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    Marine Imprisoned After Making A Facebook Comment Sues Government

    What in the heck does the First Amendment mean if US citizens can be detained for Facebook posts critical of the US government?

    Marine veteran Brandon Raub, 27, is suing after he was jailed for questioned the government story about 9/11 and wrote about “The Revolution” on Facebook. I’m not saying those are smart things to do. But his right to do them is supposed to be protected by the US Constitution.

    Whether it’s subpoenaing AP phone records for daring to report on the Obama administration, using the IRS to target Tea Party and small-government groups for audits, or spying on Fox News and then lying about it, this administration has really not been the best on free speech.

    World Net Daily is reporting that multiple FBI, Secret Service agents and local police descended on him and held him in a psychiatric ward against his will for a week. He faced up to 30 days in the ward, until another judge threw the case out because the case against Raub was “so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”

    Raub’s lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Richmond, Va., seeks damages and claims what happened to him was part of a Obama administration plan called “Operation Vigilant Eagle.” The Rutherford Institute describes it as a federal surveillance program targeting military veterans who criticize the government.

    It does appear that there was an attempt to label Raub as “mentally ill” and involuntarily commit him for criticizing the government. The prospect of involuntary commitment and a mental illness label should terrify all of us.

    Do you think anyone should ever go to jail for criticizing the US government?

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    Veterans a Focus of FBI Extremist Probe
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this year launched a nationwide operation targeting white supremacists and "militia/sovereign-citizen extremist groups," including a focus on veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, according to memos sent from bureau headquarters to field offices.

    The initiative, dubbed Operation Vigilant Eagle, was outlined in February, two months before a memo giving a similar warning was issued on April 7 by the Department of Homeland Security.
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    Unfortunatly for him there is a thing called the military code of conduct that supercedes the constitution for members of the military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueribbonman View Post
    Unfortunatly for him there is a thing called the military code of conduct that supercedes the constitution for members of the military.
    That would only be relevant if he had been arrested and put through the wringer under the auspices of the UCMJ. He wasn't though. He was watched (illegally), searched (illegally), arrested (illegally), forced to submit to a psyche evaluation (illegally) by the FBI and Secret Service. It may be true that the military could refile charges or investigations under the UCMJ, but this bit of government overreach doesn't have anything to do with that.

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    Dictators of other countries do this to people they do not like, so Obama thinks it is ok for him to do it too. Got to go,I think someone is knocking on the front door.

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    Damn!! If they arrest people for criticizing the government on Facebook, then I should have been snatched up long ago.
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