Decorated Marine Committed to Psych Ward for Facebook Post

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Most of the time, when we post on Facebook, we don’t expect to be dragged from our house in nothing but a pair of shorts, summarily arrested and then placed in the psych ward.  But that is exactly what happened to Brandon J Raub .

Despite the fact that the arrest was videotaped (above) Raub has been charged with assaulting and officer and resisting arrest. Raub is to appear before a judge on Monday and has told family members that he has not been told what the charges are.  Raub refused the proferred drugs at the psychiatric hospital where he is being held.

What caused all of the hullabaloo?  This very patriotic post made on Facebook on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 9:00am:

America has lost itself.  We have lost who we truly are.  This is the land of the free and the home of the brave.  This is the land of Thomas Jefferson.  This is the land of Benjamin Franklin.  This is the land of Fredrick Douglas.  This is the land of Smedley Butler.  This is the land John F. Kennedy.  This is the land of Martin Luther King.  This is the land where the cowboy wins.  This is the land where you can start from the bottom and get to the top.  This is the land where regardless of you race and ethnicity you can suceed and build a better life for you and your family.  This is the land where every race coexists peacefully.  This is the land where justice wins.  This is the land where liberty dwells. This is the land where freedom reigns.  This is the land where we help the poor, and people help eachother.  This is land where people beat racism.

The federal reserve is wrong.  They have designed a system based off of gread and fear.  They designed a system to crush the middle class between taxes and inflation.  This is wrong, and it is unjust.  It is wrong.

We have allowed ourselves to be devieced and seduced by the powers of the printing press.  It is not a good system.  It discourages saving: the foundation for all stable economic activity.  The federal reserve is artificially manipulating interests rates and creating phony economic data.  This thing has decieved our entire nation.

They created it 1913.  They also created the income tax in 1913.  They encouraged the growth of debt so they can tax you on it.  There is interest on the debt.  Your government is in bed with these people.  They want to enslave you to the government so that they can control every aspect of your lives.  It is an empire based on lies.  They operate of greed and fear.

There is a better way.  It’s called freedom.  Freedom is called a lot of things.  But there is a true meaning.  It means very simply that you have the right to do whatever you want as long as you are not infringing on the feedoms of other people.

I firmly believe that God set America apart from the other nations of the world.  He saved a place where people could come to to escape bad systems of goverment.  This system we have created works.  It really works.

There is evil going on all around the world.  The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force.  People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.

Men and Women follow courage.  They follow leadership, and courage.  Our example has paved the way for people all around the world to change their forms of goverment.

Force is not the way because liberty is a powerful concept.  The idea that men can govern themselves is the basis for every just form of government.

We can govern ourselves.  We do not need to be governed by men who want to install a one world banking system.  These men have machine hearts.  Machine and unnatural hearts.  They have blocked out the possibility of a better world.  They fear human progress.  They have monopolies on everything.

This life can be free and beautiful.  There are enough resources on this earth to support the world’s population.  There are enough resources on this earth to feed everyone.  There is enough land for everyone to own their own land and farm, and produce their own energy.

These people have been hiding technology.  There are ways to create power easily.  There is technology that can provide free cheap power for everyone.  There are farming techniques that can feed the entire world.
The bill of rights is being systematically dismantled.  Men have spilled their blood for those rights.

Your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, and Americas best young men and women are loosing their limbs.  They are loosing their lives.  They are loosing the hearts.  They do not know why they are fighting.  They are killing.  And they do not know why.

They have done some extroadinary acts.  Their deeds go before them.  But these wars are lies.  They are lies.  They decieved our entire nation with terrorism.  They have gotten us to hand them our rights.  Our Rights!  Men died for those rights!

September Eleventh was an inside job.  They blew up a third building in broad daylight.  Building 7.

Your leaders betrayed you.

You elected an aristocracy.  They are beholden to special interests.  They were brainwashed through the Council on Foreign Relations.  Your leaders are planning to merge the United States into a one world banking system.  They want to put computer chips in you.

These men have evil hearts.  They have tricked you into supporting corporate facism.  We gave them the keys to our country.  We were not vigilant with our republic.


According to Raub’s mother, the Police, FBI and Secret Service swarmed in and arrested Raub, taking him to John Randolph Mental Hospital.  Raub served in the US Marine Corp and is a decorated, two-tour veteran of Afghanistan. He is also a frequent contributor to the website Don’t Tread on Me.

His mother, Cathleen Thomas, has been extremely vocal in supporting her son.  She has told the media outlets that her son was arrested without having his rights read to him. She released the following update:

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” Patrick Henry

Met with Brandon tonight at the John Randolph Hopewell VA~Psychiatric Ward. He has not been drugged for those of you asking. They are holding him until  Monday when he is to appear before a Judge whom will make a ruling based on the Dr’s (Of their choosing) evaluation of his ability to function in society. Should the Judge deem him a terrorist threat and unstable he will continue to be detained for a greater length of time of which is undetermined.

I am looking into him being evaluated by an outside Dr. of our choosing. I was told that this was not possible. We are seeking legal counsel on this. We do not trust their choice of Dr.’sHe is being held for 72 hours until Monday’s hearing.

