Mort Files Articles of Impeachment Against Governor Walz

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:

ARTICLE I

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.

ARTICLE II

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. 

ARTICLE III

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."

ARTICLE IV

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.”

ARTICLE V

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:

End Walz' Powers


Walz Says "Mask Up" for Super Bowl Party, Keep Gathering Small

It's Super Bowl Sunday. Time for many of us to join family and friends in celebrating America's favorite sporting event. But in Governor Walz' world, today is just another day to lecture us on how to make our lives miserable with his ridiculous unilateral, decrees.

Walz took to Twitter at noon, telling Minnesotans to "mask up" and keep their Super Bowl gatherings small.

Under Walz' illegal and unconstitutional authority, Minnesotans were prohibited from hosting NFL playoff parties in their homes just a little over a month ago. His Executive Order banned people from having someone over to their homes who did not live with them. He even made violations of that order punishable by fines and jail time, although we have no documented cases of it being enforced by police agencies in the state. Even they know how ridiculous and power hungry the Governor is during the "emergency". 

Action 4 Liberty stands against Governor Walz' unilateral orders and the Mask Mandate Bill that is making its way in the Minnesota House. Learn more how we are fighting to STOP it.


Our Field Team Deploys to Hibbing in Extreme Cold

Six Democrat legislators betrayed their voters recently by voting to protect Governor Walz' Emergency Powers. They all voted the opposite way during the election year, but turns out they put partisan politics ahead of their voters when the vote really mattered. The most vulnerable of the six, Rep Julie Sandstede, barely won her election last November by 30 votes. So Action 4 Liberty is taking our message directly to her voters.

We rented a home and hired a team of operators to go knock on every door in Sandstede's district. Unfortunately, global warming hasn't quite kicked in yet, and our team will be deploying today, facing temperatures this week of -20. And like all good Minnesotans know, what really matters is the windchill, which will bring temps down to -40 or worse. 

But that won't stop our team. In fact, they look forward to the challenge. They're on the way up north right now with extra clothing and a month supply of hand warmers. Ending Walz' Emergency Powers is too important of an issue to let Minnesota's winter weather get in the way. Voters need to hear how politician Julie Sandstede is voting in St Paul. Our team will do the hard work!

(Photo: thousands of lit pieces for the week)

Want to support our field operations? You can literally help us buy the firewood to heat the home for the month. 


Wisconsin Republicans Vote to End Governor Evers Mask Mandate

The Republican controlled Wisconsin State Assembly passed a resolution this afternoon that ended Governor Tony Evers' unconstitutional mask mandate, which like Minnesota, was issued unilaterally and without legislative support. 52 members voted in favor of the measure, 42 against it. Here's the vote.

In an extreme, illegal and unconstitutional response, Governor Evers immediately issued a new mask mandate order. This shows that Democrat governors like Evers and Walz have zero interest in restoring our government's to their representative democratic form. In fact, this kind of move makes Evers a traitor to our system of government and should lead to his impeachment. 

Action 4 Liberty seeks to End Walz' Emergency Powers. Learn more how we plan to do that by clicking here.


Walz Shows Firsthand Mask Not Needed when Socially Distanced

Mask mandates have little to do with science and more to do with government control. Because of the extreme measures by Governors like Tim Walz, who unilaterally created mandates punishable by fines, the wearing of masks or face coverings has devolved into a political debate. At one point, the private sector was in charge of their own policies. Retailers like Menards implemented their own mandate and consumers who didn't like it, could choose to shop elsewhere. But under the illegal and unconstitutional powers of Governor Walz' orders, all Minnesotans are forced to cover their faces and businesses can be fined or jailed for not enforcing the policy in their private buildings. 

It's for these reasons, that Action 4 Liberty strongly opposes the mask mandate and Governor Walz' Emergency Powers that is the source behind it.

Masks do serve some utility. At very close distance, masks help stop water droplets from passing from one person to another. This is why surgeons have been wearing masks even before the pandemic. But that's where the science stops, and you won't hear that from the mainstream media. To stop the transmission of communicable diseases, social distancing is the correct course. Even Governor Walz shows us first hand that's the case when he appeared on WCCO recently with Esme Murphy.

