This just turned out to be one instance in which I couldn’t conscientiously “jump on the popular bandwagon,” because of certain facts involved.

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble to understand my position on this issue.

  4. CowgirlMoon says:

    This is good, honest reporting and Bob Russel makes all the relative points. I’ll be sharing this article!

  5. JAN BROWN says:

    Bob, Great to hear from you again ! As usual you have a good grasp of the situation & ‘double standards’. Strange isn’t it, that the very ones fighting for our liberty while upholding their oaths are persecuted by the very ones trying to destroy by ignoring their own proimises. It’s pretty upside down…

    • Andrew Pearson says:

      Jan Brown, please see my response, just before yours. Apparently, you also didn’t research this issue, before commenting on it.

      • JAN BROWN says:

        Actually, Andrew, yours was posted at the same time..& while I was reading it I wondered how an individual with time & ionclination to do so much research could so totally miss Bob’s point…1st. it was not about Raub…he was the example of what can happen to you & I under such laws as the Patriot Act & NDAA 2012. Imagine you were sitting quitely in your own living room or in bed with that someone special & suddenly government agents burst in without giving you rhyme or reason….then there’s that ‘double standard’ media thing. If you donn’t recognize it, I don’t think all the research in the world will help..The Black Panther threat dominated the airwaves. The Travon Martin situation keeps referring to ‘hate’ speech/crime, yet this has not been included in any charges either. Raub’s choice of words & venue may not have been wise, but is still his right. If it is to be taken as a threat, let us demand he be treated the same as the Black Panthers.
        Oh, the word ‘apparently’ is synomous with ‘assume’ & we all know how that breaks down.

        • Andrew Pearson says:

          Jan, please see my second response to Bob Russell. I am NOT defending the Black Panthers, or anyone else who makes threats of violence against others. I AM objecting to using Mr. Raub as an example of an innocent American citizen, as a victim of federal government overreach. He made threats toward others, and he should have been picked up for questioning about those statements. The Black Panthers should have been arrested also, but their behavior doesn’t excuse the threats made by Mr. Raub.

          • JAN BROWN says:

            Okay, Andrew, this gives a different salnt & bases to your response, Appreciate you taking the time. These days are short on thinkers & we need you….now can we be friends?

  6. Andrew Pearson says:

    Apparently Mr. Russell, has not done the necessary research on Mr. Raub.

    In his article, Mr. Russell states that he sees nothing outrageous about Mr. Raub’s Facebook posts. I agree with that, except that the outrageous statements are not currently contained on Mr. Raub’s Facebook site. Apparently, it has been scrubbed to some degree.

    If one does diligent research, one finds the following website dealing with this issue: http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981556184. That article leads to some of the Facebook statements made by Mr. Raub, such as this one: http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/grnadmastershek/?action=view&current=BR7.jpg

    When one makes public statements like “Time to sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads,” and “This is the part where I tell the federal government to go fuck itself” and “This is the part where I tell the Generals, training our young men to fight Americans, I am coming for you,” one should expect the Authorities to pick one up for questioning, to determine how much of a danger one is, to others.

    Don’t we all wish some Authority had read the writings of James Eagan Holmes, BEFORE he massacred innocent people in Aurora, CO, and had picked him up for questioning, BEFORE he was able to carry out his massacre?

    Look, I’m as strong a defender of individual liberty, and the Bill of Rights as anyone, but threats of violence against others have always given rise to being questioned about such statements. The statements made by Mr. Raub justified his being questioned.

    My question is why are people using Mr. Raub’s situation as a campaign for civil liberties, when it doesn’t measure up to that, provided one does the appropriate research?

    Andrew Pearson
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    August 20, 2012

    • CowgirlMoon says:

      My question is: Why aren’t members of New Black Panther Party being held in mental hospitals, or arrested for puplic threats and hate speech?

    • Bob Russell says:

      Mr. Pearson, apparently you missed the point of the article. Have you seen or heard what the black panther party is saying? Those items are so very easy to find and they are so blatantly racist and violent that I don’t understand how anyone can miss them yet you and our brilliant federal government law enforcers have somehow not managed to read or listen to any of it. You seem to take the same “holier than thou” position as those who make excuses for a group yet jump all over a statement froma n obscure source that is attributed to Mr. Raub. I did a great deal of research but didn’t find those sites you found but my point still stands. Even if he did make those statements that doesn’t excuse the treatment of him when the black panthers ahve been making statements of killing “cracker babies” for more than a year. Your selective outrage is telling.

      • Andrew Pearson says:

        Bob…I didn’t miss the point of your article, at all. I am objecting to your use of Brandon Raub as a paragon of innocence, picked up and questioned by the FBI, when I believe he clearly needed to be picked up and treated, to determine his potential for danger to others.

        You are apparently assuming that I’m giving the Black Panthers a pass, while condemning Mr. Raub. Such is not the case. If you believe I am supporting the questioning of Mr. Raub, while defending the Black Panthers, please point out where I’ve done that. You cannot.

        The problem, which you apparently refuse to recognize, is that threats of violence against others is wrong, no matter who makes such threats. The Black Panthers who have done so should have been arrested (especially those involved in the bounty they placed on the head of George Zimmerman), but the fact that they were given a pass does not excuse the behavior of Mr. Raub. One instance of bad behavior does not justify or excuse another one.

  7. Dennis Habern says:

    In order to acertain any correct judgement concerning

    this case, I would prefer to peruse his words of

    wisdom which led for the FEDS to believe that they

    can make a case against a private citizen whom had

    practiced his 2nd Amendment Rights. In addition, it

    should be noted that ever since the Moron whom

    currently occupies space in the White House, with his

    fat, ugly side-kick, was catapulted onto the global

    political stage 4 years ago along with the Moron’s

    boyfriend, the world and the U.S. has not been the

    same since. Therefore, the simple solution is to

    get rid of these two problems and send them where

    they can no longer intimidate the masses, especially

    the older ugly Moron. The United states is in dire

    need to mount a revolution that equals the “FRENCH

    REVOLUTION OF 1789″ but without the blood-shed. We

    Americans can thank George Soros and the Moron for

    causing we Americans to rise-up against our own

    government, but everyone should be cognizant of the

    fact that George Soros was a Nazi sympathizer when

    he was a teenager in Hungary. Soros might be a crazy

    old man, but he is calculated and his puppet, the

    Moron. Evidently, both these enemies of American

    democracy maintained the same teacher.