He has NOT been accused or booked for any crime. Yet, he was handcuffed, not read his rights and taken away in a police car to be placed into a Psychiatric hospital. Oh yeah, he is an AMERICAN CITIZEN.

What some do not seem to understand or “get” is this, it is not about what someone says or how they said it, or even if I agree with it. This is about the government, OUR government telling us that if you take a stand and speak out against them you can be “taken away”. This is a direct violation of our Constitutional Rights aka “Freedom of Speech”. READ IT, it is clear.

They will not stop here, they are coming after your guns, hard and fast. They will attempt to disarm you.

“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” — George Washington

We are seeking legal counsel, more importantly the MOST HIGH counsel.

For all of those who have reached out, to all of those that have called, or posted, or agreed to stand with us in prayer and love we appreciate you and we ask this only…

Read the Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Then look around and ask yourself if you see our government following it. Question Everything your government does. If you find an area (there are many) where they are falling short or even completely abolishing sections of it along with our rights then please, do something about it.

I cannot tell you what that is, but I can guide you if you are willing to listen. This has been the sole aim for sharing with you this past year since I came out of “the matrix” and my eyes and hearts were opened. This has been the reason behind my conversations with many of you and your reaction has spoke volumes to me.

Many of my friends and family have distanced themselves from me, you know who you are. I make you uncomfortable and who likes that right? I am a Conspiracy Theorist and “why the heck can’t you just “settle down”. I see it in your eyes and in your inaction to a government gone rogue.

Many of you have now become my friends, my comrades, my colleges and I hold you dear. Not because you have agreed with me all the time, for who grows that way? But for your hearts that love this country, love liberty more than anything and love God. You amaze me, you astound me with your fierce loyalty to our founding father’s words and works and you inspire me!

You, must choose your own path and thus your destiny. Just remember, this is more important than you, this is our future children’s legacy. What you choose to do today will become their tomorrow. Choose wisely!

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government. — George Washington

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  • Devildog

    This is an outrage. I highly doubt any of my fellow Marines will have heard of this. Spread the word!! Semper Fi to the Constitution and our Rights!!

    • Evie

      Wow I do not see anything threatening about what he posted. Ron paul says things like this all of the time.
      Hum, how long before the gov. Will not allow websites such as this? Scary.

      • SKIP

        Da gubmint will always allow such a site a FB an others, it is too good a means of keeping track of citiens’ thoughts and dealing with them in the dark of night.

        • laura m.

          Smart folks especially patriots stay off face book and other social web sites. Several patriot talk show hosts warned about that several years ago..the gov monitors those sites; these sites don’t serve a purpose anyway except idle gossiping. If people are looking for dating sites, there’s plenty of them. Stay low key and stick with a small group of well known friends/relatives to support each other when the time comes. I see nothing threatening by his post, however, America is NDAA fascist and it’s time to hunker down and stay out of ALL group/political activities to incl voting which is in vain at this point. Don’t join/spt any org. they are controlled opposition do nothings except ripping others off.

          • DisgruntledVet

            Yep, let’s all hunker down in small groups. That way, when they do come for us, it will be easier to subdue the targets. For the love of God and country, don’t speak up, don’t stand up, and don’t take any personal risk or responsibility whatsoever.

            You make me sick.

  • I’m convinced this was a staged event to try to stifle dissent, and this Brandon Raub character is an infiltrator working for the government.

    This will be all over the internet, and a million people will be afraid to express their thoughts because of it.

    ooooh…don’t say anything patriotic or the FBI will come and get you and throw you in a psych ward.


    • anon

      Eh? Disagree.. Who the hell sees this and gets scared? I think if anything, this hurts the government more than it helps it (The publicity of it, at least). This is nothing more than silencing an “unpopular” voice.

  • Highspeedloafer

    To say the least it is a thought provoking story. I would like to hear something from his legal counsel before making a decision about that Jolly Roger. It could be exactly as the mother describes and maybe you are the plant here to cast doubt on her story. Doubt works both ways right?

  • 2heavyb

    This smells. That post isn’t what got him locked up. What other posts did he make to get put on 72 hour hold.

    • Mike

      I think you’re right, 2heavyb . . . his other Facebook posts recently are not as lucid or sane-sounding. Therefore it seems The Daily Sheeple is deliberately misleading us when they cite a writing from nine months ago and say that is “what caused all the hoopla.”

      • Kimberly Paxton

        Mike ~

        Hi! No deception is intended – the article is based on the press releases and the local news, which specify this post as the reason for Raub’s arrest. As more information is made known we’ll be sure to update, so please be on the lookout for a follow-up article!

        Thanks for reading~


  • hector196

    NDAA’s first victim

    • SKIP


  • Evie

    Anyone can be put in 72 hr lockdown if percieved a threat.

  • rouxbert

    would like to know more about this story. although not hard for me to believe because i was arrested for answering MY door to MY home with a gun in my hand at 9:30 p.m. at night. I was in bed asleep at which time heard load knocks on MY door and decided to grab my pistol just in case. Three hours later i was being booked.

