Get Informed - Get Equipped - Get Inspired

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties...
when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved"
- Sam Adams

PayPalDonateNow

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to Twitter

General Welfare Clause - James Madison’s Warning: Its not about Money

By KrisAnne Hall, JD

Article 1 section 8 clause 1 of the Constitution reads:

“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States…”

From this clause, many have construed the “general Welfare” statement to grant practically unlimited power to Congress to collect and spend the tax payers’ money on whatever cause Congress may invent for the “good” of the government or the people.  Is that what the designers of our Constitution intended when they penned those words “general Welfare?”

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to Twitter

The Hope of Christmas Past

by KrisAnne Hall, JD

Many people have expended a great deal of energy this year in the fight to see our Liberty protected so America’s principles may be restored. As we enter into this Christmas season with many struggles ahead and mountains yet to be conquered, let us be reminded of a hope rooted firmly in the American experience.

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to Twitter

America: A President Or A King?

by KrisAnne Hall, JD

Great study and deliberation was conducted in designing the office of the president.  What was the designers of our Constitutional Republic chief concern? That the president would become a king.

“The safety of the people in a republic depends on the share or proportion they have in the government; but experience ought to teach you, that when a man is at the head of an elective government invested with great powers, and interested in his re-election, in what circle appointments will be made; by which means an imperfect aristocracy bordering on monarchy may be established.” Anti-Federalist #67

When creating the office of the president our founders had many things to consider.  The first consideration was, would this executive purpose be best fulfilled with a committee, a tribunal, or one person.  In the current climate, it was concluded that the power of the executive should be vested in one person, as an ambassador behalf of the States, to other nations.  But having just thrown off the bonds of kingly rule, how could the designers of our Constitution ensure that this one person, over time, would not accumulate power and become the king they never wanted?  The answer, limited and concurrent authority.

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to Twitter

America: We Are Now a Guilty Until Proven Innocent Society

By KrisAnne Hall, JD

Congress, the FBI, IRS, ATF, EPA and other executive agencies of the federal government  violate American property and due process rights every single day.  Now through the draconian use of the “guilty until proven innocent” standard through federal civil asset forfeitures, Gun and accessory bans, and land grabs, members our federal government are not only turning their backs on the Constitution, but are also denying the States’ authority to protect the rights of their own citizens.  For example, a federal ban on gun accessories like “bump stocks” is not simply a violation of the 2nd Amendment, but also violates every protection of due process.  It is in the very least, an unreasonable search and seizure of privately owned property.

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to Twitter

What Are the Step 2 Consequences for Any National Healthcare Program

By KrisAnne Hall, JD

Expansion of the federal government has crept along slowly but surely decade after decade. It’s a bit like a “connect the dots” page, where you can’t quite make out the picture until the lines are all drawn. We don’t seem to connect the dots of cause and effect, so we never seem to see the picture until it’s too late. When someone does connect the dots, it sounds like a fairy tale because we are not used to seeing it all at once. Here is a bit of connect the dots to make you think.

Share this post

Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to Twitter