They’ve both been arrested for civil disobedience. Both spent July 10th in a jail cell. Only one might spend years in prison, while the other became Mayor of New York City.
Adam Kokesh will receive his sentence today in Federal court, for loading a rifle in Washington D.C. this past summer. He harmed nobody in the process, and was simply protesting D.C.’s unconstitutional ban on the 2nd amendment. Bill De Blasio on the other hand, and true to his character, was protesting the closure of a failed hospital, wanting the public to pay for it’s continued operation through more taxes. Sadly, even with what might have seemed like good intentions, was really just a ploy to score political points during his run to become New York City mayor. Adam Kokesh had little to gain and everything to lose with his civil disobedience. Mayor De Blasio on the other hand knew he’d be given a slap on the wrist and receive the publicity he desired to help boost his campaign.
Special treatment for well connected people is nothing new. We see it all the time with celebs and politicians. It’s just especially ironic, given both spent the same day in a jail cell for civil disobedience, but Adam has been treated like a dog by our government ever since, while De Blasio was able to milk it for power.
If you’d like to support Adam Kokesh, please read his post below. Check back at LibertyChat.com for updates on Adam’s sentencing today.
“Please share this video from CNN iReporter Ford Fischer and go to the bottom of the page and click “This belongs on CNN.” Libertarian Activist Adam Kokesh Discusses Liberty, Upcoming Sentencing, and the Future – http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1075537 ”