Bathrooms and Basketball


North Carolina repealed their #BathroomBill primarily due to an ultimatum given by the NCAA. The NCAA threatened the State or North Carolina, either directly or indirectly to eliminate the University of North Carolina’s basketball team from NCAA Basketball Championship Final Four.

This made me start to wonder, why would the NCAA care? Are they being “social super heroes” or is there some other reason.

My first thought was that the NCAA must be subject to Title IX federal regulations. If that were the case, the NCAA’s corporate bullying of North Carolina would be to keep federal funding. However, on Feb 23, 1999 (NCAA v Smith 525 U.S. 459) the supreme Court opined that although the NCAA receives the a large portion of its funding from colleges that are funded by federal dollars, NCAA was not funded “either directly or indirectly by tax dollars.” (Yeah, that’s judicial logic for ya.) Therefore, SCOTUS said, the NCAA is not subjet to Title IX.

Time to dig further.

What I found out was that the NCAA is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Donations to the NCAA are tax deductible. And there is your reason for all the fuss. They are not socially concerned, they are financially enslaved.

If the NCAA “allowed” their sponsored events to happen in a State that was opposing the federal bathroom mandate, their tax exempt status could be in jeopardy. The NCAA already had one close call with the federal judiciary, I’m sure they learned their lesson well; don’t cross the feds.

Here is the real kick in the pants: The NCAA is a multi-billion dollar operation. They get over $10 billion (yes that is billion) from networks to broadcast just the NCAA tournament every year. That doesn’t count the fees they collect from colleges, broadcasting fees for regular season games, and the donations from private corporations and individuals. Consider now, that the NCAA also gets over $100 million in tax breaks every year, while boasting an $80.5 million dollar surplus (2014).

Read how insane the NCAA situation really is:

I wonder if the NCAA enjoys being a federal slave? I guess being a true subject of government pays well these days. A quote from Samuel Adams comes to mind…

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”

This is a perfect example of the tangled web we weave when the feds use tax dollars to fund or subsidize organizations. This is why years of experience drove the designers of our Constitutional Republic to create a federal government with “few and defined” powers.

The moral of this whole story? This is what you get when the federal government is allowed to do not what is it not authorized to do, but eventually even what it is prohibited from doing.

“No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid…that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.” Alexander Hamilton Fed 78

It’s not about bathrooms or basketball. It’s about an unlimited overbearing federal government. Look at James Madison’s warnings:

If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their Own hands; they may appoint teachers in every state, county, and parish, and pay them out of their public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, establishing in like manner schools throughout the Union; they may assume the provision for the poor; they may undertake the regulation of all roads other than post-roads; in short, every thing, from the highest object of state legislation down to the most minute object of police, would be thrown under the power of Congress; for every object I have mentioned would admit of the application of money, and might be called, if Congress pleased, provisions for the general welfare.”

In the desire for free stuff, America has been transmuted into Oligarchy and its people have been reduced to tributary slaves.

Give Me Liberty

Did you know that March 23rd marked the anniversary of Patrick Henry’s historical speech? So much of what he said remains relevant today. Liberty has the power to inspire and to unite. It drives everything we do because Liberty is the only remedy to a tyranny which only seeks to divide and conquer. Time to come together in Liberty.

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Winning the Battle Over Federal Power

The federal governments march to control more and more of everything we do, every minute of the day is relentless. Their thirst for power and control is insatiable. They’ll never have enough power, they’ll never have enough control until they have it ALL and you are totally dependent on them.

How did it get this way?

In our ignorance we have asked for it. We’ve asked for the defense of marriage when the Constitutions says nothing about marriage. We asked for healthcare insurance and we got the ACA and now we’re about to get RINO Care and because there’s a compelling government interest we’re going to be given the incentive to save on our RINO Care if we voluntarily submit to genetic testing.

The list goes on and on and on and on. If you want to win the battle over federal power, understand that it’s not good enough to post on Facebook, or anywhere on social media. We are in a fight. There is no virtue in being a member of the silent majority.

We’re in a fight and that means getting educated and picking up the gauntlet and engaging ignorance now!

Show References

Genetic Testing  – Preserving Employee Wellness Act, HR1313 – Submit to genetic testing and save!  Who can  resist? Co-sponsored by my that stalwart defender of the Constitution and favorite Congressman Tim Walberg. 

HR133 Sponsors

Here are the four representatives who need to be reminded that the federal government has no place to test our DNA.

Hannah Winthrop – Correspondence of Mercy Otis Warren and Hannah Winthrop

Sovereign Duty the Book by KrisAnne Hall – Sovereign Duty, C-SPAN 

Alternatively you can listen to “Winning the Battle Over Federal Power” by KrisAnne Hall on YouTube

Establishing Unlimited Power

Compelling Government Interest

Buckle up and strap yourself in, because by the end of this episode your head might be ready to explode.  We have put a Republican majority in the House and Senate because they’ve promised over and over and over again to right all the wrongs of the misguided collectivist agenda. They promised to repeal the ACA and a more accountable, Constitutional government, but don’t hold your breath, because  unless we hold their feet to the fire and demand they act with ‘Compelling Constitutional Interest” they will never abandon their addiction to “Compelling Government Interests.”

