Treatment Of Kokesh Is A Ploy To IntimidateSubmitted by Jao171 on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 18:01
After Kokesh made the video I spent some time wondering why he would make a video loading a shotgun in a public place like D.C. and drop a hint of a “final American revolution” next Independence Day. Why would someone, like Kokesh, that is an advocate for the non-aggression principle and peaceful non-cooperation use language and display actions that could be interpreted as invoking violence?
He is not inciting violence, but peaceful resistance. Kokesh is making a point by pairing the First and Second Amendments together. Exercising rights granted by the First Amendment and Second Amendment simultaneously does not equal armed sedition. You do not lose the right to speak freely when you are holding a firearm.
Kokesh was driving home the point that rights do not come in groups. You cannot slice up liberty and allow it only where the State desires.
They will not be able to convict him on a charge of sedition or armed sedition. He did not make a direct threat or call others to rebellion. He was simply stating his own personal views and exposing the lunacy of D.C. gun laws. All they have on Kokesh is possession of natural fungi that grows spontaneously in nature.