If you've followed Action 4 Liberty in the last 11 months, you are well aware of the abuse of power by Governor Walz. He's taken the pandemic to unilaterally declare endless emergency powers which have led to quarantining health people in their homes, shutting down sectors of our economy and mandating the wearing of masks. His orders have carried the weight of laws, punishable by large fines and even jail time. While he has exercised these endless powers, the legislature has shown its full capability to exercise its constitutional, sole responsibly of law-making.
At this point, Walz has completely trampled on our democratic process and is refusing to give up his Emergency Powers for no reason other than convenience. And six vulnerable, rural Democrats have protect those powers by betraying their voters recently.
For these reasons, we are thrilled that our liberty champion and the candidate we got elected, Rep Erik Mortensen, is doing what countless Minnesotans want, and is filing Articles of Impeachment against Governor Walz today.
In his email yesterday, Rep Mortensen (Mort) stated the five articles of impeachment:
Timothy J. Walz violated Article III, Section 1 of the Minnesota State Constitution when he exercised the powers of the Legislative branch. Through the use of Executive Order, Walz manufactured state law, a power strictly and constitutionally reserved to the Legislature.
Timothy J Walz single handedly declared a violation of his Executives Orders were punishable as gross misdemeanors subject to a fine not to exceed $3000 or jail time of up to 1 year whereas the legislature provided in the emergency powers statute under Minnesota Statute § 609.735 that violation of the statute was subject to a misdemeanor and a fine not to exceed $1000 or jail time not to exceed 3 months. No statutory or constitutional authority exists for the governor to invent new penalties under the color of law.
Timothy J. Walz, through executive orders, has restricted and effectively banned the free exercise of religion in the state of Minnesota in violation of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 16 of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota of 1974 which reads, “The right of every man to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience shall never be infringed."
Timothy J. Walz, through executive orders, has taken private property in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Article I, Section 13 of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota of 1974 which reads, “private property shall not be taken, destroyed or damaged for public use without just compensation therefor, first paid or secured.”
In responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Timothy J. Walz, Governor of the state of Minnesota, has taken a number of extreme actions that have not been necessary for the protection of the public and have had significant adverse effects on the people of Minnesota. Governor Walz's aggressive and poorly justified actions — such as banning nearly all non-emergency medicine are evidence of the Governor's failure to properly manage this crisis.
The Articles of Impeachment will be introduced in today's legislative session starting at 3:30 pm and will be referred to a Committee. With Democrats in control of the MN House, things will start to heat up as they see the threat to their Party's Governor.
Action 4 Liberty supports Rep Erik Mortensen's move to Impeach Governor Walz. His illegal and unconstitutional reign on Minnesota MUST come to an end. If you haven't signed our petition to End Walz' Emergency Powers yet, please join the tens of thousands of Minnesotans who already have: