Would the Feds Under President Bush Have Detained a Citizen in a Psyche Ward for Their Politics?

This is what the Soviets often did to dissidents.  It never happened under President Bush, in spite of all the vitriolic and vicious hatred expressed for America’s 43rd president, however, it did under President Obama.

Brandon Raub

From GOP The Daily Dose:

Attorney John Rutherford is interviewed regarding the arrest and subsequent lawsuit filed by Marine veteran Brandon Raub, whose “crime” was being critical of the Obama regime on Facebook last August.

Raub was placed into a mental hospital without being charged of any crimes, simply based upon the content of his First Amendment-protected speech. He was inside that facility for a week before being ordered to be released by a judge who stated there was no credible evidence upon which to hold him.

A First Amendment, a Fourth Amendment and a false imprisonment case have been filed as a result of the incident. Rutherford notes that Raub was searched and seized without probable cause, lacking sufficient evidence; the government was unable to obtain a search warrant at the time of the raid.

Rutherford says to the feds, “don’t go around harassing veterans.” He cites multiple contacts he’s had from other veterans who have been contacted by various agencies within the federal government conducting investigations for other, weakly supported reasons.

Read more here

According to the Huffington Post Brandon was taken into custody after the FBI, Secret Service agents and police in Virginia’s Chesterfield County questioned him “about what they said were ominous posts talking about a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month according to authorities, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.”  Police – acting under a state law that allows emergency, temporary psychiatric commitments upon the recommendation of a mental health professional – took Raub to the John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell. He was not charged with any crime.”

Obviously, the Government doesn’t understand what it means to use metaphors.

Below is a sampling of the hundreds of anti-Bush propaganda promulgated by the left.  They are the tip of the tip of the iceberg, and no one was arrested for expressing their opinion of him.

The King of Bad Presidents

From Freaking News

From Henry Jenkins

From Political Humor


This case is a warning that if you are going to express your political opinion don’t do it on Facebook.  Facebook and the Feds are thick as thieves.

Start a blog.

If you have a blog, you can call the president names like Stupor Mundi (Translation:  Wonder of the World), El Bobo Presidente, Liar in Chief, Obozo, The Communist in the White House, etc.

If you have a blog, you can speak metaphorically to your heart’s content.  Democrat politicians like Diane Feinstein would love to have you arrested, but she has been so exposed by bloggers that her idea has lost steam, not that Democrats, or Obama’s FCC might not try something different, like persecuting T.E.A. (Taxed Enough Already) party protestor organizations, and putting them through hell like the I.R.S. did.  It is Lois Lerner who should be detained, and whoever at the I.R.S. who helped her by deleted all of her emails, which most likely, were so incriminating that some of them would have led straight to the White House in a case that would have made Watergate look like child’s play.  No matter, they’ll get their karma.  Yeah, detain me, for expressing my opinion.

Related article at The Washington Times here


  1. Whoopie

    Here’s a comment on this story that I found at I hate the media:

    My name is Sarah Tipton and I am a advocate for veterans and my address info is provided below:
    On June 11, 2014 at 1100 AM, at the VA Mission Valley Healthcare Clinic on 8810 Rio San Diego Drive San Diego, CA 92108
    Approximately (20) officers dressed in full black combat gear with automatic weapons and (4) attack dogs from the Dept of Homeland Security showed up at the VA Clinic in (8) White SUVs with the wording Federal Protective Service on the SUVs. They blocked out all handicap parking to the building, denying access to those veterans who needed those spaces. Additionally, several of the DHS (not VA) police stood in front of the entrance to the building creating a hostile environment for veterans to enter the building.
    A veteran who took a photo of the officers and their dogs was threatened with arrest and a $10,000 fine if he refused to delete the images off of his phone. The veteran felt intimidated and frightened and complied with the officer’s request. The DHS police also took his ID card and verified if he had any felony warrants for his arrest. While he was detained, the DHS police made jokes about veterans being “homegrown terrorists” and know how to make improvised explosives and were asking him if he has or owns weapons. The veteran tried to obtain name and badge numbers and was told he was subject to arrest for asking them valid questions and interfering with their investigation of him. A wife of another veteran asked why the DHS police were at the health clinic because her husband was refusing to go to his doctor’s appointment because he was intimidated by the DHS police officers in black combat dress at the entrance. She was told that it was a “familiarization exercise” to make veterans more comfortable around armed police officers.
    The veteran was finally released and headed to his appointment and the delay made him late so he was not able to be seen. He was told by a VA employee that DHS has been showing up at the building whenever they feel like it and when a veteran freaks out they get arrested or detained and did not want to talk any further about it.
    This is a VA healthcare clinic to treat veterans and many are suffering from PTSD and TBI and do not need this kind of harassment and intimidation by DHS Police who have no business around a healthcare clinic. Having armed Homeland Security Police Officers dressed in full black combat gear with no name tapes to identify themselves is uncalled for. Veterans are already being forced to go through metal detectors and x-ray machines run by contracted armed security guards in order to see a doctor is unreasonable enough.
    I have reason to believe that this is serious fraud, waste, and abuse of resources that can be better spent to help get veterans better. Many veterans who had appointments that day possibly did not make their appointments because of the DHS Police standing outside and inside the entrance of the VA Healthcare Clinic. If there were police doing the same at a civilian healthcare clinic there would be outrage and demands for these harassing police officers to be fired and whoever at the clinic that invited them to be there to be fired as well because this would not be tolerated by the public, but veterans are forced to tolerate this abuse.
    Many veterans fear retaliation and retribution for reporting incidents such as this and it is shamful that the US Gov’t fails to protect veterans who blow the whistle or expose illegal activities, misconduct, or wrong doings by VA employees.

    I would like to know under FOIA:

    1. Who at the VA authorized DHS police to go to the VA Healthcare Clinic? 1a. Is there a letter or policy paper authorizing this?

    2. What are the names and badge numbers of all the DHS Police Officers who were at the VA Healthcare Clinic that day?

    Sarah Tipton
    Military Veteran Advocate
    Tel. (858) 433-0525
    Fax. (619) 234-7430
    Honoring Our Troops (HRT)
    932 C Street Suite G100
    San Diego, CA 92101

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