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MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF MILITARY VETERANS ARRESTED AND JAILED…FOR WHAT?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 23, 2012) — Last week, former Marine Brandon Raub was arrested without being charged with a crime nor read his Miranda rights. He was held in a psychiatric hospital until a judge ordered his release today.
Raub was arrested on August 16 by the Chesterfield, VA police, members of the FBI and Secret Service for posts on his Facebook page which were allegedly “terrorist in nature.” Raub’s Facebook page was reportedly private, and his attorneys claimed that his First Amendment rights had been violated.
Supporters of Raub had claimed that he was “kidnapped.” The Huffington Post reported that Raub’s Facebook posts were “anti-government” and discussed “a coming revolution.” A Texas judge stated that he believed that if Obama is re-elected in November, a “civil war” will result, but he was not arrested or detained against his will.
Millions of citizens have expressed concern as a result of Obama’s record-level spending, socialist agenda, and plans for a second term. Others, like Raub, believe that the federal government was involved in the 9/11 attacks and are “seeking the truth.”
Attorneys from The Rutherford Institute defended Raub, and a circuit court judge ruled today that the claims against him were “devoid of any factual allegations.”
The same day Raub was released, a report of a similar arrest of an Ohio veteran states that his firearms were taken and that he must report for a psychiatric evaluation without formal charges having been brought. The Obama regime is known for its anti-Second Amendment position, and the veteran’s arrest was speculated as not having been initiated locally.
A Presidential candidate and columnist for The Post & Email has repeatedly said that the federal government under Obama intends to disarm the American people.
Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, a 25-year Navy veteran, has been jailed on numerous occasions in Monroe County, TN for exposing government corruption. Darren Wesley Huff was sentenced to four years in federal prison in Texas after no crime was committed. Huff had attempted to lend support to Fitzpatrick on April 20, 2010 by driving to the courthouse for Fitzpatrick’s arraignment hearing. He was not arrested that day, but rather, ten days later, after an expenditure of approximately $450,000 was made deploying police officers of all levels into the small town to allegedly stop a “courthouse takeover” which was never attempted.
Fitzpatrick described Obama as a threat to the United States more than three years ago, and a billboard in Texas now makes the same claim. Military members take an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution against “all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Have Huff and Fitzpatrick been persecuted for their postings and for what they allegedly “believe?” Are “sovereign citizens” actually Americans who wish to exercise control over their government and preserve individual liberties, as the Founding Fathers did? The Founders established the first true form of self-government, which requires that each person take responsibility for keeping a watchful eye on government and taking care of his own affairs without government intrusion. Obama, in contrast, believes in wealth redistribution such that an increasing number of people will become dependent on government’s largesse at the expense of others.
During the 2008 campaign, Obama described people struggling in a poor economy as “cling[ing] to guns or religion.” Some believe that Obama’s fatal Fast & Furious gunwalking operation was intended to turn American sentiment against gun ownership.
The Second Amendment allows Americans the right to bear arms and was written with the purpose of “enforcing” the First Amendment, according to Dick Morris. In colonial days, able-bodied men served in a militia as a matter of course and, according to Morris, were “the backbone of the American Revolution.” The citizen militia was “a product of English heritage” with “common law origins.”
Huff and Fitzpatrick have been depicted as “sovereign citizens” capable of violence even though both men have publicly denounced violence as a means to restoring constitutional governance. The FBI, which reports to Eric Holder’s U.S. Department of Justice under Obama, states that “sovereign citizens” are a “domestic terrorism threat.”
A Department of Homeland Security report dated April 7, 2009 had warned that “returning veterans” could be persuaded to join “extremist” groups, whose activity was expected to increase because of the election of the “first African American president” and an increasingly poor economy. The DHS report suggested that “restrictions on firearms ownership and use” might occur. The DVD contains several sections, one of which is entitled “Suspicious Activity Report Line Officer Training.” The language used in the training program is similar to that of the DHS report. Early in 2011, DHS also announced its intentions to “monitor media content, including social media data.”
Some members of the military have been discharged because of their disagreement with how Obama is handling military affairs. Soldiers who perceive Obama’s orders to be illegitimate have been punished, including Dr. Terrence Lakin, who spent five months in Ft. Leavenworth for questioning Obama’s constitutional eligibility to issue orders to the military.
Fitzpatrick accused Obama and General Martin Dempsey of treason for ordering U.S. Army troops into Samson, AL on March 10, 2009 to perform civilian police duties, an action which was deemed by the Army Inspector General to have been a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. Instead of being disciplined, Dempsey was promoted by Obama.
Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL, was “forced to retire” after writing a book describing what he saw as deficiencies and political posturing within his military command. Higbie was reportedly one of the SEALs who carried out the raid on Osama bin Laden last spring. Higbie’s book is due to be released on September 11, but the Pentagon may prosecute him for writing it. Higbie’s stated purpose in writing the book is his personal effort “to save the American dream.”
Other military officers claim that Obama’s White House leaked “classified information” about the bin Laden raid “for political benefit.”
For 21 years, Fitzpatrick has termed the upper echelons of the military “command racketeers.” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey has criticized retired officers for speaking out against Obama’s policies. Fitzpatrick named Dempsey in commission of treason after he and putative Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta stated that they followed the lead of the “international community,” not Congress, in committing U.S. troops to war earlier this year.
Obama has also been personally accused of allowing sensitive information to be leaked to the media, including his “Kill List” of alleged terrorists around the world and the creation of the Stuxnet computer virus designed to disable Iran’s nuclear capabilities. “Treason” is defined “acting to overthrow one’s government” or “treachery,” among others.
The Obama regime recently sued the state of Ohio, contending that its new law allowing veterans to cast early votes for three additional days over other early voters, claiming that there is “no rational basis” for military men and women to receive extra time to to vote.
Will other military veterans be arrested in the coming days and weeks on apparent pretenses? Has the Obama regime done away with due process of law?
On April 30, The Post & Email exclusively broke the story on the FBI/U.S. Department of Justice “Sovereign Citizen” training program which no other news outlet or newswire service will distribute. Perhaps the label and its effects are more widespread than previously believed. While the FBI and Secret Service appear to respond rapidly to Facebook posts and threats against certain individuals in government, The Post & Email can confirm that credible reports of threats against specific persons reported in good faith are completely ignored.