Shortly before leaving Virginia, I joined the crusade to free Brandon Raub, the veteran who was taken into custody by the FBI and Secret Service, oh and of course the police in Chesterfield County, VA had their hands in the matter as well. The topic was covered really well by Virginia Cop Block.
And it ended in a victory for the liberty movement. Raub was released and no charges were filed against him. Although the idea that something like this can happen to any one of us, or that it is happening to many veterans and is being used as a scare tactic is a frightening thought. Our government is trying to set precedents and see if the American people will just turn their heads and look away, or if they will fight to keep their friends and neighbors from being taken into custody without any charges and against their will. If you haven’t already, make sure you understand the full implications of the NDAA. While it was not the means by which Brandon Raub was held, it is still something you should put at the top of your need to know list, especially before the election.
After the events with Brandon Raub settled down, Steven and I spent our final days with friends and family and our last weekend down at Lake G with our extended family before we embarked on our epic travels.
We left Virginia arount 9:30 PM on Labor Day. The beginning of the trip started rough, it was an overnight excursion. Within blocks from the house, our sweet Jax Kitteh began to get car sick, we stopped to clean him up and headed on our way. Looking back, we should have taken him back to stay with Jesse, but we wanted our Jack Jack with us, we really love him a lot. Unfortunately he did not love the trip, and he ran away in Caseyville, IL when we stopped for the night on September 4th.
To the right is the flyer I made to help find him, just days after we got to Oregon, no word yet and yes, I definitely miss my sweet Jax kitteh.
Otherwise, after getting here, I was unable to set my computer up for a while, and we have been pretty much non-stop on the go. We took the kids on a couple of different nature walks and hikes. Even took the dogs for a swim in the Willamette river. Which, I learned is not pronounced the way the Native Americans would have said it.
I am really loving school, although it is a lot of hard work, I know I will be able to put my knowledge to good use. I know that I will be able to make an impact in a huge way. I also know, that it will not be easy.
Anyways, I am going to try to keep up here. I cannot promise to write every day or even every week, school comes first. But, I promise that next time – I will share with you one of my ‘O’ventures =)
For now, check out the presentation from our Scavenger Hunt during prologue week. We went to an awesome place called Bring Recycling, it was a “planet improvement center” . . . the world needs more of these. Sorry there are no words, we described everything we saw during our presentation from public art to the re-use of building materials. For context, every time we changed speakers, we said “and then” . . .
Thanks for stopping by the Middle Brick Road, I hope you enjoyed this post. My name is Kacey and I am really big on health and all things natural – freedom – politics and bringing change by abandoning the boxes we too often put ourselves in.
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