However, there seems to be some misunderstanding of this event by some. This event is self-funded. In other words, through sponsors and low ticket prices, the event coordinators are covering speaking and travel fees for some of the speakers. Sponsorships, as well as information tables, were offered to anyone wishing to help fund the event. Again, they were offered to ANYONE. We were blessed with very generous sponsors from all walks of life. Business owners, candidates, and interest groups came together to help advance liberty, not a political party. As such, this event is neither a Republican nor a Libertarian event. Neither party has a monopoly on the ideals and message of freedom.
This is a Liberty Forum moderated by a Liberty journalist. The speakers we have obtained are from across the political spectrum. This is not a forum on legalization of marijuana. RAMP is a sponsor and has every right to be one. Simply because they sponsor, and aren't even speaking, does not make this a marijuana event nor does it reflect the views of any other sponsor. I hope this clears up any misinformation that is being circulated.
On a personal note, this discussion highlights the issues we are currently facing in our society. The Liberty message transcends that of any one party. It is the very foundation of our government and way of life as Americans. Free exchange of ideas, even one's you may not agree with, is the essence of a free people. The fact that some would take a Liberty event and turn it to political game and scare tactics to effect the intent or speakers and sponsors is disheartening to those that are trying to build coalitions and educate voters.
With all of that being said, I look forward to a great evening of Liberty. I hope everyone still joins us in celebrating liberty and rises above politics.