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by Sharon Rondeau

John Rutherford served in the U.S. Army as an officer from 1969 to 1971 and received his J.D. in 1974

(Aug. 28, 2012) — After The Blaze interviewed the president of a civil liberties advocacy organization about its recent defense of seized former Marine Brandon Raub, the video and story were widely disseminated on the internet with the statement that people have reportedly been “disappearing,” particularly veterans.

John Whitehead, who has been president of The Rutherford Institute since 1982, is featured on the home page of “Veterans Today.”  In his interview with told Glenn Beck, owner of The Blaze, he told Beck that “the Rutherford Institute is getting flooded with calls, many of them from military veterans, who say they have been victims of involuntary civil commitments like Raub.”  Whitehead added, “What I’m getting from veterans is, they say they are getting picked up by the FBI, mainly for 9/11 ‘truther’ statements” (emphasis The Blaze’s).

Rutherford has described the accounts coming in from veterans and others as “Orwellian,” referring to the novel 1984 by George Orwell about a world controlled by “Big Brother” in which people were regularly surveilled, brainwashed, deprived of their dignity, and beaten and tortured into submission.  A review of the book stated:

You’ll find yourself asking how this man who wrote the novel in 1948 could possibly have such foresight into what would evolve into the world as we know it today. Similarities between life as we know it and life as Orwell foresaw abound.

For more than two years, The Post & Email has been reporting on the cases of Darren Wesley Huff and Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III, both of whom have been incarcerated as a result of attempting to expose government corruption.  Huff is currently in a federal prison, while Fitzpatrick is fighting a charge of “tampering with government records,” after having spent more than six months in total in the Monroe County jail.

While The Blaze injected its opinion about those who doubt the official 9/11 narrative into the story, thereby editorializing, it vindicated statements Fitzpatrick has been making for nearly three years:  that the Obama regime has targeted veterans, particularly white men, for incarceration if they speak out against government corruption on any level.  The “Sovereign Citizen” training program assembled by the FBI, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Tennessee Department of Safety is one example, as Huff and Fitzpatrick, who did not commit any crimes, are portrayed as dangerous criminals in the same category as Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh.

Months ago, The Post & Email contacted The Blaze regarding judicial corruption in Tennessee, Fitzpatrick’s repeated incarcerations, and the police brutality which have been reported, but never received a response.  We have contacted National Review Online, multiple law firms, Tennessee television stations and other news sources, none of which took interest in the story.  Now Whitehead cites similar stories from “thousands of people” reported as having disappeared, to which Whitehead responded,  “The government covers their tracks and they don’t tell the truth most of the time, unfortunately.”

What happened to Navy veteran Darren Huff?

He drove to attend an assignment hearing for Fitzpatrick on April 20, 2010 and was arrested ten days later.  No crimes occurred that day nor on any other, yet FBI affidavits state that Huff had planned to commit acts of violence against public officials in Madisonville, TN.  Huff claims that the witnesses lied on the witness stand during his trial and that he never made any claims to violence.  Huff has told The Post & Email that he has been labeled a “sovereign citizen” in the prison where he is currently being held.

The federal government has failed to produce any documentation of the planning of the heavy police presence in Madisonville on April 20 six months after The Post & Email filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain it.  Initially, the U.S. Department of Justice said it possessed no such documentation, and an appeal requesting another search has remained unanswered since May 1, 2012.

Fitzpatrick believes that the orders to mistreat and incarcerate veterans come from Obama personally.  He has had many threats made against his life which have been reported to the FBI but appear not to have been investigated.  After reporting judicial corruption to the FBI on a particular occasion, three agents laughed and responded, “This is the way it is.”

Instead of revealing his birth certificate and other probative materials to show that he is a “natural born Citizen” and constitutionally eligible to serve as president, Barack Hussein Obama remained mute and a decorated Army flight surgeon spent five months in Ft. Leavenworth for questioning him.  While Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin was still incarcerated, Obama released what he claimed was his birth certificate, although an official law enforcement investigation has concluded that it is a “computer-generated forgery.”

The law enforcement officer overseeing the investigation of Obama’s birth certificate, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, AZ, has been sued by the U.S. Department of Justice on charges of discriminating against Hispanics in the custody of his department.  Arpaio denies the claims and is fighting the lawsuit in court.  Fitzpatrick has stated that Arpaio is being treated like a “sovereign citizen” by the Obama regime.

Training program depicting Huff and Fitzpatrick as “sovereign citizens”

The Post & Email has submitted two Tennessee Open Records Act requests for documentation of how and by whom the “Sovereign Citizen” training program was written and will report any results received in a future article.

Despite two pronouncements of forgery in regard to both Obama’s Selective Service registration card and his long-form birth certificate, Obama has not been arrested or charged with a crime.  Members of the military, whether on active duty or retired status who have spoken out about what they see as Obama’s abuse of power or corruption within the federal government have been dismissed from the military, jailed, financially ruined, and in Raub’s case, intimidated by a psychiatrist.

When The Post & Email contacted the Washington, DC bureau of the FBI, the media contact person told us that the FBI “is investigating really serious crimes” and advised us to contact our congressman about the forgery issue.

Fitzpatrick was also ordered to obtain a psychiatric evaluation in April 2010, to which he reported but refused to undergo.

In April 2009, the Department of Homeland Security under Janet Napolitano stated that “returning veterans” were susceptible to succumbing to “right-wing extremism.”  Major media outlets appear to have expounded on that theme.

Fitzpatrick spent 25 years in the U.S. Navy, earning numerous medals and letters of commendation, but has been labeled a “terrorist” by the Obama regime.

How many other veterans have stories similar to those of Fitzpatrick and Huff?

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  1. Those same witnesses for Darren Huff’s trial who lied are the same ones named in The chattanooga Times Free Press for bad conduct and lying in other matters as well. Shame on them for sending an innocent man to prison!