Lawyer of recently released ex-marine speaks to Glenn about violation of civil rights

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On GBTV Thursday night, Glenn interviewed John Whitehead, lawyer for Brandon Raub, the ex-marine who was taken into custody after he posted some controversial remarks on Facebook.

Earlier in the show, Glenn had criticized the authorities for taking Raub into custody without any warrant or pressing any charges. He pointed out that it was straight out of the 1963 Communist playbook to use the psychiatric profession as a means of coercion against those who disagreed with their philosophy. Furthermore, he argued that it was the equivalent of a “shark bump”, a minor attack to see how people would react. If they ignored this event, it could to lead to further civil rights violations down the road.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/imgary3 Gary R. Murphy

    political correctness was the first assault on free speech now with this Marine’s arrest it is open and blatant. direct assault on free speech. with I am sure the intention of intimidation on Facebook and Twitter and other outlets for discussion of political views.

  • http://twitter.com/RubyJoh66902864 Ruby&Johnson

    If they ignored this event, it could to lead to further civil rights violations down the road. http://FinancialMayor.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    I have never been so ashamed to call myself a peace officer.

     

    If someone had said to me that
    agents and local law enforcement would be seizing a person because of a
    statement on facebook I would have laughed and said “ don’t worry” that will
    never happen”.

     

    The oath of office dictates we
    swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States. That’s generally the
    first sentence in most any oath. I believe Glenn is right, this was a test, but
    what about the agents and the officers?  

     

    It is the duty of any officer or
    federal agent to uphold the constitution which means you may refuse to obey
    unconstitutional orders. It’s perfectly legal, and encouraged, and protected
    under law.

     

    Why did they do it ?

     

    If the onion gets peeled, there by G-D better be some
    inference that this guy was acting nuts and people close to him contacted Law
    enforcement. If not, folks we are in trouble.

     

    I remember my oath of office. I remember when I rediscovered
    a love for my country when I studied Constitutional law. I have never been so
    proud as to think myself a guardian of liberty. We are a nation of laws that
    ensures an orderly functioning society.

     

    Law correcting behavior may only be ratified when there is a
    compelling need to do so for the protection of the majority.

     

    This event is a major blow to people like me who constantly
    tell our citizens “ don’t worry were with you”  “ Don’t worry whatever happens were going to
    get through this together”. What am I supposed to tell these people now ?

     

    I pray to G-D punish those who are guilty, ratify those who
    are innocent, and save those who are needy. Badge or no badge I love my G-D, I
    love my country, I love my family, and I pray for peace. I’m still in shock, I
    can’t believe this happened, what the hell are we becoming ?

     

    You ! I’m talking to you ! You Badge toting, oath swearing,
    gun carrying, Son of a B!@#. Upon penalty of death don’t you ever, ever, do that.
    Don’t you ever take someone into custody because you were just told to do so or
    you believed your orders were just because were Americans. (Question with
    Boldness). This incident was wrong and it was harmful to us all !

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  • http://twitter.com/ZakkOsborne ZakkOsborne

    I refused to be screened for PTSD, even though I probably should have and would have received care. Before this story, I was doubting whether or not I did the right thing. After this, I’m glad I was too stubborn to get help. Psychiatry is one of the biggest, most evil scams going on in the world today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    Thank you Glenn for shedding the light of day on this injustice.  We all need to stand firm and refuse to participate in the hi-jacking of our U.S. Constitution, including the entire Bill of Rights.  Those who violate their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution should be ejected from office, removed from their positions of power and have their U.S. citizenship revoked.  We the people need to remind those who serve us that we hold the power.  Keep up the good work and God Bless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=636362720 Chuck Robey

    There is no such thing as an EX-MARINE, there are only Marines (active duty ) and Former Marines (Veterans)

  • landofaahs

    Don’t go to the re-education camps that I believe are coming.  Have many rural options to flee to.  There a number of good books out there that tell you how to disapear into the background and go almost unnoticed.  I don’t wish to recommend any because in part I don’t want people to think I am trying to profit off of some book I wrote.
    There are good reference materials on line that even if you do not utilize, you may find interesting reading.  It sure beats wasting time on meaningless sporting events.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof

    Glenn should share the truth about the cover up. Know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled last year? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin isn’t in this race and won’t be speaking at the RNC because too many people now know the truth.

    Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the BIGGEST cover up in world history before it disappears forever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1826062151 Joe Robinson

    oh get over yourselves.

    when you join the military your civil rights are gone.  You have none. 
    it’s always been that way.

    this Coward should be charged with Treason.

    If a Republican had been President, every Bagger would be calling for his head on a platter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rudy-Alarcon/1345737853 Rudy Alarcon

    This is what happens when you support people like Obama and Romney who don’t care about your civil liberties and support things like the NDAA. Don’t act like you’re so surprised Mr. Beck.

  • Anonymous

    Why are people, officers of the law, allowed to keep
    their jobs after such and egregious offence against the law? Really?! If a
    citizen attempts to act upon another citizen to remove their constitutional and
    G-D given rights, then a trial should ensue. And, if convicted, they should be
    incarcerated and their law enforcement rights removed. And, if the offending
    agency is complicit, then they should be punished as well, according to the constitution and the existing laws.

  • Anonymous

    Are you off your Meds again?

  • http://www.facebook.com/lesleyhaskell Lesley Haskell

    I’ve followed this story from the beginning and I have to disagree with Glenn on this one.  I read Raub’s facebook page and I can see clearly why this guy was taken into custody.  He made serious physical threats against govt leaders and military leaders.  It wasn’t the “patriotic statements” that his supporters want everyone to think it was.  We’ve had too many shootings in the last month, including today, and the government can not take any chances on these types of people.  If you post things in public that threaten the lives of others, then you should be evaluated.  What if Timothy McVeigh had a facebook page back in April 1995?  Maybe his terrorist act that killed 168 people could have been thwarted.

  • http://dcprotestwarrior.blogspot.com/ Bob Miller

    I sure would like to have the link to that abstract the Lady from FLA was reading this morning.

  • http://dcprotestwarrior.blogspot.com/ Bob Miller

    What if Janet Reno had a Facebook page in 1993. Maybe we could have avoided 189 innocent people dying at the hands of the government.

    Listen up dumas, you need to quote directly the statements you claim were on that young Marine’s Facebook page, because I didn’t see a single thing that could be construed as a direct threat. OTOH,. the New (but same as the old) Black Panther Party has video with sound, calling for the murder of white people.

    Who’s the real threat, dumas?

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63M2KSGFVZEDMJQMO2BB7EX47M Gert B Frobe

    It is made very clear that any ACTIVE DUTY armed services member must recognize that the President is your BOSS and directly in your chain of command.  Any threats or statements made to or about the president can be used to charge such individual under article 134 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (conduct unbecoming….).  Since this is known by all who step foot into our military, I have no pity for anyone who tries to hide behind the 1st Amendment that you actually don’t have while in the military.  Any military person can be charged by civilian courts AND military courts (JAG) and fined by both in the process.  Some feel that the freedom of speech should apply to service members but consider the fabric of the chain of command and how crucial it is to maintain that respect and discipline.  Undermining that and calling it free speech is ridiculous since you volunteered to serve and preserving the military structure if vastly more important than someone spouting off about their views.  Keep in mind you are sworn to defend that right for all Americans but you don’t necessarily live under it.  Once you separate from the military then you in all actuality become the president’s boss thus showing the vast difference between the two. 

    This probably doesn’t reflect exactly the issue in this thread, but those are the facts of the matter that I and every other active duty service member lived under whether they knew it or not.  I cringe to think what our military will turn in to when future administrations try to reinvent their existence.

    I miss the Corps and roll my eyes at what the modern day American has become or has been subjected to.  The Corps made sense and everything else is f’ing garbage.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63M2KSGFVZEDMJQMO2BB7EX47M Gert B Frobe

    This happened alot when Bush was President.  Arrests were made but since you rely so much on your TV for education you missed the majority of news that flowed through local town hall meetings and newspapers. 

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  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    Death to freedom it seems the government screams this every day. We have to fight these injustices that surround us.

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    Nothing worse than the modern day equivalent of Amway. Take your pyramid schemes elsewhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Tetrick/1357722121 James Tetrick

    Seriously this Mary Kay Scheme hasnt been takin down yet? Go back to selling Amway, Candle parties, and all the other Pyramid, get rich quick schemes elsewhere. I understand you want to take some stupid person’s money for them being dumb enough to believe you but seriously man, how do you sleep at night being tat much of a mouthbreather.

