Clay Chastain has been fighting city hall for more than a generation. During his struggle he has helped to make a great deal of progress for this town and he's one of the few voices who continually advocates for direct democracy and voter participation over social justice protest.
Here's a worthwhile preview of is court fight . . .
US District Court heavyweight title fight now underway to decide the fate of a KC petition and KC's petition process
Petitions from the people allow everyday citizens to directly challenge those in charge.
Petitions from the people circumvent insider manipulation to put big issues directly before voters.
Petitions from the people give power to the people.
Thus, City Hall welcomes petitions from the people as they would the 'virus'.
The plight of one such KC petition, ignored by City Hall and suffering a MSM news black out, has finally made its arduous way to the United States District Court and the Honorable Judge Roseann A. Ketchmark. And it will be a battle between................... those controlling vs. those controlled; the lowly vs. the lofty; the arrogant vs. the meek.
In the courtroom, Citizen Activist Clay Chastain will represent (Pro se) the Plaintiffs (Committee of Petitioners). And, City Hall's Senior Attorney, Galen Beaufort, will represent the City (Defendant).
If the Defendant prevails, the controllers will be further lofted and the lowly further lowered.
If the Plaintiffs prevail, the controllers will be more disabled and the meek more enabled.
600 days ago, nearly 3,000 KC registered voters submitted a formal written request to the City mandating an election be held to decide a particular cause. For 600 days the controllers, abetted by MSM, have ignored their petition and muffled their voices. In America we have seen the enemy, and it is not us. It is our controllers.
We pray this Honorable Judge will give life, voice and strength to the people's full, democratic and unobstructed right to petition their "government for a redress of grievances".
Kansas City Community Activist, Clay Chastain
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