Hanging Kokesh out to dry
You'll never get the anti-liberty bigots to like you (or even stop hating you) by doing what they believe you should be doing, in the way they believe you should be doing it, unless you completely go over to their side and renounce liberty. Why would you even try?
Nothing Kokesh did in this most recent case was wrong in any real way. Anyone who takes any action that is noticed by thuggish State employees will be faulted by someone on the "liberty side". Whether it's writing a blog or a newspaper column that doesn't worship the State, or violating some counterfeit "law", or engaging in acts of self defense or defense of property. If it's noticed, it will be criticized as "foolish", "unnecessary", "untimely", or something. Just because it isn't what the speaker believes should be done now.
I am tired of all the second guessing and accusations of "government plant!" every time someone speaks out above the hushed murmur of the crowd. Sure, some government moles are undoubtedly out there, but as long as you don't get caught up in a cult of personality, and don't violate the ZAP, it makes no difference to what you should be doing. As long as a person is doing what they have an inalienable human right to be doing, even if it isn't what I am doing, I am not going to be joining in on the crucifixion.
"We" are not hanging together so I guess that means "we" are lining up to hang separately.
*And I am pleased to note Mike V. has NOT joined in the criticisms by making a false distinction over this.
And please don't forget.