Should We Celebrate #IndependenceDay?
“The 4th of July is the first great fact in your nation’s history — the very ring-bolt in the chain of your yet undeveloped destiny.Pride and patriotism, not less than gratitude, prompt you to celebrate and to hold it in perpetual remembrance. I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.”
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
Mandatory Mask Rights Flyer For Individuals and Businesses
by KrisAnne Hall, JD
There is a growing trend of State and local governments violating the Rights of the people by mandating masks with criminal penalities. To help you manuever through these confusing and often overreaching laws, I have created two informational tools. These tools are designed so you can go into a business unmolested and run your businesses without violating federal laws or becoming a private police to enforce these draconian laws for the government.
Please feel free to reprint, share, and post them whereever and whenever you find appropriate. I have encoded no copyright and I do not expect any credit or compensation. I made these in the spirit of America's foundation- so we can work together to ensure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves AND our Posterity.
If you are looking for more information, see The KrisAnne Hall Daily Journal podcast: Episode 1124 Mask Mandates and Free Speech
Individual Rights Flyer -
Print out several copies and keep them with you as you engage in commerce.
Poster for Business
Post on Entrance Doors & Windows
Poster for Hillsborough County, FL Business
Post on Entrance Doors & Windows
The following is a sample editorial that I have drafted for you to use in your State regarding the two main methods of contact tracing being suggested for our local governments. I am publishing this letter for the sole purpose that others may copy and use it for their own benefit. You have my express permission to use this and submit it in your own name, without any credit to me whatsoever. Together we can restore Liberty! ~ KrisAnne Hall
Model Open Letter/Editorial RE: Contact Tracing & the Supreme Court
by KrisAnne Hall, JD
The people of (STATE) will be forced to pay enormous court fees and settlements if our counties continue with their proposed plans for COVID Contact Tracing.
I watch the county meetings because it is important to me to know what my government is doing with the COVID-19 situation. Recently, counties across (STATE) have been speaking to medical professionals and data scientists about Contact Tracing. The methods our counties propose to employ should be genuinely concerning to every taxpayer.
The main mechanism under consideration for Contact Tracing is to use cellphone GPS data to trace individuals and groups to a particular location. Data scientists are submitting reports to show how cell phone data monitoring would work to allow the government to track people through their cell phone GPS. These are not cell phones our governments will be tracking, they are people.
In addition to the cell phone tracking, our counties are also considering using infrared technology to “look” inside private homes and buildings to determine the number of people who are gathered. These infrared devices are so precise they can identify a single person in a home. This activity is more suitable to a George Orwell novel than for elected representatives tasked with protecting people’s rights.
Every data scientist must admit the data provided to our counties will contain specific, private, and personal information. Once provided, it will be completely up to the county officials, through their policies, to determine how much of that information they will use and how our personal information will be stored. I am personally not comforted by the thought that our counties will determine the limits to their own authority over our personal and private information.
If this sounds disturbing to you, it should. The good news is that the Supreme Court of the United States agrees with us. The use of cell phones by government entities to geo track people is not a new nor an unsettled issue. Although it may be legal for a hospital or university to purchase such data from a cell phone provider for research purposes, it is NOT lawful for the government to use the data from data scientists to track individuals without a warrant - even though that data comes from a third party. In Carpenter v. U.S., the Supreme Court held that a government entity MUST have a warrant to use cell data to geo track someone, even when that data comes from a third party.
Additionally, the Supreme Court held in Kyllo v U.S. that a government entity must have a warrant to use infrared technology to look inside a private building and to do so without a warrant is a violation of our rights to privacy.
For government officers to use cell data or infrared technology to track people, they must have either express permission from each person or a warrant for every single individual or that tracking will be an unlawful search and seizure. If our officials use this technology for contact tracing without warrants, regardless of where the data comes from, it will be tantamount to legal negligence. Given the recency of these Supreme Court cases it is highly likely that the counties would lose a civil rights challenge and the taxpayers will foot the bill.
The taxpayers of (STATE) should not be forced to waste precious tax dollars to defend their county’s actions when those actions are so clearly established to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. Our elected representatives ought to have a greater respect for the privacy and civil rights of the people. The people of (STATE) must demand our counties refuse to use this technology for any form of COVID Contact Tracing and spare the taxpayers from paying for the inevitable lawsuits.
