Governor Tim Walz has yet to relinquish his emergency peacetime powers. With executive powers he has mandated all Minnesotans to wear masks outside of their homes. This mandate takes effect Saturday July 25th and is punishable with a fine and misdemeanor charge.
Walz states, “If we can get a 90 to 95% compliance, which we’ve seen the science shows, we can reduce the infection rates dramatically, which slows that spread and breaks that chain”. If citizens fail to comply, a $100 fine and misdemeanor will be charged. Businesses that do not enforce the mandate will be fined $1,000.
This statement comes in contradiction with several scientific studies which prove masks available to the general public are not nearly effective enough to prevent the spread of covid-19. While masks have the ability to prevent the spread of large droplets, 97% of particles are not stopped. This is largely due to the fact that most masks are not properly fitted to their users.
Additionally, the World Health Organization has stated, “At present, there is no direct evidence (from studies on COVID-19 and in healthy people in the community) on the effectiveness of universal masking of healthy people in the community to prevent infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19.”
The decision received pushback from Republican representatives who do not wish to use government regulation to encourage mask use. Overcoming the coronavirus pandemic is a bipartisan effort. However, the status of personal liberty has been brought into question with continued health regulations. Republicans have questioned the constitutionality of Walz’s emergency powers in court with little success.
For the time being, Walz will hang onto his peacetime powers and continue to ignore more pressing issues in Minnesota.
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Not to mention you’re breathing in your own carbon monoxide. I’ve seen it where my own coworker has fainted because of wearing mask and had to get a doctor’s note to be excuse from wearing it. This is just another example of governor’s abusing their power.
I agree! I have allergies and as soon as the mask goes on, I start sneezing and coughing. I can’t breathe with the mask on. It should be my decision to wear a mask or not.
Gov Walz is a puppet of the totalitarian regime that is currently conducting a coups d’etat and a completely subjugation of the people.
Having said that, might wearing a mask and gloves be a great way to foil the totalitarian objective of facial recognition, fingerprint ID’s and retinal scans? Just saying…
ABSOLUTELY!! I have a difficult time breathing with it on too. I refuse to wear it outside. I need that fresh air! He’s just a control freak!! I don’t see hoe he could fine, etc.us. We’re definitely getting a big taste if Socialism!!!
Yes – get him out!
Impeach the emperor!
This is a clear violation of the 14th Amendment
This is so unconstitutional that We The PEOPLE Need To Stand Up And Sue the commie walz! Recall walz.com
What makes ME extremely angry are the reports of Governors that would choose to fine their citizens and business owners all the while RELEASING CRIMINALS due to Covid. IF masks WORK, why not hand out MASKS to the prisoners? This TELLS us that “they” KNOW that they DON’T work! This is just an opportunity to seize power and CONTROL.
That’s right…all B.S.
You so very right, this is all about control and nothing else.
You can’t vote if you are in jail. That is why they released prisoners – they want their votes. Pathetic universe we are living in right now…..
THIS IS A REAL FORM OF SOCIALISM / COMMUNISM !! YES , WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE VIRUS ” , BUT TO FORCE PEOPLE TO WEAR A MASK I PERSONALLY FEEL IS NOT RIGHT . NO ONE WANTS TO GET THE VIRUS , ALL AMERICANS UNDERSTAND THAT , BUT TO MANDATE A FINE OF $ 100 TO THE LAYMEN IS UNJUST !! THATS A FORM OF COMMUNISM !!! I BELIEVE MOST ALL BUSINESS ARE COMPLYING VIA >> WEARING A MASK IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC .NOW I’M NOT SAYING YOU SHOULDN’T WEAR A MASK , THAT HAS TO BE THAT PERSONS CHOICE SO LONG AS THEY ARE HEALTHY , IF NOT , WELL OF COURSE THEY SHOULD STAY HOME OR IF THEY HAVE TO GO OUT >>> WEAR A MASK , COMMON SENSE ! HOWEVER , TO IMPOSE A FINE OF $ 100 ON PEOPLE IS HORSE MANURE ! WE ARE NOT CHINA OR SOME OTHER COMMUNIST COUNTRY , THIS IS >>> ” AMERICA ” FOR PETE SAKES . THIS MAN IS WAAAAY OVER STEPPING HIS BOUNDS AND HOPE HE RESCINDS , AS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RETALIATE . BY THE LOOKS OF THINGS , HE ALREADY HAS SOME VEEERY ANGRY PEOPLE ! THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA ARE NOT LITTLE 5 YEAR OLDS !!! I COULD SAY A WHOLE LOT MORE , BUT I’LL KEEP AT THIS .
Control. Not happy about this at all. This is a total breach on my freedoms. How can we stop this?
He is playng politics . Come after election it will be gone. He has no common sense. A dictator
Schmaltz is a secular humanist socialist! His agenda is to promote government and eliminate capitalist thinkers.
All part of Agenda 21! It’s not a law!I DO NOT CONSENT! What are you hiding in your closet? Tick tick…
Walz is a fool and petty tyrant obsessed with his self importance
Masks are unhealthy and restrict oxygen while not filtering virus . They are a greater health risk and a mandate is an infringement of my rights!
He has NO RIGHT TO MANDATE MASKS!!!!!
Walz is pushing vote by mail. This action is Fraught with Fraud. Don’t let them steal our vote.
Also he shut down Food Shelf in Floodwood and community jobs for disabled adults there forcing them to use satellite outhouses and keep their meds in hot buses rather than allow them to use the restrooms at the Floodwood Community Center which are cleaned 3x per day and keep their medications in a safe climate controlled environment.
Walz isn’t the first leader to apply restrictive measures on disabled adults. Nazis also discriminated against the developmentally disabled.
