It would be hilarious – if he weren’t our governor! You’d think that after 26 months in office he’d have been briefed on his duties as Colonel-General of the Mass Guard.
But like most Democrats, Charlie’s anti-Trump dementia has clouded his judgment, – to the point where he is making a public fool of himself.
This is a classic case of a leader who should keep his personal feelings to himself, – and dutifully execute the duties of the office into which he was sworn.
And he should have by now studied (or been briefed by an expert) on the applicable laws.
But Congress – fearing an out-of-control governor – has strictly prohibited the use of our various military forces for law enforcement.
Key reasons are the disparity of weaponry, and the fact that soldiers (except for MPs) aren’t trained catching criminals.
Democrats who want to restrict your gun rights are mostly uninformed about history – and do not understand what happens when poorly armed (or unarmed) civilians must stand against the army and police of a tyrant.
So – after over 2 full years in office – Charlie Baker still has no clue about Posse Comitatus, or about his legitimate power to use the Massachusetts National Guard. His knee-jerk reaction to a fake news story is very revealing,…and very sad.
Title 18 U.S. Code § 1385 – Use of Army and Air Force as posse comitatus
Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.
(Added Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 18(a), 70A Stat. 626; amended Pub. L. 86–70, § 17(d), June 25, 1959, 73 Stat. 144; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
No Charlie, the Guard isn’t going to be rounding up illegals; – just those Democrats who vote themselves pay raises….