I am posting this open letter published by Sheriff Mike Herrington, Chaves County, NM because it beautifully and succinctly describes the role and duty of the Sheriff, not only during COVID but all the time. It is my desire that we share this letter as a way to educate others and ensure that our Sheriff's understand that it is their duty to protect our Rights, whether it be from criminals or an overreaching government. ~ KrisAnne Hall, JD
Posted by Sheriff Mike Herrington
Duty as Sheriff per the Constitution
May 9, 2020
Since before the birth of America the duty of the Sheriff has been to secure the Rights of the People. This is evidenced by the Sheriff's oath of Office as a promise to the people, to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New Mexico and defend them (these Rights of the People) against all enemies whatsoever.
The New Mexico Bill of Rights enshrines to every citizen of New Mexico the Right that all persons are born equally free, and have certain natural, inherent and inalienable rights, among which are the rights of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of seeking and obtaining safety and happiness; that No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law; private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation.
Every business in Chavez County is essential when the people are dependent upon that income to provide for themselves and their families. It is not the job of government to provide income to the people and New Mexico was built upon the principles of private property ownership, hard work, and self-reliance. To say otherwise is simply ridiculous.
As a Constitutional Officer it is my duty and obligation to defend the Rights of the people against every and all infringements.
The New Mexico Constitution establishes a strict separation of power to ensure the security of the rights of the people and that “The powers of the government of this state are divided into three distinct departments, the legislative, executive and judicial, and no person or collection of persons charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments, shall exercise any powers properly belonging to either of the others…” Furthermore the New Mexico Constitution delegates to the Legislative branch alone full legislative power. For the Governor to issues Orders with the expectation that they be enforced upon the people is in direct conflict with the Constitution of the State of New Mexico and the most violent defiance of the essential principle of separation of powers.
As a Constitutional Officer it is my duty and obligation to defend the Constitution of the State of New Mexico against all violations and abuses of power.
The Sheriff is not a hireling of the State. We do not work for the Governor or the County and we are not beholden to any one person for a paycheck. We are direct Constitutional representatives of the people, we work for the People, and therefore are the highest law enforcement authority in our County. All other law enforcement in the State is subject to the authority of the Sheriff within their county. That authority demands the highest respect for the Constitution and the Rights of the people; to which I intend to defend.
The question here today is whether we overturn 244 years of history and duty of the Sheriff for a new and radical ideology that replaces the duty of the Sheriff to protect the rights of the people and the Constitution of New Mexico with an unconstitutional and unchecked power exercised by a Governor that looks more like a monarch than a servant of the people. I will not stand idly by and watch the lives, liberties, and Rights of the people of Chavez County of New Mexico violated by unconstitutional and unjust pretended authorities.
State Attorney admits that coercion and intimidation are his "North Star"
by KrisAnne Hall, JD
On March 30, 2020, Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne of River Ministries International was arrested for allegedly holding church services contrary to the Hillsborough County, Florida “Safer at Home” order. In spite of the fact that the church observed social distancing and proper sanitary practices, above and beyond the local Wal-Mart, Sheriff Chad Chronister arrested Pastor Howard-Browne contrary to the rights enshrined in both the US and Florida Constitutions. Shortly after that arrest, State Attorney Andrew Warren filed criminal charges against Pastor Howard-Browne alleging two misdemeanor violations punishable up to a year in the county jail and a thousand dollar fine.
On May 15, 2020 Warren decided drop the charges against Pastor Howard-Browne and filed a Notice to Of Termination of Prosecution to the Clerk of the Court.
In an article for the Tampa Bay Times, Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren said,
“In deciding whether to criminally prosecute violations of stay-at-home orders, compliance is our North Star."
So according to Warren, the goal of the prosecutor is to make people obey.
When Government can suppress individual speech or conduct through fear, the people will silence themselves out of apprehension of an unchecked force. State Attorney Warren's policy is the very definition of the chilling effect our judicial system has condemned for over a century.
When a prosecutor can bring charges against someone contrary to our Rights and then sidestep accountability by later dropping those charges, the process becomes the punishment. Due process is obliterated.
This is not the “North Star” of America's legal system. Our North Star is that the belief that people have certain unalienable rights and the sole purpose of government is to secure those rights. A just government does not use the system as a bludgeon to enforce the whimsical orders of the day. The goal of the prosecutor is to be a defender of the facts not a plantation foreman whose job is to whip the population into compliance.