- Posted January 15, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Libertarian Activist Adam Kokesh Discusses Liberty, Upcoming Sentencing, and the Future
fordfischer, a student at American University, says he wanted to interview Kokesh not "so much because I agree with his philosophy or methods necessarily, but he clearly believes in his cause and has fought so hard for it that I wanted to give him one final chance to speak for himself before he may be thrown in prison."
- rachel8, CNN iReport producer
Adam Kokesh is no stranger to arrests. The Libertarian activist has been arrested over 30 times for activities related to what he sees as an overbearing government. A veteran of the Iraq war, he began his battle for liberty on the homefront where he has participated in a series of protests including civil disobedience. Earlier this year, he was arrested for being filmed loading a shotgun in Washington DC and faces sentencing on January 17th. He faces charges related to guns and drugs, both of which he has included in his public acts of civil disobedience.
With his sentencing coming soon, I wanted to give him a chance to speak for himself. While many members of the media may report on him and speculate, I gave him a chance to speak directly to his audience and describe himself, his action and his ideals.
Produced and Edited by Ford Fischer
Filmed by Trey Yingst
Featuring Adam Kokesh