Oh, Lord. Idiot agent provocateur Adam Kokesh has reared his conspiracy-laden head, and is agitating for an armed march on Washington, D.C.
Libertarian activist and radio host, Adam Kokesh plans to lead an armed march on Washington, D.C. this Independence Day.
Launched as a group on Facebook, the “Open Carry March on Washington” hopes to get 1,000 supporters to march into the nation’s capital with loaded rifles.
The group plans to meet 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.
The Facebook page states:
“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.”
The event is said to be non-violent and states that if the group is met with physical resistance, they will turn back.
“Turn back” my pale, skinny butt.
I recall Kokesh from his days with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), an offshoot of John Kerry’s Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), his ceaseless promotion of Adam Kokesh, and most of all, the crazed stare of the truly mad. My guess is that if he’s pushing an armed march on D.C., it is because he’s hoping to immediately surrender as soon as he hits police lines (There is no way he’ll be carrying a gun himself), and is counting on one of the hotheads he brings with him will starting a shoot war with poorly-trained Metro police units and trigger-happy federal agents armed with automatic weapons.
His only possible intent is to turn the “demonstration” into a slaughter of Second Amendment advocates, who would be exposed to merciless fire from what would essentially be an extended killbox on the bridge, where the wall of fire from government forces in armored vehicles and on rooftops enfilading the position would turn the Potomac red.
There is zero upside for RKBA activists in such a march, as we slowly but surely are winning our battles in courtrooms around the nation, in cases like Heller and MacDonald. The only beneficiary of such a march turned slaughter would be anti-gun statists in the polimedia, who would use the occasion and the sizable body count to advance even more outlandish gun control, if not a direct attempt to repeal on the Second Amendment itself.
When this Republic must one day plunge into a Second Revolutionary War, I want to know that we Constitutionalists are going into battle with clear minds and hearts, knowing that we did not instigate the conflict, but are merely acting in defense of our rights. Like the colonists at Lexington and Concord, we must not fire the first shots, nor be provoked into giving up our moral high ground. The next Revolution must be won in the hearts of Americans before the first shots are fired, the same as the first.
The time may come that we must stand our ground physically in the face of a tyrannical government, but we must stand on the moral high ground when we do so. Wars are not won by geographical advantage or troop strength, but by will.
Do not forfeit that high ground that will in the end assure that we carry the day.