Obama Administration: America Is a Banana Republic

James Comey, Loretta Lynch, and the Hatch Act. What do these things tell us about America?

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The Gulf Which Is To Swallow All

The Right to a Trial by a Jury of our Peers is a long established fundamental Right, codified in 1215 through the Magna Carta.  Yesterday, through the verdict of the Jury in Oregon acquitting the Malheur protesters, America and the world learned why that Right is so vital to the preservation of Liberty.  In a system where the government writes the laws, interprets the laws, enforces the laws, prosecutes the laws, and even sits in judgement of those laws, the only protection for the Liberty of the people is the Trial by Jury.  If that system were left unchecked by the jury, the statements of theses government agents tell us exactly what the outcome of that trial would have been:

Governor Kate Brown: “While I respect the jury’s decision, I am disappointed.”

Sheriff David Ward: “While I am disappointed in the outcome…”

Dan Ashe, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director: “We are profoundly disappointed in the outcome of the trial,”

If judgement were left up to these people we can see that there would be no justice, only slavish submission to government orders.  There would be no Right to Protest the government, there would be No Right to Free Speech, and there would be no Liberty.

“This sacred Privilege is so essential to free Governments, that the Security of Property, and the Freedom of Speech always go together; and in those wretched Countries where a Man cannot call his Tongue his own, he can scarce call any Thing else his own. Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech; a Thing terrible to Publick Traytors.” Silence Dogood #8

These people, in their statements, have told us all we need to know about who they are- they are public traitors to Liberty and they are the reason very reason why our Trial by Jury in necessary.

The actions of the US Marshalls after the verdict was rendered also give us a shocking picture of what our government agents have become.  The fact that attorney Marcus Mumford was violently attacked by these agents, handcuffed and tazed, for simply demanding they show legal cause for detaining his client should be outrageous to every American.  The fact that Judge Anna Brown sat by and watched this happen in open court without objection, gives us a wakeup call as to what our federal courts have become.  These are not the scenes we would expect in a nation dedicated to Liberty and the fundamental Rights of Due Process.  Anna Brown and these Marshalls are more fitting in a third world banana republic.  They are the picture of despotism and must be held accountable if America will ever see Liberty restored.

Every American should remember, a government with this kind of unchecked power will be a foe to all men sooner or later.  The sword of the government you cheer today, will be the sword that persecutes you tomorrow and all of history proves that to be true.

Yes, Liberty was vindicated in the jury verdict.  But where will we go from here?   As long as there are governors like Kate Brown, as long as there are sheriffs like David Ward, as long as there are judges like Anna Brown, as long as government agents can wield violent and arbitrary power, Liberty is not secure and no American can rest in the peaceful enjoyment of his pursuit of Happiness.

We must learn from this and move forward.  We must demand and expect that those in government reflect Liberty and not despotism.   We must hold them accountable and remove them from their positions if they refuse to defend the Rights of the people.  Any loyalty to an expanding and authoritarian government cannot be rewarded or even tolerated if Americans wish to be free.

“when all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another…If the States look with apathy on this silent descent of their government into the gulf which is to swallow all, we have only to weep over the human character formed uncontrollable but by a rod of iron…” Thomas Jefferson, 1812

Choose you this day, love of government or love of Liberty.  As for me and my house…we choose Liberty.

~Most Sincerely Submitted,

KrisAnne Hall, Liberty First
liberty first above all

Oregon Protesters Vindicated Enemies of Liberty Identified

The Jury’s Verdict: Not Guilty. What do we need to learn from this? What do we need to do?

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Power Play

Today we study with my College Students on the Power of the President and the Power of the Congress. Who has what power and why are they able to play games.

The URL for River Bible Institute is, https://www.facebook.com/RiverSchoolofGovernment/ and if for some reason you don’t find it there go to, https://www.facebook.com/RiverBibleInstitute/

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Presidential Promises or Lies?

Can they do what they claim to do? Can they do what America wants them to do?

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Here’s the article with the Presidential Standardized Test

Defining Term Limits

Trump says we need term limits. People say we need term limits. What should those term limits look like? The proper authority would be with the designers of the Constitution, so let’s ask them!

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2016 Florida Constitutional Amendment Voter Guide


liberty-frist-logo-button2016 Florida Constitutional Amendment Voter Guide


By KrisAnne Hall, Constitutional Education & Consulting, Inc.


The voter is always ultimately responsible for their vote.  I do not take responsibility for anyone’s vote; we will all answer individually one day for our choices.  With that in mind, be sure that you VOTE YOUR CONSCIENCE!

