Arrested Marine Vet: Patriot or Nutcase Revolutionary? See the Facebook posts here

On Thursday, Marine veteran Brandon Raub was apparently taken into custody by local law enforcement in conjunction with several federal agencies. Mr. Raub’s mother maintains that her son was arrested because of his “patriotic Facebook postings.”

As of the writing of this column, the agencies responsible for his arrest have still not publicized a charging document explaining why Mr. Raub was arrested. Consequently, much of what we know about this case is from a radio interview with Mr. Raub’s mother as well as an apparent video taken of the actual arrest itself.

So what exactly happened with Mr. Raub? Because the FBI and Secret Service were allegedly involved in his arrest, it’s my guess that the feds will allege that he (1) threatened the President and/or Vice-President, and/or (2) advocated the overthrow of the U.S. government.

The two federal laws at issue include 18 United States Code Section 871 and 18 United States Code Section 2385. The first, 18 USC 871, criminalizes “any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States, the President-elect, the Vice President or other officer next in the order of succession to the office of President of the United States, or the Vice President-elect.” So, in layman’s terms, if you threaten to hurt the President or his successor, you may get to spend some time in the federal pen.

The second, 18 USC 2385, makes a federal felon out of anyone who advocates the “propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government.” In other words, never threaten to overthrow the government through any violent act.  Using a ballot box revolution, however, is perfectly acceptable.

Did the Marine vet cross the line with respect to these laws? Let’s take a look at the only information currently available outside of his mother’s interview and video, Brandon Raub’s Facebook page.  Continue to Part II, Raub Facebook posts HERE.

  • kap2002

    How do they have access to his facebook page? Or should I say why do they have access to his facebook page.

    • mrbp

      Because zuckerburg is in the tank for obama.

    • anybody can go and “look” at a facebook page. All you have to do is put a name in any search engine and you can find that info. I saw this guys fb page….I would say they have him on trying to over throw the government…

      • BestRealAmerican

        No, Melony. Not “anyone” can go and “look” at a FB page. First, you have to have a FB account!

  • A Coup has already happened when Our Legislative branch, Our Judicial branch, and Our Military let the Usurper 0bama and his gang take over Our Executive branch.

    Stand by your oath……………The oath is simple and reads:

    “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely,
    without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will
    faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to
    enter: So help me God.”

    Our Military have been following Illegal Orders by an Illegal Commander-in-Chief.

    “Never give an order that can’t be obeyed.” — Douglas MacArthur

    Article 2 Section 1 Clause 5 of the Constitution of the United States says:

    “No Person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President;”

    0bama and many enablers have committed Treason against U.S. and Our Beloved Constitution.

    Our Beloved Constitution solves ALL of our problems and must be Enforced, Respected and Restored.

    0bama Must Be Arrested as a Terrorist to “We the People’ and Our Beloved Constitution for charges including Treason, Espionage, Sedition and Fraud.

    A Traitor’s signature is Null and Void on ALL Executive Orders, Legislature, Treaties, Laws, and Appointments.

    The biggest enemy of America is already within!

    Truth is Truth!

    • Bob

      Countless thousands have taken this Oath and don’t realize what they are swearing to. Much like the liars in government. These are the ones we have to vote out. Find them and spread the word. If we take back the Senate and the White House, and maintain the House, we might stand a chance of taking the Country back again. God I hate Communists.

  • We know who is not natural born right?

  • wandamurline

    The Declaration of Independence (as our forefathers saw a tyranical government, the likes of which we now have) states: “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness”….”But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Deposition, IT IS THEIR RIGHT, IT IS THEIR DUTY, TO THROW OFF SUCH GOVERNMENT, AND TO PROVIDE NEW GUARDS FOR THEIR FUTURE SECURITY.” So our forefathers gave us permission to take down a tyranical government in the Declaration of Independence stating that not only should we do such, it was our duty to carry out this act.

  • I think they just want to shut him up because people will start reading truth and believe it! He isn’t saying anything that we all haven’t said, printed or thought. They just want to make an example of Raub. Disgusting. I hope the truth comes out before I leave this earth so others will know that we weren’t crazy, we were AWAKE!

