Clown Show - Rep Marquart Wants to Tax Businesses for COVID Loan

Thousands of Minnesota businesses received forgivable loans last year to pay for employee wages, rent and other necessary business expenses as the pandemic was making its way through our country. It was a program with bipartisan support, that sent money using taxpayer funds (and printed money) to help businesses stay afloat. So you can imagine why businesses are up in arms when they found out that the chair of the House tax committee, Rep Paul Marquart, believes the state government needs to get its greedy hands on some of that money.

It's bad enough that Paul Marquart betrayed his voters by voting to protect Governor Walz' Emergency Powers in January, which is the major cause of business closures in this state. But now he thinks the state is entitled to hurt businesses even more. In fact, Marquart goes a step further and assumes that allowing businesses to keep the money would equate to a "cost" to the state. In his sick mind, the money belongs to the state and it's up to them to determine how much a business can keep.

Don't believe it, check for yourself.

Marquart and his metro Democrat colleagues discuss which businesses to "target" with the tax, since losing $438 Million of potential tax revenue is too much to these greedy politicians. Despite the state budget projection of a massive surplus, Marquart thinks the government needs another $438 Million to blow on government projects. Money that was taxed from all of us, sent back to us, should be taxed a second time according to this clown.

Unbelievable!

Contact Rep Paul Marquart and tell him to STOP hurting Minnesota businesses.

Rep Paul Marquart

Phone: 701-371-1949

Email: [email protected]


Pressure Building Against Vulnerable Democrats

The Republican and Democrat Establishment are at it again - not putting serious effort into Ending Walz' Emergency Powers. Sure, your Republican legislator votes the right way when the End Walz' Emergency Powers Resolution comes up, but behind the scenes Party leadership continues "working" with Democrats on a Fake End Powers Bill.

In fact, yesterday on the House Floor, the Republican and Democrat establishment openly discussed how they aren't serious about solving this problem. RINO lobbyist-legislator Kurt Daudt and Con Artist Gene Pelowski are working together to screw us!

Now think about this, if the Fake End Powers bill passes the Special Committee tasked with "solving the Emergency Powers" problem, it then will go to the House floor for final passage. At that point, the Republican Senate would have to pass the same bill. But they'll likely amend it, which sends it back to the House. The far radical left in the House will amend it again and send it back to the Senate. And so on and so forth.

You get the picture?

Let's imagine it miraculously passes the Minnesota House and Senate. If it has any teeth, which it clearly won't because its a Fake End Powers Bill, then Walz would never sign the bill and it will be months of wasted time and false hope. All courtesy of the Republican and Democrat establishment.

Meanwhile, Rep Mortensen's clean End Walz' Emergency Powers Resolution could pass today with a glaring statement:

Stop Walz' Assault on our Small Business and Freedoms! No deals. No compromise.

The Republican and Democrat Establishment are so concerned about protecting vulnerable members like Rep Julie Sandstede, that they are selling out on the one thing you put them in office to do: reclaim their constitutional power of lawmaking.

Governor Walz has been an absolute disaster for this state. He's shut down and forced small business to go under. He's quarantined healthy people in their homes. And he's forcing youth athletes to wear masks while playing sports.

At the same time, COVID numbers have plummeted and some medical experts believe our country will achieve herd immunity by April. 

What the hell does this guy still have Emergency Powers for???

I'll tell you one thing. The Republican Establishment is not fighting for YOU. But we certainly are.

We just hired more field staff and deployed them up north. In just the first two weeks of operations we've door knocked thousands of voters' homes in Julie Sandstede's district. To put that in perspective, Julie only won election last November by 30 votes. If she doesn't start voting the right way, her political future is over.

Now I'm sure the Democrat establishment is telling her to be a good little follower. "Stay with us, and you'll get re-elected".

Well Julie, how did that work out for Brand, Persell, Poppe and Tabke? All four Democrats we targeted last year got booted out of office on election day!

The Republican and Democrat Establishment are going to start learning how we are different than any other group they've seen before. We simply WILL NOT quit. When they put up challenges, we DOUBLE DOWN and hit em where it hurts.

You and I know this mission is too important to allow failure. The radical left is hellbent on destroying our Republic and we simply won't let them succeed.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support we've received over the past month. You have allowed us to hire four new doorknockers. That means we'll be moving into more districts, talking to more voters, putting more pressure on vulnerable Democrats. 