Alternatively you can listen to this edition of the KrisAnne Hall Show on YouTube


  1. HR 26 – The REINS Act
  2. Roscoe Filburn and Health Care
  3. House Bill 610

#Point2Ponder: Honor For Aye

March 5, 1770 Crispus Attucks, a Freed Slave, dies so our children could be free.
Crispus Attucks was a freeman who became a whaler with the merchant marines.  His ship was docked in the Boston Harbor on March 5, 1770. That day, there was a loud ringing of bells.  Mr. Attucks thought there to was a fire. He ran out of his ship to put out the fire, only to find that the bells were calling to Patriots to fight against the government who had picked up arms against their own people. Without a single thought of his own safety, Mr. Attucks ran back into the ship and got 55 of his shipmates to join him in the battle for Liberty. Mr. Attucks knew he had to fight for Liberty. Since he used to be a slave, he knew that Liberty was the most important thing. The King’s soldiers were waiting for them and Mr. Attucks was shot and killed.  This is the history of the Boston Massacre.
Here is a poem written about Crispus Attucks in his day:
And honor to Crispus Attucks, who was leader and voice that day;
The first to defy, and the first to die, with Maverick. Carr, and Gray.
Call it riot or revolution, his hand first clenched at the crown;
His feet were the first in perilous place to pull the king’s flag down;
His breast was the first one rent apart that liberty’s stream might flow;
For our freedom now and forever, his head was the first laid low.
Call it riot or revolution, or mob or crowd, as you may,
Such deaths have been seed of nations, such lives shall be honored for aye.
Mr. Attucks was not the only hero that was a freed slave, many freed slaves formed the Bucks of America, a militia from the state of Massachusetts. George Middleton was a freeman and a former African. He volunteered to be a leader in the fight for Liberty. Mr. Middleton was given the rank of Colonel in his army called the Bucks of America. He continued the fight for Liberty after the Revolutionary War by forming the African Benevolent Society in 1796, that provided assistance to widows and orphans from the war for Independence.
There were actually battalions of freed slaves who fought in our war for independence from Great Britain.  The States had a provision that if a slave wanted to fight for Liberty, he would be a freeman forever.  Who better to know the value of Liberty than one who had been enslaved?
Our modern, progressive education system, however, would rather write these men out of the history books than teach of their sacrifice and bravery.  They do this so they can teach our children that the Constitution was a document of oppression and that minorities had no role in the winning of our Independence.  This is the worst form of bigotry; denying these men their honor due to promote lies and control minds.  Most Americans have never even heard the names Crispus Attucks, George Middleton, Peter Salem, or Ned Hector.  This corrupt education system and their progressive agenda ensures that our future will never know these former slaves who gave their only free breath so we could live in Liberty today.  That should be offensive to our souls, that should cause outrage in our education system, and that should make us weep.
Let’s correct this gross injustice done the the memory of Mr. Attucks and these brave Patriots. Let’s teach the TRUTH!
This historical excerpt is from my book: Essential Stories for Junior Patriots.  This book will teach of these heroic patriots and many more that our school books purposely ignore.

The 1st Amendment and Taxation

This is the first edition of our newly formatted, elongated version of The KrisAnne Hall Show . Our first show starts with the basics: The 1st Amendment. We’re going to cover not only the obvious, but some of the not so obvious aspects of the 1st Amendment such as the relationship between the 1st Amendment and taxation.

Alternatively you can listen to “The 1st Amendment and Taxation” by KrisAnne Hall on YouTube

Show References

  1. Fredrick Bastiat, The Law

Joe Biden is Confused About Freedom of Press

Benjamin Franklin wrote as Silence Dogood this warning:
“Whoever would overthrow the Liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing the Freeness of Speech; a Thing terrible to Publick Traytors.”
There is a trap set, however when we link essential freedoms to the positions of certain people.  Freedom of speech, freedom of press are essential freedoms. Journalists and news personalities are people, not Liberties.  A journalist has a “freeness of speech” he is NOT freedom of speech itself.  Just because someone is in the news industry doesn’t mean that they are to be sheilded from criticism and that they are above reproach. When we confuse Liberty with personality we give power to tyrants.
A quote, probably not by Voltaire, repeats Franklin’s warning, but from a different perspective:
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
With all this in mind, take into account recent statements of Joe Biden protesting the criticism of media;
“Some of you press guys are lousy just like some senators are lousy, doctors are lousy, lawyers are lousy. But it doesn’t matter. We should never challenge the basic truth that an independent and free press is the fundamental element in functions of our democracy.”
Joe is conflating issues.  Criticizing a bad doctor doesn’t destroy the practice of medicine, it improves it.    The same can be said about the media.  Criticizing a lousy journalist is not destroying free speech, it is exercising it.  Criticizing a lousy journalist is not only the exercising of free speech it is the preservation of truth.
Joe’s statements prove the accuracy of both warnings.  Joe’s misplaced defense of lousy journalism proves that our media has become worthy of cricism, a criticism necessary for the preservation of free speech.  It also proves that those who would be our masters, those who assault our fundamental principles, those who would overthrow our Liberty are actually  promoting these bad journalist to achieve their goals, or perhaps these are the goals of the journalists themselves.
Truth be told, if we protect lousy journalists from criticism we are actually encouraging people to destroy the Liberty that is supposed to protect all speech.   How sad that some have become so blinded by their own political interests that they “precipitously madden on to their own destruction.”