Letter to the Editor: What Makes America Great?

May 11, 2017

Constitutional attorney to speak Monday at SHS.

Dear Editor:

When did you last read the US Constitution? What about the Declaration of Independence? Have you ever read The Federalist Papers?

In her book, “Sovereign Duty,” KrisAnne Hall writes, “We must heed the warnings of history and make every effort to pass on the gift of Liberty to future generations. We cannot do that if we lose our history.”

“Our founders knew that Liberty is a combination of two equally important parts – it is FREEDOM under the constraints of a SHARED MORALITY . . . When we abandon our founding documents and disregard our moral foundations as we are doing today, Liberty is put in peril.” (Sovereign Duty) “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (John Adams)

You’ve heard of American Exceptionalism? We are not an exceptional nation because we are exceptional people. We are “an exceptional nation because we are built on exceptional principles that were enshrined in our founding documents – principles of Liberty, freedom, morality, and equality as derived from our Creator.” (Sovereign Duty)

There are some who erroneously think the United States is a Democracy. It is not. Nor is it a Democratic Republic. The United States is a Constitutional Republic. Our Constitution is the law of the land. Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist Papers, “No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.” Perhaps we should inform our legislators.

It is the duty of the people (that means you and me) to keep the government in its limited capacity. It is our duty, our sovereign duty. Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same . . .”

KrisAnne Hall is a constitutional attorney, an author, and a nationally renowned speaker. On (Monday) May 15, 2017 at 7 p.m., she will be at the Shelby High School Auditorium (525 N. State St. 49455) speaking about the five documents that formed the genealogy of America’s founding.

She is animated, easy to listen to, and this is an excellent opportunity, not just for adults, but also for junior and senior high students to learn a bit of our history.

There is no charge for admission.

Laura Krentz,