And the more we work to identify people in these districts that support Ending Walz' Emergency powers, the more raw political muster we have to drive things home when it counts. 

Did you know that for the last two weeks, not a single other Republican has signed on to Rep Erik Mortensen's Article of Impeachment against Walz? These weak kneed Republicans better get on board before we start knocking in their districts as well.

For God's sake, even Democrats in New York are talking about removing Governor Andrew Cuomo for his handling of COVID in nursing homes. Guess what? Tim Walz had the EXACT SAME policy here in Minnesota!

What we've found talking to voters in rural Minnesota is that they overwhelmingly support Ending Walz' Emergency Powers AND holding him accountable. Once this current "emergency" is over, we will make sure it NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN!

Simply put, the Emergency Powers laws in this state must be abolished because they are clearly used by politicians to enact tyranny. We have a Freedom Crisis on our hands, and we will not allow this to happen again.

The good news is that things are working. Every week, you see Reps Sanstede and Lislegard squealing in committee meetings about how the emergency powers are an issue. Thanks to YOU, this program is working.

I promise to you that we will continue applying pressure to these vulnerable legislators and will grow the best field operations in this state. And along the way, we will improve voter data to set us up for electoral success in 2022. Help us get these stacks of new lit out to voters...

Please help us with a donation to End Walz' Emergency Powers!

 


What Emergency? Minnesota COVID Numbers Plummet

Minnesota had only one reported COVID related death in its most recent update, and as unfortunate as any death is, it was an 80+ year old individual in a long term care facility. Keep in mind that the average stay in those facilities is only about 6 months. On top of that, the 7 day positivity average is the lowest its been since June.

This begs the question: why on earth does Governor Walz still have Emergency Powers?! This very question came up again in the Minnesota House when a motion was made to vote on Ending Walz' Emergency Powers. All Democrat legislators voted to protect Walz when there is no clear evidence that Minnesota is in a state of emergency.

Even Democrat donors, the Pohlad family, who own the Minnesota Twins, have realized this pandemic is over. Today they proposed a plan to allow fans back in the ballpark. 

Democrat legislators have completely shut off the state capitol from the public and have gone mostly virtual in conducting legislative business. They've passed legislation already this year. So allowing Governor Walz to usurp their Constitutional powers of law-making, at this point appears to be a matter of convenience and not necessity. What a joke!

These legislators are making a mockery of our democratic process and Constitutional Republic. Walz' Emergency Powers MUST end. Action 4 Liberty is continuing to hire more field operators in vulnerable Democrat districts to put the pressure on them to vote the right way. Either they get on board, or we settle the score at election time!


Walz Says Middle School and High School Students Can Return on Monday

Governor Walz held a noon press conference announcing that middle school and high school students can return to school starting Monday, Feb 22nd. Citing dropping numbers of COVID cases due, in his words, to "masking", Walz stated that students can "safely" return to the classroom.

According to the government's own figures, Minnesota has no COVID deaths of children between the age of 10-19, which is the ages that make up middle and high school students. Kindergarten through 5th grade students across the state have already been back to school for a good portion of 2021.

Despite schools reopening, businesses mostly back to normal and COVID cases at extremely low levels, Governor Walz continues to hold on to his Emergency Powers. It's time for the Legislature to take back its power of lawmaking from Walz for good.


Blood on Their Hands, The Nursing Home Scandals of Governors Cuomo & Walz

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is on the cusp of losing his Emergency Powers after it was revealed that his Administration lied about the numbers of COVID deaths attributed to long term care facilities. Although the overall state death toll numbers were accurate, the issue that is creating tensions in the political ranks in New York is that the underreporting of nursing home related deaths led to the continuation of the Cuomo policy that allowed COVID positive patients to return to the facilities with our country's most at-risk group of people.

While New York was admitting patients back into nursing homes, the Walz administration was doing the same thing here in Minnesota. In fact, earlier in the pandemic, 80% of COVID related deaths were coming from long term care facilities. And Walz just allowed them to go right in.

On March 25th, Governor Walz issued a statewide order that quarantined healthy young people in their homes. He also shut down large portions of our economy and infringed on religious rights by prohibiting churches from gathering. On top of that, he shut down schools until the end of the school year. Citing a policy of "15 days to slow the spread", with an objective to save the more at-risk populations, the media praised Walz for his actions. To this day, there have been no COVID deaths among the 10-19 year old age group in Minnesota. However, there is skyrocketing levels of depression and suicide.

