Update: A local judge ordered the release of Raub August 23rd. According to Judge Sharrette, the involuntary commitment order issued by a magistrate against Brandon J. Raub was invalid and illegal because "it contained no allegation or basis to hold him." There was a groundswell of support for Raub when his apprehension was filmed and posted on YouTube. Unfortunately, many other veterans receiving the same unlawful treatment are not so fortunate.
Raub is a decorated Marine who served a tour in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. He was forcefuly escorted from his home in a most uncivilized manner, not even being allowed to put a shirt on, all because of some political and satirical comments he posted on Facebook. Glenn Beck, for one, was appalled that such an event would occur in America. Even if Glenn did not agree with Raub's political views, he said he would defend any person's right to voice their views. The lawyer who helped secure the release of Raub told the Alex Jones Show that there are currently a further 20 cases in his county alone that are similar in nature to Raub’s detention. According to The Rutherford Institute, "Whitehead stated that 20,000 people are committed under similar circumstances in Virginia annually." All this for the alleged insane belief that the historical actions of the US government should be open to being criticized and questioned.
For a detailed outline of the issues related to Raub, government corruption and the psychological denial of government corruption, Washington's Blog has published an insightful article.
The following text is from a copy of a Facebook post that Brandon Raub made in 2011 and given to CBS 6 by Raub’s mother: