TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! MORE PHOTOS FROM THE 1ST ANNUAL SHOW-ME FREEDOM FEST!!!
Liberty activists from across the state converged on the UMKC campus this weekend in a rather stunning display of alternative political thought in Kansas City.
The featured speaker for the day . . .
Adam Kokesh roused the crowd his talk about his experience in Iraq and citizen activism.
Check out the Adam vs. Man website for more background.
The latest adventures of Mr. Kokesh: Public Swearing Ban Cursed at Protest in Massachusetts Town
This is kind of funny given that Mr. Kokesh dropped quite a few F-bombs during his presentation and made a few of attendees shift in their chairs.
Still, he was a DEFINITELY A FAVORITE OF THIS KANSAS CITY CROWD and he was nice enough to take this pic while being hounded for autographs.
The event concluded with a Candidate Q&A with a round up of Independent and Libertarian candidates from across the State.
From right to left: Eapen Thampy has recently worked to reform marijuana laws in Missouri and has a few suprises up his sleeve in Kansas City proper. Meanwhile, Michal Boldin is a self-described "Tenther" who advocates for marijuana law reform and other liberty issues across the nation.
Kansas City Liberty Activist Tracy Ward organized the event with a lot of help from members of the Liberty Restoration Project and a few friends. We caught up with her again at the candidate forum with Kansas Liberty Activist and journalist Megan Westenhaver.
At the end of the day Ms. Ward and Freedom Fest Co-Organizer Vicky seemed pleased with the turnout and plans to continue and increase the current level of Independent and Libertarian involvement in local politics.
"This event was a great success," Tracy Ward said. "We had so many people helping us out and working to show Kansas City and all of Missouri that there is strong support and a great interest when it comes to increasing protecting our liberty."