JP, Eagle Keeper and Spencer sent us links to a story about Brandon J. Raub, a Marine veteran who has posting Paulian, and truther crap to his Facebook Wall which has the police in Chesterfield, Virginia a little worried about him, so they took him to get him a mental evaluation at a local hospital;
A viewer sent 8News a video which shows Raub being detained on Thursday by FBI agents and Chesterfield County police officers. Raub’s mother, who was interviewed on the “Josh Tolley Show,” expressed her view of the situation: “He was questioned about why he was making those comments…he was very calm. I wasn’t there, so I’m going off what Brandon told me. He was not read his rights. I want that to be very clear, he was NOT read his rights. He was put in the back of a Chesterfield County police car and taken away.”
Some folks are exercised that a two-tour combat veteran has been carried off by the police under the direction of the FBI, and although I sympathize with the sentiment, I find it hard to feel much sympathy for him when he posts this kind of lunacy on his Facebook wall;
On the other hand, I don’t see the FBI rounding up the James Holmes and the Jared Loughners – guys who have no military service – for their irrational behavior. I’m sure there are scads of them among the Paulians. This guy seems to have been begging for it, but nevertheless, there are plenty of civilians who have been doing the same, I have to guess. Raub has been getting hundreds of shares on his FB rantings. I wonder how many the FBI are investigating.
Mostly, I own guns to protect my family and myself from people like Raub (and, well, zombies), so I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. And these are the same people who want to circumvent the Constitution to force us to vote for Ron Paul in November.