Rep Mortensen to re-introduce End Emergency Powers bill 1/11/21

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM REP. Erik Mortensen – DISTRICT 55-A
This past week I took the oath of office to represent the people of district 55A, but also to uphold and defend the constitution.

We cannot allow these unconstitutional lockdowns to continue any longer. We need to open our schools for our kids, we need to start allowing them to play sports again – mask free, we need restaurants and businesses to operate freely without the threat of Governor Walz or his henchman, Attorney General, Keith Ellison.

That is why I tried to force a vote in the House on DAY 1 to End Walz Emergency powers. To no surprise the Democrats refused to even vote on the resolution! They were too concerned with towing the party line to realize the damage they were allowing to be perpetrated. To obstruct my efforts, the Speaker of the House flat out ignored the rules of the House chamber.I have already submitted the Resolution AGAIN to be introduced on the floor this coming Monday.First Day of Session
Coming up Next Week

Next week will be a busy one. Not only am I introducing the Resolution to End Walz’ Emergency powers but I will be introducing a few bills.

The first will be to suspend pay for the Governor and the Legislature when executive orders force private businesses closed. If the Governor and the Legislature can take your paycheck away, there’s should be taken away too.

The second will be a piece of legislation to forbid the suspension of occupational or business licensing due to noncompliance with an executive order. Restaurant owners that have been brave enough to open their doors in defiance of Governor Walz shouldn’t have to fear losing their license for trying to keep a roof over their head and feed their families.

The third piece of legislation removes the absurd rules on Minnesota’s breweries as to who they can sell to and in what size bottle or can they can sell their product in. There won’t likely be another bill in the Minnesota House this entire year that promotes a free market more than this bill.  When a brewery has a product consumers want, they should be able to sell it to them.  Does it get more common sense than this?
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or my office. We are still attempting to provide regular contact remotely so if you have other needs, please email my Legislative Assistant, Grayson, at Grayson.mcnew@house.mn.Watch the Minnesota House on Public TVVideo: Streaming Website. Also you can watch committees and Floor Sessions on YouTube.

Update on End Walz’ emergency powers vote in legislature Jan 5, 2021

Democrats (House speaker Melissa Hortman) ignored the Rules of the Minnesota House in order to avoid hearing the Resolution to End Walz’ Emergency Powers. What rules did they ignore?

The rules of the House allow a legislator to introduce a resolution or a bill, 24 hours in advance, and the speaker has to bring it forth on the agenda. Rule 1.11: “Bill of Resolution must be reported and given its first reading when introduced. A bill or resolution must not be objected to when it is introduced.”

A Resolution to vote to end Walz’s emergency powers was introduced by Republicans 24 hours in advance by Rep Erik Mortenson, but the House Speaker didn’t put it on the agenda/order of business at all, thus, ignoring (rule 1.10). The House Speaker also didn’t have a motion to recognize a legislator to make a motion to bring the Resolution to the house floor for a vote (rule 4.30).

Rep Erik Mortenson submitted a Resolution to vote to end Walz’ Emergency Powers 24 hours in advance of the session, but the House Speaker broke the rules by NOT putting the Resolution on the agenda, yet she put OTHER resolutions on the agenda. Thus, she broke rules 1.10 and 4.30. The Speaker says that Mortenson didn’t submit it 24 hours in advance, even though he did. The Speaker later argues that the ‘hopper’ in which resolutions are submitted, is not ‘open’ on the first day of session, which Rep Daudt said is not true.

During the session today, which was the first day of the new session with new, elected reps in the legislature, Rep. Erik Mortenson asked to be recognized and that the Speaker bring the Resolution forward, since she left it out of the agenda.

Speaker ruled him ‘out of order’ after he spoke. Rep Steve Drazkowski district 21B then appealed the Speaker’s out-of-order ruling. After hearing argument from Rep. Ryan Winkler and Rep. Kurt Daudt, the Speaker said that if there were 15 Reps. who raised their hand, that they would take a vote on Rep. Drazkowski’s appeal to decide if Erik Mortenson was out of order, or not.

Remember, this potential vote to support or reject Drazkowski’s APPEAL is not the same as voting to END Emergency Powers…this is just a vote to overrule the Speaker when she said that Rep. Erik Mortenson was ‘out of order’.

