WATCH THIS: Michael Flynn Predicts GOP Governors Will “Declare War” on Federal Government

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Michael Flynn, the formerly respected Pentagon official and Trump national security advisor, predicted at a campaign event in Arizona that Republican governors across the country will declare war against the federal government.

Speaking at an event in support of Mark Finchem, a far-right loon running for Arizona secretary of state, Flynn demanded that “90 percent” be disbanded.

“Just lock ’em up,” Flynn told a cheering crowd. “States rights! Did you know that a governor can declare war? A governor can declare war, and we’re gonna probably see that.”

Unfortunately for Mr. Flynn, his Constitutional knowledge is severely lacking, as it clearly states Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 that only Congress has the power to declare war.

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  1. If they fix one more election – I hope they do!
    I happen to trust Mr. Flynn. He’s a straight guy who just happen to see the ugly inside of the federal government more than he wanted to…

  2. Actually it’s not so simple he is incorrect about a governor starting a war. A governor cannot START a war on another sovereign country without congressional approval but he can declare war in case of certain emergencies like an invasion of his state.

    Michigan and Ohio went to war in 1835 (although Michigan at the time as not a state) over who has control over the Toledo Strip. Ohio Governor Lucas did so without the consent of congress.

  3. Aside from being a mental case, he is also a bona fide Christian nationalist who believes that the U.S. is a Christian nation and that all laws enacted by Congress must be subordiante to “G-d’s word” as set forth in the New Testament. While he would tolerate other religions, the scope of that tolerance under the writings and dogma of these Christian right wing crazies is highly suspect.

  4. It looks like YWN is lifting stories from the Washington Compost / Snoozeweak .

    If you actually watched the speech instead of reading what was transcribed, you would know that he did not mean this in a literal sense. But I guess when you lift bits and pieces of quotes, that’s what’s expected.

  5. Mark Finchem a far right loon?! LT General Flynn not a constitutional scholar? The Yeshiva World had gone woke and lost all of its credibility.

  6. I suspect he is referring to the practice of state governments harassing the opposite party through litigation, and that the quote suggesting armed force is in fact a serious distortion.

    “Lawfare” isn’t the newest form of political activity (having developed over the last generation). It is a tremendous waste of money and a very anti-democratic (“small d”, meaning incompatible with the concept of democracy) way to settle disputes, though it is much less of a problem than the old fashioned forms of dispute resolution (involving calling out the militia, chopping off heads, etc.). And it does provide parnassah for many lawyers, which many people (e.g. lawyers and their families) consider to be a good thing.