Thought Crime: 17 Democratic attorney generals go after climate-change deniers

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The idea was first floated by academics when 20 professors & scientists signed a letter asking Obama to prosecute climate change (or what used to be called “global warming”) skeptics. They signed the letter despite the fact that there isn’t even agreement within the scientific community that (a) the Earth’s climate indeed is warming; and (b) it is human actions that cause that alleged warming.
Then the action swiftly shifted to government because government has the coercive force and power. (A classical definition of government, as any first-year undergrad political science major can tell you, is the institution in society with a monopoly on power.)
On March 9, 2016, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Obama’s attorney general Loretta Lynch admitted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has discussed taking civil action, i.e., civil lawsuits, against climate-change deniers. (See “Thought crime comes to America: Obama admin is considering civil action against ‘climate change’ deniers“)
Now 17 state governments are doing what the federal government is considering.
On March 29, 2016, flanked by climate-change profiteer and hypocrite Al Gore — he who owns several luxury, energy-consum mansions and attended the Sept 2014 People’s Climate March in New York in a large carbon-burning Chevrolet Suburban SUV17 Democratic attorney generals (AGs) announced in a press conference that they will be targeting, with legal action and huge fines, any company that challenges or denies climate change.
Democrat AGs prosecute climate change deniers
Hans von Spakovsky reports for The Daily Signal that the coalition of 17 “AGs United for Clean Power” treated climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is— a controversial and unproven scientific hypothesis.
Speaking at the press conference on March 29, New York AG Eric Schneiderman declared, “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real.” He threatened that the AGs will pursue “to the fullest extent of the law” companies that commit fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change.
The coalition of 17 consists of:

  • The attorney generals of 15 states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington;
  • AGs of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

16 of the 17 AGs are Democrats, while the AG for the Virgin Islands, Claude Walker, is an independent.
Schneiderman and Kamala Harris, representing New York and California respectively, have already launched investigations into ExxonMobil for allegedly funding research that questions climate change. Exxon emphatically denounced the accusations as false, pointing out that the investigation that “uncovered” this research was funded by advocacy foundations that publicly support climate change activism.
Standing next to Schneiderman throughout the press conference was the new inquisition’s Tomas de Torquemada — Clinton’s former VP Al Gore, who narrated a climate change propaganda film in 2006 entitled “An Inconvenient Truth” and deftly peddled the global-warming propaganda to amass a multi-million-dollar fortune. Gore praised what the coalition is doing as “exceptionally important,” never mind that what the AGs are doing is nothing less than prosecuting a thought crime.
When pressed on the effect that such investigations and prosecutions will have on free speech, Schneiderman said climate change dissenters are committing “fraud” and are not protected by the First Amendment.
At least for now, other state attorney generals still respect the First Amendment. Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt and Alabama AG Luther Strange said they would not be joining this coalition:

“Reasonable minds can disagree about the science behind global warming, and disagree they do. This scientific and political debate is healthy and should be encouraged. It should not be silenced with threats of criminal prosecution by those who believe that their position is the only correct one and that all dissenting voices must therefore be intimidated and coerced into silence. It is inappropriate for State Attorneys General to use the power of their office to attempt to silence core political speech on one of the major policy debates of our time.”

H/t FOTM‘s maziel
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35 responses to “Thought Crime: 17 Democratic attorney generals go after climate-change deniers

  1. Ms Lynch has the perfect family name for her current position, does she not? Perhaps it’s a true patronymic, as what her family history is in the majority, such as Armstrong being blacksmiths, or Fisher being fisherfolk, or Fasciani of carpenter-builders [fascia = the Roman root for ‘face’ board or portion on a building].
    So, Ms Lynch, are the ropes ready, all paid for by the taxpayers you’re about to lynch? Just thinking & asking out loud. That isn’t a crime, is it? Oh, I see: NOT YET!

  2. Nobody should have a problem with this. YES, there has been climate change, going from ice age to warmer and back to ice age and then there’s the climate change that the government has been doing.
    There is NO GLOBAL WARMING, though!

  3. Their ancestors also went after flat earth deniers or round earth believers.

  4. Kevin J Lankford

    Good thing they can’t read my mind. But then, I could express what I thought of that lynch dingbat with just a look.

  5. traildustfotm

    I draw the line in the sand on this one.
    “Molon Labe”

  6. These are the states that should secede, and form their own union — the democratic socialist fools of north america (dsfna). A very north korean acronym. They are the ones to celebrate federal overreach, and trample your rights with impunity.

  7. James Stamulis

    How about attorney generals for honesty and start prosecuting the liars like Al Gore and Obama?

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  9. This is just one more article of proof that the USA is going totally insane. I think some of these crazy ideas are being promoted is, because your Nazi rulers are very afraid that they are about to be Exposed and so they try to intimidate, destroy or debunk the truth and people who are trying to help people wake up a little.
    This is all going to end very badly. If you have not been aware of the treason and theft and fraud going on everyday for years and years then you are asleep or simply so dumbed down that you one of the millions who just don’t and will know what has happened until after the country has been destroyed and the Fascist Nazis, the UN, Homeland, NSA, FBI, CIA, etc. have turned the greatest freedom experiment into a demonic cesspool. It is truly a sad time for citizens all over the world.
    The despots need to rounded up and execute before they start doing it to millions of you! Take care of America – it needs you more than ever.

  10. These Attorney Generals have committed treason, and should be arrested and brought to trial and punished accordingly.

  11. A few years ago there was stink coming from the scientistic establishment and its political flunkies about how cow flatulence and burping contribute to global warming, setting in motion eventual diet-induced docility by drastically reducing and eventually eliminating our beef consumption. The Natl Ctr for Science Education seeks to indoctrinate school children in, and outlaw teaching opposition to, two things, the frauds of Darwinism and Global Warming, which taken together regard humanity as a biomass in need of massive reduction and “scientific” management of the rest, which these AGs will also help bring about with gun confiscation.

  12. Many people are ignorant to the fact of governments all over the world have been spraying geoengineering chemicals right over their heads for over 20 years already. How warm whould it be without this white out or dimming of the sun be???
    To say discuss anythingabout global warming without adressing geoengineering shows true ignorance of real investigation.

  13. Beano McReano

    Don’t they have better things to do?? Is this how Democraps get paid now?? To stymie production and productivity over nonsense global warming which the can’t seem to make up their mind what to actually call it?
    How ’bout UCK OFF DENIARS??

  14. Come and get me.

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    31,487 American scientists have signed this petition,
    including 9,029 with PhDs who do not support global warming junk science.
    Purpose of this agenda? Break down sovereignty of nations hands down.

  19. I notice that YOU are pointing the blame at everyone but YOU. Do YOU live in another Country? If YOU live in the USA,YOU are as much to blame as anyone else.

  20. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this amazing post. This is all a bunch of crap. It’s like these idiots are throwing a tantrum, – like a spoiled child who isn’t getting his way.

  21. I’m just waiting for the 17 commie-lib persecutors to start trying to arrest and prosecute those that refuse to be assimilated into the global communist climate change scam collective.
    That’s going to be some seriously big fun to watch.
    LOL – Can you say armed resistance?

  22. Not surprised to see the CT AG there. Home of Sandy Hook and the fixer-in-chief “Gov” Malloy.
    We are turning into Animal Farm/Red China. This is truly insane.
    But we have to leave our borders wide open or be deemed (horrors!) “racist.”
    Look up what happened to David Irving in Austria for “denying” (not) the Holocaust.
    This is just using the power of the state to shut down those who raise inconvenient questions.

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