As a few readers on my Facebook page have commented, it would seem that common sense has prevailed. Infowars.com has reported today, after an interview with Adam Kokesh, that the July 4th Armed March on Washington D.C. has been cancelled and decentralized marches on all 50 state capitols have taken its place.
During the interview Adam Kokesh was quoted as saying, “When it comes to this event being executed properly, when the government has already escalated the violent tactics against me personally as an organizer, I can’t in good conscience go forward with a plan that is so centrally dependent and not open source.”
Infowars‘ Alex Jones listened to a statement that Kokesh revisited from last week:
Kokesh then read the following statement he wrote “from a cage in the Philadelphia federal prison” on May 23.
“When a government has repeatedly and deliberately failed to follow its own laws, violated the fundamental human rights of its citizens, threatened the sanctity of a free press, created institutions intended to eliminate privacy of communication, waged war at the behest of special interest that threatens the public safety, killed hundreds of children with drone strikes, imprisoned and destroyed the lives of countless individuals for victimless crimes, stifled economic opportunity to maintain the dominance of the financial elite, stolen from the people through an absurd system of taxation and inflation, sold future generations into debt slavery, and abused its power to suppress political opposition, it is unfit to exist and it becomes the duty of the people to alter or abolish that government by whatever means necessary to secure liberty and ensure peace.
“A new American revolution is long overdue. This revolution has been brewing in the hearts and minds of the people for many years, but this Independence Day, it shall take a new form as the American Revolutionary Army will march on each state capital to demand that the governors of these 50 states immediately initiate the process of an orderly dissolution of the federal government through secession and reclamation of federally held property. Should one whole year from this July 4th pass while the crimes of this government are allowed to continue, we may have passed the point at which non-violent revolution becomes impossible.
“The time to sit idly by has passed. To remain neutral is to be complicit, just doing your job is not an excuse, and the line in the sand has been drawn between the people, and the criminals in Washington, D.C. While some timid souls will say that it is too early, that we can solve this problem through democratic means provided by government, that current levels of taxation are reasonable for the services provided, and that the crimes of this government are merely a tolerable nuisance, it may already be too late.
“While there is risk in drastic action, the greater danger lies in allowing this government to continue unchallenged. So if you are content with the status quo, stay home, get fat, watch the fireworks from a safe distance, and allow this Independence Day to pass like any other. But if you see as we see, and feel as we feel, we will see you on the front lines of freedom on July 4th, 2013 for this, The Final American Revolution.”
I can’t speak for everyone but I think it is a fair statement to say that many of us never questioned the reasons for the march just the execution. A lot of questions were raised about Kokesh specifically being someone who was qualified to lead the march and the sensibility of the march itself has been heavily scrutinized. I myself have called it a suicide mission.
With that said, I am reporting this development and at the same time trying to formulate my opinions on the new plan but my gut feeling is that it is a sensible option. I can’t officially endorse it yet because I need to do some more investigation but my hunch is that in the end I will not only endorse it but possibly promote it as well.
A lot of people are breathing a huge sigh of relief today. Now we must all look deeply within our own hearts, gather the facts and decide if we are truly willing to make a stand for our rights. Adam Kokesh is somewhat out of the equation at this point and it is about Patriotic Americans looking within themselves to determine what is right.