 

Was Governor Walz endangering the lives of WCCO staff? Of course not. Judging by this photo, he's at least 8 ft away from Esme and poses almost no risk of spreading the disease to her. Instead of leaving the choice of how to protect ourselves, Walz decided to treat us like children and mandate the ultra-risk adverse, foolish policy of universal mask wearing.

Even President Biden shows the safety of being maskless while keeping distance from others. Hours after signing an executive order mandating the wearing of masks on federal properties, he was seen taking photos and speaking at the Lincoln Memorial which would be covered under his mask order. 

(Joshua Roberts/Pool photo via AP)

This typical "do as I say, not as I do" has been a common theme of politicians in the last 11 months. Remember back to last summer when Nancy Pelosi was caught on camera, getting her hair blown out, and not wearing a mask indoors? She loved to lecture the public about mask wearing, but proved firsthand how one can make up their own mind when it comes to mask policies. 

On the other hand, playing things ultra safe and ensuring other members of the zoom conference call don't catch COVID, House Rules Chair Rep Jim McGovern (D-MA) masked up as he presided over the hearing to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments yesterday. We can assure you no COVID particles were transmitted over the digital airways. I guess he takes things more serious than Pelosi, Biden or Walz. 

 

Let's be honest here. Universal mask wearing is nothing more than political theater. And I, for one, refuse to participate in their games. Governor Walz has completely abused the powers of his office and has unilaterally eradicated our system of government. Whether it's the foolish policy of universal mask mandates, the more dangerous policy of forcing young athletes to cover their mouths while playing sports, or the shutting down of our economy, Walz' Emergency Powers must end.

Action 4 Liberty is leading the fight to End Walz' Emergency Powers in the legislature. Please join tens of thousands of Minnesotans, and SIGN THE PETITION.

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Mask Mandate Bill Can Be KILLED Immediately by Ending Walz' Emergency Powers

The Mask Mandate Bill that was introduced earlier this week by 13 Democrat legislators is part of a grander plan to make Walz' emergency powers permanent. On January 7th, Walz sent a letter to the legislature demanding certain provisions of his unilateral orders be implemented into law before he considers giving up his self-declared emergency powers. He, in fact, is holding the Minnesota Legislature and our Republican form of government hijack with a list of demands. 

Here's his letter:

Most of his demands stand little chance of passing the Minnesota House and Senate due to their deteriorating popularity. The Democrat establishment is putting on a show for the public, acting like they are trying to work with the Governor, when in reality, they have no interest in restoring the legislature's powers to create laws. Their agenda moves much faster when their Governor can just create the rules by himself. And with a legislature that is able to meet remotely to conduct business, having emergency powers concentrated under one man is nothing more than convenience. Constitution be damned!

Sick of these politicians usurping their power and trying to get more control over your life? This whole thing could come to an end right now if FOUR DEMOCRATS in the legislature would join the Republicans and VOTE YES on Rep Erik Mortensen's End Walz' Emergency Powers Resolution. The destruction of Governor Walz' unilateral orders would come to an abrupt end and the mask mandate bill would essentially be stopped in its tracks. If you haven't signed the petition to End Walz' Emergency Powers, please join the tens of thousands of Minnesotans who signed: SIGN HERE

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Democrats Propose Mask Mandate Bill - We Double Down Our Pressure

These politicians in St Paul are drunk with power! They won't stop infringing on our liberties and messing with our lives until we all willfully comply with their authority. Well, I'm not on board. How about you?

A group of legislators introduced a bill in the Minnesota House that would make Governor Walz' mask mandate into permanent law. It would require you and me to wear a face covering anytime we are in a public building or business and it would fine us for noncompliance. Business owners who don't comply - well, they face up to 90 days of jail time.

Sound familiar? This bill just mirrors what Governor Walz decreed already last summer. But unlike his illegal, unconstitutional and unilateral dictate, this would codify things into law. 

It's becoming more clear by the day what these politicians really want - more power over us. 

We're watching legislators on both sides of the aisle right now waste time in a committee tasked to draft a Fake End Walz' Power bill. They're even lecturing us on how we can appropriately petition our government.

Last Friday, Julie Sandstede and Dave Lislegard, two of the six Democrat targets, accused you and me of being "right wing, wack jobs" who are "intimidating them". Even RINO lobbyist legislator Kurt Daudt joined with them in throwing you and me under the bus by stating how Republicans in St Paul do not condone you and me knocking on legislators' doors.

