Lisa Hanson made headlines one year ago when she defied Governor Walz' Executive Order. In late November, Walz unilaterally determined to shut down small businesses for the second time. Pointing to Chapter 12 Emergency Powers, Walz essentially eradicated the Constitutional framework of the state government and started issuing Executive Orders like they were laws. And last night, a judge and jury sided with Walz' belief that one person can unilaterally create laws in Minnesota - they found Lisa Hanson guilty of six misdemeanor charges.
Citing concerns for public safety, Judge Joseph Bueltel threw the book at Mrs. Hanson. "You wanted to make money over the interest of public safety," stated Bueltel. "You don't recognize the law. You don't think you're subject to the law." Bueltel gave Hanson 90 days in jail.
But what laws did Lisa break? The Minnesota Constitution only gives the Legislative branch the power to create laws and in Article III, expressly states that "the powers of government shall be divided into three distinct departments: legislative, executive and judicial. No person or persons belonging to or constituting one of these departments shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the others."
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Why throw the book at Lisa Hanson, who is a mother, grandma, and a business owner in the community with no criminal background? In fact, all Hanson did was open her business. The violators of Walz' illegal Executive Orders were all of us who went to businesses like Lisa's to feel normal again and help out our beloved small business owners make ends meet.
In Iowa, just 20 minutes south of Lisa's Interchange Wine & Bistro, business were wide open, serving countless Minnesotans who made the small trek to gather with friends. Iowa fared the exact same as Minnesota during the second COVID wave, suggesting that Walz' illegal shutdown orders had nothing to do with "public safety".
Lisa will surely be vilified by the bought-and-paid-for corporate media though. They're still dishing out the propaganda of "shutdowns save lives". Although, Governor Walz himself recently admitted they didn't save a single life.
The COVID Cult must be rejoicing that Public Enemy Number 1, a small business owner, and grandma, is now sitting behind bars for the dangerous and illegal act of serving her community. This is the America that the Radical Left desires: Do as we say or else. Screw your freedoms!
Action 4 Liberty appreciates the heroic leadership of Lisa Hanson. She knew she was facing possible jail time by a society who has forgotten its Constitutional roots, but she took a stance anyway. For that reason, Lisa Hanson won one of our Top Activist Awards at our Christmas Event on Wednesday. We look forward to presenting it to her in person soon.
As we’re closing out 2021, a year of massive government expansion and restrictions on our rights, we learn that the state government has overtaxed us by over $10 Billion according to the Economic Forecast released today. And as expected, Governor Tim Walz is celebrating as he rolls out his plan to spend the surplus funds on more wasteful government projects.
Budgets are set by politicians in St Paul to determine the amount of revenue the state will collect from you and how they will spend it. It is designed to be balanced so that our citizens are not overtaxed. The amount collected SHOULD be the amount spent, otherwise they are illegitimately holding onto our money. Our taxes exceeded what our government spent so our state is wrongfully taking possession of YOUR hard earned dollars.
The budget surplus is reported by many to be $7.7 Billion but the liberal media and others HIDE the budget reserve funds/rainy day funds which totals nearly $2.5B. A rainy day fund is a fine concept for a fiscally conservative family but it is NOT to be used by a bloated and heavy-handed government. Our money will only be wasted if we do not fight to get it back. The state has already determined the budget so they have no need for extra money to be sitting around. We do not want more government programs and spending. We want our money back!
If we eliminate the Budget Reserves, the surplus tops $10 Billion:
A surplus by the government is a deficit on the taxpayer. If you were overcharged on an item while shopping, say an item has the wrong barcode, the store would refund you the wrongfully collected money. The logic should follow with this $10B surplus, but we all know it won’t be easy taking our money back from the Minnesota swamp creatures.
Action 4 Liberty is calling for every penny of the $10B to be returned to the people. Minnesota is one of the worst taxed states in the country and that severely hurts the private sector. Many are struggling with unemployment due to vaccine mandates and could use this money to pick themselves back up. With 2.5 Million taxpayers in the state, the government has over $4,000 per taxpayer's money. Putting money back in the hands of common people in our state will do much more than the government ever could do for us.
Don your biohazard suit and hide away in your basement for the holidays, because the Omicron variant is in Minnesota. Governor Walz' Dept of Health confirmed today that a vaccinated man tested positive for the new variant the media is hyping up in their new scare campaign. That individual had mild symptoms, which at this point, seems to be commonplace amongst the people with the variant. But trust the media, you should probably still be scared!
The Minnesota Dept of Health stated in a press release this morning, "the person with the Omicron variant is an adult male, is a resident of Hennepin County, and had been vaccinated. The person developed mild symptoms on Nov. 22 and sought COVID-19 testing on Nov. 24."
A statement from Governor Walz read, “this news is concerning, but it is not a surprise. We know that this virus is highly infectious and moves quickly throughout the world. Minnesotans know what to do to keep each other safe now — get the vaccine, get tested, wear a mask indoors, and get a booster. Together, we can fight this virus and help keep Minnesotans safe.”
Sure Walz, get vaccinated to stop the spread of the Omicron variant. That makes a lot of sense considering 100% of the confirmed Omicron cases in Minnesota is amongst the vaccinated. By the way, the vaccine didn't stop Walz' Lt Governor running mate from getting COVID last month.
If the power hungry political class led by Tim Walz try using this new variant to shut down our state again, Action 4 Liberty will spring to action to cause political pain for all politicians who enable it. Let's continue living in a free country!
In an interview with Kyle Hooten of Alpha News, former Senate Majority Leader and now candidate for Governor, Paul Gazelka, addressed why Senate Republicans and Governor Walz have not agreed to a Special Session. According to Gazelka, Senate Republicans were appealing to the Governor to peel back government and private mandates on workers. "[Senate Republicans] wanted to provide more options for people who are being forced to be vaccinated, through their work or the government" said Gazelka.
This is in stark contrast to what Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller stated in his letter to the Governor last week. Senate Republicans are refusing to push healthcare freedom for ALL workers. Instead, they narrowed their focus to the government mandate on state employees only. This is a big sell out since people all across the state are currently being terminated from their jobs for refusing to get the jab.
So why is Gazelka saying that Republicans are demanding more? He's essentially stating a demand for the tenets of the Stop Vaccine Mandate Amendment, which protects the health freedom of all Minnesotans. But that hasn't manifested into any public demand from the Senate Republican Caucus.
Here's the video of Gazelka's statement:
Here's the recent letter from Senate Republicans to the Governor that does not do what Gazelka stated in the video:
Senate Majority Leader Jeremy Miller is signaling that Republicans are going to sell us out on forcing a vote on the Stop Vaccine Mandate Amendment in order to pass the $250 Million Frontline Workers Pay bill. Walz, and the gaggle of career politicians in St Paul, badly want to hand out taxpayer funded checks to workers they deem as COVID "frontline" workers. There's been an ongoing debate between Republicans and Democrats at the Capitol about who is defined as a frontline worker, but almost no debate on the desire to spend the money.
Action 4 Liberty supporters have called for the Senate Republicans to refuse to pass the massive bill unless it has the Stop Vaccine Mandate Amendment attached to it, which would ban all vaccine mandates in the state (public and private) and would nullify federal vaccine mandates inside the state boundaries. It's the one shot they have at protecting the health freedom of Minnesotans until the legislature reconvenes on January 31st of 2022.
Unfortunately, Jeremy Miller has recently stated that Republicans are only focused on stopping Walz' mandates on state government workers. This is a big sell out since people all across the state are currently being terminated from their jobs for refusing to get the jab. Even nurses are being laid off despite a huge worker shortage in the health care industry.
In a letter to the Governor on November 22nd, Miller lists items that he thinks could be "agreed to prior to a one-day special session" which includes a prohibition on "state-issued COVID vaccination mandates". He's also willing to protect Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm's job in order to pass the comprised position.
Edina elementary school children are being forced to eat lunch outside in November to comply with the school's COVID mitigation policies. Parents became aware of this policy recently and reached out to the media and groups like ours to get the message out. KSTP published the story last night.
One mother of an elementary student said that her daughter was forced to eat outdoors because she brought her lunch from home. Although school officials have not responded publicly to the specifics of the policy, it appears cold lunches are taking on a whole new meaning in Edina.
