In the past, I’ve had a radio show and a TV show, but I think we’re all happier here on the internet, and the financial support of people who care about the message of freedom has always been essential to keeping my media production independent. Please pledge to support our video production and I will get back to regular production, first covering the homesteading project, and eventually resuming regular daily commentary and activism productions. The more support we have here, the better the production will be! I have consistently delivered competitive and compelling media on little to no budget since going independent, and I only plan to increase the quality with your help! Remember, it’s all about freeing minds, and empowering people to live more free. At some point, you benefited from someone making your awakening possible with their generosity. Now is your chance to pay it forward. Please support our Patreon campaign and check out my brief message below.
I plan to run for President of the United States in 2020 to peacefully dissolve the entire federal government in 4 years.
We are working quietly behind the scenes to make this successful and plan to formally launch in September 2017. The most important thing you can do to help now is wake up as many people as you can to the nature of government. Give people hope that we can move past the violent statist paradigm with localization. One of the most efficient ways to do this is with our book, FREEDOM! You can get it for free in every digital format including audiobook on our website, where you can also order paper copies, read our blog, sign up for our email list, and find me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and our YouTube channel.
Despite the fact that we’re supposed to be catching up on administrative tasks right now and enjoying some time to relax in between the end of the tour and the beginning of buying land and building our home (and restarting a daily podcast and merch operation and …) the hits just keep on coming! We are happy to announce that our downloads of FREEDOM! are well over a million now and the third printing of FREEDOM! is on its way from China. If you’d like free books, sign up for our email list for the announcement when they arrive. Thanks to a generous donor, we’ll be able to send you books for just the cost of shipping, but only for a few days!
While we were in Seattle visiting my family for Thanksgiving, we had an unplanned run in with some #BlackLivesMatter protesters who made racist insults at my mother. Fortunately, we got it on camera and the video was shared by Drudge, which was good for a lot of views. Please watch to the end, as the message is as important as the spontaneous theatrics.
I’ve also had a few more adventures in legal-land, so please check out some of our other recent YouTube videos for more on those shenanigans. All I need now is a government-licensed shrink to tell a judge that I’m not crazy for not loving the government for its wars and police state and “justice” system and massive rip-offs. You see, in the eyes of the statists, if you don’t like their “official” violence, you must be crazy. Fortunately, many of you called in to the judge and the DC probation department to lobby for my freedom and I had so much fun defending myself in court, I might just try to do it again. Just kidding. We’ve got bigger problems now.
The tour is nearly over and what a long strange trip it’s been! We’ve had our home confiscated, two blowouts, two court appearances, 4 citations, 5 probation officers, a dozen vehicle breakdowns, and a whole lotta love! So to wrap things up this next week, we’ll have an event in San Francisco this Sunday the 20th, Fresno on the 21st, LA on the 23rd, and San Diego (Moonlight Beach, Encinitas) on the 24th. And yes, I’ll be bringing my new government jewelry. (GPS ankle bracelet monitor)
After the tour, Macey will be going home to Wisconsin to visit friends while I take the Earthship Academy in October. In November, we hope to buy a piece of land near Flagstaff to homestead and establish the Freedom Homestead Academy where we plan to host workshops on living by the values of freedom. If you’re interested in helping out with volunteer time, construction materials, expertise, or you just want a building with your name on it, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We might be inviting people to join us as soon as December, and when we’re done, we’ll have a big wedding party!
As always, we need your help keeping the lights on for FREEDOM! and now we are ready to get settled into a new phase of activism. We have distributed nearly 15,000 copies of the book, but even more impressively, we’ve gotten over 400,000 downloads of all the various digital versions. Now we have thousands of activists all over the country waiting for more paper copies of the book to use to spread the message. As we’ve been running out of books and have just enough for the end of the tour, it’s been tough to tell the most enthusiastic young activists I know, “You’ll just have to wait until we raise the money and make arrangements for the next printing.” Well, now we’ve made the arrangements and it’s time to raise the money! It turns out, that we will be able to get the next 10,000 copies of FREEDOM! printed FOR UNDER $5,000!
