On GBTV Thursday night, Glenn interviewed John Whitehead, lawyer for Brandon Raub, the ex-marine who was taken into custody after he posted some controversial remarks on Facebook.I said the same thing two days ago. There will be more. Each time it happens, the weight of the free people must fall on the heads of the perpetrators. They must know we will not stand for these tactics being used against any free American and most assuredly we will not allow our veterans to be treated as criminals. Defend everyone's right to be free and speak openly whether you like what they say or not. However, calls for violence must be answered with the proper tools. If a group or representative of a group calls for the murder or bombing of another group, that person should be investigated. Prior acts must be weighed. The propensity for violence based on empirical data must be evaluated. You cannot call for the murder of American citizens and be given a pass. That is not a 1st Amendment right.
Earlier in the show, Glenn had criticized the authorities for taking Raub into custody without any warrant or pressing any charges. He pointed out that it was straight out of the 1963 Communist playbook to use the psychiatric profession as a means of coercion against those who disagreed with their philosophy. Furthermore, he argued that it was the equivalent of a “shark bump”, a minor attack to see how people would react. If they ignored this event, it could to lead to further civil rights violations down the road. (Emphasis mine)
Defend the rights of others to speak that which upsets you the most. Only then can you truly call yourself an American.
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