Adam Kokesh is a self-promoting stunt weasel and he has been dancing around with the authorities for quite a while. So let's do the bottom line up front, this is the dumbest f***ing idea I have heard of in years, perhaps ever.
Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh is hoping to get 1,000 people to march on Washington on July 4 — armed with loaded rifles. The plan, launched with a Facebook group today, is to gather on the Virginia side of the Potomac, where gun laws are lax, and then march across the bridge with loaded rifles slung over their shoulders into the District, where openly carrying weapons is generally prohibited.
“This will be a non-violent event,” the Facebook group warns, “unless the government chooses to make it violent.” Already, over 200 people have said they’ll attend the march. Here’s the message:
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. This will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent. Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown 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.
This is stupid on so many levels that you have to wonder if Kokesh is simply trying to score some attention. But those of us who know him have to assume he is just bats**t crazy enough to try, although Mr. Lilyea doesn't think he will actually go through with it. He is certainly getting some pub, so you could say he is crazy like a fox. But that would have to be a rabid fox with no concern for the fact that people don't cotton to rabid critters. They tend to shoot them, and we circle back to the dumbest f***ing idea I have heard of. So I'm jumping off the dips**t-go-round. But if they do march I will gather up Lilyea and we will make sure to get video of the douchebaggery for your entertainment.