We also plan to bring back the daily podcast and the more monthly contributors we have, the more quality content we’ll be able to deliver. Of course, we’re also going to need the next 10,000 books a lot quicker than this one and want to keep getting them out there!
Ever been threatened to a fight by someone who outweighs you by about sixty pounds of muscle? It doesn’t happen to me often, but last Friday, it happened in Linden, NJ with a former cop and soldier who didn’t like me “disrespecting the military.” My greatest hits always surprise me (I didn’t think the Jefferson Dance Party video would do very well) but this one seems to be going at least a little viral. People want to cheer for brains defeating brawn. Let’s just hope that this holds true on a bigger scale because we have much more work to do! Speaking of which, we’ve got less than two months left on The American Campfire Freedom Tour. This weekend is a big one with stops in Philly, DC (area), and Baltimore. Please check out our schedule for details and share this video:
For those of you who want to learn more about the technique I used in this video, please check out the book Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg. It’s just 200 pages and will improve all of your relationships, especially those with angry people!
1. Share the link to http://thefreedomline.com/freedom on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else you have a presence with a good tagline, such as: Don’t be afraid to download this book. If you’re reading this, you’re already on the list. If you come up with other effective ways to entice readers, let us know in the forums or by emailing me at adam at this website.
2. Email/message all of your contacts and ask them to read the book. Tell them why you think it’s important.
3. Read it to someone one section at a time, one section per day.
4. Write a review (with 5 stars of course) on Amazon.com:
5. Text message this link to all your phone contacts. If you don’t have a bulk text application on your phone, get one! I use “Mass Text.” Tell them they can start listening to the audiobook on their phones RIGHT NOW! http://thefreedomline.com/freedom
6. Publish your favorite short section as a blog post/facebook note/meme/whatever.
7. Ask everyone in your family to read it. Ask everyone at your school to read it. Ask everyone at your work to read it.
10. Read it out loud (with a bullhorn?) somewhere public, like a subway, or on an airplane. (get video)
11. Change your voicemail message to say something about the book. “Please leave your message at the tone, then go read FREEDOM! which can be downloaded for free as an audiobook at thefreedomline.com.”
12. Add the link and/or the logo to all of your online profiles and email signatures.
Last Independence Day, activist Adam Kokesh released his manifesto, FREEDOM! which explains how we can create a more harmonious and productive society by eliminating government. Recently, someone ordered a copy of the book for an inmate in an American prison from Kokesh’s website. The book was rejected, and on April 14, The FREEDOM! Line (Kokesh’s publisher) received a letter stating, “The above-referenced publication which you recently mailed has been determined unacceptable for the reason(s) indicated below: This publication contains information which poses a threat to security, good order, or discipline of the institution. (Entire publication)” (See below for a photograph of the entire letter.)
Kokesh plans to appeal this decision as soon as possible as per the instructions in the letter, but because it seems this letter was intentionally delayed, (it is dated March 25, and only 20 days are allowed for the appeal) his appeal may not be recognized. As he said about the letter recently, “I plan to appeal, but I’m not sure I disagree with their assessment. This book is not just a threat to the institution where it was sent, but to the entire institution of government. The truth is a threat to every institution founded on lies. As has been well established by legal precedent, this kind of censorship is illegal, but not surprising. However, I am flattered by the government’s endorsement of my book. The great irony is that the foundation of FREEDOM! is nonviolence. The horrific absurdity is that the Obama administration wants you to think a hundred page book about philosophy is a threat when it has been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent children with drone strikes.”
Kokesh is an Iraq war vet who worked on a US Marine Civil Affairs Team in Fallujah in 2004. He is on probation for a YouTube video he posted of himself loading a shotgun two blocks from the White House. As a convicted felon on probation, any violation of the law could result in two years in jail. He still produces YouTube videos daily and is currently traveling the country by RV to on The American Campfire FREEDOM! Tour to promote the book. The book is completely open source and can be downloaded for free in every digital format including audiobook at thefreedomline.com