Rhode Island Governor Abuses Power

Posted March 29th, 2020 by Iron Mike

A little power,  – a lot of fear,  – a governor unsure of herself,  – some bad advice,  – results quickly in an abuse of Constitutional Protections.

Article IV, § 2:  The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states.

Watching how fast Governor Raimondo abused her power and had her National Guard stopping cars and knocking on doors – searching for New York refugees….

…you begin to understand why our Founders insisted we have the 2nd Amendment, – i.e. the means to resist.

Just so you understand,  state governors have for decades misused and abused their National Guard / Militia units,  – often with disastrous results.  In times of crisis, stress, fear, and panic – the first instinct of a timid governor is to call out the Militia.

And while we won’t go into details here, – – there are significant differences between the Guard, – the Reserve,  – and the Active Army,  – in Oath,  – in Missions,  – in legal status,  – and in the psychology and loyalties of the senior career officers.

The photo below shows how an inept governor acting in panic – and her TAG more concerned with his job and his paycheck,  – will quickly throw her troops against the barbed wire,  – in this case without protective masks….

As a long-time resident of MassHole, I’ve always felt that 99% of New Yorkers are basically assholes.

After all they elected Senators Hillary Clinton, UpChuck, and Gillibrand, and the Cuomos, – and in NYC – the Communist de Blasio and AOC.

BUT,  – even they shouldn’t be hunted down like runaway slaves in 1855….

And the use of Guardsmen to do so is both a violation of our Constitution, – and a stain upon the RI Guard and it’s craven senior leadership.

Our Founding Fathers knew History intimately, and had watched generations of kings, governors and sheriffs abuse and usurp power, – almost always out of fear, – sometimes out of greed and hatred.

Knowing how easy a crisis can overwhelm the inept leader, – they gave us our 2nd Amendment.

Don’t EVER even think of giving up your guns!  Buy more ammo!

The Road to HELL – – is paved with “good intentions”


UPDATE:  Mon, 30 March 2020   Just as we began to wonder if there are any worthy JAG officers in the entire RIARNG, somebody got to Governor Raimondo…

3 Responses to “Rhode Island Governor Abuses Power”

  1. panther 6

    I wonder what The Donald may have to say about this female Governor/ He has not been bashful about taking on MI. Bad call here by the lady from RI.

  2. Frank L McNamara, Jr.

    Iron Mike nailed it: If these citizens being stopped by guardsmen are a health hazard, then the guardsmen should be wearing masks. Conversely, If these citizens are not a health hazard, then why are the unmasked guardsmen stopping them?

    You can’t have both.

  3. Blossom Stiefel

    This is a crisis for us all. We are losing our civil liberties, where is the outcry?. Why are we, as freedom loving Americans so willing to go along with these tyrannical governors like this Raimondo, Baker, Cuomo, Whitmer and many others that are wielding power over their citizens that is abusive.

    We are losing our freedoms, our Constitution is being trashed, we cannot allow this to happen. Our Founding Fathers were willing to die for freedom, and we are giving up our freedoms for a pandemic????