While the economy was crashing and thousands of Minnesotans were losing the businesses they put their lives into creating, we knew that our elderly population was the most at-risk demographic, especially those who were in nursing homes which have a median lifespan of just under 6 months. Both Cuomo and Walz shut down their state economies under the guise of stopping young people from spreading the virus to grandma and grandpa. After all, if college students met for a beer, caught the virus, then went to see grandma, we'd have a real issue.

Meanwhile, the policy of moving COVID positive patients into nursing homes continued on. Walz even doubled down and stated on May 27th that it "was not a mistake" to transfer patients from hospitals to the long term care facilities. He eventually shut down Minnesota's economy again in mid November and banned us from visiting other people's homes. Once again, his rationale for the policy was to stop young, asymptomatic individuals from spreading the virus to the elderly. To this date, nearly 70% of all Minnesota deaths still come from nursing homes.

Although Walz' COVID response lacks a high profile admission of "fudging the numbers", the fact remains that Walz and Cuomo's policy were the same and had terrible results for our country's most vulnerable community. But they used their self-declared powers along the way to destroy businesses and harm the mental health of our youth. Now we are approaching the one year anniversary of Walz' unilateral declaration of emergency powers and he has no intention of giving them up.

Action 4 Liberty continues to lead the fight in Minnesota to End Walz' Emergency Powers. Learn what we are doing to solve it. Simply put, we MUST stop Walz' assault on our civil liberties and our economy; and restore our democratic process where the legislature creates the laws in this state, not one man.


Video: Mask Cult Loses Its Mind When Seeing Maskless Group

A video capturing a group of maskless individuals shopping at Trader Joes is going viral because of the heated confrontation they encountered with the mask cult. Masked do-gooders are seen throughout the video yelling, screaming and even getting physically aggressive with the cameraman. At one point, an individual may have even been assaulted in the parking lot after leaving the premise.

There appears to be a growing trend of violence directed at people who choose to not participate in the political theater of universal mask wearing. In Maplewood, a man was charged for second degree assault when he brought a gun into a gym.  Cult member, Michael Florhaugafter, grew angry at gym members who weren't properly masking up, so he pointed a gun on at the gym manager.

Violent rhetoric isn't a foreign concept to us. Action 4 Liberty has received violent threats from people based on our public position against the Mask Mandate Bill making its way through the Minnesota House. The mask cult is convinced that those of us who do not wear masks, or advocate against mask policies, are directly causing the death of people. Which is understandable when you see the lies they are being fed by the government and the mainstream media. But even the government's own figures don't back that up.

At a distance of 6 feet, the exposure risk of two maskless individuals is a mere 3%. And that's just exposure risk. If one individual does not have COVID, than the risk is 0%. 

The survival rate of COVID amongst age groups is even more fascinating. In Minnesota, there have been no deaths associated with COVID for people between the age of 10 and 19. For people who have tested positive for COVID under 50, there is a 99.96% survivor rate.  So in other words, at 6 ft distance, there's a 3% chance of exposure, if a person exhaling had COVID, for a disease that if you aren't in a high risk class, will not kill or severely harm you. 

What is effective in stopping the spread of COVID is social distancing. Which is not something that was practiced well by the mask cult in the video since they wanted to get physically aggressive.

Don't believe us? Even Governor Walz knows that masks serve little purpose at a distance of 6 feet.

Action 4 Liberty believes in freedom, which is why we strongly oppose government mask mandates. For those people, especially in more vulnerable demographics, who want to be extremely risk adverse, they should have every right to wear a mask. But to force our youth who are playing sports or our population who will fare just fine from COVID to cover their face, politicians are proposing a ridiculous, over-reaching government policy that must be defeated.

Find out what Action 4 Liberty is doing about it here.


14 Democrats in New York Senate Want to End Cuomo's Emergency Powers

14 Democrats in the New York Senate are calling for an end to Governor Cuomo's Emergency Powers for the handling and misrepresentation of his COVID response. A top aide to the Governor revealed that the Cuomo Administration withheld data from the public and the federal government related to nursing home deaths. Several are blaming Cuomo for the deaths of the elderly in those facilities. If you remember, Governor Walz had a similar policy of putting COVID positive patients in long term care facilities.

