Tom Ridge on the President Sending His *Personal Militia" - Federal Militia to Cities

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Tom Ridge on the President Sending His *Personal Militia" - Federal Militia to Cities

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https://www.post-gazette.com/news/crime ... 2007220076
"The department was established to protect America from the ever-present threat of global terrorism. It was not established to be the president’s personal militia," Mr. Ridge, a Republican, said in an interview with Sirius XM radio. He was alluding to the department's creation after the 9/11 attacks.

Mr. Ridge said he would “welcome the opportunity to work with any federal agency to reduce crime or lawlessness in the cities" if he were governor. But "it would be a cold day in hell before I would consent to an uninvited, unilateral intervention into one of my cities," he added, specifically calling out how the federal authorities were unwelcome in Portland.
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”- Theodore Roosevelt

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