Iraq war veteran plans armed march on Washington on July 4

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A radio host and Iraq war veteran will be leading an armed march on Washington, D.C., this July 4, Independence Day, to put government on notice that we won’t be intimidated.

Adam Kokesh

Adam Kokesh


He is Adam Kokesh, 31, a Libertarian activist and talk radio host. Kokesh was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and a veteran of the Iraq War, serving in Falujah in 2004 as a liaison between the U.S. military and Iraqi civilians as a member of the 3rd Civil Affairs Group. He is an outspoken opponent of the U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
On September 2, 2008, Kokesh spoke at Ron Paul’s Rally for the Republic in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he stated, “While it is our responsibility now to resist tyranny civilly, while we still can, there may come a time when we will say to the powers that be, be it with your blood or ours we have come to water the tree of liberty … who will stand with me?”
Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr. reports for CNSNews, May 5, 2013, that Kokesh launched the planned armed march as a group on Facebook, the “Open Carry March on Washington,” and hopes to get 1,000 supporters to march into the nation’s capital with loaded rifles.
The group plans to meet at 9 a.m., July 4, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. From there, they will march across the Memorial Bridge into Washington, D.C. and continue down Independence Avenue.
While Virginia permits open carry, Washington, D.C. does not issue any permit/licenses to carry a firearm.
Washington crosses the Delaware
The Facebook page states that the event, though armed, is non-violent and if the group is met with physical resistance, they will turn back:
“This is an act of civil disobedience, not a permitted event. We will march with rifles loaded & slung across our backs to put the government on notice that we will not be intimidated & cower in submission to tyranny.
There’s a remote chance that there will be violence as there has been from government before, and I think it should be clear that if anyone involved in this event is approached respectfully by agents of the state, they will submit to arrest without resisting.”
The event is open to unarmed supporters, journalists and welcomes law enforcement officers to join.
See also “3 of 10 registered voters think U.S. needs an armed revolution,” May 2, 2013.

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lindarm
7 years ago

It really scares me that the authorities might not just take issue with this, but do something really stupid that will bring us martial law. I think they have been looking for an event to give them the excuse to do just that!

joandarc
Editor
7 years ago

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this most informative event. However, I fear this evil regime will turn it into a crisis and cause violence. God help us!

Sylvia Strang
Sylvia Strang
7 years ago

Armed Revolution!!

DCG
DCG
7 years ago

While good intentions, I fear an outcome that will not be pretty – lots of arrested citizens. DC cops not going to appreciate armed citizens in their camp.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith
7 years ago

Well, we have to start somewhere.

Paul Smith
Paul Smith
7 years ago

Arter thinking about the date he chose to march into Washington DC, with everyone celebrating July 4th its a bad date to march with so many innocent people around with their families. If I were the president I would be upset about that.

andthelightshineth
7 years ago

I fear for the lives of these Veterans. Anyone that goes to the web site Oath Keepers will find that they do NOT advocate violence. I hope they have many video cameras to prove that they did not fire a shot. With all the false flags the media is showing the public and reporting it as real news, and the liberal government calling Tea Party and Veterans domestic terrorist, they can’t be trusted to report the truth. Four years ago 2.9 MILLION Tea Party people peacefully marched on Washington and not one media even acknowledged that it happened. I don’t… Read more »

Sig94
7 years ago

This whole thing sounds dangerously off kilter. March like an occupying army into one of the most heavily defended metropolitan areas in the country and not expect trouble? If anything, bring more men, lots and lots and lots more men, like maybe 20,000 … and bring guns. Then stay there for a while. See what the military does. You just might have enough tipping weight there to have the military say enough’s enough.

greenworx
greenworx
7 years ago

I like the symbolism, but they should be unloaded, advertise it as such and check every single rifle before starting the march. Loaded rifles in this setting will end badly and defeat the purpose of the march.

Dave
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Dave
7 years ago

I don’t think this is a good idea at all.
Why give the comrade Dear Ruler the excuse we all know he is looking for?
-Dave

Ashley
Ashley
7 years ago

The problem isn’t the march, the problem is the way they are doing it. Loaded weapons and marching in an area where permits are not allowed. Just wrong. If it is actually suppose to be peaceful unload your weapons and follow the laws. This reminds me a little bit of an incident called the Boston Massacre. No one knew who fired the first shot, but many died needlessly.

abraham
abraham
7 years ago

America will be reminded on july 4th 2013 what 1776 was all about. We WILL Not BE tormented any longer. i want 10 million men out there if not more !

JOSSY BEE
JOSSY BEE
7 years ago

wow !!!
what s come throught my mind are songs titles from the band
“DISTURBED” : “REMEMBER” “PRAYER” “LIBERATE” AND
“TEN THOUSANDS FISTS” ARE “INDESTRUCTIBLE” ! ! !
If only i was an american citizen ! Im from Canada
but understand your rights ! Good luck peoples ! ! !

japoa
7 years ago

Sad to say , this has all the possibilities of one gigantic clusterf(ck . This is the equal to jumping into a sharks tank bleeding . Adam’s a good man but I wonder if he’s thought out all the ramifications of his actions . If he could get the # up to 40,000 or 400,000 thou. Now that might get interesting !!!………

Andrew LB
Andrew LB
7 years ago

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.” -Noah Webster Thomas Jefferson said, “No free man shall be debarred the use of arms.” Patrick Henry said, “The great object is, that every man be armed.” Richard Henry Lee wrote that, “to preserve liberty it is… Read more »

Robert Rowe
7 years ago

Here is my thoughts on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkvAkLghZN8

1wanderingtruthseeker
7 years ago

I will summarize here. Everyone that thinks this is a bad idea, what do you think about what the government is doing? Is it good? Those that don’t go and will not stand to be counted just bought yourself a ticket on the American train for the holocaust. That’s what happened in Germany and no one will listen to the survivors or their families. Why won’t people stand up for the Constitution? ‘Do you want to let the government have this much control over you? Okay, so you won’t stand. What will you do to stop this?

1wanderingtruthseeker
7 years ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

You may be right. I have told a friend of mine that the situation is going to catch us flat footed. But what are we going to do if Obama sign martial law into effect in the wee hours of the morning and you wake up the next day yourself under martial law?