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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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Yeah. I saw that one but the

Yeah. I saw that one but the commentary really bothered me. Oh well. :(

Mushrooms = Douche

I respect his fight, but the drug charge has not helped anything.

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Mushrooms = potent mind-opener = Good for the Rloveution

Entheogens like Mushrooms and Ganja have opened countless minds. Respect the keys God/nature has given us to unlock the parts of ourselves we've walled off due to social programming and habit. Many people get so stuck they cannot be broken free by almost any other means. The RP Rloveution has majorly benefited from the mind-expanding properties of these life-forms.


Please define "mind-expanding," that term is really vague.

I agree with you 100% on

I agree with you 100% on Mushrooms and other mind expanding substances. That being said, if you are going to be an activist and put yourself in the spotlight as Adam is doing you need to realize the responsibilities that come with that to be successful. Adam has been arrested at Smoke Down events a couple timed before and recently posted a video racking a shotgun illegally in DC.

I think it was brave what he did and he can fight for the Second Ammendment by his civil disobediance but you need to be ready for when the powers push back. He should have known they would get some kind of search warrant at minimum for his house or car after his stunt and should have cleaned his property before. What he did was like going up to a police station and telling the cops to Fuck Off with a bag of weed in his back pocket- not a good idea.

Now instead of being perceived as an activist for our rights he looks like a crazy armed druggie to the eyes of the public. We are socially and politically enlightened enough to not see it that way but the average joe's that we are trying to wake up are.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

I may not use intoxicants

I may not use intoxicants myself, but his magic mushrooms are a bigger help to the cause than a ridiculous fear about what OTHER people are putting into THEIR bodies. Its his business, not mine, yours and certainly not the business of a bunch of jack-booted thugs employed by the banking empire to enforce their arbitrary system of fake laws.

We don't own Adam, nor anyone else. We own ourselves and that's it. We do to our own bodies what we please.

Much of what you say is true,

but what happens when the hallucinogenics you put into your body, cause you to hurt someone else's body?
Many a person has been shockingly murdered or maimed because of drug induced violence.

last i checked it was illegal "to hurt someone else's body"

if you get drunk and hallucinate or take your prescribed pills and hurt somebody it's illegal.

i'm surprised a member here would not see through the governments scare tactics regarding the war on some natural drugs that aren't patented.

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I sort of struggle with the drugs thing.

I really swing on it, arguing backwards and forwards.
Everything has an equal and opposite, what might be ok for some, may be really detrimental to others, what will enrich some, will impoverish others. I have seen it time and again.
The drugs are stronger, more devastatingly harmful to already fragile minds, given the pandemic of Autism and other "mental health" issues. Who picks up the pieces?
To me as yet, there are no clear answers, and the "agendas" of both sides need to be looked at. Who will benefit? and who will be the ultimate losers?

Should caffeine

and alcohol be illegal?

Alcohol was made illegal...

That worked out so well...the 18th amendment was finally repealed by the 21st amendment. One would think we'd learn.

Seems to me

you may have an irrational fear of "hallucinogens," perhaps the result of the decades long, fear inducing, war-on-drugs propaganda. Do your own research (plenty of info online) and I think you would discover most of the fears to be baseless.


Many people are afraid of Freedom because they are afraid of what others may do with theirs. True some may cause harm to others (or try to) due to effects of drugs, but if you're a true liberty lover, chances are you're a proponent for the right to protect yourself with a firearm. Look how much homicide goes on just from the fact that the black market simply exists!

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Then ban....

Baseball Bats...
Making Fists...
Steel Toed Boots...
All Prescription Drugs...
etc etc...

Do the things we use, force us to act inappropriately?

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Remember to add

pop tarts and fingers

Same as driving drunk or

beating or killing someone else in a drunken frenzy: you're held responsible for your actions. The fact that you're intoxicated doesn't excuse the crime.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

I'd also add that the fact

I'd also add that the fact that you are intoxicated does not mean you are guilty of something... that is until you actually harm someone.

Who are you to condemn his

Who are you to condemn his "drug" charge? Do you even know what hallucinogenic mushrooms are for? They aren't used for recreation for much of the population. Odd that you're on the daily Paul and still have such a mainstream slave mentality.

the ignorance about hallucinogenic mushrooms is astounding

They are just about the most harmless "drug" out there.

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

I don't support the war on

I don't support the war on drugs, but I also choose not to put drugs in my system. The reality is that this fight is huge - bigger then Adam. He knew he was going to be arrested, and he gave them an excuse to change the narrative by having drugs in his house. And if he can't see that - if he couldn't anticipate that well then he is an idiot and should stop doing drugs - not because the government says they are bad but because it's obvious they are making his brain into mush.

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Are you asking

that anyone that does not lead a politically correct lifestyle to stand down?

Not I. I am happy to see anyone and everyone stand up to the machine.

Do you think that he's doing this

solely for 2nd amendment rights and not for a much broader goal of liberty? How do you know he didn't anticipate that he was going to get raided? Should he had hidden his drugs just because the stupid war on drugs says that you can't have them in your house?

He practices what he preaches: you have to be free yourself in your life before inviting others to be free if you want to be credible...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

Maybe wiser

not to judge the thing you do not know.

Magic mushrooms?

Oh, come on...

criminal maritime law asks for his maritime fee

and he said, nope, in fact, I'm not going to let you charge me one drop of energy

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

maritime law?

He lives on a house boat or... huh?

the matrix has you neo... lol


here is a more in-depth understanding:


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

Well, that answers one question

Now we know where Adam got his shrooms. lol


No, I wish I had the gull to engage in such misfits but in reality I am a pretty straight arrow and I think if I ate a mushroom i'd run to the hospital like a vag; those types of drugs scare me a bit, just not enough to make me want to punish others for using them.

thx for the confidence boost! bump!

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