The group of Democrat senators are calling for an expedited repeal of Cuomo's powers, which are due to expire on April 30th. They issued a joint statement:

Without exception, the New York State Constitution calls for the Legislature to govern as a co-equal branch of government. While COVID-19 has tested the limits of our people and state-- and, early during the pandemic, required the government to restructure decision making to render rapid, necessary public health judgements-- it is clear that the expanded emergency powers granted to the Governor are no longer appropriate.

Meanwhile in Minnesota, vulnerable Democrats like Rep Julie Sandstede (DFL-Hibbing) are betraying the trust of their voters and protecting Governor Walz' Emergency Powers. Sandstede has made numerous references recently to "restoring the co-equal branch of government", but so far has fell short of voting to restore our democratic process. It appears she is more radical than a New York Democrat.

To her east and south, Reps Dave Lislegard and Mike Sundin have also joined in allowing Governor Walz' Emergency Powers to continue despite the incredible abuse and damage he's left to our economy and young adults who have been forced into two lockdowns in the 11 months of Walz' "emergency".

The legislature has shown that it can function during the pandemic. Legislators are meeting regularly right now virtually to conduct business and have already passed legislation this year. The idea that the Governor needs to hold on to his Emergency Powers any longer is ridiculous; even dangerous. Some experts warn that the "worst days" lie ahead of us, which suggest Walz will shutdown our economy for a third time and force our youth into a third lockdown.

Action 4 Liberty Is Going Directly to Their Voters

We deployed a team of doorknockers and operators up north to reach out to every voter in the districts of these vulnerable Democrats. After a little over a week of door knocking, our data suggests that politicians like Julie Sandstede are out of step with her constituents. We're talking with hundreds of voters every day, growing our database, and asking folks to contact their legislator. 

Our team doesn't have it easy, by the way. Here's this morning's weather report for Hibbing:

But that won't stop us from talking to every voter in these districts. Politicians like Julie Sandstede can continue voting worse than a New York Democrat, but she'll never get re-elected again. It's time politicians like her do the right thing, and End Walz' Emergency Powers once and for all.

If you would like to help out our field operations, cover their fuel, buy firewood for the rental house, please consider a $100, $50 or even $25 donation to our Stop Walz' Fund


Rep Sandstede Dances Around Votes on Ending Walz' Emergency Powers

Facing an abundance of questions from constituents on her virtual townhall, Rep Julie Sandstede danced around why she voted to End Walz' Emergency Powers last year (election year), then reneged on that this year when her vote was critical to restore our democratic process. At one point, Sandstede stated that it wasn't the emergency powers that were the issue, but the executive orders issued by the Governor that were a concern. But she failed to offer a solution to Walz' gross abuse of power and stated she spoke to the Governor about possibly ending powers by May 1st. In her words, he wouldn't commit to that.

The Virtual Townhall was flooded with questions by End Walz' Emergency Powers petitions signers. Julie appeared visibly nervous responding to them.

Governor Walz has unilaterally declared emergency powers for 11 months now. His powers were used to quarantine health people in their homes, forbid families to gather during Thanksgiving, shut down large portions of our economy, and force youth athletes to wear masks while playing sports. Walz has hijacked the democratic process by issuing unilateral orders and is engaging in the most anti-democratic practice ever seen in the state. And Julie Sandstede is protecting him.

What We Are Doing About It

We rented a home, hired additional operators, and deployed our field team up in the Hibbing area to go door to door to tell every voter in Rep Julie Sandstede's district about how she betrayed them and voted to protect Governor Walz' Emergency Powers. You see, when it was easy last year, Con Artist Julie voted the right way. But now when her vote matters and the election is over, she opted to protect Governor Walz instead of protect the liberties of her constituents.

As you probably already know, doorknocking hasn't been easy this week. Temperatures are dipping below -20 degrees. But with extra wood for the fireplace and a bundle of hand warmers, our team isn't missing a beat. They already knocked on hundreds of doors in the first two days, found new supporters of our cause, and most likely, educated people who voted for Julie last November. She has a real problem on her hand if she keeps betraying them!

Julie clearly does not support Democracy. Allowing one man to have the power to create unilateral orders that shut down businesses and quarantine us in our homes, is the anti-thesis of a democracy. Because she is protecting Walz, we are now faced with the prospects of a Mask Mandate Bill which is making its way through the Minnesota House. 

Action 4 Liberty refuses to let our Constitutional Republic fall because one man declares and endless emergency due to a virus. Our system of government was never designed to allow this to happen. And we will fight everyday to make sure we End Governor Walz' Emergency Powers. Support our field operations and let's take back our state!


