Scott Jensen Calls on Legislature to Pass No Budget Until Never Again Bill Passes

After a lengthy discussion on Saturday with Scott Jensen about why he would sign the Never Again Pledge, he did agree to the bare minimum, and called on the Democrat House and Republican Senate to not pass the budget until Walz' Emergency Powers are gone and the Never Again Bill is passed.


Scott Jensen Won't Pledge - Never Again

You asked for one simple thing: a pledge, a signed commitment, for the next Governor of Minnesota to clearly state that abusive, unilateral Emergency Powers will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN! 

In politics, talk is cheap. Every candidate trying to earn your vote will utter carefully crafted talking points making you think they are on your side. But when push comes to shove, they won't be there for you when it matters the most.

That's precisely why Action 4 Liberty developed the Never Again Pledge. This makes things very clear where candidates stand on this issue.

Either a governor candidate will pledge to: 

  • Sign no bills as Governor until the Never Again Bill is passed
  • Call on the legislature for No Budget until the Peacetime Emergency is ended and the Never Again Bill passes
  • Refuse to ever infringe on our liberties using Emergency Powers as Governor
Or they won't. There is no third option. 

We tried working with Scott Jensen last May when he dropped the End Walz' Emergency Powers Resolution. We asked him if this was just another stunt like his Gun Control bill where he was just "having a conversation" or was he being serious. 

We wanted to know, will he actually act on this and force a vote on the floor to move this Resolution or cower to Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka?

Remember, last May our beloved businesses were still shut down and people weren't suppose to travel unless it was for an "essential" job. Jensen's failure to bring forward a vote ensured we would face at least another month of Walz' tyranny. Turns out, it lasted more than a year!

Instead of courageously standing up to Party leadership and forcing the vote, Scott Jensen cowered. Here's our write up from last May.

Once again, Jensen REFUSES to take the courageous stance and sign the NEVER AGAIN PLEDGE! 

Scott Jensen is sending a clear signal to YOU that he is not serious about Ending Walz' Emergency Powers. 

If he was truly serious, he wouldn't sidestep this pledge. This means that Scott is only willing to pay lip service on this issue.

You know the saying: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."

Politicians like Scott Jensen don't sign pledges because they want wiggle room when dealing with the radical left. They're always more concerned with how to compromise than standing firmly on their values. 

Do you know Scott Jensen also REFUSED to sign the pledge to never raise your taxes? At the end of the 2019 Legislative Session, Jensen and other Republicans caved to Walz and the radical left, and increased YOUR taxes. Here's our article from May of 2019 with the vote.

But Jensen also doesn't seem to want to force this issue to the front of budget negotiations. Which is one of the strongest parts of the pledge. Imagine the pressure on the Senate Republicans if the Party's gubernatorial candidates are calling on them to not pass a budget without passing the Never Again Bill?

That's called negotiating from a position of strength! Which is something lost on most Republicans in this state. 

But I do have some good news. The other candidate in the race just signed the pledge!

That's right. There is a candidate that has shown courage to stand up and do what's right and what is needed.

Mike Murphy is a former police officer, the mayor of Lexington and a small business owner. We've had a couple conversations on the phone over the past few days where I had the pleasure of sharing with him your stories and how important this issue is to you.

So at this point, one of the two Republican candidates for Governor of Minnesota have signed the Never Again Pledge! You can thank Mike by emailing him at [email protected] 

 

 

Here at Action 4 Liberty, we work to cut through the smoke and mirrors that these politicians try peddling to us. And that's why this pledge is so important. It separates the serious players from the pretenders!

This election could not have higher stakes! After what Governor Walz just did to our small businesses, youth athletes and nursing home patients, we can't afford to have him re-elected. And we also can't afford to have Walz puppets like Julie Sandstede and Dave Lislegard back up at the Capitol.

Fortunately, Action 4 Liberty is doing something about it. We just hit our 20,000th door this week up on the Iron Range. Our field team is talking to voters every day who voted for Walz, but now say NEVER AGAIN!


Governor Candidate Mike Murphy Signs NEVER AGAIN Pledge!

We have some great news. There's at least one candidate running for Governor of Minnesota who just signed the Never Again Pledge.

Mike Murphy just pledge to:
  • Sign no bills as Governor until the Never Again Bill is passed
  • Call on the legislature to not pass a budget until the Peacetime Emergency is ended and the Never Again Bill passes
  • Refuse to use Emergency Powers to infringe on our liberties

 

It's great to have a candidate show the courage to stand up and do what's right and what is needed.

