City of Ramsey Won’t Enforce Walz’ Mask Mandate

City of Ramsey Won’t Enforce Walz’ Mask Mandate

On Tuesday night, the Ramsey City Council voted 4-3 to pass a resolution that effectively nullifies enforcement of Walz’ statewide mask mandate.


The resolution reads: 


“The Ramsey City Council hereby orders that CITY RESOURCES, whether physical, financial or otherwise, including but not limited to law enforcement, city staff and personnel, city contractors and subcontractors or assistance of any kind tied to the city, or any cooperation to any government including federal, state, or county, SHALL NOT be used to enforce any of Governor Walz’s Emergency Executive Orders, including but not limited to, Executive Order 20-81 and any other orders that infringe on people’s constitutionally protected rights, especially as it related to COVID-19.”


The resolution was pushed through by council members Chelsee Howell and Ryan Heineman. They both argued that Governor Walz doesn’t have the authority to issue such an executive order that infringes upon your freedoms. 


The magical part is, if you still want to wear a mask, you can!


Government shouldn’t tell you how to live your life. If you deem wearing a mask worthwhile, then you are within your rights to wear one. On the flip side, though, you can’t tell other people to wear a mask just because you think they should. 


The win for freedom in Ramsey will hopefully spread throughout the state. It's time that cities and county boards stand up to Walz’ tyrannical executive orders and pursue liberty.