Adam Kokesh, a libertarian radio host, has canceled plans for a loaded gun march in Washington, D.C., on July 4. The former Marine announced that he is expanding his efforts and calling for supporters to participate in “The Final American Revolution” in their state capitals on Independence Day.
Kokesh describes the protest as a revolution that is “long overdue,” where participants will demand their state governors dissolve the federal government and its property. Kokesh goes on to say that if this strategy does not work, violence may be the next step.
“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,” Kokesh said in the press release.
Kokesh reiterated these thoughts in an interview with conspiracy theorist radio host Pete Santilli. He said that his decision to cancel the Open Carry March was inspired by his time in prison after he allegedly “assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded and interfered" with federal officers at the monthly “Smoke Down Prohibition” rally in Philadelphia. He was released from federal prison on Monday.
“It was much too dependent on me as an individual,” Kokesh told Santilli on why the loaded gun march in Washington, D.C., had to be expanded. “If the government has decided they’re going to escalate their tactics by preemptively disappearing people because they’re political opponents then we also need to escalate our tactics.”
The original Facebook group has been renamed “The Final American Revolution” and lists more than 5,000 attendees. Kokesh says these nationwide marches are designed to bring about a “peaceful dissolution” of government rather than an impending “chaotic collapse.”
“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,” Kokesh writes. “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.”