  • http://www.toothygrinsstore.com/HydroFloss-p/hydrofloss01.htm Toothy Grins

    Glenn, first, glad to see you are using Disqus,  I wouldn’t comment otherwise. 

    Second, good point about the need for reaction.   If people do not react, they boundaries will be pushed further in the future.   

    How about getting some of these civil servants up on criminal charges for what they have done?     That seems like a good first step to preventing this type of abuse of power in the future. 

  • Anonymous

    The Northeast Intelligence Network reported a very similar incident in Scranton, PA of 28 yr old James Egroff. It’s happening in various States.  Heads up folks!

  • Anonymous

    I hope to God they’re not turning him into a “sleeper”!

  • Anonymous

    Watch what you post. By the way, in case anyone is monitoring these posts, I love the Dear Leader Obama. I can’t wait for his second term so he can finish healing the planet, re-educating the crazy sky God people, and doing away with those silly outdated 1st, 2nd and 4th amendments to the that dusty old constitution thing.

  • Anonymous

    Is this obama stealth way of silence anyone who is not in lockstep with his viewpoints,policy etc. For retire military not allow to exercise their freedom of speech because they wore a uniform at one time ???? What obama next step to silence the opposing views go all the way back to our servicemen that  serve during the North Korea War???  or anyone who wore a uniform at one time in their life local Policemen,Firemen ,retire FBI agents,Border Guards will have their freedom of speech silence !! Them in having a different opinions than obama will be threaten by a lockup, Having a different opinions on the possible scenario that what taking place in our country is not sound or good reason to pull our retire military off the streets. Maybe it should be the other way around have federal doctors pull obama and his government cronies off  the street because they have different opinions on subjects than most of the working peope  that pull their own weight in our country!!. Ya pull someone off the street that threaten violence,and revolts,killings ,but not just stating his opinion on a possible scenario what might be taking place in our country. Question to obama and his cronies you want to pull our retire veterans off streets because they might raise alarm in our country on what you possible trying to pull off with your cronies obama ,you don’t wants citizens to be put on alert, with no threats  at all of violence and just vote you and your bunch of traitors out of office !! Second half of question how can you and your cronies turn a completely blind eye to groups on Far left ,black panthers,Muslims Radicals that calling for violent overthown  of  our government by force and you do nothing ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????  Are you obama in cohoots with them to bring down our government for your dictatorship,global government, with Muslim Shari law so you have complete control over every aspects of individual lives,no more individual rights,freedom ,and no one will dare to speak out without being in lockstep with your polices is this what you want obama ????????????????????????

  • Anonymous

    It’s is one thing to re-educated of veterans if they are talking violences, but not to try to reprogram that they have different opinions than obama and his cronies and want to vote him out of office &,to alert citizens of their opinions. Question anyone suspected of violence or pickup for any reason will be subject to obama brain washing to be lockstep with his political view ,is this mostly obama ruse to pick up someone off street for any reason, but to misuse their government powers into insert to the obama unwritten rule of laws to be silent,to not to speak out ,unless you in lockstep with obama policy????? Question many of these ex-government workers on the far left,black panthers,Muslim,are also ex-military that are calling for violent overthown of our government by force ,So why not they being pick up off the street too?? when they’re preaching and threatening violence to overthown our government????? Which is far worst than our ex-military in having a different opinion !!!!

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof

     It’s amazing how much of the news is now orchestrated after the coup and cover up. Too bad the media is censored from reporting the truth about the last election. Sarah Palin was planted as McCain’s running mate with no intention of winning. Now unelected officials are making all the decisions.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Rommey will put a stop to people with government positions doctors and school teachers,teachers unions who have captive audience ,under their control ,power and threats of reprisal of further time in lockup for ex-military adult soldiers,young student being make to feel like outcast,and older student harshers gradings than others . These government positions are being blatantly misuse for a party to swing votes and feeling on subjects that they are weak on !!! When it comes to debate,argruements or use of reasonings their logic cannot standup on sound thinking, School teachers should teach how our form of government works not brainwash,corerce students into a certain party polices, Same goes for doctor help ex-army retiree to change their view on violence ,not change their  political view to comform with the doctor or else lockup!!   I hope Rommy will put a stop to this misuse of government positions to advance any party position and Doctor and teachers will not involve their captive audiences of their students or patients to their viewpoints. It will be fine to voice their thoughts on the outside ,but not to a captive audience  under their  power,control,mercy and be subject to reprisal and  their captive audience have very little recourse!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I resent you using this forum to advertise your product or idea. 