Mike Murphy is a former law enforcement officer, the mayor of Lexington and a small business owner. We've had a couple conversations on the phone over the past few days where I had the pleasure of sharing with him your stories and how important this issue is to you.

One of the two Republican candidates for Governor of Minnesota have signed the Never Again Pledge! You can thank Mike by emailing him at [email protected] 

 


Mortensen's Bill Would Nullify Biden's Anti-Gun Bills in Minnesota

Liberty champion Rep Erik Mortensen introduced a bill called the "Second Amendment Preservation Act" in February that's gaining some recent traction as the threat of federal gun control laws grows. His bill nullifies federal legislation or executive orders issued by President Biden that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms. Mort's bill has picked up 6 co-authors in the House, including Rep Shane Mekeland last week.

HF 1265 defines infringements of the 2nd Amendment as:

(1) any tax, levy, fee, or stamp imposed on firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition not common to all other goods and services and that might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;

(2) any registering or tracking of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition that might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;

(3) any registering or tracking of the owners of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition that might reasonably be expected to create a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens;

(4) any act forbidding the possession, ownership, or use or transfer of a firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition by law-abiding citizens; and

(5) any act ordering the confiscation of firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition from law-abiding citizens.

Mort's bill also clearly states that federal bills that meet the above criteria "shall be invalid in this state, shall not be recognized by this state, shall be specifically rejected by this state, and shall be considered null, void, and of no effect in this state." It further specifies that state and local law enforcement cannot be used to enforce the unconstitutional federal laws or orders.

Like what you see and want the bill to pass? Make sure to contact Erik Mortensen and thank him for authoring the Second Amendment Preservation Act.


Calling on Scott Jensen

You know the joke that, at times, seems all too real: how do you know a politician is lying? Their lips are moving!

Last May, the legislative session was winding down while Governor Walz' tyrannical orders were still in place. Our beloved small businesses were under a shutdown and people could not attend their churches. Fearing we'd enter the summer without any reprieve from these abusive powers, we demanded the Republican controlled Senate pass the End Walz' Emergency Powers Resolution.

If you aren't aware, the Constitution of Minnesota required the Legislature to finish business by May 18th. After that, they could only be called back for a Special Session at the request of the Governor.

So as the final weekend approached, we called then Senator Scott Jensen to make a motion on the Senate floor to get a vote on the End Walz' Emergency Powers Resolution.

Guess what he did?

Instead of taking the courageous stance and forcing the vote on the Senate floor, he took the issue to a private caucus meeting, where Senator Gazelka decided to kill it. Jensen could have fought for us and forced a vote, rather than bow to Party leadership. But he was apparently too worried about putting his colleagues (aka politicians) on record, which would've exposed them for the whole public to see.

As you can see, he took NO ACTION to force a vote when we needed him the most. Now he's running for governor, whispering sweet nothings in our ear and begging for our votes. But I say we demand action!

 

 

Scott Jensen has done countless media appearances, been outspoken about the government's COVID response and is officially a candidate for Governor. He's trying to sell himself as the answer for Minnesota. But has he changed?

There is only one way to tell if candidates like Scott Jensen, Mike Murphy and anyone else who enters the Governor race are serious and willing to put pen to paper. They need to PLEDGE TO YOU that they will NEVER AGAIN allow a Governor to abuse Emergency Powers.Do you agree?

I'm happy to announce that Action 4 Liberty has created the Never Again Pledge and sent it to the candidates for Governor. This pledge gets a public commitment by the candidates that they are serious about Ending Walz' Emergency Powers by calling on the Minnesota Legislature to REFUSE to pass a budget until they End Walz' Emergency Powers. We need to unify in telling Walz if he wants a budget, the Peacetime Emergency must end and he can't ever repeat what he did over the last year, period. 

Hey Scott Jensen and others: Show us you aren’t all talk. Prove to us that you mean business. Sign the Pledge to make the Never Again Bill your top priority as governor.

Pledge to us that you are committed to restoring our Republic. Give us your word that, if elected, you won’t abuse the power of the office. The Never Again Bill would put the Governor in jail if he violated our rights again. There’s no better guarantee that you are on our side than making this your number one priority!

You see, we need action from these candidates. Simply flapping their gums isn't going to cut it anymore. 

Here at Action 4 Liberty, we work to cut through the smoke and mirrors that these politicians try peddling to us. And that's why this pledge is so important. It separates the serious players from the pretenders!

Scott Jensen and all other candidates will have the better part of the week to review and sign the Pledge before we post their response for the world to see. It's time politicians get SERIOUS about making sure this NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN!

If they sign the pledge, that will be a mere indication they are at least somewhat serious about Ending Emergency Powers. However, we'll be watching them closely for double-speak and actions that prove otherwise.

