A Minnesota deer farmer has been repeatedly harassed by the Minnesota government. Thanks to a new law passed by the Minnesota Democrat trifecta, law enforcement officers from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may inspect private property without a warrant – a notion that spits in the face of the 5th Amendment.
Before 35.155 subd 7(a) was amended in the 2023 legislative session, the Department of Agriculture and Board of Animal Health inspected deer farms for evidence of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). However, the legislature shifted that responsibility to the Commissioner of Natural Resources, who uses armed law enforcement to visit deer farms. They also increased the budget for inspecting farms from $600,000 to $4,500,000.
In May, former Kittson County sheriff, Steve Porter, ran into trouble with DNR’s enforcement division when he refused to allow them onto his property. As someone who knows and understands law enforcement, Porter pointed out that the armed officers could not step onto his property without a warrant.
The officers said that he could deny them entry to his property, but they would revoke his deer permit in response. Porter told Action 4 Liberty that he eventually allowed them on the property under duress, for fear of losing his income.
The 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens from self-incrimination. Individuals have the right to not talk to a law enforcement officer, and they need not allow them access to their private property without a warrant. The DNR enforcement arm told Porter that they are both an administrative officer and a law enforcement officer, but insisted they did not need a warrant to enter the premises.
“There’s no way a state can pass a law compelling people to talk to law enforcement,” Porter says. Many state legislators, including State Senator Nathan Wesenberg, believe he is correct.
Porter was accompanied by Wesenberg when the DNR inspected his farm on August 15th, when he gave in under duress to allow their search. The Senator told Action 4 Liberty that Porter's "constitutional rights had clearly been violated."
This is only the latest law passed by the Minnesota Democrat trifecta to see a probable legal challenge. Other challenges currently include a law that prohibits schools with a statement of faith from participating in the state’s PSEO program.
The giant Minnesota retailer who faced significant backlash for its overtly political PRIDE displays, posted a 5.4% drop in sales in the 2nd Quarter of 2023. Target Corporation CEO Brian Cornell confirmed to reporters on a call that the backlash against the PRIDE displays had a "material impact" on sales.
According to Target, it's having difficulty convincing shoppers to buy more than the "necessities" in its stores. In QTR2 of 2022, the retailer posted a 2.6% gain in sales. Target has subsequently dropped its sales and profit projections for the year.
Piling onto the problems Target faces is a group of Woke Attorneys Generals in Blue States who sent a threatening letter to Target's CEO in QTR2 about its decision to pull the PRIDE displays. Joining that group was Minnesota's Antifa-loving AG, Keith Ellison. We wrote about this back in June.
On Tuesday, US Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) spoke to a room full of over 200 Republicans in Minnesota’s second congressional district. This “Reagan Dinner” was a fundraiser hosted by Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District Republican Party. Natalie Barnes, delegate-at-large for CD 2, is credited with securing the Senator for this event.
Johnson, a Minnesota native, spoke on a variety of topics in front of the Lakeville crowd. He began his speech by addressing the growing division that faces our country. More specifically, he called out the mainstream media for sowing fear in the lives of Americans. He believes this was particularly true with the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing up the fact that the virus was likely lab-generated and possibly planned.
Image Credit: Natalie Barnes
The Senator also spoke at length about his leadership in exposing COVID-19 vaccine injuries, revealing that some of his Senate colleagues refuse to admit that they themselves were injured by the vaccine. He also applauded Nurse Natalie Barnes, who stood up to her employer by asserting her right to health freedom.
Johnson also discussed the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, stating that he will vote against future US funding of the war. The Senator expressed regret for initially voting for over $40 billion in foreign aid to the county of Ukraine. He even called out members of the Republican Party who root for war, calling them "Neocons" (short for "neoconservative").
Perhaps most surprisingly, Senator Johnson talked at length about Democrat Presidential candidate, Robert F Kennedy Jr, who has been a longtime health freedom advocate. Johnson noted that he is having his team confirm the facts brought up in his interview with Tucker Carlson.
He even took time to answer questions from the audience – something that few big-name politicians will do without having them screened in advance.
Earlier in the day, President Biden visited Milwaukee and attacked Johnson. America’s oldest President attacked the Wisconsin Senator for using “MAGA rationale” and not giving enough attention to manufacturing jobs in the state.
Luckily for Johnson, he just won a third term in the United States Senate. According to polling, Biden will struggle to even get a second term in the White House.
Months after the legislative session has ended, Minnesotans will finally be receiving their surplus rebate checks. However, these checks are far below what taxpayers are owed. Of the over $20 billion in surplus cash, only $1.1 billion will be returned. On average, that’s a check of $260 for a single taxpayer.
Married filers with children have the potential to receive up to $1,300 – still a pittance compared to the $4,000+ check that taxpayers should be getting back. Remember when Tim Walz campaigned on $2,000 checks for Minnesotans last summer?
