TKC EXCLUSIVE: TOP 5 DEFENDERS OF KANSAS CITY DEMOCRACY!!!
On this July 4th we'd like to share a bit of good news and offer a shout out to some of our heroes who valiantly LEAD BY EXAMPLE and defend Freedom, Liberty and Democracy in Kansas City on an elite level.
To wit . . .
TODAY WE SALUTE THESE KANSAS CITY TOP 5 DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY!!!
This quick name check offers just a bit of tribute to those who work hard to maintain our local freedoms.
MISS SWEETIE PIE AND THE TKC BLOG COMMUNITY
We appreciate all comments and participation in our AWESOME BLOG FORUM and more than a few comments stand out. We regularly call out some of you but right now Ms. Sweetie Pie deserves recognition because of her hard work to improve KCMO and because her comments often leave us asking even more questions about whatever topic at hand. Sure, there are a lot of TKC blog comment superstars like InaFunkAboutTheFunk, Chuck, SD, Hyperblogal, El Bryan, The Polar Bear, Another Midtown Mom, Xalti and theEditor and all of you keep this blog and Kansas City in check or at least on HIGH ALERT and OPEN to criticism in this town's last remaining free speech zone.
SUPER LAWYER LYNNE BRATCHER
Similarly, if readers enjoy commenting or the ability to express discontent in a public forum . . . All of Kansas City And ESPECIALLY TKC must recognize the amazing work of SuperLawyer, Dean Of The KCMO Trial Bar Lynne Bratcher. We haven't talked to Lynne in awhile but we trust she's out there fighting for her clients, standing up for the less fortunate and simply being one of Kansas City's top advocates. If you want to talk lady leadership by example . . . Look no further than the amazing work and practice that Lynne Bratcher has built over the years.
MARK ALFORD AND KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY NEWSIES
It's not just about reporting the news, it's about selling the news and MAKING THE PUBLIC TAKE NOTICE OF THE ISSUES THAT IMPACT THEIR LIVES. To that end . . . Mark Alford is Kansas City's morning leader extraordinaire and not only one of the most KICK-ASS NEWSIES in KC but also the most captivating news dude in town.
CHIEF FORTÉ AND THE KCPD
In a very real way, KCPD is on the street every day protecting this town and our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Better still, this year there's a very real hope that murder numbers will decline and we attribute that directly to improvements made by the Chief. In fact, both Dr. Earnest Evans and TKC suggest that it was the moment when the Chief SMACKED DOWN Council Dude Jermaine Reed over "dangerous" racial profiling allegations that this town experienced a real turnaround in the local crime fight and a more meaningful call for community engagement and cooperation.
CLAY CHASTAIN AND KANSAS CITY INITIATIVE PETITIONERS OF EVERY STRIPE
Some may not like his style but there is no doubt that CLAY CHASTAIN and so many other citizen petitioners have done more to defend Democracy than any local politico in recent memory. Citizen Initiative Petitions are the last real vestige of local Democracy and from saving the airport to calling out our elected officials . . . They're really the only way to remind City Hall that voters still power Kansas City Democracy.
Of course this list represents only a small fraction of people out there defending local Democracy . . .
FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST YOUR OWN KANSAS CITY DEMOCRACY DEFENDERS!!!
And celebrate the 4th with something more meaningful than ribs . . .
More in a bit . . .