Open Carry

OneSharpeGuy's picture

Former libertarian talk radio host Adam Kokesh is planning an Open Carry March on Washington on July 4th 2013.

On the morning of July 4, 2013, Independence Day, we will muster at the National Cemetery & at noon we will step off to march across the Memorial Bridge, down Independence Avenue, around the Capitol, the Supreme Court, & the White House, then peacefully return to Virginia across the Memorial Bridge. 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. We are marching to mark the high water mark of government & to turn the tide. This will be a non-violent event, unless the government chooses to make it violent. Should we meet physical resistance, we will peacefully turn back, having shown that free people are not welcome in Washington, & returning with the resolve that the politicians, bureaucrats, & enforcers of the federal government will not be welcome in the land of the free.

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. We are truly saying in the SUBTLEST way possible that we would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.

You are welcome to attend unarmed as a supporter, or armed with a recording device. We especially invite law enforcement officers to stand with us armed however they feel is appropriate.

If this page gets to 10,000 attendees by June 1st, & we have the critical mass necessary to pull this off, (1,000 actual attendees) we will march. Please spread the word, share this event, & invite all your friends.

If law enforcement policy for the public space in front of the National Cemetery prevents open carry there, we will rally at the next closest area where we can legally open carry.

First and foremost, this is not an act of civil disobedience, it is in fact, an act of sedition.  Further, there is nothing subtle about this action at all and it begs the question as to whether or not you even know what subtle means.  Subtle is not walking into the Nation's Capitol as an invading enemy army with weapons strapped to your backs; an example of subtle would more be like wearing eggshell to an event where white is specified. What you are planning to do is walk up to the elephant in the room and stick your finger in his eye.

It sickens me to think that you believe that your perceived second amendment rights trump all of the other rights given to upstanding law abiding American citizens, but it confuses me as to how you think that you are being oppressed when in fact, to my dismay, nobody is doing anything to take away your guns. To the contrary, you have the NRA advocating after every unfortunate gun related incident, that somehow this would not have happened, had more guns been available at the scene; you have United States Senators alleging that the government is trying to buy up massive amounts of ammunition, thereby preventing gun toting sociopaths from being able to properly outfit their arsenals.

What I find most upsetting though, is that you have taken, out of context, the words of an American icon and inserted them into you anti-social rant, and frankly, they just sound dirty in your mouth.  I'm sure you must realize that your phrase We would rather die on our feet than live on our knees  is a paraphrased line from The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, The Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.   I'm equally sure that you don't realize the specific song from whence this lyric emanates, however, if you in fact decide to go forward with this childish, silly, exercise in futility, please allow me to suggest that you adopt that song as the Battle Hymn of your new republic.  I'm sure your constituents will love in particular, the two lines that immediately follow the one you've borrowed.

Say it loud ...