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What Speech does the First Amendment Protect?

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**THERE WILL BE LANGUAGE USED IN THIS ARTICLE THAT SOME MAY FIND OFFENSIVE, THESE ARE THE WORDS OF OTHERS, AND PERTINENT TO THE ARTICLE, I APOLOGIZE IF YOU ARE OFFENDED, THAT IS NOT THIS WRITER’S INTENTION.**

There is a situation happening in our country concerning freedom of speech. Let me first preface my article with this disclaimer, I in no way condone or support the statements made by the persons I am writing about. That being said, we are witnessing an amazing amount of hypocrisy coming from our governmental departments and the main stream press on a few similar statements being made now. We should start with the most recent developments concerning the Ex Marine who started the Facebook group Richmond Liberty Movement,

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Brandon Raub: Victim of Tyranny in America

Brandon Raub

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