Several grassroots conservative political groups will hold a protest demonstration Saturday January 9 from 10 am to 1 pm at Springfield-Branson National Airport while other groups hold a concurrent demonstration at Kansas City International Airport according to one of the organizers of the event, Mike Slack of the Commonsense Property Rights Coalition.
“The purpose of the event is to educate the public on the federal government’s Real ID Act, how it is in violation of Missouri State Statute, an infringement on privacy and a violation of the right to travel freely” Slack said. “The date and location were chosen because the Department of Homeland Security claims to have the power to cease accepting a Missouri Driver’s License as valid identification as of January 10, forcing Missourians to bring a passport or other ID acceptable to DHS. The situation is the same for Illinois and several other states.”
Groups involved in the demonstration include several property rights groups, several Campaign for Liberty Groups, several Tea Party groups, the Missouri Grassroots Coalition and others concerned with protection of individual rights and restrictions on federal government overreach,” Slack said. “Participants include members of all political parties – Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Constitution Party and independents. Our goal is to educate the public, persuade our Congressmen and Senators to take action to either repeal or defund the Real ID Act, and to encourage our state legislators to stand up to the federal government and protect our rights as citizens of Missouri, as they have sworn to do.”
The demonstration will be peaceful and will comply with all applicable laws. Those interested in attending or wishing more information may call 417-264-2435