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"I'll take your silence as consent" — judge as he sent Adam Kokesh back in wheelchair to holding cell without bail - UPDATE

Here's the update:

During a Thursday morning arraignment hearing outside of Washington, DC, jailed activist Adam Kokesh refused to answer questions from a judge and was told that he’ll continue to be locked up without bond.

Kokesh, 31, will likely now stay in a northern Virginia detention facility until a preliminary hearing scheduled for October 2 is held. He was arrested Tuesday evening at his Herndon, Virginia home and charged with drug and gun felonies.

Kokesh was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but reportedly refused to leave his holding cell. He finally made his appearance before a judge the following morning, but had to be carted in on a wheelchair because he refused to cooperate.

"He happened to be in a wheeled chair because he did not want to walk," First Lieutenant Steve Elbert of the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office told WTOP News.

When he was wheeled before a judge to be arraigned, Kokesh reportedly refused to speak.

"I'll take your silence as your consent," a Fairfax County judge told him, according to WJLA News.


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Judges do get to say

some stupid stuff. They live in an unchecked cloud, is that how it works? Because it looks that way.

I once saw a judge with a woman in front of him in shackles because she'd got a "warning" for a broken turn signal and hadn't realized she had to prove it was fixed and ended up with a warrant and a weekend in jail. The judge told her as long as she was good at her job, he was sure she'd get it back. No other human being could get away with saying something that ignorant, except in that situation where anyone who spoke up for her would be held in contempt.

Defend Liberty!

Two factors to incitement: Imminence AND Lawlessness.

if the govt proves the video tape post and the subsequent AJ show proves imminence they get that factor.


The SCOTUS already ruled the District Codes absolute ban on weapons a violation of the second amendment. Therefore, the legislative acts to control Adams behavior constitution a Bill of Attainder, and is therefore procedurally void and should be dismissed.

If somehow the judge is an idiot and cannot see the obvious circumvention by code enforcers and the legislature of D.C. (congress) of the judiciary then STILL, Prosecutors will NOT BE ABLE TO PROVE THE CODE ENFORCEMENT IS SUPERIOR TO CASELAW, and Adam should be found not-guilty by a grand jury.

Problem is Adam, by paying more attention to maritime law, didn't know he had to interject, not remain silent, soas to object to the lack of subject matter jurisdiction the federal government claims it has when in fact it does NOT!

These criminal charges deserve a trial in the original jurisdiction that claims authority to arrest Adam for his behavior, so that Code Enforcement Authority itself has to prove it did not violate Adams rights.

The fact a subject matter of which is not federal is being resolved in a federal forum is a matter of undue course and, THIS IS THE KICKER


A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

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"I'll take your silence as consent" How convenient for him,

"I'll take your silence as consent."

How convenient for him, the


is it not?

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Dictators take silence as consent

The rest of the real world understands that in that situation silence was exactly the opposite and a refusal not a consent.

Every word or signature can and will be used against you but in kangaroo court it dont matter what you say or dont say they send you off to the corporate work prison to work as a endentured slave.

Enlightened Disengagement is my weapon of choice. The enlightened part means to try to stay free so that you can continue the resistance.

Prisons are easy to fund when Rothschild and zionist gang with their Federal Reserve Corporation, creates the money as compounding national debt out of thin air. They get a double bump. Create more counterfeit fiat debt money to make more prisons to lock down, torture, and kill those who want to be free and not cowardly debt slaves.

At some point enough of us have to awaken and resist.


I heard the real truth to why

I heard the real truth to why he was in the wheelchair was because his nads were too heavy... Pure brass this Kokesh guy.

If enough of us stand up like he did, there wouldn't be any of this nonsense happening anymore.

"I'll take your silence as your consent,"

I wonder if that works for alleged rapists...

What is happening to Adam is

What is happening to Adam is very similar to rape.

The real problem with drugs

is the detrimental cost that an addiction has, because of the artificial scarcity and risk due to arbitrary, violent mandate.

i.e. there are farms making cocaine in the bush behind their house for about $800 a kilo with NO CAPITAL. Literally just a dude with a freaking bucket.

Markup is over 50,000% to the end user.

The average coke addiction costs something like 80k/year at current market prices for an end user/addict. Cocaine could be profitably manufactured and sold for $1-2/gram, instead of $80-$120 (prohibition prices). Most people make less than half of that addiction cost per year, and so they have to turn to "other means" to acquire the funds their body needs.

If drugs were treated as any other inanimate object, a person could sustain an addiction cheaply, with enough leftover cash to seek medical help if they wanted to quit (an aside, most addicts usually kick the habit without any help once they hit middle age or a bit older. Weird brain stuff going on that some newer studies are pointing out). making drugs illegal to preemptively save the weakest "from themselves" is using violence to solve a problem that violence cannot solve. Drugs are a personal and medical issue, and the only solutions to be found are in letting proper economics price drugs so that people's lives don't have to be 100% focused on having the means to sate an addiction, and allowing voluntary medical institutions to help people get out of the grip of the substance when they are ready to do so.

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Progress is precisely that which the rules and regulations did not foresee. - Ludwig Von Mises.

Song in Dedication to Adam Kokesh!


"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees


because i like the song and even though i disagree with you right now. Please STAY! (referring to you post earlier this week) :)

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
-Robert Green Ingersoll

People like Samuel Adams are needed.

Without them, there will be no freedom.


Fighting for freedom isn't pure.


yeah it is.

Just War: to use the necessary force to stop the attack/aggression; even if there is murder in the process of stopping the attack against you.

"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees


"stand with rand 2016"... LOL!

I'm on the "BE A MAN-NOW" side.

"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees

Somehow that "silence as consent" line

reminds me of the old sibling refrain "stop hitting yourself".

Defend Liberty!

...and RT

delivers the news!

All redeemers end up cruxified...

Adam's suffering is not in vain. His suffering is for Everyone's freedom and we need to continue on in proclaiming our Natural Rights.

God Bless you Adam Kokesh!

"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees

Silence is not consent.

Silence is not consent. Silence is not consenting!

The judge just literally put words in Adam's mouth, and violated his constitutional civil rights under the 5th amendment.

Apparently Adam Kokesh does not have the right to remain silent, so says the judge.


Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

The judge must be a liberty activist

to seal the deal on the appeal. unintentional rhyming, but I'm sticking by it.

Defend Liberty!

Adam will be missed.

do you guys think people will step up to fill his place?

"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees

I don't know. Will you?

I don't know. Will you?

Simple Facts and Plain Arguments
A common sense take on politics and current events.


There is a Long Path...

Between a man's words and his deeds...

"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees

Or as my grama used to say

Talk is cheap
It takes mash, water and a still to make wiskey.




"We’ve moved beyond the Mises textbook. We’re running in the open market." - Erik Voorhees

Kokesh and the magic mushroom gang

working on the second amendment debate! Kokesh spotted at 0:45 and 1:26 LMAO

"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin."
Samuel Adams



Balls of Steel

Further demonstration of government employee thuggery. These employees turned vindictive and violent when they realized there was no way in hell of a conviction on gun charges because of SCOTUS rulings. So they went to his place with a miniature army police state show of force and got him on drug charges. Oh goody.