The New York Oath Keepers will be hosting our THIRD
ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER this year in order to honor defenders of the U.S. and NYS Constitutions.
Given to individuals who have given decades of their lives to protecting and defendng the U.S. Constitution and the New York State Constitution.
KRISANNE HALL - KrisAnne Hall is a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army, a Russian linguist, a mother, a pastor’s wife and a patriot. She now travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents 265 days a year and does so at her own expense. KrisAnne is an attorney and former prosecutor, who was fired after refusing to follow her employers order to stop teaching the Constitution to TEA Party groups – she would not sacrifice liberty for a paycheck. KrisAnne has also worked for a law firm defending religious liberty and First Amendment rights. She hosts the “KrisAnne Hall Show”, where she defends Constitutional principles and educates her listeners about their Constitutional rights. KrisAnne has authored the book “Not a Living Breathing Document: Reclaiming Our Constitution”, and the DVD series “The Roots of Liberty: The Historic Foundations of The Bill of Rights” and “Bedtime Stories for Budding Patriots” and “Essential Stories for Junior Patriots.”KrisAnne has received numerous awards for her patriotic efforts: the “Freedom Fighter Award” presented by Americans for Prosperity, the “Certificate of Achievement” from the Sons of the Revolution for her defense of Liberty, and the “Congressman James Blair Award” for Defending the Constitution, to name a few. KrisAnne speaks to audiences all across the country about Constitutional History, American Exceptionalism, and the Fight for Liberty. Her passion and enthusiasm is contagious and she is able to inspire any group. She is a steadfast warrior in the Liberty movement. KrisAnne has provided many years of dedicated service to protecting and defending the United States Constitution, and for that reason, New York State Oath Keepers is proud to honor her with its 2017 Eagle Award.
Given to individuals who, by their demonstrated leadership abilities in the Constitutional and Liberty movement, have been able to inspire and organize their fellow citizens to protect snd defend the U.S. Constitution against attacks by the state and federal governments.
PALOMA CAPANNA - Paloma Capanna is an Attorney and Policy Analyst who handles civil rights cases involving the Second Amendment in federal and state courts. Her cases often involve the Second Amendment at the intersection of privacy, due process, equal protection, property, and freedoms of speech and religion. She has been the leader in the fight against the New York Safe Act and views the Second Amendment as the modern civil rights movement. Paloma has a unique combination of expertise, perfectly suited for law and public policy analysis. An attorney in private practice for more than 20-years and a prior candidate for public office, Paloma delivers value-added thought leadership. Among her current projects, Paloma is representing Empire State Arms Collectors in the filing of Amicus Briefs in federal litigation. Other of her current clients include the Second Amendment Radio Show, SCOPE, Gun Owners of America, and Orchid Advisors. Paloma is also the architect of the "Civil Rights Restoration Act," a new bill that was recently introduced in the NYS Assembly and Senate. The bill is supported by the newly-formed chapter of Gun Owners of America - New York as well as the New York Oath Keepers and it is designed to secure equal rights and privileges for gun owners in New York that are enjoyed by everyone else.
NEW YORK CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFF AWARD
Given to a New York State Sheriff who understands the grave implications of our eroding Constitutional protections under both our federal and state governments, including fighting against Second Amendment attacks under the New York Safe Act and fighting the designation of organizations like the New York Oath Keepers as right wing extremists simply because they oppose unconstitutional laws and acts by the federal and state governments.
SHERIFF GREGORY R. SEELEY - Sheriff Gregory R. Seeley is a lifelong resident of Greene County and joined the Greene County Sheriff’s Office in 1984. Beginning his career as a deputy, he advanced through civil service testing to the rank of sergeant and later to the rank of lieutenant. He is the first deputy in Greene County history to work his way through the ranks to sheriff. Over the past nine years, Sheriff Seeley has launched the department’s first 24 hour patrol; installed satellite stations across the county to ensure faster patrol response times; created a Crime Scene Investigation Unit,Special Response Team, Dive Team, ATV Patrol and Snowmobile Patrol; and obtained numerous vehicles and patrol equipment through the aid of grants. Under his leadership, the Sheriff’s Office has also formed a K9 Unit that currently consists of two deputies and their award-winning K9 partners. The K9 Unit is funded through community donations and seizures from drug convictions.
Sheriff Seeley has been a strong supporter of the New York Oath Keepers since we were formed in 2009. He is an unwavering and vocal proponent of the Second Amendment who stands behind every American’s right to bear arms. Sheriff Seeley supports several aspects of the NY SAFE ACT, including allowing license pistol permit holders to keep information private and confidential; and that portion of the law which enhances penalties for killing of first responders — firefighters and emergency medical services — by making it first degree murder, requiring life without parole. Seeley has stated, many times, publically that he stands with the people and will do everything in his power to uphold their constitutional rights. Sheriff Seeley said that as Sheriff he represents all the people in Greene County and he has taken an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of New York, and he will continue to protect the rights of all citizens, including those rights guaranteed by those constitutions.
KARL MARX AWARD
Given to an individual who by his or her actions has done more to destroy the unalienable rights of the people, divide America by class and race, to destroy the constitutional limits on government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution, while at the same time implementing many of tenets of the 'Communist Manifesto' (as written by Karl Marx and Frederich Engels) into our Republlic.
TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE DINNER!
NOTE: There are a couple of real good candidates for this award at the State and Federal level in 201, but the recipient's identity will be kept a secret until the night of the dinner.
Please join us on the evening of June 24th as we honor some of our fellow citizens, who at one or more times in their lives, have taken
an Oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. By their individual actions, our award winners have lived up to
their Oaths to protect and defend our Liberty, Freedoms and unalienable rights given to us by God, which are also enumerated in the U.S.
Constitution. This is Our Time to Stand Up and be counted! This is Our Time to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States
and this is Our Time to acknowledge and honor the actions of those who are fighting the good fight to reclaim our precious
Liberty in America, including New York State.
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