I’m too dumbfounded at such a fundamental violation of our First Amendment rights to give you guys anything but a copypaste. Just… read the sucker for yourself:
Topeka “” What started out as a fundraising weekend for the Kansas Libertarian Party turned into a showdown with the law.
A wall of Shawnee County Sheriff’s Officers met party members as they tried to enter the Lake Edun facility, where their event was scheduled to take place.
“It’s very simple. We have to stand up to the government when the government is wrong,” Rob Hodgkinson, Kansa Libertarian Party Chairman, said. “The government is wrong in this situation.”
Judge Terry Bullock placed a court order on the property in 2005. The order prohibited any activities from taking place on the property without a permit.
And of course, the silver lining:
Police did not arrest anyone at the confrontation. Members of the Libertarian Party said they will still hold their fundraiser this weekend, but they moved the event to Ron Lessman’s Truck Henge property in Northeast Topeka.
I did a little more digging and found out why the local government is giving them so much shit over this Edun place. Turns out that there’s aon that property once a year. So, for daring to bring their “liberty” into the Bible Belt, they get a smackdown from the local theocratic funstomping apparatchiki. God knows what they’d do if the LPKS published a cartoon about Jesus.
Clearly these guys need a major fundraiser or six if this is the kind of local government they’re up against. So (and I’m not getting paid for this, I don’t even know them),if you can spare the cash.
Update by Stephen VanDyke: Wonkette“How many naked Libertarians can you fit in the back of a squad car?”
Okay, that’s pretty damn funny.