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Based on my research the targeting of our brave and loyal veterans has ulterior motives. The motives of the Obama Administration and liberals is to insure fewer Americans have the right to vote and to bear firearms. How can this be accomplished? Simply by having record numbers of veterans (who have for decades been predominately Conservative/Republican) involuntarily committed to a mental health facility.  Once a person has been involuntarily committed by a Judge the following applies:
1. The person can no longer bear firearms.
2. The person can no longer vote.
3.  The persons likelihood of obtaining a meaningful job is severely limited because when a potential employer conducts a criminal background check the involuntary commitment immediately shows up, regardless of the fact that a commitment to a mental health hospital is not criminal.

Another important factor is that it does not matter if after an involuntary commitment is issued that the mental health doctors determine there is nothing wrong with the person, this never shows up in a background check. Again, the damage has already been done and the persons future is wrongly destroyed.  All in the name and benefit of politics and politicians.

I have attached a newspaper article (below) of the DHS targeting veterans and more importantly an article about a military veteran who recently underwent the forced mental health commitment. When Brandon Raub was involuntarily committed the Secret Service and FBI were the ones who apprehended him and forced him to undergo a mental health evaluation. Why? The FBI stated they had received concerns from citizens about Raub's Facebook postings. He had made anti-government statements.  Does this not seem like the Russians and Chinese systems of justice?  

I have one question that readers should pose to the Richmond, VA FBI Office who apprehended Raub based on his alleged anti-govt. remarks. Why aren't they apprehending the thousands of Islamic Imams, Islamic scholars and Executives of Islamic organizations who daily make threats of treason, sedition, and the killing of innocent people. They are calling for overthrowing the U.S. government and replacing it with Islamic law (Sharia). They have books and manuals in their mosques calling for the above atrocities against Americans and our government.  Why aren't these Islamic leaders forced to undergo involuntary mental health treatment?  Has the FBI not received numerous complaints from American citizens about the anti-government statements and statements of violence by Islamic leaders?  Then again I ask. Why will the U.S. government not force the Islamic leaders into mental health facilities? The answer is because the Islamic leaders have millions of dollars from countries such as Saudi Arabia and they have senior U.S. politicians in bed politically and financially with Islamic terrorist groups and their supporters such as CAIR and Saudi Arabia.

My advise to veterans and Americans who support our veterans: Start shouting at the top of your voices to our elected leaders to stop targeting our brave troops and to begin focusing on Islamic terrorists who are operating freely inside our country. Americans have a Constitutional right to voice concerns about our government and you should never, never, relinquish this right. Once you have done this you have lost America.  Respectfully, Dave Gaubatz

  • Veterans are being targeted in aftermath of Homeland Security smear campaign
Paul Joseph Watson

Friday, August 24, 2012

The lawyer who helped secure the release of Brendon Raub, a former Marine forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia for political posts on Facebook, told the Alex Jones Show today that there are currently a further 20 cases in his county alone that are similar in nature to Raub's detention.

John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute also said that he had been contacted by numerous veterans in the aftermath of Raub's release who had encountered similar problems with authorities attempting to have them declared mentally ill.

Whitehead attributed the high number of cases involving veterans as a consequence of the Department of Homeland Security's aggressive campaign to demonize former servicemembers as domestic extremists.

Despite controversy at the time, DHS chief Janet Napolitano said she stood by an April 2009 DHS intelligence assessment that listed returning vets as likely domestic terrorists.

Just a month later, the New York Times reported on how Boy Scout Explorers were being trained by the DHS to kill "disgruntled Iraq war veterans" in terrorist drills.

The FBI has also gone out of its way to characterize returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as a major domestic terrorist threat.

  • Whitehead pointed to efforts on behalf of health authorities in the United States to characterize distrust of authority as a mental illness under the label "oppositional defiant disorder" or ODD.

As we highlighted earlier today, veterans in particular are being targeted in police raids to confiscate their firearms based on the manufactured pretext that they are "mentally defective."

Earlier this year, we also reported on a similar case involving David Sarti, one of the participants in the National Geographic Channel's Doomsday Prepper show. Sarti visited his doctor complaining of chest pains, only to have the doctor later commit him to a psychiatric ward and alert authorities, before Sarti was declared "mentally defective" and put on an FBI list that stripped him of his second amendment rights.

