Locals to learn about constitutional rights

Published 5:22 pm Monday, July 30, 2012

The Chilton County Campaign for Liberty and the Oath Keepers are teaming up for the first time Tuesday, July 31 to let the public know what both organizations are all about.

The meet-and-greet event will focus on American citizens’ constitutional rights, with comments from guest speakers.

“We try to get locals motivated and working with the community on certain things, such as what’s going on with the U.N. small arms treaty,” said Barbara Hall, coordinator of Chilton County’s campaign. “People really need to be educated on what the Constitution is for. It’s a living document.”

Constitutions will be available, free of charge, to those attending the event.

According to Hall, the campaign’s mission is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of education, issue advocacy and grassroots mobilization.

“We try to get people involved and to keep them aware,” Hall said.

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, peace officers and firefighters who will fulfill the oath that participants swore, with the support of like-minded citizens who take an oath to stand with the group.

Tuesday’s event will be held at Through the Grace of God Ministries, 75 Eighth St. S. in Clanton from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Speakers will include Marcelo D. Muñoz, state coordinator for the Campaign for Liberty in Alabama; Kurt Wallace, Alabama state representative; Al Mickle, Navy veteran and former congressional candidate; Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis; K. Carl Smith, author, Army veteran and conservative activist; and representatives from Campaign for Liberty, Alabama Oath Keepers and Alabama Gun Rights Association.

For more information, contact Barbara Hall at (205) 585-1101.