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THESE ARE THE PRIORITIES OF A DR. SCOTT JENSEN ADMINISTRATION.
End the Lockdowns. Never let Them Happen Again.
Governor Walz used faulty modeling of the pandemic to shut down businesses, devastating jobs and incomes. His flatten the curve program turned a temporary policy into economic crisis for our State. Science has shown shutdowns do not keep us safer. His temporary emergency authority which gives him unilateral control over lockdowns has now become a political football held by the Democratic majority in the House.
Science and neighboring states show we can now open safely open up our state. We can use science to utilize masks where needed or other precautions as the science and numbers dictate. What we can never do again is allow bad modeling to drive policy and never again allow the power grab Tim Walz has forced on Minnesota. We must have emergency power reform and we must let science lead the way.
Open our Classrooms. Save our Children.
It is critical to get all of our students back into the classroom. Tim Walz's school lockdowns have irreparably harmed kids. Minnesota’s public-school children have lost more than a year of critical in-person learning. This while neighboring states and private schools found a way to bring students back to the classroom where they belong. Meanwhile, Walz has ignored science and catered to Teacher’s unions and put our kids needs second to politics. This is more than an education crisis; it is a mental health crisis. Teen suicides are on the rise. Mental health issues and overdoses in our children are overwhelming healthcare providers. Someone needs to listen to our children. Governor Walz did not listen. Dr. Scott Jensen will.
Make Decisions Based on Science and Transparent Data.
Tim Walz made poor decisions that made bad policy. Under his administration’s guidance Covid positive senior patients were discharged from hospitals and forced back to Senior Living facilities where the disease ravaged our seniors. He defended his policy much like New York’s Governor Cuomo did saying, "…..This was what everyone was doing.” This was not true, Tim Walz lied. Proactive Governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis protected their seniors with alternative housing options for Covid positive patients and saw far fewer congregate living deaths.
We need leadership who publish all data, turn down the temperature on fear-mongering public statements based on faulty modeling and have a real discussion about preventative measures like masks and social distancing.
Restore Election Integrity.
We need to have faith in our elections and their outcomes. Our State leaders had months to determine a path to hold an election in a pandemic. Our State Constitution demands that the legislature be the only body to change election rules and laws. Democrats Tim Walz, Keith Ellison and Steve Simon ignored the State’s Constitution and unilaterally changed how we held our election in 2020. They did this by taking advantage of the Governor’s emergency powers while there was ample time to seek a bipartisan and legal solution. Backroom deals and emergency powers should not have been used to change election laws.
Enforce the Law. Protect Minnesotans.
The summer of 2020 brought days of rioting to our cities. Conspicuously absent from the public was Governor Tim Walz. As our cities were burned and looted even local TV news anchor Julie Nelson asked live on the air, “where are you Governor?”
When he did appear Governor Walz was asked about calling out the National Guard. In response, the former Guard member, called them “19-year-old cooks”. While the hard-working men and women of law enforcement and our National Guard were on the streets facing rioters for several nights in a row Governor Walz played politics and insulted the very soldiers he served with.
Today our urban core in Minneapolis and St. Paul are less safe as liberal politicians call for defunding the police. As a leader, Dr. Scott Jensen will be there if crisis arises again. He will lead from the front and work with our law enforcement and our citizen soldiers to insure we have justice, peace, and security not only in our urban core but across our great state.
Fund Kids, not Broken Institutions.
Education is not a political payoff. Tim Walz has been beholden to bureaucrats who've harmed our children. We need to fund our KIDS, not failed institutions. We must give parents and families the ability to pick the best school for their kids. Bureaucratic waste and burdensome administrative costs have put our students last. Minnesota on average spends nearly $13,000 per pupil. It's more than that in our urban core. We do not have the results to show for it. We must uplift our kids in public school and empower parents with the finances to make a CHOICE for their kids.
The 2nd Amendment is to be Protected.
Dr. Jensen believes in the constitutional right of every law-abiding citizen to protect themselves and their family. Scott sides with the Constitution, and our right to defend ourselves. See our full resource on Dr. Jensen's 2nd Amendment position.
Affordable Healthcare Means Having a Competitive Market.
Single payer healthcare will not solve the health care problems in Minnesota and will damage patient-doctor relationships. It will foster apathy, increase low value services utilization, undermine commitment to service, compromise quality of care, increase waiting time, and reduce provider career satisfaction.
I worked diligently during my Senate term to introduce competition into the healthcare field by allowing for-profit insurance companies to operate in Minnesota, increasing pricing transparency in clinics and hospitals, and requiring pharmacy benefit managers to eliminate contractual gag clauses. Our current structure includes a public-private partnership which works well in some ways but poorly in others. Adopting a single-payer system would diminish individual Health Freedom, expand government intrusion, reduce system accountability, and erode patient empowerment. I strongly oppose single payer healthcare for Minnesota.
Life is Sacred. Support Minnesota Families.
Scott is a doctor who has delivered hundreds of babies, he is a witness to miracles over and over again. He believes in the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death. While not every child is born into ideal circumstances, every life matters. His Christian faith compels him to fight for the least among us and that starts with unborn children. Extremists who argue for late-term or partial-birth abortion do not represent Minnesota values. The family is the backbone of civilization, and its values shape our nation's values.
We're Over-Taxed and the Results don't Show. That will Change.
Minnesotans are some of the most over-taxed people in America. We are losing businesses and Minnesotans are flocking to other states due to our high tax structure.
Tim Walz wants to play politics and threaten to take more of our hard-earned money even when the budget forecast calls for a surplus. The Federal government under President Biden is on a reckless spending binge making it more important to reel in our State’s spending.
It starts with shrinking the government and not answering every question with another government agency or program. We know Minnesotans want to invest in themselves and their families and not in the vast bureaucracy that years of Democratic leadership have given us. More government is not the answer; it is the problem.