Posted: May 17th, 2013 by Militant Libertarian
Over the past week or so, I have seen a lot of talk about Adam Kokesh and his planned march on Washington, DC on Independence Day. Almost without fail, the negatives have taken one of two approaches at attacking the idea: they’ve either attacked Kokesh himself to find whatever they can find to discredit him (not to be unexpected in SOME circles) or they’ve outright said that the march will result in nothing but slaughter and mayhem, destroying the “good name” of the liberty movement.
I have two things to say to this: first, if your only means of attacking the march is to attempt to discredit Kokesh in whatever way possible, not only are you aiming for the wrong target (the march isn’t about Adam), but you’re basically outing yourself as someone who would prefer to do the regime’s work for them by attacking anyone who goes against it. Second, if you’re only worry is about the day of the march itself, and how it will pan out, you’re also missing the entire point.
Kokesh planned this march more than two months in advance. In the couple of weeks since it became public, he’s garnered more attention and more interest than anyone save perhaps Ron Paul towards the cause of liberty and has probably done more to get people talking about the police state (i.e. “Marching on D.C. with guns is ILLEGAL! gasp!”) than anyone else in recent memory. THAT, friends, is the point. It’s not about the march itself. It could be called off on the day of the event because the cops line the streets with weapons bared and still accomplish its stated goal without a single bullet or boot stomp. It’s about waking people up to the fact that we cannot act as free people, cannot peaceably assemble under the First and Second Amendments of the Constitution, and cannot walk into this nation’s seat of power, where supposedly We the People are in charge, unless we submit to the slavish rules they have dictated.