The Daily Signal reports that 16 Democrat Attorneys General have decided to prosecute any company that does not believe in their leftist religion of climate change. Democrats don’t like the idea that companies have free will because they are groups of individuals. It’s something they hope to change but until they do, they might be satisfied with compelled speech.
There can be no growth or innovation without free speech but the AGs don’t care. They are teaching that one set of leftist orthodoxy is law though it is controversial and unproven. They will target any company that challenges climate change.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told a gaggle of press on March 29th that “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real” and if companies are committing fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change, they will “pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.”
The AGs have a name for themselves — “AGs United for Clean Power.”
The coalition consists of 15 state attorneys general (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington State), as well as the attorneys general of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Sixteen of the seventeen members are Democrats, while the attorney general for the Virgin Islands, Claude Walker, is an independent. Crazy Al Gore of erroneous documentary fame was present as well.
They will sue and inflict huge fines to any unbeliever.
Schneiderman and Kamala Harris, representing New York and California, are already investigating ExxonMobil for not believing years ago and for having research that “proved” climate change theory but disregarding it for other research.
This research against Mobil was done by climate change agitators.
Schneiderman was asked about the limiting of free speech and he said they were committing “fraud” which is not protected by the First Amendment.
Loretta Lynch told leftist Senator Whitehouse recently that the Department of Justice was looking into prosecuting climate change deniers.
Remember when we laughed at this far-left despot?
Prosecutors should not be in the business of the criminal prosecution of people for debating scientific subjects. They can use this premise to go after political speech or any idea that disagrees with their leftist views.
What’s next? Loretta Lynch might say “hate speech” is a criminal act and you will end up in jail for saying we should monitor radical mosques.
This is why we cannot lose the Supreme Court. Justice Ginsberg is 82 years old, Kennedy is 79 years, Breyer is 77 and Thomas is 67. If we elect a Democrat, we lose our Bill of Rights and will live under the failed religion of Progressivism where thought crimes are prosecuted.
This is like having blasphemy laws against the religion of leftism.