Minority Report Is Here: The Chilling Case Of Brandon RaubSubmitted by Marc Clair on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 20:08
A day more significant than 9-11-01 should be marked in the history books: 8-16-12. On that day an American, minding his own business, outside of ranting on his Facebook page, was forcibly taken without charge from his home. – Robert Wenzel, EconomicyPolicyJournal.com.
I really would like nothing better than to spend Ron Paul’s birthday watching old videos of him schooling Rudy Giuliani on foreign policy, playing with my dog and just forgetting about all the ills of the world for the rest of the afternoon. But alas, the life of a libertarian blogger isn’t always so easy. I’ve been following the story of Brandon Raub for the past several days and it simply can’t be ignored. For those not up to speed, this article from Business Insider sums it up fairly well.
Brandon Raub is an ex marine who was also seemed to be a liberty advocate, as he wrote several articles on liberty and economics for the website Don’t Tread On Me and also ran a small numismatic coin business from his home. On Thursday August 16, a swarm of law enforcement officials including the Chesterfield Virginia Police, the FBI and The Secret Service showed up at his home and took him to a psychiatric ward for “evaluation”. This was apparently due to some Facebook posts Raub had made as well as his signing a petition calling for a new investigation into the events of 9/11. Let’s take a look at a sampling of these Facebook posts:
I feel like I am standing at a great crossroads. As if a storm of destiny is about to pick me up and take me to fight a great battle. A battle I could have never imagined existed.