Walz has been lying to us since the beginning. At the front end of this he said we needed to ‘flatten’ the curve and beef up the hospitals. That was accomplished to the point that hospitals were EMPTY and staff had to be laid off! And because they tried to convince us there was an ’emergency’. What you never get is answers to questions like, “how many of the tests are false positives?” and “how many death certificates PROVE they died of covid?” Connecticut health dept. tested “positive” tests and found that 2/3 of them were FALSE positives. Same in FL. This is the biggest LIE they are trying to control us with! It is a FARSE!
Totally agree with you Sheri!
It will all end November 4.
The pore size of cloth face coverings range from ~ 20-100 microns. The Covid virus is 200-1000x smaller than that, at 0.1 microns. Putting up a chain link fence will not keep out a mosquito. Even the most esteemed medical journals admit their purpose is to calm anxiety.
I will wear a mask inside an store or any inside area. I will no wear a mask outside in an open area when I am not near other people
This nothing more than government over reach into people’s lives. Why is it they (the Democrats) refuse to listen to what the W.H.O has to say about mask wearing. Only one reason, more control over our lives.
If they think I’m going to wear a mask outside, they can go f–k off.
I have asthma and cannot wear masks because my blood oxygen levels fall below acceptable levels. So as of the 25th I will be a prisoner in my own home. I have purchased mesh masks and contacted my representative this evening. I am also a nurse and masks don’t work to protect anyone from viruses, the N95 mask has to be fit tested on every nurse who wears one to protect them against TB along with a negative pressure room. Viruses are smaller than TB
You are not stuck at home. All you have to do is tell the mask police that you have a medical condition that prevents you from having to wear one. They cannot ask you what it is.
People need to stand up to these losers. One term Timmy is just another Democratic sheep that needs to go!
I need to speak with Governor Walz
People can CHOOSE to have an abortion so why can’t I choose to NOT wear a mask? Tim Walz is a communist.
This virus “pandemic” is a HOAX! It is a LIE! There have been no more deaths than in a regular Flu Season….Period.
I have written to Waltz many times about the ineffectiveness of mask wearing, and it’s Dangers to people…low oxygen(against OSHA oxygen level mandates), high bodily CO2 increments and lowered immunity from wearing masks. It is Criminal to Mandate Mask wearing and Against Our Civil liberties Guaranteed under Our Constitution & Bill of rights! California number increases of infection rates for a month or more have PROVED this by their Mandates to wear masks…as their numbers have increased while wearing masks.
Tests are unreliable, and reports are that you can test positive from a common cold, or be listed as a Covid death from being shot multiple times or having a cop kneel on your neck and kill you because You Can’t Breathe!
Mask Mandates are indicative of Rising Totalitarianism.
Science has proven that their is No Reduction of transmission of a virus by wearing masks. Then what is their agenda? Power/Profit/Control. To have you wait for the State or Federal Gov’t. to “save you” with avaccine from a cornovirus which they have NOT been able to produce successfully for some 30 years!!!
Is the Agenda Genocide???
It is My Body…My Choice on what I have done to it…..PERIOD.
My thought is that Governor’s have committed crimes against their people that live in their States. They should be held criminally liable and prosecuted for harming their citizens. Many more people have died from “the lockdowns than the virus, people have lost their jobs, their homes, are going hungry….and yet they don’t seem to care.
Waltz should be fired most worthless governor we have ever had.
Walz is no better than Hitler!
Walz needs to be voted out or impeached!
Walz needs to be voted out of office!
Walz is a marxist, Ellison is a Muslim with close ties to Hamas, its called the red green axis as the two are working close at the state level to bring down our constitutional government. This is a straightforward power play using fear as part of the game changing. I believe Dr M Osterholm’s recent video shows he has been coerced to change his message on covid/masks, same unclear koolaid. What can We the People do? We have the numbers but not the organization. The new world order has been planning and moving for centuries, we have been sitting meekly by. It will take a very strong unified push back to make necessary changes to regain our freedoms.
what about fineing the looters and rioters oh ya thats the dumb donkeys dems voter base see they are natzi s want 2nd gone and pick and choose who lives thru abortion hitler in the 30s and 40s the dems are the only ones that mandate crap
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I will certainly spread the word as much as I can. And do a lot of praying for him. We need him.
Walz has to swiftly be removed from office. He is ruining our state on so many levels, do I need to list them? Economic devastation, misguided virus leadership, promotion of riots and chaos, all complimented by budgetary carelessness and power hungry dictator tendencies. Recall Walz
Too bad he doesn’t have the same concern for the unborn. Could have saved over 61 million lives.
For a former teacher his math skills seem to be lacking as the math itself on Covid-19 particle size is ~140 nano-meters and on spital it dries on the mask and the virus lives on for days and then is blown thru the mask. The best N95 masks only stop particles ~5 micrometers or larger in size and are single use (Barring recycling). Thus Covid-19 blows right through any home made cloth masks which has a average weave pattern allowing particles up to ~20 micrometers (= 80% porosity) to pass through at best. So a “F” grade for Walz on this issue.
Waltz is a big lier.In his Executive order he says the reason to implement mandatory masks is recent spike in Covid cases in the last weeks with the “largest single day increase in cases in 7 weeks reported on July 20.”According to Mn Dept of Health stats ,Minnesota had 431 positive cases on July 20 compare to the highest 982 on May 21.We know what is next- mandatory vaccines.Flatten the curve,stop the spread and save lives!Goverment wants to protect you.It is for your good.Do what I say.
I definitely agree with you!!!
He should be referred to as “The Political Kommissar of the Minnesota DFL”.