Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 • Constitutional attorney declares it’s time to defend our liberty

History repeats itself — Americans today have become the subjects of a government just as abusive as those of the kings of old, and now is the time for the people to once again reclaim our liberty from the tyrants who oppress us.

It’s so simple. All we need to do is follow the plan the Founding Fathers gave us and abide by the Constitution.

That’s the message KrisAnne Hall, constitutional attorney, author, speaker, radio talk show host and television personality, delivered during a presentation at Veterans Memorial Hall in Susanville on Tuesday, Nov. 10, sponsored by the Lassen County Tea Party.

A crowd of nearly 200 residents attended KrisAnne Hall’s presentation at Veterans Memorial Hall in Susanville.

“I’m not here to entertain you,” Hall said. “I’m not really here to teach you, because if I’m just here to teach you, we’re all wasting our time. I’m here to recruit you … We need people who are ready with boldness to stand up and demand that these people operate constitutionally, defend our rights, eliminate the federal encroachment, act like sovereign countries and do the job we hired them to do.”

Hall presented two lessons during her Susanville appearance that focused on the genealogy of the Constitution and the powers and rights of the states that created the federal government.

Hall noted the difference between freedom and liberty. Freedom, she said, is chaos, but liberty is freedom restricted by the morality of religion. While we may be free to kill our neighbor, we don’t because it is wrong.

She said it’s important we learn the genealogy of the Constitution, including the documents that became the basis of English common law written during a 700-year period that inspired the Founding Fathers when they wrote the Constitution, including the Charter of Liberties (written in 1100), the Magna Carta (1215), the Petition of Rights (1628), the Grand Remonstrance (1641) and the English Bill of Rights (1682).

Carol Byers, of the Lassen County Tea Party, introduces constitutional attorney KrisAnne Hall at Veterans Memorial Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Hall said if we don’t know where we came from, we won’t know who we are.

According to Hall, when state and local representatives take the oath of office, they have no idea their duty is to guard the sovereignty of the state, but that concept is so foundational, it’s more than just a state’s rights argument.

She points out the Lee Resolution, adopted July 2, 1776, changed the 13 English colonies into 13 states two days before the Declaration of Independence. The states, therefore, are superior in both power and position because they created the federal government.

In fact, she said the states actually are free, sovereign countries, and the Constitution is a contract, a legally binding contract. The states ratified the Constitution, and as any first-year law student knows, parties negotiate contracts and the resulting agreement is the product of that contract. In the case of the Constitution, the federal government is the product of that contract, and the federal government cannot be one of the parties that created it.

She points out the people did not approve the Constitution, their representatives did, so the Constitution is not an agreement between the people and the federal government.

With the Constitution, Hall said, the states grant limited powers to the federal government, and all the other powers are reserved for the states or the people.

KrisAnne Hall, attorney, author, speaker, radio talk show host and television personality, spoke on the genealogy of the Constitution and the importance of state’s rights for more than three hours Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Quoting James Madison, the Father of the Constitution, Hall said while the powers granted to the federal government are “few and defined,” but the powers granted to the states are “numerous and indefinite.

“It’s the most important thing they (the Founders) ever could have done,” Hall said. “They reserved the rest of the power for themselves. The only purpose for which we ever create government is to secure the rights given to us by God.”

But she said the way the Constitution is being interpreted by the Supreme Court today, it is the only contract to which contract law does not apply.

Hall called on local and state leaders to refuse to follow unconstitutional laws through nullification — that’s the solution to the overreach of the federal government. It’s time for elected officials to stand up to the tyranny of the federal government and reclaim the rights of sovereign nations.

Hall also called on those attending her lecture to get involved.

She said the problem with Americans today is we’ve become way too comfortable because we accept too many give aways from the federal government.

“We need to get used to being uncomfortable,” she said and stand up for our rights. If we don’t, she predicts there is “a persecution coming we’ve not seen since the 1700s.”

Hall said the political process misdirects the people’s focus onto things such as the presidential race, but she said the office of the presidency is the most inconsequential office on the ballot because the president is only the leader of America after Congress declares war.

If Americans don’t reclaim their liberty now, Hall said, the young people in America will once again have to shed their blood in that cause. She said she’s trying to do everything she can to avert that bloodshed.

“What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?” she asked.