Ricky Schroder Slams Eisenhower Museum Security Guard Over Mask Mandate

Ricky Schroder has shared a video of himself criticizing a security guard at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum over enforcing its mask mandate.

In a video shared on his Instagram account on March 3, the former Silver Spoons actor, 51, was seen confronting a guard inside the building in Abilene, Kansas, for adhering to the federal government rules implemented due to the COVID pandemic.

The erstwhile child star, who is an outspoken critic of COVID mandates, lashed out at the "evil federal government" in the clip, while also calling the guard in question a "Nazi" for doing his job at the entrance of the historical attraction.

"Masks are required," the guard told the actor at the start of the two-minute video, which can be viewed at the top of this article. "I don't make the rules here. I just have to enforce them."

Schroder said: "So we're at the Eisenhower Museum and I can't visit. My name's Ricky Schroder. I drove over here to visit and you're telling me I can't come into this museum without a mask? Whose rule is this?"

When the guard responded that it was under the direction of government agency the National Archives and Records Administration, Schroder responded: "It's the federal government's rules... Evil federal government, right?"

"That's your opinion," said the guard in the exchange, prompting Schroder to fire back: "That is my opinion. God's laws are higher than the federal government's, but you're going to enforce man's laws, not God law's."

"Correct, sir," said the guard, as a uniformed colleague stood behind him. "I don't know if it's God's law or man's law, all I know is it's our [policy]."

"That's right—you don't know God," Schroder shot back as he made his way out of the building. "God bless."

"I do know God," responded the security guard as a pair of visitors waited to enter.

"Dwight D. Eisenhower, the man who defeated the Nazis, and you've become one," Schroder shouted back to the security desk.

"Well folks, you see what happened," Schroder said once outside the building. "The federal government said I can't go into the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum... The man who defeated the Nazis and look what's become of our country.

"The man who fought the Nazis. God bless the United States of America. God bless this movement. In Jesus' name, we need to fight for freedom again. Amen."

In 2021, the actor apologized after verbally lashing out at a Costco employee for not allowing him into a Los Angeles branch of the retail giant without a mask.

Schroder, who in February voiced his support for the truckers' blockade at the U.S.-Canada border, on March 6 shared video of himself in Washington, D.C., as he awaited the arrival of the American Freedom Convoy.

"Well, here in D.C. The convoy's about to arrive," he said, before showing his followers a view of the Washington Monument.

Addressing the COVID vaccine mandates in the military, he went on: "We want freedom. Free! Our bodies are our own. We own this—you don't. We get to decide what goes in and what goes out, understood? It's our bodies. Free the military from this experiment, too. God bless the United States of America."

The convoy, an American offshoot of Canada's Freedom Convoy, has started arriving in the nation's capital as part of a cross-country protest against COVID mandates, a number of which are in the process of being relaxed.

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Actor Ricky Schroder has shared video footage of himself criticizing a security guard at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum and Library for not allowing him in without a mask. On the left is the Eisenhower home, set on the grounds of the Eisenhower Museum and Library in Abeline, Kan., on August 20, 2015. Dwight Eisenhower lived in the home from 1898 until 1911, when he left for West Point. Ricky Schroder/Instagram;/Bo Rader/Wichita Eagle/Tribune News Service via Getty Images