We'll post it here on Thursday evening:

NEVER AGAIN PLEDGE WEBSITE


Never Again Bill - Ending the Governor's Unilateral Emergency Powers

The Never Again Bill is gaining momentum at the Capitol. Activists all across Minnesota want to ensure that the damage done to Minnesota by Governor Walz' abuse of Emergency Powers, NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN! That's why it's great that Rep Erik Mortensen authored the bill to settle the score.

Here's what the legislation does:

Learn more about the bill and see who has signed on by clicking here.


Four Democrats Join Senate Republicans to End Walz' Emergency Powers

The Republican controlled Minnesota Senate just voted 38-29 to End Walz' Emergency Powers. This is the first vote in the Senate since the new legislature took office on January 5th. The Minnesota House has voted numerous times, with all 70 Democrats voting to protect Governor Walz' powers. 

Democrats Tom Bakk (SD3), Kent Eken (SD4), David Tomassoni (SD6) and John Hoffman (SD36) voted in favor of the Resolution. If the Democrats representing those same Senate Districts in the Minnesota House voted the same way, Governor Walz' Emergency Powers would be removed immediately. In other words, if Con Artists like Rep Julie Sandstede (6A) and Rep Dave Lislegard (6B), who voted with us last year during election time, voted like their Senator David Tomassoni, we would be able to End Walz' Emergency Powers now.

Here's the Senate vote:

 

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.

Action 4 Liberty is busy door knocking every voter in Rep Julie Sandstede and Dave Lislegard's districts. Julie won by 30 votes last November. She's in trouble!!!

We 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!

 


Senate Republicans Wasting Time on Fake, Compromise Bill

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill this week under the guise of fixing the problem of the Governor's Emergency Powers. But the bill authored by Sen Dave Osmek (SF4) does very little in solving the underlying issues. For the last year, Governor Walz has unilaterally declared an emergency, targeted businesses because his orders are treated as laws and trampled on the rights of Minnesotans.

Osmek's bill only changes the current Chapter 12 Emergency Powers law to allow the legislature, by a simple majority, to extend the Governor's powers beyond 30 days. That's it. The Governor could still issue lockdowns, shut down businesses, close churches and throw violators in jail. 

If they are serious about solving the problem, they need to get on board with Rep Erik Mortensen's Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act (HF2204). Here's why...

1. It Removes the Governor's Ability to Unilaterally Declare an Emergency

2. HF2204 eliminates the part of Chapter 12 that allows the Governor's orders to be treated as law

3. Instead of punishing citizens, violations by the Governor make him legally responsible with potential jail time

4. It contains a Citizen's Bill of Rights to protect running a business, freedom to assemble and the right to practice religion

People are sick of Republicans in this state continuing to cower to the Democrats. These fake bills put Republicans in a weak position and are not going to get the public motivated at election time. It's quite clear, Minnesotans are looking to make sure this NEVER AGAIN happens to us! The Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act would be a monumental victory for Republicans if passed, a great election issue for supporters and starts the Republicans off from a position of strength.

Don't compromise with watered-down, fake reform bills. Let's send a powerful message to the Governor that states: NEVER AGAIN!

Contact your state senator and tell him or her to get on board and sign onto Rep Erik Mortensen's Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act (HF2204) today. 

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Never Again! Introducing the Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act

We just passed the One Year mark of Governor Walz' Unilateral Declaration of Emergency Powers. Since March 13th of last year, Walz has abused his powers and destroyed businesses, infringed on civil liberties and has interfered in our lives at unprecedented levels. For those reasons, our team has one thing to say to him:

NEVER AGAIN!

Today, Rep Erik Mortensen introduced the Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act on the House floor. And Rep Jeremy Munson has already signed on as a co-author! Unlike all the fake bills offered by weak Republicans and Con Artist Democrats like Julie Sandstede, this legislation does exactly what is needed to RESTORE OUR REPUBLIC!

Here's what the Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act does:

1. Removes the Governor's Ability to Unilaterally Declare an Emergency

The most concerning thing to us in the last year is that one man was able to unilaterally declare an emergency, create his own orders, extend those powers, and the only way to make them end is to get members of his own party to vote to remove them. This is the most anti-democratic thing I've ever seen. At it's also illegal, according to our Constitution.

So our legislation removes the ability of the Governor to unilaterally declare Emergency Powers, instead requiring a 2/3 majority in both the House and Senate to declare one. We think the large majority is so important because we want to ensure that the emergency goes well beyond politics, and is widely accepted by the legislature as a serious issue. 

