(Special to westernkansasnews.com)
TOPEKA, KAN. — On Tuesday, November 20, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed a proclamation declaring December 15 Bill of Rights Day in Kansas. The proclamation asks all Kansans to learn about the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, which are the foundation of American freedoms. The Libertarian Party of Kansas requested the Governor to make the proclamation.
The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791, and protects the rights of U.S. citizens to religious freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, among many others. “There are few documents in the history of the world with as much impact on protecting people from tyranny,” said Kris Logan, Chair of the LPKS. “It’s important that we celebrate not only the ideas contained in the Bill of Rights, but that we remember and honor all those who have suffered and died to keep our freedoms alive.”
The Libertarian Party was founded in 1971, and is the third largest political party in the United States. Fiscally responsible and socially accepting, the LP promotes the ideals of individual liberty and personal responsibility. The LPKS has had full ballot access in Kansas since 1992.