Millionaires like Scott and Matt don't understand that working Minnesotans need $2,000 checks in their pockets.— Tim Walz (@Tim_Walz) November 4, 2022
They killed that deal for their self-interest.
But when @PeggyFlanagan and I are reelected, we'll push to get this done.
Working Minnesotans are struggling now more than ever. Nationwide, credit card debt has topped an incredible $1 trillion. Hard-working people cannot keep up with our out-of-control economy. $260 won’t even cover a week’s worth of groceries.
Tim Walz and the Minnesota Democrat regime should be embarrassed by this. They claim that they are helping “working people,” all the while pouring their surplus money into government projects and jacking up taxes.
President Trump was just charged with his fourth indictment in 2023, this time involving the 2020 election results in Georgia. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis brought the case against Trump and 18 of his allies, claiming they “meddled” in the 2020 election in Georgia.
If it’s not clear after the fourth time doing this, the deep state is after Trump. His exercising his constitutional and God-given right to speak freely and question the results of an election should not be something to prosecute in the United States. And trying to get rid of election fraud is not a criminal act - it's a virtuous act.
The case stems from a phone call made to Georgia’s Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger. In this phone call, Trump told him to “find 11,000-plus votes.”
The left is heralding this conversation as evidence that Trump wanted Georgia to fabricate votes, or even fudge the numbers to allow him a victory in the state. Too bad for them, it is not that clear-cut and dry.
Kurt Hillbert, an attorney for Trump who was also on the call, followed up in saying that “[we] have actually hard numbers of 24,149 votes that were counted illegally. That in and of itself is sufficient to change the results or place the outcome in doubt. We would like to sit down with your office and we can do it through purposes of compromise and just like this phone call, just to deal with that limited category of votes. And if you are able to establish that our numbers are not accurate, then fine. However, we believe that they are accurate. We’ve had now three to four separate experts looking at these numbers.”
Asking questions and conducting investigations into an election should be encouraged, not prosecuted. How can the American people have faith in their elections if this is a prosecutable action?
This is clearly another political witch hunt that is targeting Trump and his base of support. In fact, even the public sees through this charade. This will only propel him to win the Republican nomination and possibly the general election.
Trump took to Truth Social to announce "detailed but irrefutable" evidence that the election was rigged in Georgia. He states that this report will be released on Monday at 11:00 am.
On Saturday, the Republican Party of Minnesota held its State Central Convention in Elk River. The convention was intended to be a simple gathering to approve bylaws and convention dates for the upcoming election year. Less than an hour in, the 312 delegates were voting on whether or not the party should replace its chair, David Hann.
The motion to replace Hann was brought by former State Representative Erik Mortensen. When he was ruled out of order by the presiding chair, the convention voted on whether or not to consider his motion. On a procedural vote like this, there must be over 50% voting to overturn the “out of order” ruling from the presiding chair.
In a surprising turn, an incredible 125 delegates (40% of the body) voted to move forward with the motion to replace Hann. While this fell short of the half needed to proceed, it does speak volumes about dissatisfaction with the Republican Party Chair.
To put this vote into perspective: State Central Delegates are considered the insiders within the party. Many people would call these delegates part of the Republican Establishment, though that description is clearly not as accurate as it used to be. This spring, Action 4 Liberty mobilized hundreds of grassroots activists to get involved in their party conventions.
Republicans have many reasons to be upset with Hann. The most recent reason includes news that the party’s bank account had a measly total of $53. Under his leadership, the party also cut off data access to five conservative Republican-endorsed candidates for state legislature before their primary elections in 2022.
The party also has over $300,000 worth of debt. Some of this debt includes a bill for Rochester's Mayo Civic Center, which was where the party hosted its state convention last spring.
At the end of the convention, a motion was brought forward asking Chair Hann to forgo his $100,000 salary until the bill for the Mayo Civic Center is paid. That motion failed with a vote of 134-144 (48%-52%). Clearly, a large portion of the State Central delegates are dissatisfied with the direction of the party.
Other business at the convention included a resolution brought forth by Action 4 Liberty’s own “MAGA Jesse,” which condemned the indictments made against President Trump. After some amendments had been offered, the resolution passed with flying colors.
State Central delegates are expected to meet at least one more time this year in December.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has made an endorsement in the Republican Primary for President. He told a reporter in Iowa that he would likely vote for moderate Republican Governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum
Governor Walz told a reporter from the left-wing New York Times that “I’m not a Republican, I’m not going to vote in the Republican primary, but if I did I’d vote for [Governor Doug Burgum].”
Walz is the most extreme Governor in Minnesota’s history. Pushing for abortion with no limits, transgender surgeries for minors, and the biggest state budget yet.