  • bob

    From what I’ve seen, I think he’s beyond frustrated. Brandon Raub (I believe his name is) is seeing and experiencing gross atrocities from political and other governmental representatives, who are disguised as U.S. authority figures and who are sworn to represent us, yet continually betray us and our Constitution. He sees a President giving amnesty to known gang members and killers of American citizens (who’ve killed our citizens with our military-grade weapons; Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious). These criminals (and those aiding them) are guilty of committing felonies and of breaking federal statutes etc. and should be imprisoned. These are very serious crimes; Devil-like. Yet, criminals like these are continually allowed to commit such crimes, like wiring illegally gotten billions (`85 Billion annually) of untaxed U.S. migradollars out of the U.S., when thiey should be spent here in the U.S., to help our economy. A Patriot, like Brandon Raub is protesting atrocities as this. From what I’ve seen, certain members of the government who are disguised as authority figures, are trying to intimidate him and all citizens into not fighting for our Constitutional rights (Censorship). People like this are attempting to weaken our law-based system to the point where our laws are meaningless and the U.S. becomes a communist nation. Who does not live by reasonable laws? Gangsters and criminals. Now we know who the real criminals are. These people are attempting to make us pay taxes in order to pay for their salaries so that they can enslave us by twisting the use of our own laws, jail us and then intimidate us into not fighting back or into not saying anything. Raub sees this and he’s fighting it. Don’t let them scare you. They are only people. A big difference is, they are extremely arrogant and are motivated by a tremendous amount of fear and this misery loves company. Raub should be carried home on our shoulders. Criminals should be in prison, including these corrupt government officials and not Raub. Raub has fought for our freedom, we need to fight for his. He needs our help and support through donations (for lawyers etc.) and he needs to be legally represented by the military. People need to actively protest this, while appealing to their governmental/political representatives. The time has been long-overdue to vote the bad representatives out and we need a legal system that holds high ranking legal officials etc. accountable when they manipulate the use of the law. God bless Raub and all that he stands for. We are not slaves to men (artificial inflation and taxation without representation ect.), we are slaves to God.

  • The problem with the government is that more than just a few that think like this. And They are growing by the hundreds if not by the thousands. Legal or illegal arrest, reports of these types of things only heats the situation to a point of no return. The government had better do something to calm the fears or things will start to happen which will spiral out of control.

  • docpsych34

    And they wouldn’t arrest the Black Panther who said on TV that he wanted to kill White people and their Babies?
    What a country!

  • BestRealAmerican

    In that case, the current occupant of the White House is a federal felon, based on this: “destroying the government”!!!!!

  • SO this is the first test of NDAA

  • You folks are not of reality. Too bad you lost the election. The far right republican party will continue to lose all elections. You have to get
    over the fact that the South lost the Civil War, a Black man was elected
    President and reelect for a 2nd term in landslide victories in both the
    popular and electoral votes; and, most likely a woman will soon be elected as President and she will be a Democrat.

    And, you have no clue as to what the American Revolution was
    fought for – it was fought for the wealthy and the Constitution was written for the wealthy to stay in control. If it hadn’t been for folks like Jefferson and the Bill of Rights, we would have been totally ruled by the Plutocracy and a jerks like Hamilton who wanted the President and Senators elected for life and only wealthy individuals of property being
    allowed to vote, just like the monarchy in England at that time.

    But, I suspect most of you folks have not read much about the true history of the USA or the World, just the whitewashed BS you
    have read in public schools. You folks are historical illiterates.

    You will have to face more reality soon when the House of
    Representatives is controlled by Democrats, which will happen in 2014 if all the minorities, women and students come out in record numbers like they did in the previous two Presidential elections; then the majority of Tea Partiers, Libertarians, and Republicans will be kicked out of office.

    You folks are not of the 21st century and are mostly right
    wing fanatic racists, Libertarians and Tea Partiers.

    Roe vs. Wade will never be overturned, Planned Parenthood will only get bigger, Social Security will never be repealed or privatized, Universal Health Care will happen soon so we won’t need Medicare or Medicaid, and you will never stop women from using birth control and having
    abortions.

    And, in case you haven’t figured it out, more and more children
    are growing up and figuring out that all religions are superstitious nonsense written by white men and science rules because it reflects reality not devils, goblins, and things that go bump in the night.

    The power belongs to the majority, which are not the white
    right wing reactionaries Libertarians, Tea Partiers, or racists.

    The NRA will either have to change or it too will be taken
    down. More and more people will not rejoin or join, once the NRA is exposed for what it really is – an organization that does not care about proper gun control or the safety of Americans, just making billions in profit for themselves and the gun industry.

    And, all you nut cases that think you can have a number of
    southern states ban together and secede just like was done in the Civil War are just plain crazy and need to go see someone like Sigmund Freud or B. F. Skinner and get on lots of meds.

    You folks with your AK47s and few illegal machine guns are not even remotely matched against our trained military forces – you will be wiped out within a few days after the start of your new revolution, and hopefully most of your folks will then be tried as traitors and after being convicted, shot by a military firing squad.

    Actually, I think you folks have watched too many reruns of the movie “Red Dawn” and think it was a documentary – a World Chronicle of war events. Patrick Swayze, Powers Boothe, and Ron O’ Neal were great in that movie though.

    Get a grip all you nut cases! Join the 21st Century!