Minnesota Senate Restore Our Separation Of Powers
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We the people of Minnesota insist that the Minnesota State Senate restore our constitutional separation of powers. They must act now to end Governor Walz's emergency powers through their legislative responsibilities regarding confirmation of cabinet member appointments made by the governor.
We insist that the Minnesota Senate to do the following:
1) Make a prioritized list of Governor Walz's appointed cabinet members who have not yet been confirmed.
2) When the legislature convenes again, if the MN House doesn't vote to regain the legislature's constitutional powers, give Walz 5 days notice to end the emergency powers. He must sign an agreement that he will not reinstate his emergency powers for anything related to COVID as long as he is still governor.
3) If Governor Walz does not turn control over to the Minnesota Legislature in 5 days, fire one cabinet member per day, starting at the top of the list, until either he ends his emergency powers or all cabinet members have been fired. Any cabinet members fired before Governor Walz ends his emergency powers will *not* be reinstated through any means.
The purpose of emergency powers being given to a single person is so they can act quickly to deal with a time sensitive emergency. We are no longer in that type of emergency, if we are in an emergency at all. It is far past time that the Minnesota legislature regains control over their elected responsibilities. Governor Walz's actions have had drastic consequences to lives and livelihoods of the citizens of Minnesota. The power to affect the population in such extreme ways should belong to the legislature, with its built in geographic duty to all people in the state of Minnesota.
Moreover, our Minnesota constitution does not allow for one branch of government to assume the powers of another branch. This is clearly stated in Article III, Section 1:
Division of powers.
The powers of government shall be divided into three distinct departments: legislative, executive and judicial. No person or persons belonging to or constituting one of these departments shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the others except in the instances expressly provided in this constitution.
Each member of the Minnesota Senate is required to take the following oath of office:
Do you solemnly swear or affirm that you will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Minnesota, and that you will faithfully discharge the duties of the office to which you have just been elected to the best of your ability, so help you God?
In order for the Minnesota Senate to stay true to their oath of office, they must reclaim their legislative powers. Join us in letting the Minnesota Senate know just how many people stand behind them as they return our constitutionally mandated separation of powers.
Enough is enough Minnesota!
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