Colorado veteran threatens hunger strike if Kansas does not return his children

Colorado veteran Raymond Schwab, who was recently featured on Bill Maher’s HBO television show, has threatened to go on a hunger strike in the Kansas State Capitol Building in Topeka if the state does not release his children. Kansas’ Department for Children and Families took Schwab’s children over unsubstantiated allegations made by the family of Schwab’s wife, Amelia. Schwab says those family members, who live in Kansas, were upset that he and Amelia were moving to Colorado.

Raymond and Amelia Schwab being interviewed in the Kansas State Capitol, in Topeka.
Raymond and Amelia Schwab being interviewed in the Kansas State Capitol, in Topeka.

While the state has determined that all of the allegations against the Schwabs were unsubstantiated, they continue to hold the children on the grounds that Raymond, a Gulf War veteran, uses marijuana, in Colorado, to treat his PTSD. Marijuana is legal in Colorado, not only for medicinal purposes, but also for recreational use. In a Facebook post made today, Schwab shares a letter that he has sent to Kansas DCF. Schwab states that if his children are not returned, he will file suit against those individuals responsible, and that he will go on a hunger strike in Topeka.

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Schwab recently addressed Kansas legislators, demanding that his children be returned to him:

At times tearful, Raymond Schwab addresses the Kansas Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee in regards to a proposed CBD oil bill, on January 21, 2016. (video below)

4 thoughts on “Colorado veteran threatens hunger strike if Kansas does not return his children

  1. If I had the ability to be there with you brother I would!! My children were also kidnapped and adopted out by the one and only St. Francis!! I did not have people to help me then to know what my rights were and now I am unable to see my babies till they are 18!! This needs to stop, NOW!!!! It should have been stopped years ago but they pray on people they think won’t fight back or don’t know how to!! If there was a carpool going I would be standing right there beside you!! Praying for you and your babies to come home!!

  2. Our civil government is instituted by God as a barrier against anarchy and injustice. Civil government includes many spheres including ministers in churches and parents in homes. If the government exceeds its proper God-given authority, Christians, in fact, all Americans, must act and remind our legislators to fulfill their proper role- to protect liberty and keep order. Removing children from their homes for unsubstantiated reasons is unjust, and all Americans must speak out against this injustice.
    There is a move to pass the Parental Rights Amendment to elevate parental rights to the highest level of protection, as a fundamental right, in law. Check out for information and how to get involved.

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