As a general rule, I am opposed to Constitutional Amendments, unless it is a truly Constitutional issue.  Our Constitution is supposed to be the Supreme Law of the State, establishing guidelines for government, fundamental rights belonging to Floridians, and principles by which we are to govern.  Statutes, on the other hand, are supposed to be the instrument we use to enact laws through legislation in our Republican form of government.  Florida has gotten very lazy about these distinctions.

I had hoped we had learned about cluttering up our Constitution when we passed the “pregnant pig” and the “super train” amendments.  With those two examples in mind, I would like those who view this guide to keep in mind a few things:

When you vote YES and pass a Constitutional Amendment you are creating a constitutionally protected RIGHT to something which includes the appropriate protections and assignments.

Constitutionally protected rights must be provided under equal access of the law to all citizens of the state, without discrimination, and denies any excuse for deprivation.

If you vote YES and later realize that there are unforeseen negative consequences, the only way to fix that amendment is through another Constitutional Amendment.

The amendment process represents a great expense to the tax payers.   Laws should be passed by LEGISLATORS and put into statutes.  That is how Republican Governments work.  Repealing or amending statutory laws are part of the everyday legislative process.  If legislators forget to put something in a law or the law turns out to be a bad idea, the legislators simply amend or repeal the law through proper legislative measures.  The Constitution provides the basis for the Legislature to create these laws consistent with the Constitution with language such as “The Legislature may, by general law, enact…”  NEARLY EVERY ONE OF THE AMENDMENTS ON THIS BALLOT SHOULD HAVE BEEN RESERVED TO STATUTORY LAW AND NOT CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

Why would our legislators want to use the amendment process rather than the proper legislative process? In some of these instances, they tried, but the legislation failed.  They are cluttering up our Constitution to compensate for failed legislation. Perhaps in other instances, by enacting a law through the constitutional amendment process, they can mitigate their responsibility for the law; after all, it was the “will of the people.”  We are a Republic, not a democracy.

If the Legislators insist on using the amendment process instead of the proper legislative process, I frankly see very little need to continue having legislators.  We could simply move to a pure democracy, fire all those who feel too burdened to do their job and save some money.

Amendment 1 Rights of Electricity Consumers Regarding Solar Energy Choice:  (This amendment will add another section to the Constitution – Article X section 29)

Author’s Note: This should NOT be a constitutional amendment.  This should be legislation.

A YES VOTE FOR AMENDMENT 1 Would create a Constitutional Right:

  • for Floridians to “own or lease solar equipment.”

“ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT. Electricity consumers have the right to own or lease solar equipment installed on their property to generate electricity for their own use.”

This potentially establishes that every single citizen of Florida can go to a solar provider and demand solar equipment based upon their Constitutional Right.   Creating a Constitutional Right to solar equipment would potentially open the door for government subsidies and price controls upon solar equipment to ensure that all Florida residents have access to this Constitutional Right.  This seems to set up a contradiction within the Amendment itself, as it claims to end consumer subsidizing of solar energy but then creates the potential necessity to subsidize to ensure protection of a Constitutional Right

  • for non-solar customers from an alleged “solar customer subsidy.”

The argument in favor of Amendment 1 asserts that solar power users are not supporting a system they are using and this constitutional amendment is necessary “to ensure that consumers who do not choose to install solar are not required to subsidize the costs of backup power and electric grid access to those who do.”

In Florida, Residents who have solar energy and tie into the grid are paid for the “extra energy” they produce that is put into the system.  In other words, if a resident with solar energy produces more solar power than they can consume, and they are tied into the main electrical grid, that energy can be used by others in the electrical grid.  The electric companies are required to purchase excess energy from the solar providers because the electric company is using that energy to supply its customers.

Solar energy owners are providing additional energy and are in fact subsidizing the grid.  The electric companies pay the solar energy owners for the additional energy created.  Sometimes the extra energy created is greater than or equal to the cost of energy used by the solar energy owner.  This does not mean they are not paying for the energy they use, they are simply being paid for the energy they are creating. There is in fact is no such subsidy literally being paid by non-solar customers, so one can only assume that this “protection” will take the form of a “fee” paid by solar users for “maintenance and upkeep of the power grid” or a cessation of payment for the extra energy provided to the grid by solar customers.

  • If this amendment is passed, the electric companies will be able take the excess energy from the solar customers and not pay them for it, even though they are using it.
  • If this amendment is passed, the use or lease of solar equipment will become a Constitutional Right to which no Floridian could be deprived of for any reason.
  • If this Amendment is passed and the people wish to provide just compensation to solar energy owners just compensation in the future, another amendment to do so would have to be passed at the constitutional level.

If this amendment is passed, the solar power owners should detach from the electrical grid and not allow the electric companies to benefit from the energy they produce.

