As I'm sure he on some level wanted, the treatment of libertarian activist Adam Kokesh in the American legal system (after a symbolic, nominal, and harmless apparent violation of a gun law on video led to an excessive and violent assault on his home–the same type of violation when committed by a mainstream journalist like David Gregory led to nothing at all) makes a compelling show of what getting embroiled in The System means.
You will consent–even if you don't.
Kokesh was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, but reportedly refused to leave his holding cell. He finally made his appearance before a judge the following morning, but had to be carted in on a wheelchair because he refused to cooperate.
"He happened to be in a wheeled chair because he did not want to walk," First Lieutenant Steve Elbert of the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office told WTOP News.
When he was wheeled before a judge to be arraigned, Kokesh reportedly refused to speak.
"I'll take your silence as your consent," a Fairfax County judge told him, according to WJLA News.
A possibly relevant essay by me from 2001 on how William Cooper went out in his fight against the government.