The Case of Brandon Raub: Speaking Out Against Government is a Mental Disorder
By Susanne Posel
Yesterday, Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, dismissed the unlawful detainment and FBI case against US veteran Brandon Raub.
The FBI petitioned the court to have Raub involuntarily detained and forced to have psychiatric evaluations after a previous hearing wherein the Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes granted the governmental request citing entries on Raub’s private Facebook page was “terrorist in nature”.
Stokes originally sentenced Raub to 30 days commitment to a psychiatric ward at the Veterans Hospital in Salem, North Carolina.
Sharrett dismissed Stokes’ ruling citing that the original petition was “devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”
John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, said:
“This is a great victory for the First Amendment and the rule of law. Brandon Raub was arrested with no warning, targeted for doing nothing more than speaking out against the government, detained against his will, and isolated from his family, friends and attorneys. These are the kinds of things that take place in totalitarian societies. Today, at least, Judge Allan Sharrett proved that justice can still prevail in America.”
On August 16th, Raub was removed from his Virginia home by the FBI and Secret Service without having been read his rights or presented with an arrest warrant.
Facebook comments were recently cited as evidence in a court case concerning cyber bullying where comments on a personal page were ruled by a US Federal court as information that can be lawfully obtained by the police to be used against a defendant.
William Pauley, US District Court Judge, stated that because the defendant made violent threats in his posts which are deemed public information that they are allowable as evidence against him by prosecutors.
Government officials scan Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and YouTube for evidence of criminal activities, activists and possible suspects who may have not committed a crime just yet.
According to the psychiatric manual, the DSM-IV-TR, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a mental disease wherein free thinkers, non-conformists, civil disobedience supporters, those who question authority and are perceived as being hostile toward the government are labeled mentally ill. Psychiatrists refer to this mental defect as “Mentality III”.
This mental disorder is defined as: “a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that persists for at least 6 months.”
Symptoms of ODD include:
- negativistic and defiant behaviors are expressed by persistent stubbornness
- resistance to directions
- unwillingness to compromise, give in, or negotiate with adults or peers
- defiance may also include deliberate or persistent testing of limits, usually by ignoring orders, arguing, and failing to accept blame for misdeeds
- hostility can be directed at adults or peers and is shown by deliberately annoying others or by verbal aggression (usually without the more serious physical aggression seen in Conduct Disorder)
This classification of support for our nation’s return to a Constitutional Republic has now been labeled as a mental disorder with serious repercussions.
Recently David C. Gorczynski was charged with attempted bank robbery and making terroristic threats – and to add insult to injury, one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
Gorczynski is only guilty of protesting outside a Wells Fargo Bank while holding one sign that read “You’re Being Robbed” and another that stated “Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob a country.”
Carl Scalo, Easton police chief said that “We can’t allow the perceived idea of protesting to be a defense to criminality. People have to understand if they want to protest, there’s a line.”
In January, globalist George Soros made the “prediction” that civil unrest based on the financial collapse of the US dollar was on the horizon.
Soros said : “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.”
The vision is rioting in the streets that “will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”
Having deemed protest of our government a mental disorder, it appears that Soros idea of our immediate future may play out as predicted. Of course, being a member of the global Elite, he should know.