An Open Letter To Trey Gowdy Regarding A HUGE Mistake He Just Made

Mr. Gowdy,

On Wednesday, you stated on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show that Congress doesn’t have the “authority” to subpoena the server Hillary used during her term as Secretary of State because “House rules” do not provide for that authority. You sir, have just admitted that you and the rest of the House believe that Congress is powerless and that we live in a Kingdom. I am absolutely sickened by the conviction by which you repeat this lie.

I guess this is what happens when we elect politicians who are fundamentally ignorant of the Constitution, its purpose, and the power and duty it imposes upon our elected representatives. This statement is so repulsive to Liberty, so abhorrent to the principles of separation of powers, and so loathsome to the understanding of our Constitutional Republic that ANY representative who believes what you said in this radio interview should be ASHAMED of themselves.

Alexander Hamilton said this: “your consciences will reproach you for your folly and your children’s children will curse you.”

Why don’t “House Rules” give Congress the authority?  Because House Rules are invented by Politicians to create excuses for not following the Constitution. Then, they don’t have to do the RIGHT thing; they can do the politically easy thing.

Mr. Gowdy, if what you say is true, we are all subjects to the executive branch; and that means we live in a Kingdom and not a Constitutional Republic.

Sir, I believe you have forgotten that the House of Representatives IS the People. And you have just announced to the WORLD that the PEOPLE of American are POWERLESS to their government. I really do not know how to express just how despicable our Congress really has become.

Here is my advice:

Stop making excuses and DO YOUR JOB! Stop worrying about “House Rules” and follow the Constitution. If Congress is so fundamentally ignorant as to WHAT that job is, then perhaps they all need to immediately RESIGN their positions and attend some remedial training. May I advise that you need to abandon your errant law school training (I know, I went there) and get some TRUTH?

HEY TREY! I am NOT a subject. And if YOU believe you have no power to represent us, if you believe you have no power to defend Liberty, and if you believe you are powerless in front of a criminal who has participated in the murder of citizens, violated her Constitutional duty to the people, has aided and abetted the enemy, and should be charged with TREASON and conspiracy to murder…YOU need to hang your head in shame, turn in your resignation, and go home. May I suggest you reread Article 2 section 4?

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me. I have some good sources of Constitutional Truth to recommend. Perhaps you might begin with Federalist #69 and the Cato letters. Perhaps this article might help?

Sincerely in Liberty,

KrisAnne Hall

www.KrisAnneHall.com

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What Would George Washington Do About “Tax Refund Day”?

Ahhh, Tax Day. I am amazed at the brainwashing necessary to even make this day possible, but then to see the way we view Tax Day makes it even worse.

I have seen several ad campaigns referring to this day not as ‘tax payment day’, but as ‘tax REFUND day.’ That ought to be repugnant to the spirit of every Liberty-loving person in America… and every person in America ought to be Liberty-loving.

If we really thought about a federal income tax, we would be in the street with pitchforks and torches.

The income tax, within our history, was begun by a King in Great Britain named John around 1200. Just so you know what kind of man John was, they called him “vicious and ruthless.” I read one document that remarked that “even hell was fowled by the presence of John.” We are not talking about a good guy. He was historically the most evil king the Anglo-Saxons would ever know.  And we have this guy to thank for income tax.

Interestingly enough, just a few weeks ago, the British chancellor announced the abolition of the annual tax return in the United Kingdom. Death to John in the UK; long live the King in the US.

Our framers would be holding real tea parties, along with mock hangings and mock funeral processions of tax collectors if they were alive today. After all, that is what they did back then in response to unconstitutional SALES taxes. I cannot imagine their outrage over income taxes assessed and collected from the people directly by the feds.

The Tax and Spend clause was to delegate a power to the feds to assess taxes to fund the activity necessary for the “limited and defined” power delegated by the Constitution.  James Madison clarifies in Federalist 45:

The power delegated to the federal government by the Constitution will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected.

The feds were only delegated power associated with “external objects” (foreign affairs of the States), and that is what their power to tax was to be limited to. Healthcare, education, welfare, roads, environmental protection, etc…are NOT foreign affairs of the States; and the feds have NO business taxing us to fund them.

Additionally, taxes were NEVER to be levied by the feds directly upon the people. The Census was designed to assess the population of the State so that taxes would be apportioned to the State based upon their population. The States are the collectors of federal taxes. This was an important check and balance on federal power. Keeping the States in control of the purse strings meant that the feds would never be able to collect money to exercise a power that was reserved to the States. So much for Original Intent. Perhaps that’s why all the federal supremacists love the “living breathing” Constitution; it allows for federal income tax, federal welfare, and the operation of a socialist republic.

So once again, just a little bit of truth and just a little bit of history and we can see how tyrannical of a government we actually have. Just wondering when we will pull the stop-chain on the train of abuses?

