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Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn's words in a campaign speech in Arizona has gone viral across social media recently. During his remarks, he made comments that could imply a potential war between states.
Although he didn't outright use the words civil war at the campaign event for Arizona Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem, he said, "You know, states rights, did you know that a governor can declare war? We are going to probably see that."
At a campaign event for AZ Sect of State candidate Mark Finchem, Michael Flynn says 90% of Fed agencies should be disbanded, and "States rights! Did you know that a Governor can declare war? And we're going to probably see that." pic.twitter.com/0fPrhqEN0v— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) September 29, 2022
Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution states that Congress has the power to declare war and raise and support armies. Flynn didn't specify what kind of situation governors would be declaring war over, but the last time governors were unhappy with how the country was being run it launched America into the Civil War from 1861-1865.
In the video that has been viewed 800,000 times, former federal prosecutor Ron Filipkowski captioned the post saying, "Michael Flynn says 90% of Fed agencies should be disbanded." The former Trump national security adviser is outspoken on his thoughts of the current administration and state of the country.
In a "Strang Report" podcast interview from Aug. 2021, Flynn talked about the ReAwaken America and his efforts to save the country. "God is being ripped out of the fabric of our Constitution; God is being ripped out of the fabric of certainly one part of our government," Flynn says.
"If people don't get involved in their local communities, we are not going to win this country back," he says. "That's how we're going to win. It's not about complaining about Washington, D.C., ... it's actually getting up and getting involved and finding those individuals who you believe in who can best lead your communities and our country in the future. This is about leadership. This is about looking for those people, those patriots."
Shelby Lindsay is an assistant editor for Charisma Media.
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