What a Governor should REPRESENT
A Vision for Minnesota Based on Constitutional Principles
Minnesota is a marvel.
Its natural beauty and rich history are like none other in the world. We’ve seen companies built here, lives changed here, and history made here. But the most impressive part about Minnesota is its people.
We sometimes forget the intrinsic greatness found in the hearts of Minnesotans. The politics of the last couple decades have clouded it. But our farmers and miners continue to steward our land and create value for the rest of the world. Our parents and teachers sacrifice to make the lives of our kids better. From the Iron Range, to the Twin Cities, to the prairies of Southern Minnesota, our people want the same thing: a fair shake, a safe neighborhood, and the freedom to pursue a future. That’s what a Scott Jensen administration would unlock for Minnesota families.
I’ve grown up here, I’ve seen the challenges, I’ve stood strong because that’s what Minnesotans do. We will not be smothered by a culture war or partisan politics any longer. We want to move into the future with a pioneering spirit guided by courage and seeking greatness. Yes – We have our wounds, we have calloused hands, and hard-fought scars – but as we heal from the policies of the past, we must also take back the reins of who we are and lead: lead the nation in education, in good jobs, in safety, and in human dignity and personal freedom.
The spirit of Minnesota is still strong. It’s time to reclaim our place in the world and lead.
A Change in Governor is Necessary
A governor should serve to preserve, protect and prepare. Those three principles are immutable – they are the standard for every governor. I am running for Governor because these principals have not been met by our current administration.
Governor Walz did not preserve Minnesota governance throughout the pandemic. He decided he would do it on his own. We did not elect a central authoritarian to dictate to us edicts as a substitute for local control and personal freedom. Emergency powers was never designed to be a political football like he has made it.
Tim Walz did not protect the citizens of our state. He certainly did not protect our most vulnerable seniors. His Governor Cuomo like policy for returning Covid positive seniors to congregate living created a pipeline for the virus into long-term care facilities.
As the pandemic dragged on, he did not protect our schoolchildren who were locked out of their schools when science said it was safe for them to return. Our students have fallen behind; many are suffering emotional harm. Teen suicides and mental health and addiction issues are rising. The prescription to protect our children was to open the classrooms. He chose not to protect our students.
Governor Walz was not prepared for crisis. His lockdown mandates used faulty modeling to guide poor policy. His first model said 74,000 Minnesotans would die, then reduced that number to 29,000. He later told us 1,000 a day would die last July. The data and modeling he led with missed by magnitudes. Walz’s faulty modeling stoked fear and led to devastating shutdowns.