15 Reps. indeed raised their hands, and so then a vote took place (by roll call – meaning, it is recorded who votes yes and who votes no), to see if the Speaker’s ruling would be UPHELD. So the vote we would want is ‘No’

Democrats Reps Ecklund, Lislegard, Marquart, Pelowski, Sandstede and Sundin voted AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA, by voting ‘Yes’.

Star Tribune interviewed House Speaker last week, who said 90 votes were needed, which is a lie. Instead, only 50% + 1 reps need to vote to end Walz Emergency Powers. Sadly, because of the 5 Democrats above, the legislature didn’t even allow a vote to take place to see if Walz’ Emergency Powers would be ended or not.

The Targets to End It

Obtained from Action 4 Liberty

January is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to deal a MAJOR BLOW to the political machine and emergency powers that have been abused. All the work over the past year that led to us removing four governor cronies from office, will culminate in a showdown once the legislature meets…

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

The math is finally on our side to end the governor’s Emergency Powers. We’ve already had six Democrats vote our way, which means we only need four of them to continue voting that way…

If we fail, our beloved businesses who are under assault will likely fail and go bankrupt. And the liberties we are losing everyday that this lockdown continues, will be lost for good. The stakes are incredibly high!

Capitol insiders are telling us right now that some of the Democrats who voted the right way in the past, aren’t so certain they are going to vote the right way now that the election is over and the new legislative session is beginning. These politicians: Reps Marquart, Sandstede, Lislegard and Ecklund.

We need your help to remind them that the governor’s illegal and immoral lockdown is harming Minnesota. The legislature MUST strip him of his powers immediately.

Here are the game they might play:

  • Kill the Resolution
  • Avoid Hearing it
  • Water it Down – Fake End Powers Bill
  • BLACK OUT

As you and I are reaching out to these Democrats, so is the governor. He’s getting nervous that his powers are going to be eliminated – he won’t go down without a fight. Democrats are going to do their best to Kill the Resolution to end the governor’s Emergency Powers. However, angry voters are more powerful than anything the governor can promise them (campaign funds, committee assignments, etc). So your calls and emails are key!

If they can’t kill the bill, Democrat leaders will try to avoid an actual vote by using parliamentary procedures. Tell these Democrat targets that they MUST stand up against Democrat leadership so we get a clean vote on ending the governor’s Emergency Powers.

When killing and avoiding doesn’t work, Democrat, and even Republican leadership, will start watering down the Resolution. We’re starting to hear that some Republicans are preparing to cut backroom deals with the Democrats on a Fake end the governor’s powers bill.

Tell these Democrat targets that we DEMAND a clean vote on the end to the Emergency Powers Resolution. And if you have a Republican Rep, make sure he or she only supports a clean vote on ending the Emergency Powers.

Lastly, the political establishment will try to BLACK OUT the vote by avoiding a roll call. The House rules require 15 members to raise their hands in order to get a recorded vote. When politicians don’t want to be held accountable, they avoid roll call votes so nothing is shown on the record. We MUST DEMAND a roll call vote on every single procedural move.

To recap, on January 5th when the Legislature convenes, we DEMAND a clean vote on the end the governor’s Emergency Powers resolution. No gimmicks, no fake bills, no refusal to obtain a roll call vote. It’s time everyone is on board to finally end the pain.

If everyone who reads this email calls, texts and/or emails these four Democrats, we can finally put an end to the Emergency Powers once and for all. Democrat Reps Gene Pelowski and Mike Sundin have already told their constituents that they’ll vote the right way (we’ll be watching to make sure they do!). So we need you to contact these four other Democrats immediately:

Also find posts on their facebook pages, and comment on it, which is the best way to get them to engage rather than making a post on their page that they won’t approve.

(1) Rep Paul Marquart – 701-371-1949
email – personal pmarquart@hotmail.com
email – work rep.paul.marquart@house.mn
facebook https://www.facebook.com/reppaulmarquart
twitter https://twitter.com/reppaulmarquart?lang=en

(2) Rep Julie Sandstede – 218-969-7009
email – personal julie4house@gmail.com
email – work rep.julie.sandstede@house.mn
facebook https://www.facebook.com/RepJulieSandstede/
twitter https://twitter.com/juliesandstede?lang=en

(3) Rep Dave Lislegard – 218-343-7965
email – personal davefor6b@gmail.com
email – work rep.dave.lislegard@house.mn
facebook https://www.facebook.com/repdavelislegard/
twitter – work https://twitter.com/RepDavid
twitter – personal https://twitter.com/DaveLislegard