  • Anonymous

    Hey obama our troops risking their lives to defend our country,our rights and freedoms,not for our citizens to be pick up off the streets !!! It’s one thing to pick someone off the streets for violence or threats ,but does not give government the right to infringe on it’s citizens freedom of having a different opinions than the President or a political party ,or silent their freedom of speech without government doctors threatening a reprisal if they ‘re not in lockstep with obama they be lockup on trumpt up charges or reasons !!  It’s one thing to pick someone up on legits charges or threats of violence,but it’s don’t give the government the right to brainwash,re-program,re-educate citizens to certain political party views and opinions which have no connection to why they were pick-up only for them express their discontentment in a non-violent form !!!!! While obama cronies look the other way with far left groups occupy wall street crowd etc,black panther ,Muslim radical are opening inciting & threatening violence and a forcefull revolt to change U.S government and obama doing nothing !!!???? Hey obama if want a government like China,Russia,Nazi Germany  where they pick their citizens off the streets for not being in lockestep with the leader , why don’t you become a citizens of Russia ???? P.S We live in the land of the free that United States of America ,what obama wants to do turn it for only in name only,no rights and no freedoms something like Russia !!!! Oops I forgot Iran would be to more of your liking obama complete control over it’s citizens, and during your first campaign you said that you would side with the Muslim world over the free world you be right a home ,so move your residents we don’t need your likes as President !!!  Our troops are fighting to defend our way of life,constitution,freedoms,rights,our form of goverment and the person sitting as president took a oath to uphold and guard country as it is. Now we have a two bit traitorous dictator acting as president ,but not fullfilling his Presidentcial oath but doing the opposite by his actions to bring our great country down to third world level of  Maxists socialists dictatorship with no rights or freedom and constitution,or a representative form of government!  Our troops are not dying for this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Just a opinion our brave soldiers are doing their part in defending our country,our way of life,constitution,rights,freedom, and ex-military are exercising their freedom of speech and the right to have a different opinion or view point. It seem that our President or Commander in Chief not doing his part in defending our way of life ,constitution,rights and freedoms, and guard ex-military citizens freedom of speech and rights in having a different opinion than obama !!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Question obama wears two hats one as President the other hat commander in Chief ,it’s one thing for a person on active duty not to make comments on military matters and to follow orders to degree not to be mindless robot as some general in obama pocket are!  Our servicemen are soldiers but wear another hat they’re also U.S citizens they have a right to have different opinion & to speak out on healthcare,education,economics, energy,president respect for our rights and constitution etc. I don’t understand obama mindless robot generals not protecting soldiers freedom of speech, to have different opinions,I don’t believe our troops should have be in lockstep in all matters !!! To me  it is obama stealth way to silent our military servicemen on all matters !!!  If a military person belong to Republican Party should they be kick out the service or force to resign ,because that party oppose obama on many subjects then these so call generals that belong to Democrat party should be also be force out if we elect a republican for President !!!  But our soldiers that have a different opinion and not threatening violence are not the dangerous one here to our country!!!!  The dangerous ones in our country are these looney doctors and so call Generals  they think  they so smart and perfect (obama complex)  they misuse their  position  impose their politicals views on others,tell and command people how to think on all subjects matter as long  in lockstep with obama !!!  They’re are not that smart if they thing obama the perfect one,the savior,cannot make a mistake ,they been drinking too much of that BS lace kool aid of obama and left wings news media!  To the mindless general if obama order genocide would you that order, Or if obama lose the election legallly  and then order marshal law for nation and round up anyone who speak out ,so he can resume his leader as dictator would follow his orders when it’s violate our constitution ???????  We all must protect our soldiers freedom of speech and to have different opinions and to assembley on facebook or in person to have discussions,civil rights ,this obama first steps to to take away our freeedom of  speech by small stealth steps !!!!!!

  • http://www.PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ FedsMadeSarahPalinClick4Proof

    No one has civil rights since the Constitution was thrown out after the last election