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Lassen County Times of Susanville, California

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Author, radio talk show host, attorney, former prosecutor and expert on the Constitution — KrisAnne Hall — will speak from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Susanville. The public is invited to attend this free event presented by the Lassen Tea Party Patriots.

According to the Northern California Tea Party Coalition's website, Hall "was fired for teaching the Constitution to Tea Party groups. She would not sacrifice liberty for a paycheck. She now travels around the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. She's a disabled U.S. Army veteran, a Russian linguist, a mother and a pastor's wife and a patriot.... Learn the 'genealogy' of the Constitution — the 700-year history and five foundational documents that are the very roots of American liberty One cannot properly understand or interpret the Constitution without a firm grasp of its very foundation."

According to a flyer for the event, Hall will explain why the Constitution is not a "living" document.

"We're going to talk about the foundation of the Constitution, where it came from, what it means, the fact it wasn't written in 1787, but it took 700 years to write," Hall said. "We'll go over those 700 years in brief showing the documents used to create the Constitution. And then we'll go into the creation of the states, the establishment of the states as the superior governments over the federal government and solutions for getting the federal government back under control."

Hall's presentation in Susanville is only one of the topics she covers as she lectures middle school, high school, college and adult school students as well as state legislators and law enforcement officers.

"I teach about 265 lessons in more than 22 states every year," Hall said.

While those who attend the lecture can expect to come away with an understanding of the Constitution, they also will learn how to use this knowledge to make a difference, according to Hall.

"Everything I teach is solution-oriented," Hall said. "I'm a historically based educator on the application of the Constitution. But I also believe we have too much finger pointing, too much laying blame. Winners find solutions, but losers point fingers, so everything I teach is based on foundational history and knowing where we came from so we know who we are and who we're supposed to be."

While legal scholars and even supreme court justices have debated the manner in which the Constitution should be interpreted, Hall said the Founding Fathers answered that question very clearly themselves.

"There's no mystery to what the founders intended," Hall said. "They wrote reams and reams and reams about everything that they did and why they did it because they knew they were creating a legal record, and that's part of what we'll be covering with the history and the solutions portion of the lesson. We're going to be dealing with issues that our founders anticipated and their proposed solutions to those problems."

Hall said the founders anticipated future issues that would arise in America, even the issues we face today.

"I don't think so, I know so," Hall said. "They lived them. It's a natural progression of government, and they anticipated the federal government to become what it became, so they told us how to fix it. It's actually inherent within the constitutional system. They gave us a great deal of written warning and written direction."

And Hall said that's not just her expressing her opinion — her message derives from the words of the founders themselves.

"I'm not making that argument. They made that argument. I don't teach an opinion-based lesson, I teach a fact-based lesson, a historical-based lesson. I teach using their words, not my own."

Hall spreads that message through her website,, which includes more than 100 articles on constitutional issues.

"I do a radio show six days a week which is pod cast on my website," Hall said, "and all my radio shows deal with contemporary issues from a constitutional perspective. I've also written five books and I have some instructional videos as well."

On her website, Hall reports she was raised a Democrat, was an environmentalist who believed in global warming, scientific manipulations of food, the necessity of vaccines and she believed the duty and purpose of government was to provide for the people. She even believed in One World Government and supported the principles of socialism.

"I was not born with the knowledge that I have now," Hall wrote. "I did not wake up one morning with a divine epiphany. I traveled a long road. I learned some hard and painful lessons. My beliefs were challenged, and I came to know the truth. I am able to stand firm on what I believe because I have discovered the difference between truth and lies. I am able to defend the truth because I walked the path. I can show you my path of discovery, and (you can) be guaranteed it is not tied to any political motivation or personal gain — unless you call the liberation that comes from knowing the truth in the face of lies a personal gain."

So what brought on that change?

"Mostly maturity I believe," Hall said, "and then I became a Christian in 2001 which pretty much drove me the rest of the way. The religious part has a lot to do with who I am, but this is not a biblical lesson."

Hall said we must consider the Constitution and religion together if we're to understand the government the founders created.

"I think you have to (consider the Constitution and religion together) because the basis for the Constitution comes from the Lee Resolution of July 2, 1776, which drove the Declaration of Independence which declares that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights and to secure these rights, the rights given to us by our creator, governments are instituted among men deriving their just power from the consent of the governed. So the whole basis for our authority to create and drive government comes from the creation of our rights.

"It's not a church service that we're having, but you can't deny the fundamental principles of natural law that drive the understanding that our rights do not derive from government or from men. That's what you have to address from that sort of perspective. We're not holding church. These are historical lessons based on historical fact using the quotes of the framers and the founders."

She said the founders ideas were nothing new.

Hall said she will discuss "the history of Constitution, the 700 years it took to write the Constitution, the five documents from which the Declaration, the Constitution and Bill of Rights are derived. There's absolutely nothing new or invented in the Declaration, the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. Every aspect comes from one of these five documents over 700 years. Once we lay the foundation, we're going to establish who are the states and what is our responsibility to the Constitution to keep the federal government under control — the solutions end of it."

"I was not born with the knowledge that I have now. I did not wake up one morning with a divine epiphany. I traveled a long road. I learned some hard and painful lessons. My beliefs were challenged, and I came to know the truth/'

Kris Anne Hall, constitutional expert

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Original Publication Date: November 3, 2015

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