(4) Rep Rob Ecklund – 218-341-6133
email – personal randjecklund@yahoo.com
email – work rep.rob.ecklund@house.mn
facebook https://www.facebook.com/RepRobEcklund
twitter https://twitter.com/RobEcklund

Script:

Rep _______, I’m reaching out to you as a concerned Minnesotan who believes our state is in bad shape with the Governor making unilateral decisions. His orders are harming our economy and they are anti-democratic. You voted to end the governor’s Emergency Powers before, but now we have the real chance to finally end them when the legislature meets on January 5th. Can you confirm that you are still going to vote the right way by voting YES on the end of the Emergency Powers Resolution. And will you stand up against all attempts by Democrat leadership to kill the Resolution, so there is a clean vote?

Alternate Script:

Rep ________, I watched you vote to end the governor’s Emergency Powers when it came up previously. And I thank you for doing the right thing. This lockdown shows that the Governor’s powers are abusive and causing great harm to Minnesota. Will you confirm that you’ll vote to end the emergency powers again when the legislature meets on January 5th? I heard that other legislators are going to try to derail the vote or amend it so the governor continues to have his powers. Will you stand up against these attempts so Minnesota citizens get a clean vote to end it?

Thank you in advance for helping us out. If this is not your cup of tea, help out with our pressure campaign by donating here. As you can imagine, we’ll need to bring some heat against the final holdouts in this fight.

Make Americans Free Again, Ohio Stands Up!, the New Mexico Freedoms Alliance, and New Mexico Stands Up, Partner in Lawsuits

“The State and Federal public health system have misled the public, politicians, and even the Courts. If they have ANY integrity, they will recognize the truth and accept our requests for injunctive relief.”

12/21/2020, New Mexico and Ohio – It is a true honor and privilege to announce that Make Americans Free Again, Ohio Stands Up!, New Mexico Stands Up! and the New Mexico Freedom Alliance are partnering in the fight against tyranny. Today the legal team representing the Ohio Stands Up! lawsuit against the State of Ohio, along with Attorneys N. Ana Garner and Jonathan Diener from New Mexico will be filing a major action in the state of New Mexico to free New Mexicans from the tyrannical overreaction to a disease that has been shown to have a 99.9%+ recovery rate.

This exciting news is made better by an announcement from the same team that they will be filing a third action against the HHS, CDC, and NCHS for intentionally misleading the public regarding the dangers of COVID-19. Attorney Renz stated, “This is a major step in freeing our nation. The data and facts could not be more clear. Neither could the fact that DHHS has allowed its staff to egregiously violate the law by misrepresenting the dangers posed by this virus. We look forward to shining the light of truth on this issue and alleviating the fears of the public.” Attorney Garner stated, “Today we take the first step in throwing off the shackles of tyranny and truly re-opening New Mexico and the nation.”

The three organizations agree that if this sort of reaction from the government for a disease that has been shown to be roughly as dangerous as the seasonal flu, is considered justifiable under the law, then our freedoms as Americans are truly lost.


For more information, visit http://www.ohiostandsup.org, http://www.NMstandsup.org, https://nmfa.us/ and https://makeamericansfreeagain.com/.

Update on 150 businesses reopening

From Action 4 Liberty

Our hero from Lynd, MN got a little emotional yesterday on Facebook live when she broke the news that a judge ruled in favor of Keith Ellison instead of her freedoms. These robed gangsters are supposed to believe in the rule of law, but they have manipulated the legal system to allow one person to unilaterally infringe on our liberties. 

But Larvita still won’t back down! She won’t let anyone stop her from pursuing her American dream. Where’s that kind of courage at the Minnesota Capitol?

Jane Moss Has a Hearing Today

Jane, who owns the Boardwalk Bar & Grill in East Grand Forks, will be in court today against Keith Ellison. She has pretty good legal representation and the case is being heard outside of Ramsey County, which puts a couple more things in her favor.

Please help Jane by contributing to her legal defense fund.

Jane also inspired another business owner in town to open up on Wednesday. His name is Joe and he’s 19 years old and already owns two restaurants. Governor Walz is literally crushing a young man’s dreams and he could not stand back and take it anymore.

The ReOpen Tour with Rep-Elect Mortensen 

We went on the road Wednesday and Thursday from Lakeville to East Grand Forks, to support the many restaurants/bars who opened up in defiance of Governor Walz. 