Full Text of the Amendment:    http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/fulltext/pdf/64817-1.pdf


Amendment 2. Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions:  (This amendment will add another section to the Constitution – Article X section 29)

Author’s Note: This should NOT be a constitutional amendment.  This should be legislation.  Also, although Florida currently has legislation regarding Medical Marijuana, many see this legislation as impotent.  The current legislation only allows for very weak doses of cannibus oil and only for end of life purposes.  This Amendment is to specifically allow for treatment of specifically listed diseases.

A YES VOTE FOR AMENDMENT 2 Would create a Constitutional Right:

For Medical Marijuana to be provided as a treatment for patients with the following specific diseases:






post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Crohn’s disease

Parkinson’s disease

multiple sclerosis

Amendment 2 would also allow licensed physicians to certify patients for medical marijuana use after diagnosing them with some “other debilitating medical conditions of the same kind or class as or comparable to those enumerated.”

Ending the Confusion about this Amendment:  

  • This Amendment, if passed will NOT allow “anyone who wants Marijuana to get Marijuana.” Only patients with the qualifying diseases can obtain prescriptions.
  • This Amendment, if passed will NOT legalize recreational Marijuana. Doctors have been writing prescriptions for barbiturates and opiates for decades and we still do not see those drugs legalized for recreational use.

Author’s Note:  The medical benefits of Medical Marijuana are widely documented.  Most drugs have side effects, some very serious, yet we still allow their use as prescribed by a physician. It is difficult to understand why we wouldn’t want to allow patients to be able to choose from all sources of treatment proven to be effective. The arguments made against appear to not be made against more serious drugs commonly in use such as opioids, barbiturates, narcotics, nor alcohol, all of which are used as legal treatments.

Full Text of the Amendment:    http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/fulltext/pdf/50438-3.pdf


Amendment 3 Tax Exemption for Totally and Permanently Disabled First Responders  (This amendment will add another section to the Constitution – Article VII, sec 6 & Article XII)

Amendment 3 exemplifies the very argument against legislation through constitutional amendments.

On November 7, 2006, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment known as Amendment 7.  This amendment provided a property tax discount on homestead property owned by eligible veterans.  To be eligible, a veteran must have an honorable discharge from military service, be at least 65 years old, be partially disabled with a permanent service connected disability all or a portion of which must be combat-related, and must have been a Florida resident at the time of entering military service. Apparently when this amendment was designed, several provisions were left out, for whatever reason.  When these omissions came to light and the only way to fix them was through the amendment process.  If the original provisions had been passed through the appropriate channels of legislation, a simple amendment to the statute could have been easily passed while the legislature was in session.   Floridians incurred not only the cost of employing our legislators to do their job, but the cost of amending the constitution when the legislators didn’t want to, or were unable to do their job.

The same thing could potentially happen if Amendment 3 is passed.  This should NOT be a constitutional amendment.  It should ONLY be a matter of legislation.

A vote YES on Amendment 3 Would Create a Constitutional Right:

  • to a property tax exemption for law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic who is classified as “totally and permanently disabled” as a result of an injury in the line of duty. The terms “totally and permanently disabled” are NOT defined in the amendment and will need further definition by legislation.
  • to a property tax exemption based solely upon occupation. This would create a constitutional right that is not applied to all citizens equally.

Full Text of the Amendment:      http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/fulltext/pdf/10-92.pdf


Amendment 5 Homestead Tax Exemption for Certain Seniors, Low-Income, Long-Term Residents; Determination of Just Value  (This amendment will add another section to the Constitution – Article VII, sec 6 & Article XII)

Same issues as amendment 3.

This should NOT be a constitutional amendment.  It should ONLY be a matter of legislation.

A vote YES on Amendment 5 Would Create a Constitutional Right:

  • to a property tax reduction for “certain” seniors, low-income, long-term residents.
  • that is not applied to all citizens equally, but only available to certain classes of citizens.

Full Text of the Amendmenthttp://dos.elections.myflorida.com/initiatives/fulltext/pdf/10-94.pdf

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Over 200K Military Families Exposed to Toxic Water

Why isn’t this all over the news? Why aren’t the politicians making a big fuss and pointing fingers? Did you hear about this tragedy? The federal government knowingly allowed military families to consume water full of toxic chemicals. They hid reports, refused to supply data, and the DOJ says no criminal charges will be filed. With all the media coverage of Flint, why didn’t we hear about this?

HR 1627: Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 https://www.congress.gov/bill/112th-congress/house-bill/1627

VA Compensation Program for Camp Lejeune victims: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune/

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Who is Your Authority?

The Washington Post says the Senate can indefinitely block a supreme Court justice. Trey Gowdy says Congress has no power over Hillary. So much information is being distributed about presidents, elections, and the Constitution. We must choose the proper authority or suffer the consequences of ignorance.

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