This foolish policy just adds to the growing list of items that have parents upset with how their children are being treated in schools. Whether kids are being indoctrinated to get the vaccine from Big Bird or forced to wear a mask all day, parents have a legitimate beef with the "new normal" of the government education system.
While your children are eating outdoors in November, Governor Walz is hanging out in indoor cafeterias...
Governor Walz shockingly admits that his Emergency Powers did not save lives on a media call from Helsinki, Finland yesterday. "We all know, that there's no correlation between me using Emergency Powers, that actually shows that it protected people, or made a difference" stated Walz. For more than a year, Walz exercised Unilateral Emergency Powers that led to masking youth athletes, locking Minnesotans in their homes and destroying businesses, like the Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville. To this day, business owners who defied the Governor's illegal orders, are still fighting against the governor in courts.
After noticing his admission, Walz walked back his statement by saying that Emergency Powers come at a political cost. "The issue is [Emergency Powers] come at a heavy price with the Republican Senators not doing anything" uttered the Governor. Walz then continued regurgitating the old talking points of "saving lives", despite any proof of the assertion.
The Governor clearly violated Article III of the Minnesota Constitution by exercising law-making powers under his Emergency Powers. For anyone in the dark on whether or not the Governor views his role as superior to the legislative branch, he states in the phone call that he only needs "some help from the legislature" when it comes to responding to COVID outbreaks.
Walz justified his statement on the non-effectiveness of using current Emergency Powers by highlighting the effectiveness of the vaccines, which were non-existent last year when he used his most extreme measures. However, the Governor's own Lieutenant Governor and running-mate, Peggy Flannagan, just recovered from her own breakthrough case of COVID despite receiving the vaccine. Vermont, one of the highest vaccinated states in the country, has a surge in COVID cases.
Action 4 Liberty believes Walz' admission (probably a parapraxis), is evidence on why businesses like the Alibi in Lakeville or the Broadway Bar & Grill in East Grand Forks, should have their legal cases dropped. The Governor not only lacked Constitutional authority to shut down businesses, he also did so without any scientific data that suggested it was effective.
Recently leaked emails between Walz' Dept of Health Commissioner Jan Malcom and his chief of staff shows that Walz' policy of a second shutdown (fall of 2020) was determined politically instead of following data or "the science". Remember, Walz acted as a dictator who controlled the dials of our freedoms while he was exercising Unilateral Emergency Powers. Action 4 Liberty led the effort to End Walz' Emergency Powers successfully in June.
The email from Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm showed how she was searching for a new approach to justifying Walz' dial back because primary case numbers, in the eyes of the public, have "small impacts that don't justify the dial backs [they] propose[d]".
In response, Governor Walz' Chief of Staff, Chris Schmitter (he/him/his), thanked Malcolm for her suggestion to use "creative thinking" to find a way to sell, or perhaps manufacture the numbers, to sell Walz' dial back measures.
CNN's Chief Vaccine Pusher, Dr Sanjay Gupta, joined forces with Big Bird to indoctrinate children on getting the experimental vaccine. Big Bird is hesitant because he doesn't like needles. So Gupta calms his fears by giving him breathing techniques to make it through the experience.
Dr Gupta recently made headlines for going on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast to convince Rogan to take the vaccine. He failed at that mission, so it looks like he has moved onto a younger, more easily persuadable audience.
Watch the segment here:
Disastrous Governor Gavin Newsom mysteriously went missing from the public's eyes for nearly two weeks following his booster shot that he received on the public stage. He also cancelled a plan trip to Scotland for a Climate Change Summit on short notice. And due to an incredibly lazy, bought-and-paid-for corporate media, we aren't likely to ever find out why the Governor of the most populated state abruptly hid from the public. Newsom's bullshit reasoning so far is that his kids staged an "intervention" so that he would stay home for Halloween.
Did Gavin Newsom have an adverse reaction to the booster shot? Was he hiding an illness that would undermine the Biden and government's massive push to force vaccinations of hundreds of millions of Americans?
The media is likely to dismiss this whole incident in due time and assume these displays of virtue signaling about "transparency" will suffice with the public. But let's be honest, the Governor is lying and covering up something.
Upon Newsom's return yesterday, he immediately issued an extension of his Unilateral Emergency Powers. The new order will take California to the two year mark of the Governor's Unilateral State of Emergency.