According to the mainebeacon.com, the extremist group who was looking to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Virginia's Governor had the Governor of Maine Janet Mills in their crosshairs as a potential suspect in their pseudo investigation.

The group is known as the APC American Patriot Council. Their manifesto says they will hold every government official accountable that has violated the terms of the Constitution. This group is also scheduling rallies in Maine this weekend, one in Portland and the other being in Augusta, in hopes to spotlight their cause and gain new members. But as a born American, I have a few questions about the plight of groups like this.

Is a sitting governor not responsible for the safety of the people that are in their jurisdiction? If a governor or a mayor allowed conditions that were bad to get out of control, wouldn't we have the right to be just as upset with them?

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In the preamble to the Constitution, it is stated that the role of government is to:

"establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity."

You will notice that I highlighted the word tranquility, which means that the government is here to ensure (your) peace to pursue the things you want to seek to make yourself better as a person or a family unit.

It is hard to maintain tranquility people are getting very ill and dying from a virus that could mutate any day and take more lives, so how is Governor Mills or any Governor taking away from that? This is not me asking a question with some slanted political agenda; it's me asking the question with common sense.

Because if the government did nothing, then there would be more unrest because we would say, "why do we need these people at all?" Please, I welcome your thoughts.