The Paul – Kokesh – (Palin?) Revolution: “Americans Have a Moral Obligation Not to Pay Their Torture-Funding Income Taxes


In Dear Sarah Palin, It’s Time to Re-Think That Rand Paul (Anti-Israel, Pro-Kokesh) Endorsement!, NRB presented the contradiction between Rand Paul’s statement to AIPAC concerning continued support for Israel, and the isolationist position he reiterates in the presence of fellow libertarians.

The post featured a video of Rand Paul and his friend and fellow U.S. Congressional candidate, Adam Kokesh, of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Seated in Rand Paul’s office, the two spoke of their “movement” and intention to take back the House and Senate.

Both Rand and Ron Paul’s endorsements are posted on the Kokesh For Congress site, and Rand Paul 2010 invites supporters to a fundraiser, promising that Adam Kokesh will be in attendance.

In 22 days, with the help of Sarah Palin, Concerned Women for America, Gun Owners of Kentucky, Right to Life of Northern Kentucky, and a host of conservative voters, Rand Paul, a man whose “movement” insists that Americans stop paying their income taxes, might profit from Tea Party Tar and Feather Fever and bring the spirit of Slave Uprising to the Hill. One staff member of an influential conservative organization told me:

“We keep after the folks, even when we get them elected. If Rand Paul doesn’t do what he promised for Israel, we will be on the phone.”

Note to Conservative PAC’s: Vet candidates BEFORE, not AFTER elections. Let me help you. At the Gulf Coast 9/11 Truth Symposium, Kokesh made the following statements:

“If you can just think for a second outside the cage, and ask yourself how that strategy can be applied to the broader problem of fascism. How can we withdraw our consent and support for the government that is oppressing us today? It’s really not that hard.”

“I’ve noticed something in the Ron Paul Movement that doesn’t get talked about often enough. I haven’t met a lot of IRS Agents that are big fans of Ron Paul. I haven’t met people who go out of their way to pay any extra taxes in the Ron Paul Movement…if you work for the government and you cannot justify theft from the American people to pay your salary, you have a moral obligation to quit your job, especially if you work for the IRS.”

“If you pay the Federal Income Tax, and you realize that you are funding torture, unjust warfare, domestic surveillance, unconstitutional government, you have a moral obligation to stop paying Federal Income Taxes. So, let me tell you about a project we have been working on called Slave Uprising. This is an affirmation of my commitment to not pay any Income Tax. I’ve not paid any in a year and a half. It doesn’t matter if you pour over the photographs of what happened at the World Trade Center if you are not asking, ‘What are the principles that I believe in?’ Are we doing this in our own lives?”

Here is Rand Paul’s friend Adam at the Revolution for Congress in Washington D.C. in 2007:

“The people of the world tremble under the thumb of imperial capitalism. As Iraq Veterans Against the War, we are resisting an occupation we once risked our lives for. We are working to end the War by strategically withdrawing our material support and inspiring others to do the same. Through “Truth in Recruiting,” we are inspiring young Americans to find a better way to support their country than dying for empire.”

“By actively supporting those who resist, we inspire further resistance, insuring soldiers that they have the right and the duty to disobey illegal orders. I will not tell you that everything is going to be OK, while we are bled dry by tyrants.”

“I have great hope for America, but it comes not from any election, no, my hope comes from you. Our tragic love affair with the State has led us to put far too much trust in a government that we thought could improve our lives, but instead, has enslaved us…we must embrace defiance, rebellion and resistance. Every day, more and more Americans are avoiding unenforceable taxes, leaving government jobs out of disgust, and sending their kids to college instead of combat.”

“Our efforts as a movement must become fully united and deliberate to fully withdraw our support and compliance. Be it with your lives, labor or tax dollars, stop investing in your own oppression. Guard your communities from the Police State. Do not waste a single vote or a single dollar on the two party system. Embrace a world that is not defined by the politics of fear, our obedience producing schools, or the false prophets of the corporate media…we must stir the sleeping masses.”

Adam’s pathetic harangues would be the stuff of which Monty Python skits are made, were they not virally infecting the conservative nucleus of America, thanks to the culpable benediction of its leaders. Kokesh gesticulates through platitudinous orations, flanked by crew-cut disciples who regularly punctuate the leader’s rants with clenched-fist, stiff-arm salutes. This confused half Nazi-right, half Panther-Left gesture embodies Kokesh’s personal, tortured persona; part aspiring dictator, part time-traveler from the Marxist Days of Rage.

Upon hearing Kokesh’s subversive barking, logic dictates one conclusion to Gov. Sarah Palin, CWFA, and Tea Party patriots all, they must no longer encourage voters to support a man who has expressed solidarity with a criminal (not paying taxes is a crime,) and a liar (Kokesh claims on his website that he is a life-long Republican while telling people not to support the two-party system.)

Rand Paul, Adam Kokesh, and anyone who endorses or votes for them, legitimize a view of America and course of action that are indistinguishable from those of the anti-War radical Left.

Those who persist in their endorsement of Rand Paul are responsible for the political consequences of his revolutionary philosophy, a philosophy that, happily for us, was not as deceptively disguised by Rand’s treasonous partner, as by Rand himself.