Op-Ed: Adam Kokesh is not a cowardSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 12:19
By Alex Allen
The mainstream media in the United States has done a horrible job of reporting the facts of Adam Kokesh's civil disobedience act and arrest.
In a clear attempt to collectivize the Libertarian movement and demonize Kokesh and other gun owners, many of the major news outlets in the United States have been twisting the facts of what really happened with Adam Kokesh during his now infamous act of civil disobedience on July 4th, 2013.
For those who aren't already aware, Adam Kokesh is an Iraq war veteran and activist who, on July 4th, 2013, made a very controversial video of himself standing in Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., loading a 12 gauge shotgun. His home was then raided by a SWAT Team and other police on the night of Tuesday, July 9th, shortly after he finished taping an interview for the Infowars Nightly News. But of course, the events leading up to Kokesh's arrest have been blown completely out of proportion by the corporate-controlled mainstream media.
The major lie the media has been spewing is the idea that Kokesh cancelled his original plans for an armed march on Washington, D.C. on Independence Day because he was afraid of the consequences. Most news outlets have even been suggesting that his idea to cancel came as a direct result of D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier stating that Kokesh and other protesters would be arrested at the protest. This is an absolute lie.