The Emergency Powers would only last five days, unless 2/3 of the legislature wants to extend it. In other words, we'll NEVER AGAIN see Emergency Powers lasting a whole year long.

2. The Governors orders will not be treated as law

The purpose of executive orders is for a Governor to direct government agencies and workers, not to order citizens to do or not do something. Unfortunately, Walz has treated executive orders as a power similar to that of a king. He's used them to force us to wear masks, stay in our homes, shut down places of worship, close businesses and a long list of other violations of our civil rights. 

Courts have upheld Walz' ability to do this by how poorly written the Chapter 12 Emergency Powers law is written. So the Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act eliminates the portion that treats the Governor's order as law! Which means, you don't have to follow Walz' orders and the courts can't make you!

3. Punishes the Governor with Jail Time for Violations

Chapter 12 law right now states that violators can be punished by $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail. So Governor Walz took that part of the law and applied it to violators of his orders. In other words, if you went over to your friend's home last November against his order, you could've been put in jail for 90 days.

This bill reverses the punishment. Now if the Governor or a government agent violates the law, then they will be punished by a $1,000 fine or 90 days in jail; not YOU. This would put Walz behind bars if he did this again!

4. Establishes a Citizens' Bill of Rights for Emergencies

Last, but certainly not least, the Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act not only takes away the ability of the Governor to unilaterally declare an emergency, issue orders with the weight of law, and punish people with jail time, it also ensures that people's rights are protected by a Bill of Rights.

Here's what the Citizens' Bill of Rights states:

Nothing in this chapter authorizes the governor or the state director to:​

(1) infringe on the rights of the people in the state, including but not limited to:​

(i) the right of free speech;​

(ii) the right to exercise religious beliefs;​

(iii) the right to assemble;​

(iv) the right to keep and bear arms;​

(v) the freedom of travel; and​

(vi) the right to operate a business or earn income; or​

(2) make orders that carry the full force and effect of law, which is a power only granted​ to the legislative department under article IV of the Minnesota Constitution.​

Want to See This Pass? Here's How to Help

I think it goes without saying, that Governor Walz is not likely to sign the Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act. After all, what tyrant would give up his own powers? So the objective of this legislation is to build such a massive block of support in the Legislature to override the Governor's veto OR to settle the score in the 2022 election. 

Can you imagine a more important issue to present to the voters than this?! We are prepared and ready to run the NEVER AGAIN campaign if it comes to it.

But I'd like to think optimistically. We've now hired a whole team of doorknockers and field operators and have the flexibility to move them to targeted districts across the state to put pressure on more legislators. So we're going to start taking this message to voters immediately!

Here's the lit we just delivered to our team for the week. Thank you for supporting our field operations.

 

 

We need your help. Please contact your Republican state representative and tell him or her to sign onto HF 2204, the Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act, as a co-author. We MUST ENSURE that we have at least 15 authors on this bill so we can get a roll call vote on it when we bring it up for a vote.

 

WHO REPRESENTS ME

 

You are likely to be met with resistance, as shocking as that might sound. Our intel at the Capitol is that House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt has instructed members to not sign on to bills that Rep Erik Mortensen authors. I know what you're thinking - how petty can this guy be?

But remember, Daudt isn't their boss. You are, as the constituent. Most of these Republican representatives are in agreement with us on this important issue. Don't let them follow Daudt's orders. Tell them to stand up for principles and sign onto HF 2204, the Unilateral Emergency Powers Repeal Act, today! We have to make sure this NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN!

 

 


Walz Shortens Leash, But Keeps Emergency Powers Despite Rock Bottom COVID Numbers

Governor Walz refuses to give up his unilateral Emergency Powers despite COVID numbers hitting an all-time low. Even bordering states have removed their restrictions without any spike in COVID cases. But Walz marches on with the ability to infringe on Minnesotans liberties and shutdown businesses again.

The Governor is announcing a shortening of the leash on Minnesota today that includes:

  • Expansion of capacity in bars/restaurants to 75%.
  • Gyms can expand to 50% capacity
  • No limits on religious facilities
  • Household gatherings can have up to 50 people outdoors, 15 people indoors. 
  • Salons have no limits
  • Large indoor venues can have up to 3,000 fans on April 15th.
  • Twins games will be allowed 10,000 fans starting on Opening Day.
  • No new eased restrictions for schools

Walz' unpopular mask mandate is still in effect. 

There is absolutely no reason for the Governor to continue to exercise illegal Emergency Powers. Saturday marks the One-Year Anniversary of him unilaterally declaring Emergency Powers that have led to multiple shutdowns and quarantining health people in their homes. Please sign our petition to End Walz' Emergency Powers NOW!