Here’s what we learned from the tour:

1. Owners were extremely concerned about the financial livelihood of their employees.
2. The Attorney General and Governor Tim Walz are scrambling to exert their unconstitutional authority. Clearly they’re worried about “We The People” overpowering them.
3. Governor Walz has lost the consent of the governed in massive numbers.
4. Every owner sees this fight as critically important for the preservation of our constitutional Republic.
5. Owners, employees and guests were all willing to risk jail time for what they believe in.
6. Guests rewarded these brave small business owners and tipped VERY generously.

Bills to protect vaccine choice

From Safety Council of Minnesota:

Please call and email your state Senator and state representative to sign on to support these three amazing bills that protect vaccine choice that Representative Lucero filed yesterday.

If you request a phone call with your legislator we’re happy to join you on the call as well. PM the page with details.

HF 40
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF0040&version=latest&session=91&session_number=7&session_year=2020

HF 41
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF0041&version=latest&session=91&session_number=7&session_year=2020

HF 42
https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF0042&version=latest&session=91&session_number=7&session_year=2020

National

SF2781
A resolution memorializing the President and Congress to hold vaccine manufacturers liable for design defects that result in adverse side effects from vaccines.

SF2825
A resolution memorializing the President and Congress to hold vaccine manufacturers liable for design defects that result in adverse side effects from vaccines.

Walz tyranny termination vote fails 62-63 & 150 business to open 12/16

Good and bad news…

Senate Republicans gave you the vote to End Walz’ Emergency Powers yesterday. And to our surprise, six Democrats joined them in terminating Walz’ powers. That shows momentum!

The bad news is that the Resolution failed in a 62-63 vote in the Democrat controlled Minnesota House in the early morning hours today. And this vote happened after Republicans and Democrats passed the Walz’ Shutdown bailout with your tax money. 

SEE VOTES

It’s depressing watching the political class, uniparty continue to trample on our rights and spend recklessly. But fortunately for us, our civil disobedience strategy seems to be working.

Minnesota heroes Larvita and Jane still REFUSE to obey Governor Walz illegal and unconstitutional orders. Their strength and courage is paving a path for a mass disobedience tomorrow.

150 businesses will be reopening on Wednesday in defiance of Governor Walz. If we can’t get the legislature to do the right thing in December, then ‘We the People’ can take matters in our own hands.

I know what you’re thinking: give me the list of businesses participating in the mass disobedience. As you can imagine, the organizers don’t want to make Keith Ellison’s job easier. So check with your local restaurant and bar – ask them if they plan to open up in defiance of the Governor. 

We hope to completely undermine Governor Walz’ authority. His tyrannical run is coming to an end. The next time the legislature shows up, a new batch of legislators take office. Liberty champions like Erik Mortensen won’t rest until Governor Walz’s Emergency Powers are GONE!

SIDE NOTE: Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Jane Moss Legal Fund yesterday. We’re already 60% of the goal in the first day. That’s amazing!

Make sure to check action4liberty.com for the latest on our fight against Walz’ Illegal Emergency Powers. We need to start building for January when the math is on our side, and we can finally End Walz’ Emergency Powers once and for all!

Information obtained from Action 4 Liberty

Update in Lawsuit to Undo Governor Walz’s “Emergency” Powers

As we head into the holiday season, Governor Walz continues to enjoy dictatorial “emergency” powers he first asserted way back in March. The legislature has been sidelined when it comes to making policy and enacting laws. The People have lost their representation.

Now, even as the Michigan Supreme Court just decided that their governor’s exercise of emergency powers violated their state’s constitution, Governor Walz has proclaimed new restrictions on Minnesotans that reach into our homes.

Meanwhile, Minnesota Courts are slow-walking resolution of our important lawsuit challenging the Governor Walz’s unprecedented, and unending seizure of unilateral legislative power.

We need your support to end this outrageous power grab. Your contribution to the First Liberties Defense Fund can make the difference.

Free Minnesota, joined by the New House Republican Caucus and other legislators challenged the governor’s emergency power declarations and orders in a lawsuit filed in May. After frequently overturned left-wing judge Thomas Gilligan dismissed the case, the coalition filed immediately for appeal and asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to examine the case on an expedited basis, since it is a constitutional question that will likely end up before the high court, anyhow.

