Resistance – DeSantis Calls For Creation of State Militia

Last week Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed spending an additional $100 million on Florida’s military and defense. The majority of that funding would go towards the Florida National Guard. The funding would add three new National Guard Armories and provide needed maintenance for existing armories. The most controversial aspect of this proposal would provide $35 million to (re)create the Florida State Guard.

The State Guard would be separate from the National Guard and would not fall under the control or influence of the Federal government. State Guard troops could not be called up for national service. In the governor’s own words this force would:

“not [be] encumbered by the federal government,” DeSantis said in a press conference. He said the civilian force would give him “the flexibility and the ability needed to respond to events in our state in the most effective way possible.”

Immediately, The Beast’s propaganda arm (the so-called new media) lost their collective minds and began screeching from the balconies:

WOW: GOP Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis wants to form a personal militia like the “political” leaders in Iraq have. It would be a militia that only answers to him. This is the beginning of a “Red Army” as the GOP prepares for war. Literally.

The fact is that 22 other states, including “deep blue,” communist states like New York, Washington and California, already have such organizations as does US territory Puerto Rico:

Alaska (Alaska State Defense Force, Alaska Naval Militia)
California (California State Military Reserve, California State Military Reserve Naval Support Command)
Connecticut (Connecticut State Militia)
Georgia (Georgia State Defense Force)
Indiana (Indiana Guard Reserve)
Louisiana (Louisiana State Guard)
Maryland (Maryland Defense Force)
Massachusetts (Massachusetts State Defense Force)
Michigan (Michigan Volunteer Defense Force)
Mississippi (Mississippi State Guard)
Missouri (Missouri State Defense Force)
New Mexico (New Mexico State Defense Force)
New York (New York Guard, New York Naval Militia)
Ohio (Ohio Military Reserve, Ohio Naval Militia)
Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico State Guard)
South Carolina (South Carolina State Guard, South Carolina Naval Militia)
Tennessee (Tennessee State Guard)
Texas (Texas State Guard, Texas State Guard Maritime Regiment)
Vermont (Vermont State Guard)
Virginia (Virginia Defense Force)
Washington (Washington State Guard)

Additionally, Florida had a State Guard up until 1947 when it was disbanded for a variety of reasons including budget.

While this is all quite normal and not out of the ordinary in any way. I still recognize Governor DeSantis standing up to federal overreach and establishing an alternative force in the state of Florida. This could become the blueprint for other states (looking at you Oklahoma) to limit federal overreach and mandates related to the National Guard.

Be alert, get prepared, fight the good fight!

God bless and God save the Republic.

Oh, and welcome to the Resistance.

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