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Breaking: Adam Kokesh Arrested in DC

I don't have all the details, so if someone else does, please feel free to update accordingly. Apparently, he and about 6 people tried to organize a "flash mob" and dance (no music) at the Jefferson Memorial. They were manhandled and arrested after quietly refusing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PDhjNF9eUQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kFQEbLyPSQ

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Maybe we can make more of this event.......

by providing some good ideas.

I was looking through this thread again and thought it would be a good idea if the dancers had signs on their backs stating different quotes or laws, like citing what Meekandmild referenced to below.....

“The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it."

“No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.”
16 Am Jur 2nd, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256

At least I think it would be a good idea if the dancers had various citation numbers in writing to present to the cops when they go to arrest. This would make their cases more solid when challenged.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

SUE for violation of your 1st Amendment right to Assemble.

This is police state stuff.

I love Adam Kokesh and support all his actions.

Especially back in 2008 at the Republican National Convention when he held up that huge sign saying McCain was a war criminal!

I loved that one - But they dragged him off.

That is when I first learned about Adam Kokesh.

Rock on Adam!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

dance on adam

i wanna see them arrest a woodstock size crowd .....
you're only pretty as you feel inside .... dance me this
twirly twirly twirly - fillmore fillmore fillmore heh .....
dance on!

Is this the same cop as in the Eric Holder incident?

The cop in the bicycle helmet appears to be the same person as the cop in the white uniform when Kokesh confronted Eric Holder. His nose and chin appear to be very similar.

Dancing incident:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jUU3yCy3uI

Eric Holder incident:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bDxnpNj6UU

Maybe someone already noticed this, maybe it's a different guy, maybe it's nothing, I don't know; just putting it out there for discussion.

Good catch!

Good catch!

same guy

yes.

and different uniform.

Same cop

He has a mole on the right side of his face near his nose.

Coincidence? Or is he assigned to Kokesh?

Yes

That was my question. In the Jefferson Memorial video, there appears to a Lieutenant, or something, wearing a similar looking white uniform. Maybe the white uniform is the formal uniform for the park police.

cool way of protesting

Instead of being all angry; just go up there and do the Pee Wee Herman at the memorial; Awesome!!!

Or the cabbage patch.

"Freedom Is A Road Seldom Traveled By The Multitude." - Frederick Douglass

Not a fan of Kokesh

There is too much at stake and his approach will hurt more then it will help. Kokesh, Sheehan, Kucinich, and Ventura need to stay away from the Good Doctor.

I was NOT a fan of Kokesh as an elected official

but I am a fan of the idea of Kokesh becoming a Talk Radio / Internent / Television personality.

I agree.

This is not helping the Ron Paul movement at all. There are so many bigger issues. Purposely getting arrested for dancing (as ridiculous as the law is) is not helping. I know I am in the minority on this one. That's okay.

Try looking at it ths way.....

Judge makes a stupid law. Cops then are willing enforce stupid law.

Judges Constitutionally cannot create laws to begin with and the only reason they do it is because we stopped holding them to The Law.

IMO Adam is just trying to raise awareness of this situation by bringing it to light by mocking it.

We'll see how this plays out at the dance party.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

But then we would complain that LE in interpreting law

and how that's the judge's role.

I just saw Koresh on RT

condemning "corporate media," and praising government media "Russia Today."

What's this guy's problem?? In another video I saw him opposing intellectual property and now he's condemning capitalist media and praising government-owned media. Is he a socialist?

Here's a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zbP9u...

Dr. Paul doesn't think 9/11 was an inside job, isn't a Birther, supports intellectual property, doesn't believe in chemtrails, doesn't believe the Fema camp conspiracy theory, doesn't believe the Moon landing was faked, says Israel is a "close friend," su

intellectual property

now there's a buzzword for ya.

give me an example of "intellectual property". a specific one.

because it's obviously not about physical property.

so give me a single example of real life "intellectual property"

...and I'll show you that the only people who get to own intellectual property to any great degree, are corporations with an army of attorneys, and a government, and court system that caters to make sure the corporations are serviced, to hell with the people.

all on my dime.

Anyone who has spent a trivial amount of time researching this will quickly discover the crux of "intellectual property"

1. U.S. patent office has given up on ever validating properly all the submissions. They never stood a chance. Hell they can't even keep up with the submissions with a rubber stamp process, much less any kind of validation.

2. Because the U.S. patent office can't keep up now, And never will, they will simply process submissions as fast as they can.

3. The consequence of this, is that all questions as to overlapping, duplicate, invalid, vague, overly generalized patents ...will be now addressed in a court of law.

...and if you aren't up on current events, the courts are burgeoning.

Sure the big companies wheel and deal, sue each other etc, but that's par for the course. They have the funds and attorney's to play this game.

...all on my penny. The courts increase in number, government employees ranks swelling.

You must be some kind of corporate welfarist, elitist kiss ass, who believes that us serfs live for big government, and it's other half, protected entities like AIG, Goldmans, MicroSoft, GMC, Bell and all it's spinoffs....