Disappointingly, the Supreme Court denied expedited review, first requiring a hearing in the Minnesota Court of Appeals. This move allows the governor to continue bypassing the legislature and exercising dictatorial powers even longer while our case is slow-walked through the legal process.

Our lawsuit remains the best chance for restoring the constitutional balance of power in Minnesota’s government and costs continue to accrue as the case is dragged out. The Michigan Supreme Court case was a big win for the rule of law! It weighs heavily in our favor as a persuasive authority and we need your help to see this through.

Throughout history, those who’ve assumed dictatorial powers are loathe to relinquish them. They have to be forced.

Make a contribution to the First Liberties Defense Fund to help us restore the legislature to its constitutional place as the lawmaking body and representatives of the People.

Attorney Erick Kaardal of Mohrman, Kaardal & Erickson, PA is representing Free Minnesota in this landmark case.

Information obtained from www.FreeMinnesota.net

NIH Limiting Early Treatment for COVID Patients a Death Sentence for Many Americans

By Dain Pascocello | October 22, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently announced that the federal agency would take the radical step of prohibiting early treatments nationwide for COVID-infected patients, except those already hospitalized and requiring oxygen. America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS) founder Dr. Simone Gold, M.D., J.D., FABEM released the following statement in response to the decision.

“The measures taken by federal health officials to limit early treatment options for COVID-infected patients are nothing short of a death sentence for Americans. We stand with concerned physicians trying to preserve the doctor-patient relationship against government overreach and flawed science. Had this guidance been in place a month ago, President Trump would have been denied treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center. AFLDS urges the President to immediately reject such biased recommendations and continue to advocate for early treatment consistent with findings laid out in the American Journal of Medicine in early August.”

See the original article: https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors.com/nih-limiting-early-treatment/

Ramsey lawsuit, recall Walz effort

Update from Action 4 Liberty

1. Why don’t we sue Governor Walz?

There are several lawsuits currently in the Minnesota court system. One lawsuit filed in Ramsey County was thrown out by the judge. Other counties are considering the merits of cases involving the business shutdown and mask mandates.

We are crossing our fingers that these lawsuits are successful, but take the position that the political route is a much better route than hoping a judge rules in favor of the Constitution. In these days, judges rarely rule against the government in favor of liberty. 

2. How does the ruling against the Pennsylvania governor affect us?

Although rare, the cases in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are ones that actually ruled in favor of liberty.  As you may remember, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled against Governor Evers earlier this year.

The ruling in Pennsylvania was decided by a federal judge, a Trump appointee. “The Wolf administration’s pandemic policies have been overreaching, arbitrary and violated citizens’ constitutional rights” wrote the judge in his opinion. 

I know what you are thinking…substitute “Walz” for “Wolf” and the same thing should apply. Unfortunately, that case was specific for the state of Pennsylvania and is in a completely separate federal district than the one Minnesota is in.

3. What’s the status of the Recall Walz effort?

Our team is supporting the great patriots behind the Recall Walz effort. This governor should pay the price for what he did to our economy and liberties. We’ve found out since taking on this battle that Minnesota recall law is one of the worst in the country and is proving to be a difficult, but not impossible, objective.

There have been two recall petitions accepted by the Secretary of State and presented to the MN Supreme Court. Both of those petitions were rejected by the Chief Justice. Every time this happens, it requires the legal team to evaluate the reason behind the rejection, then make adjustments with the next submission.A new petition was submitted this last week which establishes that Walz, in mandating face coverings under EO 20-81, acted contrary to substantive legal precedent. This time, the Court cannot ignore Walz’s brazen misconduct.As this Petition explains, Walz has acted unlawfully by giving himself the power to usurp and suspend three Minnesota statutes. Two statutes are even within the Emergency Management Law. In particular, Walz’s face covering mandate requires Minnesota to violate Minn. Stat. § 609.735, which criminally prohibits face coverings unless, as relevant here, for medical treatment. If Walz argues the face coverings are treatment, then he violates Minn. Stat. § 12.39 prohibiting the governor from mandating treatment. Finally, Walz ignores Minn. Stat. § 12.32, which does not allow the Governor to suspend statutes even during a declared emergency.If we succeed at the Supreme Court level, then we will have to gather voter signatures statewide. We’ve helped build signers of the Recall effort to prepare for the 90 day period where the law requires us to capture over 600,000 voter signatures.