  • Karma

    His other posts are on the website Don’t Tread On Me. I read them all and they are along these lines – nothing that I would say goes further than free speech. He’s critical of the government.

    I agree with HighSpeedLoafer. My take is that this goes hand in hand with the DHS’s “lone wolf veteran” that they are trying to demonize.

    It looks to me like they are trying to scare the veterans who are “in the know” into silence.

  • phdinlogic`

    Buckle up and protect you and yours as best you can. The first shot has been fired!

  • jade

    I DONT BELIEVE FOR a second this guy was picked up because of what you claim.

    there must be more to it so if you cant report trutyh stop lying!

    • kentarch

      This story sounds like propaganda to me too. I don’t believe that it’s true either. I mean apparently all it takes to manipulate dumb Americans is a picture of a man in uniform holding a fluffy puppy.

  • cara

    The first show was fired when they would not allow anyone to gather outside the democratic convention center and then arrested anyone who peacefully went 2 blocks away as requested.
    Ordereing them to move 2 blocks away was a violation of their free speech and right to peacefully assemble. Nothing happened when they did that.

    • troutfur

      I remember. That video needs to come out again. It’s time.

  • SKIP

    The pity of all this is that when THEY come for US, THEY are US! THEY are our friends, lovers, relatives and family members and violence is on the way and choices will be made that are going to break families and friendships.

  • Mark A

    Just a few thoughts for Ron Paul supporters and 9-11 Truth folks.

    Do not say you are starting a “revolution” and post macho pictures of yourself with guns on Facebook. For example, it is better to talk about SECESSION and the Constitution. SECESSION is still CONSTITUTIONAL. Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stepehens were never convicted of any treason, or of plotting to overthrow the “United States government” etc., and neither were any of the other Confederate authorities, because the fact is SECESSION is CONSTITUTIONAL.

    Lincoln’s violent and factional government of that time only won a military victory … not a constitutional one. They did not “save the ‘union’ “. They actually wrecked it. The validity of SECESSION is still good. This may seem academic, but being academic and right at the same time will keep you out of jail … at least for now. Study the law at least a little and its history and the Kentucky and Virgina Resolves.

    The Confederacy has left its American posterity a very good and strong legal record, and the Confederate government was never dissolved. Its constitution can be taken up again. In 1865 it merely collapsed under the weight of the unconstitutional military aggressions of Abe Lincoln’s war faction. This may be law school academics, but it is valid free speech and valid debate.

    Secondly, Architects and Engineers for 9-11 Truth, and Pilots for 9-11 Truth, and others like them, etc., are doing a lot of good, but I do not know if they “Facebook.” The forensics and science of 9-11 are all on the side of 9-11 Truth. Just stick to that. Like burninig jet fuel cannot melt steel and etc. By the way, why have they been discovering human remains on the surrounding buildings, if the “fires” did it? Human remains have been discovered on the surrounding buildings, because they were exploded out of the Twin Towers onto them by high-powered demolition explosives. That is why.

    If the FBI asks you questions, only answer 5 words: “I have nothing to say”, unti lyou get an attorney.

  • Nailbender

    Somethings not right… nothing in the provided writings suggest that he is a threat to himself or others; which is the standard for an emergency order of detention in a psychiatric facility.

    It was also pointed out that his rights were never read to him. They don’t have to be read unless your are conducting an interview or an interrogation with the intent of obtaining an incriminating statement.

    1) You have to have a complainant
    2) Subject must be an immediate threat to himself
    or others.
    3) An emergency order is completed by LE
    4) And before he/she is admitted a
    physician/psychiatrist will speak with the
    subject and render a decision independent of the
    provided documentation. The Dr has the final
    5) Load them up with Thorazine until they shuffle
    like they are wearing someone else’s overshoes
    that are full of water.

    I don’t think we got the whole story… needless to say though. This stands to happen in the future – it merely takes tweeking the criteria. It could easily be changed to include “Those who dislike the government are deemed a threat to others”.

    If in fact what was provided is true and was provided in it’d entirety, I would proudly contribute to his defense fund.

  • angel

    There is a character limit on fb. You can’t even post that many words. Not buying this story.

    • obvious

      There are “notes” which have no limits at all.

    • Marvel

      My friend copy/pasted his original writing in its entirety as a comment under the link to this article. Believe what you want, lambchops.

  • M.Q. Pippin

    IMHO, I think that the policing forces have overreacted. I haven’t seen all his posts, so I don’t know if that is true. What I’m not seeing is anyone thinking:
    “What if this guy had killed a bunch of people and we then read his wall? Would we have been outraged that no one tried to stop him?”

  • pulmonaryplumber

    I would recommend everyone of you repost this to your facebook status and explain the injustice and reason for posting it.

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    – Barry Soetoro
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    – 042-68-4425
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  • Tammy

    I have to say, as I read through some of the comments here, it seems there are several of you who are still asleep. I suggest you make it right with your God. Start studying and researching while you can. I pray to God that you will wake up before it is too late for you and your families,

  • DisgruntledVet

    By all means, continue to bury your heads in the sand. At least you’ll be in the right position when the government comes calling.

  • qwerty

    I’m surprised anybody made it past the first paragraph