What are they talking about?

The State Capitol is closed to the public right now. We can't even meet with our legislators there!

Meanwhile, legislators are meeting remotely, using their homes to conduct business. Are they saying we no longer can petition our government for a redress of grievances?

Of course, it's a one way street. These same crony politicians show up to our doors every election year, begging for our vote so they can get re-elected. But they don't want us knocking their doors demanding they vote better?

As they raise the stakes and do more to encroach on our lives, we have two options. Do what most pitiful Republican groups in this state do and just give up. Democrats are used to a bunch of quitters as opposition. There's a reason they keep getting away with things.

Or...

We up the ante. And that's exactly what we are doing at Action 4 Liberty. We are going to make these politicians' lives miserable, because quite frankly, that's what Governor Walz' Emergency Powers are doing to us and our beloved business owners.

Starting this weekend, Action 4 Liberty is moving up north into Reps Julie Sandstede and Dave Lislegard's districts. We are deploying a full time team of doorknockers and activists who will talk to every voter and find every supporter who shares our view to End Walz' Emergency Powers for good.

Our team will stand on street corners holding signs. They'll organize protests and build a larger activist footprint in their districts. And they'll meet with business owners impacted by Walz' orders and engage them in this fight. 

We already rented a home and hired more operators so we can double down our efforts. If these crony politicians think things were rough in January, they have a whole new thing coming their way. 

Sandstede and Lislegard are showing their true colors! When Rep Erik Mortensen brought forward the motion to End Walz' Emergency Powers, they sided with fringe, metro Democrats to protect their Governor. Their votes last year to End Walz' Emergency Powers were nothing more than a con. Our team will make sure their voters know about it.

Did you know that Julie Sandstede only won her election by 30 votes? And Donald Trump beat Sleepy Joe Biden by 5 points in Dave Lislegard's district last November. Voting to protect Governor Walz WILL cost them their seats! We'll make sure of that.

SUPPORT OUR FIELD OPERATIONS

What makes Action 4 Liberty different than most other groups in this state is that we refuse to quit - we owe it to you and all our supporters to find a way to win. We can't allow our system of government to be hijacked by these politicians any longer. 

I know it seems hopeless at times. Democrats are surging nationally - emboldened by Joe Biden's victory. And their buddies in Big Tech and the media are doing their best to steer the people's attention away from their extreme, anti-liberty COVID response and towards the surge at the U.S. Capitol.

This isn't the first time we had a road block. When we started this battle back in April of last year, we only had 15 Republicans on board in the House for the first vote. So we put pressure on House Republicans to get on board. By the end of the month, we had all 59 of them. 

In May, we couldn't get the Republican Senate to even bring up the Resolution for a vote. So we increased the pressure on Senate leadership, and by June we had them passing the End Walz' Emergency Powers Resolution. 

Causing pain for politicians works. And we know the best places to put the pressure. I hope we can count on you to help us out.

By moving Action 4 Liberty up north, we will be making their lives miserable because they will hear from voters, business owners, neighbors and friends around the clock. Our team will identify swing voters and recruit candidates and activists to run campaigns. We'll stand on street corners and hold up signs. How would you like to see activists with signs that say:

Julie Sandstede Betrayed YOU!

The Democrat establishment is growing more worried by the day that Action 4 Liberty and, the hundreds of thousands of people who support us, are not backing down. We are forcing their most vulnerable members to go down with the sinking ship of Walz' popularity in Greater Minnesota.  

Help us continue fighting through these obstacles so we can End Walz' Emergency Powers once and for all. Let's make sure bills like this Mask Mandate have no chance of passing. And let's return our system of government back to its constitutional roots!

Can I count on you to help us make things more painful for these politicians. Please help us with a donation of $100. If that's too steep, $50 or $25 can go along way to holding them accountable. Want to help even more, consider a one time donation of $500. We need you on board!

 

In Liberty,

Jake Duesenberg

President, Action 4 Liberty

 


Legislators Introduce 'Mask Mandate' Bill in MN House

A group of legislators in the Minnesota House introduced a bill that would mandate the wearing of masks, or face coverings, in public public places. HF604 was introduced on Monday by Rep Sydney Jordan of Minneapolis and has 12 co-authors. 

The bill would require all Minnesotans over the age five to wear a face covering when they are:

1. indoors at a business or public setting

2. waiting outdoors to enter and indoor business or indoor public setting;

3. riding on public transportation, in a school transportation vehicle, in a ride-sharing vehicle, or in a vehicle being used for a business purpose;

4. outdoors when it is not possible to maintain social distancing from others who are not members of the individual's household, or

5. in a common area of a multi-unit dwelling

If the bill becomes law, businesses would be required to follow the guidelines and ensure workers adhere to the mandate. If they violate it, they could be sued by the government and fined up to $25,000. Business owners also could serve up 90 days in jail. Individual violators over the age 14 would be guilty of a petty misdemeanor and fined $100.

HF604 mirrors Governor Tim Walz' horrendous executive order that mandates mask wearing. The bill currently has no companion bill in the Minnesota Senate. 

Action 4 Liberty stands solidly against Governor Walz' illegal and unconstitutional orders and HF604 which seeks to make Walz' orders permanent. This anti-liberty legislation needs to be killed and Governor Walz' Emergency Powers MUST be terminated.

SIGN THE PETITION


Rep Lislegard Calls You "Wack Job", Accuses People of "Intimidating" Legislators

A group of Republican and Democrat legislators are crafting a Fake End Walz' Powers bill in a special committee in St Paul that meets only once a week, for 1 and a half hours at a time. Although politicians on both sides of the aisle point to the committee as a potential solution to the 11 months of unchecked powers that Governor Walz' has enjoyed under his self declared "emergency", it is clear to us this committee will achieve nothing good.

In the last ten minutes of Friday's committee hearing, things got heated up when Rep Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) asked if any Democrats were serious about actually ending the Governor's emergency powers. It became evident at that moment that the committee's real purpose is to not end them, but to set parameters for the powers to continue on indefinitely, perhaps allowing only some minor input from the legislature. The Governor is currently holding the legislature hostage with his demands of passing bills to cement parts of his executive orders, such as a universal mask mandate, into permanent law.

Responding to Garofalo's question, Rep Dave Lislegard (DFL-Aurora) got a tad angry and accused supporters of Ending Walz' Emergency Powers as "far right, wack jobs" who are "intimidating members on the committee". Republican House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt (R-Spectacle Lake) joined Lislegard condemning supporters of Ending Walz' Emergency Powers, stating that he's heard of "crazy, wack jobs, showing up outside members homes, trying to intimidate them".

What Daudt and Lislegard are likely referring to is good, old fashion activists who are petitioning their government for a redress of their grievances. This is such an old and important practice, that it is a right identified in the First Amendment. Only a crony politician would call voters voicing their opinions to representatives, "intimation". 

Even more concerning is this holier-than-though statement on "showing up, outside their homes". Where are voters supposed to go when the state capitol building is closed to the public, and legislators are working remotely from their homes during the 2021 Session? It's also fascinating to see the hypocrisy of the political class when it comes to the sacredness of a person's home residence. Certainly Democrats, the Party of John Thompson, shouldn't be lecturing us on it. But even Daudt is mired in the hypocrisy of "rules for thee, but not for me". These politicians all knock on our doors to earn a vote every election cycle. So isn't equally legitimate for a voter to knock on the door of their homes to ask for a vote?

Despite the best attempt by these politicians, Action 4 Liberty will continue reaching out to voters in targeted districts across the state to get these legislators voting the right way. And if they don't come along, we'll do everything in our power to make sure they don't get re-elected again in 2022.


Democrats Vote to Protect Walz' Powers - Spit on Democratic Process

All 70 Democrats in the Minnesota House voted another time yesterday to spit on our democratic process by protecting Governor Walz' illegal and unconstitutional use of emergency powers. The vote was brought forward on a motion to recall House Concurrent Resolution 1 from Committee. If passed, the Resolution would need a simple majority vote in the Minnesota Senate, and then Walz' peacetime powers would be terminated.

4 Republicans were unable to sign in for yesterday's session, despite the ease in attending remote sessions. Reps Dave Baker, Glenn Gruenhagen, Joe McDonald, and Tama Theis were not present.

Here's the vote: