Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh, candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for President in 2020, managed to get himself arrested, again, while campaigning last week. His crime is still unclear considering the arrest occurred as he was cleaning filthy concrete on a public street by water stenciling “FREEDOM!” into the dirty road. Kokesh was confronted by officers from the New Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Department and refused to show his ID which led to his arrest.
After spending more than 48 hours in the clink, Kokesh was released and all charges against him were dropped. Kokesh was in New Orleans for a “Book Bomb” in which he planned to place more than two-hundred thousand copies of his book, “Freedom”, in residential mailboxes. He also took part in a New Orleans Freedom Townhall, which was hosted by Loyola University Young Americans for Liberty, that included former law enforcement officer Robert Evans and Loyola University Economics Professor Walter Block.
Kokesh is campaigning on a promise to initiate the “peaceful, responsible dissolution of the entire federal government,” which he says can be enacted through an Executive Order once he is sworn in as President. He sees the collapse of the United States Federal Government as “inevitable” and is concerned that if he doesn’t win, this collapse may not occur peacefully or in an orderly manner.
Kokesh pledges to lay out his federal government dissolution plan in an upcoming book, “American Freedom”, which he plans to have released before the 2020 campaign season. Kokesh is a Marine Corps combat veteran having served in the Fallujah, Iraq where he received a Navy Commendation Medal for Combat Action Ribbon. He is also an author, and former television and radio host whom has become well-known in libertarian circles for his activism that includes acts of civil disobedience to highlight the ridiculous nature of many laws and statutes that are being enforced in our nation.