I hate giving Adam Kokesh any time or publicity. Frankly, Kokesh is all about Kokesh and the publicity for his stunts. Kokesh is not about freedom; he’s just an attention whore – a self aggrandizing assclown, who got booted out of the Marines for engaging in political activity in uniform, something that is verboten in the armed forces, and so easily understood, that a retarded chihuahua could get it. But whatever… We have the freedom to be opportunistic, self-promoters in this country.
When I heard about this planned march in Washington DC the other day, I had to kind of wonder what the point of it is. The plan is to get 1,000 people to march in Washington DC with rifles on Independence Day.
On the morning of July 4, 2013, Independence Day, we will muster at the National Cemetery & at noon we will step off to march across the Memorial Bridge, down Independence Avenue, around the Capitol, the Supreme Court, & the White House, then peacefully return to Virginia across the Memorial Bridge. This is an act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event. We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny. We are marching to mark the high water mark of government & to turn the tide.
Now, I’m all about civil disobedience. I think that sometimes, it’s the only way to draw attention to unconstitutional laws and government abuses. I support the idea in spirit, but I can see some problems in this poorly-planned attempt to garner attention. Especially the following line in the protest’s Facebook page: This will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent.
Goodness! This only sounds vaguely threatening, doesn’t it?
Kokesh claims that if met with physical force, they will peacefully turn back and go back to Virginia. Like anyone wants him and his retarded posse here in the Old Dominion.
Arlington National Cemetery prohibits firearms unless you’re part of an official funeral and the firearm is part of your full dress uniform or you’re a LEO.
Firearms are prohibited on federal property, unless it’s part of your job.
I don’t agree with these policies, and I don’t like them. I would choose to work to change them through legal channels.
Kokesh is trying to gather together a bunch of goobers to intentionally violate the law – to somehow show that peaceable armed citizens aren’t welcome in DC. Well NO SHIT SHERLOCK! We didn’t know this before?
It’s not like Kokesh thinks his little tard march is going to change federal policies! His specific purpose is to show “that free people are not welcome in Washington, & returning with the resolve that the politicians, bureaucrats, & enforcers of the federal government will not be welcome in the land of the free.” Um, yeah. OK. You going to stop them? Doubt it.
Acts of civil disobedience are non-violent resistance to tyranny. They don’t include threats of violence if the government turns violent on the protest. They are many times intended to provoke arrests and physical violence against the protesters. This is an act to show what we already know. Stupid and pretty much pointless. And it could turn ugly.
I have a real problem with the current Dominatrix-in-Chief of the DC Police. This is the same woman whose police force didn’t even bother investigating media maggot David Gregory for intentionally and with full knowledge committing a firearms violation in DC, while studiously destroying the life of a military veteran for inadvertently doing the same.
This is the same woman whose department allowed the filthy, foul, criminal Occutards to smell up and soil our capital city with not so much as a slap on the wrist.
But now she’s promising that her posse will meet Kokesh’s protesters should they choose to violate DC’s firearms laws and march into the city.
What’s even more amusing is that this petty, tyrannical bureaucrat really doesn’t understand the whole point of civil disobedience.
[Cathy] Lanier said there’s a difference between civil disobedience and violation of the law. It is legal for D.C. residents to have registered firearms in their homes, but they may not carry them in public.
“Passing into the district with loaded firearms is a violation of the law and it will be treated as such,” Lanier said during an interview with NewsChannel 8.
The very definition of civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws. That is the whole point! But apparently, in Lanier’s eyes, it only applies to Occutards, whom she actively refused to eject even when their protest permits expired and they basically squatted in McPherson Square, along with their garbage, excrement and other trash.
Apparently, that’s OK. But a bunch of ostensibly peaceful protesters – no matter how misguided – will be arrested.
Yeah, Kokesh is nothing more than an agent provocateur, intent on escaping his own irrelevance.
But Lanier and crew… they’re petty, authoritarian swine, who obviously don’t think the law should apply equally to those with whose political agenda they disagree. And that makes them a lot more foul in my book.