Adam Kokesh, founder of Veterans For the face of the Ron Paul Movement, is revealing the true meaning of "R3VOLution." In 2010 Ron Paul, the quixotic presidential nominee who is running on a platform of crippling labor unions, prohibiting abortion , austerity and repealing the 14th amendment , endorsed Kokesh run for Congress.and the man who many believe is
On his talk show this week, Adam Vs The Man, Kokesh read an email from a viewer which said "There is a way the nomination can be given to Ron Paul," he read aloud. "There is a way to fix the situation we currently face with Obama versus Romney. Romney needs to die."
Kokesh responded that "it sure is tempting isn't it, to think that you could take out one life and prevent the deaths of so many others."
A spokesperson for the Secret Service, Brian Leary responded "we are aware of this issue and we are conducting the appropriate follow-up." Threatening the life of a major presidential candidate is against federal law and carries a fine or sentence of up to five years in federal prison.
Ron Paul, a former publisher of racist and antisemitic newsletters who has attracted a large following of white supremacists is himself no stranger to inflamatory rhetoric which fuels the imagination of young people. At his speeches, where young, mostly white males chant "End The Fed" with clinched fists pumping into the air in a scene reminiscent of 1930's Munich, he promises a "revolution is coming". In a recent youtube message to supporters he rails against the "mainstream media" and the "establishment" and generally fosters and "us against them" mentality.
So it really comes as no suprise when his supporters begin advocating violence in the form of killing political opponents.
UPDATE: From Adam Kokesh facebook page:
"Just got a call from the Secret Service. I politely told them I'd be happy to meet with them, as requested, but would not give them any info not publicly available unless I was legally compelled to do so."
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