Be prepared to pay $100 and rot in jail for six months for defying MLG’s mask mandate

On Monday, Twitter caught fire after Rep. Gregg Schmedes, M.D., who is running for state Senate posted a letter from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas “memorializing” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s strict mask mandate, which carries a $100 fine and up to six months in jail for violation of the mandate. 

Balderas’ letter reads, “any provisions of … any order … adopted pursuant to the provisions of the Public Health Act is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) or imprisonment in the county jail for a definite term not to exceed six months or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.” He continued, “Since the face covering mandate is promulgated pursuant to this section, among other provisions of law, any certified law enforcement officer in the State of New Mexico may enforce the failure to comply with this provision.”

Upon pushback on her edicts from law enforcement officers and other officials, Lujan Grisham penned an op-d in the Albuquerque Journal, claiming they “ignored their duty to their fellow New Mexicans” by deliberately sticking it to the Governor. 

Previously, Lujan Grisham broke her own orders by having a “non-essential” business (Lilly Barrack jewelry store) open up specifically for her so she could adorn herself with expensive luxuries — while New Mexicans suffered — many of them having to close their businesses for good.

On Tuesday, the New Mexico Legislature opened an investigation into Lujan Grisham for abusing her emergency spending powers by blowing $40 million on her COVID-19 response, which exceeds her allowed spending limit of $750,000 in extraordinary circumstances. She spent 53 times what she was allowed, and legislators on both sides of the aisle are now asking questions and looking for answers. 

As reported on in June, thousands of New Mexicans have followed Lujan Grisham’s call for citizens to turn on each other and “snitch” on people not wearing masks or violating her public health orders by sending complaints to the Department of Public Safety. The new rules issued by Lujan Grisham to potentially throw people in jail for half a year are now just another incentive for citizens to turn on each other  — this time, with life-altering consequences … simply for not wearing a mask.


4 thoughts on “Be prepared to pay $100 and rot in jail for six months for defying MLG’s mask mandate”

  1. Mary Elaine Summerhill

    Otherwise law abiding people rot in jail for violating a mask mandate, while they release convicted criminals due to COVID. That makes a helluva lot of sense – NOT.

    The 4th, 8th & 14th amendments prevent the mask order from being enforced unless it has been ratified by state senate & house, which is has not. That makes it a suggestion, not a law. Enforcement w/fines & jail violates the 8th bcuz it’s not a law & punishment is excessive.

    1. Batshit crazy needs to be removed from office as soon as possible and if there was a lawyer out there to represent me for my rights being violated I will definitely take you up on it I’d love to sue the s*** out of her for everything she’s done to us

  2. Dave in Los Lunas Read it, print it, sign it, mail it to the KIVA, address provided at the bottom of petition.
    Mini Mao/Oompah lumpah needs to be removed from office. She has gone way too far beyond her pay-grade.
    Good show this evening, Greg. Very informative. I hope Eddy provides you a slot in the weekend line up, or as a weekly feature. I have turned many friends on to the KIVA, now I can promote your news site.
    Headquarters Hq. B/C gets the word out. Many old soldiers are looking for the why, to spur action.
    I can provide purpose, motivation, and direction to the Soldiers. They need someone “Other than me” to provide the “Why.” Viet Nam vets know to respect the rank. I was just a Sergeant, 8 years discharged, the young guy of the group. I can suggest, doesn’t mean they are going to listen to me. The wise test my suggestions and come to the table/park gathering to share what they have learned. Many stump me; because I may have the radio on, but I am working the farm.
    These guys have adult children that have worked their way into positions of influence in both public and private sectors…..Good kids listen to good parents, regardless of maturity/age.

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