During an interview with Alex Jones last night, Whitehead also revealed that shortly before his release, psychiatrists had threatened to forcibly medicate Raub in order to "brainwash" him.

Critics have made comparisons to the infamous psikhushka psychiatric prisons in the former Soviet Union where dissidents were sent to be isolated, brainwashed, and have their political ideas discredited amongst the general public.

Whitehead added that Brandon Raub is currently at home recovering from his ordeal and that he plans to file a civil lawsuit against the government for damages. Whitehead hopes that the shocking nature of the case will force Congress to begin investigations that could strip the state's power to carry out civil commitments, under which victims are declared mentally ill with little due process and detained in psychiatric wards.



The government is watching you

By John Long

I'd never heard of Brandon Raub until a few days ago. I've never met him, and frankly don't know that I'd like him if I did. But what he's gone through the last few weeks should be of concern to all Americans, of whatever political persuasion.

Raub is a Chesterfield County resident and veteran of the Marine Corps, having served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After his hitch in uniform, he seemed to adopt - and express - some political views that most of us would find distasteful, to say the least. Some of his Internet posts were clearly anti-government, and he displayed a keen interest in the "truther" conspiracy theory that the U.S. government planned the Sept. 11 attacks.

Not surprisingly, Raub's unconventional politics began to show up on his private Facebook page. He posted several messages containing anti-government diatribes and even offered to lead a vaguely defined revolution. Some of the games he played might give one pause, and he has been widely quoted for posting the charming lines, "Sharpen my ax, I'm here to sever heads." As it turns out, these lines came from a Canadian rap song. Not my taste in music, and probably not yours, but hardly illegal to quote.

All told, offensive stuff, maybe even repugnant. But is such expression criminal? Should it be?

On Aug.16, after authorities had fielded some complaints about Raub's Facebook posts, he was taken into custody by Chesterfield police, the FBI and apparently the Secret Service. Though all three entities denied he was under arrest, he was taken away in handcuffs (a scene captured in a widely seen YouTube video). The officials who took him had no warrant and filed no charges. They assert that Raub resisted arrest, though he wasn't arrested. As far as I know, no weapons were found in his house and Raub was taken to a veterans' facility near Richmond and later to Salem for psychiatric evaluation. He says at least one doctor threatened to brainwash him and put him on psych drugs against his will.

Meanwhile, his case caught the attention of the Rutherford Institute, a Charlottesville civil liberties advocacy group. On Aug. 23, Rutherford's case was heard in Chesterfield by Circuit Court Judge Allen Sharrett. He dismissed the government's case against Raub in no uncertain terms, calling it "devoid of any factual allegations." It's hard not to reach the conclusion that Raub had been detained for Orwellian "thought-crimes," but at least one judge was willing to intervene.

Raub, I'm afraid, might be the tip of a frightening iceberg. I spoke to John Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, earlier this week. He told me starkly that "there is no privacy anymore. It's over." Such technology as facial recognition surveillance, police drones and cellphone intercepts means there is nothing Big Brother might not be watching you do, Whitehead warned. Especially if you post it on the Internet.

Of course, we want the government keeping watch on true threats to public order. Terrorist groups of any stripe, nut jobs who might shoot up a mall or the legitimately insane who might be a threat to their own safety must be monitored. But every time resources are devoted to harassing some person who has expressed unpopular views but made no actionable threats, it enables those who are the real hazards to increase their menace.

And frankly, who should alarm us more? The guy with a laptop who thinks the Bush administration knocked down the World Trade Center, or the government that can seize any of us at any time on paper-thin legal grounds and hold us without charge or warrant because we may have expressed an idea some official finds inappropriate?

You don't have to like Raub or his politics to find this all disturbing. He is an American citizen, constitutionally guaranteed the exact same rights as you and me. Facebook posts are private expression, and as far as I can see, Raub never made any specific threat against anyone (certainly nothing specific enough to involve the Secret Service). Frankly, I've heard mutterings just as seditious from Occupy Wall Street protestors, Limbaugh listeners and my own students.

For that matter, I recently read about one guy who proclaimed "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." You might have heard of him. He also wrote a subversive treatise we call the "Declaration of Independence." I suppose he also could be locked up today.

Long is director of the Salem Museum and a Roanoke Times columnist.