Marine Brandon Raub of Richmond, VA, was taken by FBI and Secret Service and nobody knows why. Syndicated talk show host Josh Tolley conducted an interview with Brandon’s distraught mother, Kathleen Thomas. She confirms that Brandon was questioned about his “terroristic” Facebook posts before he was hauled away.
Brandon’s mother provided Tolley with details about Brandon’s “patriotic” Facebook posts may have put the Marine (not on active duty, but has served in Iraq and Afghanistan) on the government radar. So what makes a Facebook post concerning enough to justify arrest? If one was calling for the bombing of white babies, for example, is that not as horrific as these posts?
Ms. Thomas said that she and her family are “strong patriots that believe in our country.” She says that her family is “vocal” about their belief in the Constitution.
Does being “vocal” about displeasure with the government mean that one could justifiably be carted away? Whether one agrees or not with Raub, the story should be concerning.
Listen to the interview with Raub’s mother here:
Watch the video of Brandon Raub’s arrest.
This story is reminiscent of the NDAA bill, that President Obama has previously signed “with reservations.” At the time, Obama stated, “I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens.” However, amendments to that questionable provision were struck down in the Senate.
This story is one to watch.