Republicans and Democrats Wasting Time in Committee Crafting Fake End Walz' Power Bill

Every Friday, Republicans and Democrats waste our time learning about the history of the Governor's Emergency Powers and "working" on crafting a Fake End Walz' Powers Bill in a Committee led by Con Artist, Gene Pelowski. Essentially any bill that passes the committee with support from both parties, would still have to pass the Democrat House, Republican Senate and be signed by the Governor. As you can imagine, any bill that actually takes his powers away, would be quickly vetoed by Governor Walz. They are wasting our time!

Rep Barb Haley, who is the chief author of one of the Fake End Walz' Powers bills, even admitted her bill would not end the Governor's power. So what's the point in this political game show they are running every Friday? At this rate, they are only giving Minnesotans false hope that the issue will be resolved by their efforts.

It will not!

What needs to happen is a team effort by all Republicans to increase the pain on the Democrats until they restore our Constitutional Republic by Ending Walz' Emergency Powers. Republicans in the Senate should fire Walz' commissioners, starting with small business assassin, Jan Malcolm. House and Senate Republicans should also refuse to pass any budget (especially one that funds Walz' executive department) until their legislative powers are restored. And, House Republicans should get on board with Rep Erik Mortensen's Articles of Impeachment to hold Walz accountable for his violations of our Constitution and civil liberties.

The time for "politics as usual" has past. We are losing our system of government because Governor Walz has held unilateral, emergency powers for 11 months. He has shut down businesses, quarantined health people in their homes, mandated mask wearing, shut schools down and is forcing youth athletes to wear face coverings while playing sports. He MUST BE STOPPED!

To End Walz' Emergency Powers now, only four Democrats in the House are needed to vote on Rep Mortensen's Resolution. Action 4 Liberty is ramping up the pressure against vulnerable rural Democrats by going directly to their voters. Learn more about our field operations.


Government's Test Shows Ridiculousness of Mask Mandate

We're constantly being lectured by the government and media about the "science" of mask wearing. It's given birth to a new mask shaming cult who claim moral superiority over those of us who choose not to engage in the political theater of universal mask wearing. After all, if masks save lives, then those who don't wear them, are killers. We've already received those messages here at Action 4 Liberty, by the way.

But the science is not on the government's side. We have to look no further than the evidence they presented in the Health Finance & Policy Committee last Tuesday to prove that point. 

Here's what we do know. Masks have utility at close distances. This is precisely why surgeons and dentists have worn masks for years before the pandemic. There are germs and viruses that can pass onto others by water droplets, and at close range, a mask can act as a barrier from those droplets getting on another person. 

We also know that social distancing is the best method of preventing the spread of viruses. Kiss your spouse when he/she has a cold, you know what's going to happen. But if you remained in another room from them until their cold is gone, you'd be fine. 

When the government's testifier, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, showed test results of the effectiveness of a mask, we saw clear evidence that the Mask Mandate policy is nothing more than a ridiculous, risk-adverse policy that has no place in our book of statutes.

At a distance of 6 feet, the exposure risk of two maskless individuals is a mere 3%. And that's just exposure risk. If one individual does not have COVID, than the risk is 0%. Imagine adopting a universal policy with those kinds of statistics. 

Even more important, when we break down the survival rate of COVID amongst age groups, there's nearly a 100% survival rate among children and young adults. So in other words, at 6 ft distance, there's a 3% chance of exposure, if a person exhaling had COVID, for a disease that has a 99.9% survival rate. 

Despite our current mask mandate, quarantining of health individuals, shutdown of business, etc, COVID has still managed to spread amongst our population in Minnesota. In fact, there's really no grand, statistical difference between our surrounding states who share a lot of similarities in culture, climate, and in the case of Wisconsin, population. Clearly, Governor Walz and the bureaucrats in our government have zero idea how to stop COVID.

Even Governor Walz knows that masks serve little purpose at a distance of 6 feet.

Action 4 Liberty believes in freedom, which is why we strongly oppose government mask mandates. For those people, especially in more vulnerable demographics, who want to be extremely risk adverse, they should have every right to wear a mask. But to force our youth who are playing sports or our population who will fare just fine from COVID to cover their face, politicians are proposing a ridiculous, over-reaching government policy that must be defeated.

Find out what Action 4 Liberty is doing about it here.