If there was any doubt that DFL Gov. Tim Walz was a dictator at heart, that glimmer disappeared with his order for a month-long shutdown “that bans all social gatherings of people who do not live in the same household, even if participants wear face masks and practice proper social distancing.” That’s the definition of dictatorial. Actually, the definition of dictator is “a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.”

According to the order, “Walz’s severe new coronavirus restrictions, which went into effect on Friday at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place until Dec.18, will shut down bars, restaurants, and breweries, except for takeout, delivery, or walk-up service, according to the MinnPost. The order will also close gyms, indoor sports facilities, theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, go-kart tracks, and other entertainment businesses for an entire month.”

From the MDH:

Social gatherings are groups of people who are not members of the same household, congregated together for a common or coordinated social, community, or leisure purpose, even if social distancing can be maintained. This prohibition includes planned and spontaneous gatherings as well as public and private gatherings. Most commercial activities are not considered social gatherings, so this change will not impact most industries.

We’re constantly told that the DFL is the party of science. That’s obviously dishonest. Where’s the science in banning events where people wear masks and social distance? Here’s what changes the DFL governor into a dictator:

The harsh restrictions come with punitive penalties, including fines of up to $1,000 or 90 days in prison. “Any business owner, manager, or supervisor who requires or encourages any of their employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers, or interns to violate this Executive Order is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000 or by imprisonment for not more than a year,” Walz’s order states. “In addition to those criminal penalties, the Attorney General, as well as city and county attorneys, may investigate and seek any civil relief” of up to $25,000 per occurrence.

That isn’t part of a statute. It says thatanyone violating Gov. Walz’s “Executive Order is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000 or by imprisonment for not more than a year.” That’s what totalitarians do.

Further, it’s worth noting that the GOP didn’t have anything to do with this EO. Gov. Walz’s EO essentially kills small businesses. Gov. Walz owns this deficit through his multiple shutdowns.

Companies going out of business should remember this in 2022. Gov. Walz is the reason why your family lost its life savings. It’s time to punish Gov. Walz and the DFL for these restrictions. The DFL House voted to maintain Gov. Walz’s Peacetime Emergency Powers. Without that authority, he couldn’t make these declarations.

5 Responses to “DFL Gov. Tim Walz is a dictator”

  • J. Ewing says:

    Here is a thought: Can we sue the Governor for damages when these dictatorial actions inevitably prove inconsequential?

  • eric z says:

    You can sue anyone you want to. All you need is the filing fee. Getting service of process is recommended if you want it to be more than a symbolic filing. Some other reader can answer about recall petition requirements and procedure.

  • John Palmer says:

    With the schools closed and students receiving instruction via the internet these young people need supervision. Parents work so grandparents are filing the gap. Since their grandchildren are not part of their household it appears the “social gathering” violates the Gov. order. How are people to get answers to whether grandparent provided school supervision and/or childcare fit the Gov’s order. I suppose grandparent’s will just take the risk of a fine or jail time to meet their grandchildren’s needs. Yes our Gov. fits the definition of dictator.

  • Chad Q says:

    The shutdown will last past Dec. 18 because there will still not be an available vaccine to “conquer” covid. The virus isn’t just going to go away because Walz says no social gatherings and bars and restaurants can only serve take out. What this will do is force businesses and the people put out of work due to this latest edict, to rely on government for their survival, which I believe is the real reason for the shutdowns. Can’t make people reliant on government if they have their own money.

  • Nick says:

    I live in SW Louisiana and our governor here has NOT shut down the state again. Thank god for the South! John Bel Edwards is a Democrat too!

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