Jay Duggan January 11, 2021
On December 28th our benevolent dictator, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, announced youth sports practices and games would be allowed in January. Against published science Walz and MNHealth’s Jan Malcolm required youth athletes to be masked in almost every circumstance. Read more HERE.
Let Them Play has filed suit again. This time to force Governor Walz to remove his arbitrary requirement for student athletes to mask during sports without providing any data or studies that youth athletes put anybody at risk, or that masking benefits outweigh the risks already experienced during this first week back at practices (asthma attacks, dizziness, passing out, nausea, and reports of more than a couple ambulance calls). To add insult to injury the youth athletes are masked while older and more susceptible and more prone to carry and transmit athletes in collegiate and pro sports are waived from the requirement. Read more HERE.
Finally the politicians are paying attention and 30 of them have stepped into the game with a letter to Governor Walz. Let Them Play, led by Dawn Gillman, has been asking upset parents and coaches to send their concerns to their state representatives so they might take action and also read them on the House floor. Read more HERE. You can fill out the Let Them Play survey of your youth athlete mask experience HERE.
MNHealth and Walz have provided no data or studies to prove that masks on athletes even do any good, Why do they insist on putting youth at risk from dizziness or fainting from trying to breathe thru sweat soaked masks, or obtain bacterial infections from reused masks? Even Dr. Soma from the Mayo Clinic was quoted in the Staunton News Leader, HERE , “The bottom line, Soma said, was whether the dangers of wearing a mask during an athletic event, even if those risks are very low, supersede the risks of COVID-19 transmission without masks being worn.”
A cynical person would say that MNHealth and Walz are using our children as pawns in the game to perpetuate the narrative that there is an on-going “emergency” that requires 1 man dictator rule. If most every business is open under simple to follow health rules and most events, schooling, and sporting activities can also be held with self regulation by their own governing body then THERE IS NO EMEREGENCY and there is no need for a 1 man dictatorship.
As long as Walz has “emergency” powers one size fits all mandates with hidden data and hidden scientific reasoning (if there is any) without any input from our elected representatives, will forever be a dark shadow following youth sports, schooling, operating a business, and public or private gatherings.
ITS TIME FOR REGULAR ELECTED GOVERNMENT. END WALZ’S “EMERGENCY” POWERS. Call and email the following 6 DFL representatives that have voted for ending emergency powers before. There are enough votes this session to end the emergency.
Tell them, “Vote full revocation of powers, and only revocation, and hiding behind rules tricks to avoid a vote is not acceptable”
- Rep. Dave Lislegard – Virginia/Eveleth 218-343-7965 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rep. Paul Marquart – Dillworth/Detroit Lakes 701-371-1949 email@example.com
- Rep. Gene Pelowski – Winona 651-296-8637 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rep. Mike Sundin – Cloquet/Carlton County 651-296-4308 email@example.com
- Rep. Julie Sandstede – Hibbing/Chisholm 218-969-7009 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rob Ecklund – I Falls to North Shore 218-341-6133 email@example.com
SHELLY BARELY WON BY RECOUNT AND SHOULD HEAR FROM PONIES PARENTS!
7. Rep. Shelly Christensen – Lake Elmo/Stillwater 651-705-6368 firstname.lastname@example.org
REMIND REPUBLICAN LEADER KURT DAUDT THAT A “GOOD TRY” ISNT GOOD ENOUGH. WE WONT TAKE A PARTIAL REVOKE DEAL. GET A TOTAL REVOKE DONE!
8. Rep. Kurt Daudt – Zimmerman/St Francis 651-296-5364 email@example.com