Doug Burgum, on the other hand, prides himself on his moderate status. His campaign chose to focus on the economy, energy, and national security as his main campaign issues. As Governor, he has been liberal at best in the culture war front. In April of 2021, he vetoed a bill that would require student-athletes to play on the team that matches their biological sex. He has made some more conservative policy positions as Governor this year, clearly in an effort to win over the GOP base.
Worse yet, Burgum is funded by billionaire vaccine-pusher, Bill Gates. The Grand Forks Herald reported that Gates gave $100,000 to his first gubernatorial campaign in 2016. In 2022, Gates went on to purchase $13.5 million worth of farmland in the state – rubber-stamped by the North Dakota Attorney General.
Gates has made a hobby out of buying farmland. In fact, he is the United State’s largest private farmland owner, with 242,000 acres across 18 states. There is a lot of speculation about what he intends to do with this land, and most of it is not positive.
The fact that Gates is allowed to build a farmland monopoly with no clear intention to actually farm should set off alarm bells to government leaders in states like North Dakota. Instead, Doug Burgum sat by and let it happen.
Doug Burgum has many issues that should automatically disqualify him as a Republican presidential candidate. In addition to his long-time support from Gates, he also has the endorsement of leftist Governor Tim Walz.
If you’re anything like me, you probably have gone to Best Buy plenty of times in the past to look at the latest and greatest gadgets on store shelves. In recent years, I have tried to do my electronics shopping elsewhere. Their woke initiatives should give any conservative consumer pause – especially now that they are openly discriminating against white people.
James O’Keefe’s new media company, O’Keefe Media Group (OMG), has uncovered that the electronics store will be hosting “Leadership Academy Programs” for individuals who “identify as Black, Latino, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander.”
To add insult to injury, the training is hosted by partner group McKinsey & Company, which has ties to the World Economic Forum.
OMG broke this story on Twitter (X), which includes screenshots of the leadership program application.
DISCRIMINATION: A Citizen Journalist has revealed Best Buy is partnering with McKinsey & Company on a Management Training Program.— O’Keefe Media Group (@OKeefeMedia) August 8, 2023
The program is not open to white applicants. “Candidates must meet the [racial] requirements below”
Any comment @BestBuy? pic.twitter.com/lxfivezCa6
Best Buy is just one of hundreds of companies that are forced to abide by Environmental, Social, and Coprorate Governance (ESG) policies. This is the woke concept pushed by financial giants like Blackrock and Vanguard. Funny enough, these two companies own the most shares in Best Buy at 11.14% and 8.99% respectively.
ESG standards force companies to become as woke as possible, even meaning prioritizing race over qualifications. If companies like Best Buy do not abide by these standards, companies like Blackrock may encourage their clients to invest elsewhere.
The only way to make these companies feel the pain is to peacefully boycott them. That’s the only way that Bud Light learned their lesson.
On Tuesday night, voters in Duluth sent a strong message to left-wing Mayor Emily Larson. Seeking re-election to a third term, she only advanced to the general election with 35% of the vote. Her more moderate opponent advanced to the general with an incredible 63% of the vote.
Thanks to Duluth’s jungle primary election system, the top two candidates from last night’s primary (incumbent Emily Larson and challenger Roger Reinert) will face off in the November 7th general election. However, Larson getting 35% as an incumbent is embarrassing.
The strong showing for Roger Reinert, a former moderate Democrat State Senator who calls himself “fiscally conservative,” shows that the far-left leadership in Duluth has let citizens down.
Larson has served as Mayor of Duluth since January of 2016. Under her leadership, the city has:
- Declared a “Climate Emergency” in 2021. She claims emissions are down 32%.
- A 25% property tax increase.
- A $23 million budget increase.
- An increase of 19 city employees.
Tack these problems onto the already growing issues of low housing inventory and out-of-control crime, it is not hard to see why voters wanted change.
Larson’s poor showing came even after she was endorsed by Democrat Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Democrat Party. Embarrassing!
She has between now and November to try and repair her relationship with Duluth voters, though she is already far behind her more conservative opponent.
Last Saturday, hundreds of libraries across the country hosted actor Kirk Cameron’s “See You at the Library” (SYAL) events, where parents could bring their children for a wholesome and faith-based story hour.
Our team brought a camera (with permission from the organizers) down to the SYAL event in Hastings, Minnesota. Both myself and our studio producer, Dawson, were pleasantly surprised by how smoothly the event went.
There were roughly 40 people in attendance, which included about 20-25 kids. The books read came from Kirk Cameron’s publisher, BRAVE Books, and included Little Lives Matter and Elephants are Not Birds.
There were no sexualized drag queens reading, nor were any dollar bills tucked away in inappropriate places. Just good children’s books and friendly faces.
Event organizers told the crowd as they departed that they would possibly host more of these events, whether they be annual or even monthly. To keep pace with the increasing frequency of “drag queen story hours,” we recommended the events be hosted as often as possible!