Corporations, especially the big ones, can hire teams of people to sit around and patent ideas and processes, all day, every day, 24/7/365. With no plan to implement 99% of it.

"IBM managed to squeeze 5896 patents out of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2010, which is a 20% improvement from just 4914 in 2009. Samsung followed in second place with 4551 patents and Microsoft joined the two with 3094 patents. In total, the USPTO approved a total of 219,614 utility patents in 2010. That breaks down to about 601 granted patents per day."

The purpose is to just stifle the competition, or prevent the competition from stifling you.

The original purpose of the patent system was to encourage creativity and productivity. Because even then, it was of highly dubious ideology to allow people to own ideas.

Ideas spring up independently in parallel all the time. History is repleat with examples.

Given enough time, numerous people will solve a problem.

The system has clearly been bastardized, and is now used as a monopolistic tool to stifle innovation.

This suffocating atmosphere is driving innovation and productivity elsewhere, away from the United States.

Reminds me a lot of the British not wanting anyone around the empire buying tea from anyone except them.

We've lost our manufacturing, we're about to lose our position as the originator of the world's reserve currency, and we're losing research, science, and technical jobs overseas. Sure the protected monopolies are headquartered in the U.S. ...but their employees are increasingly overseas. The government clings to hope that we can just wave a magic wand and grant ownership of all ideas to "American" companies and that will save our bacon.

Morons.

We're quickly becoming a paper tiger. You go diddle with your intellectual property. Put it in your safe with your federal reserve notes.

That'll keep you safe and cozy, with 2 billion Chinese and Indians breathing down our necks.

^Excellent comment..

I learned a lot from your post. Thanks.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

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Not at all, though if your are unfamiliar

with his past work I can see how you could assume he's soft on the Russian government.
No, he is steadfast and solid liberty activist; since RT reports on U.S. minority factions -- and offers him air time, he doesn't go out of his way to insult them. They are not the biggest problem; it is the U.S. government that causes the most chaos in the world, with its aggressive foreign policy and its rapid devolution into domestic tyranny via scrapping the Constitution and rule of law. Russia is similar but far less militaristic currently, and had no tradition of Constitutional law to betray.

He is not socialist but he

He is not socialist but he may be a little anarchist. I disagree with his point about the intellectual property, he's confusing patenting inventions with patenting ideas. But he is not socialist, he supports Ron Paul and recommends many books like Atlas Shrugged, The Road to Serfdom, etc.

Negative...

I don't want to start this discussion again but he is not confusing anything. He might have confused them in a specific example but philosophically he is opposed to both. So am I. :)

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

Sorry, double post.

Sorry, double post.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

Is Adam Kokesh a big dog in the Ron Paul Revolution?

Ditto for Code Pink?

I want to know what people I'm associating with.

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Code Pink, not that I'm aware; it has

been a Lefty organization, but it is finding its antiwar roots and antiauthoritarian baby steps since Obama showed his true policies to the slow learners.
Kokesh is not a libertarian theorist, but he is a prominent activist because he's been willing to put a lot of energy and courage into standing for freedom.

Adam is IMHO a big dog.

He is out there doing whatever he can for the freedom message. A lot more than most Americans.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey

Story now on front page of The Blaze

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/bizarre-dance-party-protest-...

Most comments in support of Adam, but feel free to add more in support of his so called "high-profile stunt to boost viewership".

banding together

i think we should get as many people as we can go down there and see how many of us they are willing to arrest because they are violating freedom of expression and freedom of speach, i called the park service when i finally talked to someone the lady seemed to agree with me saying it was wrong but told me to go to the supreme court because there is a law in place preventing us from dancing there

The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to contro

Footloose

"See, this is our time to dance. It is our way of celebrating life. It's the way it was in the beginning. It's the way it's always been. It's the way it should be now."
http://movieclips.com/3zfG-footloose-movie-a-time-to-dance/

The same reason

Rosa Parks wouldn't sit at the back of the bus. Parks worked for the NAACP. It was all pre-planed and staged to show the world how wrong the Jim Crow laws were in the south. Go Adam!

The head honcho doesn't appear too bright

I believe I counted 5 "dancers." The "officers" could have ignored them. Much more effective. And now don't you think the "big man on the rotunda" with the bike helmet is going to be slapped with a lawsuit for singling out Adam for his special brand of what appears to be show-off violence? Not too bright.

Phil. 4:13

US Park Police Phone # 202-610-7500

I called the US Park Police today. First the man from the US Park Police told me that they are there to protect the Public. And then I responded why they body slammed an Iraq War Veteran who wasn't hurting anyone.

Then he gave me some stupid analogy, if I had one last beer in the fridge, and somebody was trying to break in my home to take it, how I had a right to defend it. Then I responded by asking if he was implying that the US Park Police owned the Jefferson Memorial.

These are a bunch of morons. He sounded as if though he was reading from some script half the time. If you read this, please call the number at the top, it will only take a minute.

One more thing, if you call try to respond to this post, so we have an idea of how many phone calls the're getting if you have a chance.