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Liberty And Indiana’s Religious Freedom Preservation Act

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The Indiana law known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act is intended to give citizens protection from federal coercion and encroachment upon religious conscience. It is intended specifically to protect conscientious objectors from participating in acts contrary to their religiously-held beliefs and to allow them to seek relief against the violators of their religious conscience.  In truth, there is a flaw in this apparently well-intended law. And here it is from the text of the law itself:

Sec. 6. A state action, or an action taken by an individual based upon a state action, may not substantially burden a person’s right to the exercise of religion, even if that burden results from a law or policy of general applicability, unless the state or political subdivision of the state demonstrates that applying that burden to the person’s exercise of religion is: (1) essential to further a compelling government interest…

This law, like many other 1st Amendment Preservation Acts, creates a loophole for the government to justify their violations. These acts change the First Amendment standard from “shall not abridge” to “the government CAN abridge” as long as they can show “a compelling government interest” for their infringements. It is the same loophole that the government uses to justify circumventing the 4th Amendment to read your emails and collect your internet and phone data: a compelling government interest in national security.

According to this law, the government could perhaps argue they have a “compelling government interest” to prevent discrimination against ALL classes of people, and viola! The act is meaningless. As a result, this law actually gives legal justification for the very violations it was created to prevent!

This is the danger of compensating for an unbounded GOVERNMENT exercising a power contrary to Liberty and freedom of conscience. While it is the rightful remedy for states to intercede for their citizens, it is very dangerous when it is not done properly. We may just set up new precedents to further weaken the liberties we are attempting to protect.

What we desperately need is more constitutional education and fewer laws.

Here is a more in depth explanation.

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Articles Of Impeachment For Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has once again violated her oath and the ethics of her office…

You won’t believe what she said about the Constitution.

And now she has violated the Judicial Code of Ethics….but guess what. The federal government has determined that the Judicial Code of Ethics DOESN’T APPLY to the Supreme Court unless the Supreme Court VOLUNTARILY submits to it.

SERIOUSLY??

Supreme Court Justices DO NOT have life time appointments. Pursuant to Article III, Section 1, Supreme Court Justices hold office for “good behavior” and are to be IMPEACHED if they conduct themselves otherwise.

Articles of Impeachment:

1. WHEREAS, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has failed in her duty to “support and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic” in denigrating the Constitution on the record within a foreign nation.

2. WHEREAS, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has acted in a manner unbecoming a Justice of the Court of the United States in violation of Canon 2 of the Judicial Code of Conduct, “A judicial employee should not lend the prestige of the office to advance or to appear to advance the private interests of others” by endorsing a position prior to a hearing on a matter to be addressed in the future by the Supreme Court.

3. WHEREAS, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg has acted in a manner unbecoming a Justice of the Court of the United States in violation of Canon 3(D) declaring, “A judicial employee should avoid making public comment on the merits of a pending or impending action” by commenting on the merits of a highly politically charged case to be heard before the Supreme Court.

4. WHEREAS, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg holds her office pursuant to Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution which declares. “The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour.”

5. WHEREAS, any other judge of a court of law in the United States would be, without question, removed from office for such behavior.

It is THEREFORE concluded that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, having clearly and distinctly acted in “bad behavior”;

Ruth Bader Ginsberg is HEREBY IMPEACHED from her office of Supreme Court Justice with great prejudice.

signed….NO ONE IN CONGRESS! But DEMANDED by WE THE PEOPLE!

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Exclusive: Here’s A Recap Of My Conversation With An Israeli Soldier-To-Be

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Let us never forget: governments may war, but it is men who fight and families who sacrifice.

During my travels, I get to meet some very amazing people.  Earlier this year, I believe by Providence, I met a businessman from Israel.

I was staying in a hotel in Dallas, when all of the sudden the power went out in the entire hotel.  As I was coming out of my room  to discover the problem, I met a fellow hotel guest.  He suggested we take the elevator together.  I warned him that I didn’t think the elevator was safe in this situation; and if we got in and got stuck, since I am extremely claustrophobic, it would not be pleasant! He tried to reassure me that he would save me if that happened, and we laughed.  The elevator wasn’t even working, so we decided to take the stairs together, equipped with our cell phone flashlights.  That’s how I met David.

As you can imagine, when we got downstairs, there were many other guests with the same questions.

Since the emergency generator was lighting the lobby, we decided to have a seat and wait for the power to return.  We began talking and ended up sitting in the lobby for over 2 hours talking about our lives, our families,  and the world around us.  I learned so very much from him about world politics as it relates to Israel.  I chuckle now because the first thing he said to me was, “If you believe everything you see on CNN, then you think Israel is a terrible place, bombs blasting non-stop and war everywhere.  But let me tell you, don’t believe everything you see on CNN.”  Of course, I reassured him that rarely do I ever watch CNN and NEVER do I believe anything they say.  Then, we laughed together.

He told me about all the beauty in Israel and all the places I have to visit.  We talked about the travels of Jesus.  To hear about those places from someone who has actually seen them was an exciting experience.  We talked about the current conflict, and he gave me something really interesting to think about.  He said, “Let me ask you a couple of questions. If the Palestinians stopped fighting today, what do you think would happen?”  I actually thought about it for several seconds and answered, “The conflict would be over and there would be peace?”  He responded, “Yes.  Ok, now if Israel stopped fighting what would happen?”  I said, “Israel would be annihilated.”  He said, “Now you understand the real conflict, the story that is not being told on CNN.”

At some point, the electricity had been fixed for over an hour; and it was nearly midnight, both of us beginning to visibly wilt at the lateness of the hour.  On our way back to our rooms, we asked the clerk what had happened.  He told us that they were not really sure.  It turns out that it was just our hotel.  The clerk said they were able to fix the transformer that served the hotel and that all should be fine now.

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