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Don't Get Behind Adam Kokesh
ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/15/13 | Donald Joy

Posted on 05/15/2013 12:01:54 PM PDT by IChing

When I first heard about plans this coming Fourth of July for an armed protest march from Arlington, Virginia, into and around the heart of Washington, D.C., I was all for it, and excited about it. I even thought I might join it, if the organizer’s stated sufficient numbers (10,000 people with guns) showed up for the event to be attempted.

Of course, I learned immediately that the march is supposed to be led by none other than the Alex Jones-like, rabble-rousing Iraq veteran & anti-war activist Adam Kokesh, a person of whom I have been pretty leery during these last couple of years.

I already knew, to some extent, that Kokesh is rather a rogue wild card in terms of his anarchist flavor of Ron Paul-esque, blame-America-first libertarian views and aims, and for his previous controversial protest exploits. Despite being a bit troubled by that aspect, I still thought the protest march to be a great idea, and high time someone stepped up to the plate and openly defied the unconstitutional regime in the District of Columbia and all that.

In earnest, I set about to argue the merits of joining the demonstration, along with others, against the myriad voices from all over the political spectrum who warned against it. I waded into various online forums and locked cyber-antlers with opponents, and as well, considered the evidence against Kokesh’s motives, character, and allegiances proffered by some friendlies on the right.

I still think such a protest is a great idea in and of itself, and high time for someone to lead such an armed march on Washington. However, having weighed more factors than I previously realized were there, I now believe that Adam Kokesh is the wrong person to lead it.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; adamkokesh; armedprotestmarch; banglist; kokesh

1 posted on 05/15/2013 12:01:54 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

Especially with Obama backed into a corner.....

Just looking for an excuse to take the heat off himself.....

You don’t want them to say “See, this is exactly why the IRS was giving these ‘Tea Party Groups’ such scrutiny”


2 posted on 05/15/2013 12:07:36 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: IChing

You still think this provocation is a great idea???


3 posted on 05/15/2013 12:09:15 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: IChing

this sounds like a provocation-event orchestrated by the O administration


4 posted on 05/15/2013 12:10:29 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: IChing

I’d be more worried about getting in front of him.


5 posted on 05/15/2013 12:11:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: GraceG
...the Alex Jones-like, rabble-rousing Iraq veteran & anti-war activist Adam Kokesh (...) rather a rogue wild card in terms of his anarchist flavor of Ron Paul-esque, blame-America-first libertarian views and aims, and for his previous controversial protest exploits...

Switch a few words and names around and this guy writes like a liberal.
6 posted on 05/15/2013 12:12:32 PM PDT by golux
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To: IChing

Oh gollygeewhiz, I almost followed Kokesh, but now I see that I really ought to follow this really good and sincere guy instead. Whew, what a close call...

They really do think we are stark raving mad, don’t they.


7 posted on 05/15/2013 12:19:19 PM PDT by Wife of D28Man
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To: IChing

Worth repeating, watch who is behind Kokesh-
1. John Kerry (IVAW/VVAW connection)
2. Communist press (employed by Russia Today)
3. Code Pink (direct partnership)

He is worse than a liberal troll. He is an agent provocateur.


8 posted on 05/15/2013 12:19:30 PM PDT by mnehring
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9 posted on 05/15/2013 12:20:11 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: IChing
Best comment at the original article:

Best case scenario if you go: You are arrested, your weapon confiscated and you are left with a Felony which keeps you from voting, holding a good job, owning a gun or concealed carry.

Worst case scenario: Police and military fire on the attendees because someone in the crowd triggers an event which results in a National crack down on Conservatives and pro 2nd Amendment Patriots.

Though we correctly feel strongly about our 2nd Amendment rights, this is no way to show it. The left, liberals, the press and anti-constitutional members of Congress will use the march and any violence that may erupt as an excuse to further demonstrate why guns should be confiscated from otherwise law abiding Americans.

10 posted on 05/15/2013 12:29:02 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: IChing

It does not matter who leads the march. A bad idea is a bad idea.


11 posted on 05/15/2013 12:30:11 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mnehring

Some Bill Ayers parallels, going to Europe to undermine the war effort, etc.


12 posted on 05/15/2013 12:35:24 PM PDT by IChing
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To: GraceG

Good point.


13 posted on 05/15/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT by IChing
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To: faithhopecharity

Exactly. Kokesh is an agent provocateur of the regime.


14 posted on 05/15/2013 12:45:16 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: ozzymandus

Not preannounced and hyped as such, not planned in such a way so as to be so easily thwarted. Marchers should instead just arrive in D.C. under wraps, then muster inside the District and holster/shoulder/sling arms and proceed. With sufficient numbers of protesters, police would be unprepared, and more likely to give them a wide berth and deal with them the same way Occupy was dealt with—give them a pass. Or, at least arrest only a small number of “examples.”

The Tea Party should not call itself that unless it is willing to act in the spirit of the original, and engage in illegal activity on principle, risk arrest and consequences and hardship, etc. Tea Party is NOT about asking permsission, and backing down when permission is not granted , as was the case on Tax Day 2009, when the truckload of teabags intended to be unloaded near the White House was instead obediently turned around and driven back to Virginia, because the U.S. Park Police told the Tea Party organizers that the proper paperwork/permits were not in place. FUBAR


15 posted on 05/15/2013 12:47:25 PM PDT by IChing
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To: DJ MacWoW

That’s awesome! LOL


16 posted on 05/15/2013 12:49:13 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

Thanks! :-)


17 posted on 05/15/2013 12:52:12 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: IChing

The NRA better come out and denounce this. This ain’t no George Washington leading this.


18 posted on 05/15/2013 12:59:55 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: IChing

Duh

TT


19 posted on 05/15/2013 1:03:52 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: IChing

“Let’s you and him fight.”


20 posted on 05/15/2013 1:06:47 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: IChing

“The Tea Party should not call itself that unless it is willing to act in the spirit of the original, and engage in illegal activity on principle, risk arrest and consequences and hardship, etc.”

You don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. The original Tea Party didn’t go on suicide missions. They carefully planned their actions with approval from their committees. They were organized, buddy, and not a brainless mob of thrill seekers and agent provocateurs.

Your recent sign-up date is too new to take you seriously. Go read more FR.


21 posted on 05/15/2013 4:39:31 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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22 posted on 05/16/2013 8:23:54 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: sergeantdave

Been on FR since 2004. Perhaps my referencing the Boston Tea Party was a bit “overboard,” huh? Maybe I shouldn’t speak of such outlandish things?

Oh, and hey, what was that thing about the signers of the Declaration of Independence and all, anyway? I forgot. Something about a bunch of fighting.

But maybe you should read the article, what I actually said in it...?


23 posted on 05/16/2013 1:52:20 PM PDT by IChing
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To: IChing

Kokesh is farce. I wrote him off years ago....USMC or not he’s not honorable.


24 posted on 05/16/2013 5:37:55 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: IChing

“Been on FR since 2004.”

Not according to FR, rookie. You signed up 3-23-13. Go peddle your BS fairy dust about the Founders’ intent elsewhere.

“The founders met to engage in a bunch of fighting.” What bullcrap.

Like I said, go read FR posts and educate yourself, boot. And dump your name. You don’t know squat about iChing, the Tao te Ching or Sun Tzu.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 4:10:47 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: sergeantdave

I should have stipulated that it hasn’t been continuously. I hope you’re enjoying your trolling, anyway.


26 posted on 05/17/2013 9:10:52 PM PDT by IChing
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