Ask your progressive socialist friends if they think disagreement with them should end up with state sponsored punishment?
As Written By Allen B. West:
Ok, Mr. Trump, what about tweeting this out? I just gotta tell you, here’s a prime example of a great issue that the GOP and the presumptive nominee should be addressing.
The left is attempting to use its power, especially in California with progressive supermajorities and Governor “Moon Beam” Brown, to forcibly institute its agenda. Am I the only one who sees this danger, and why we cannot allow them to be in positions of power in our Republic — not to mention the clear evidence of the failure of modern-day socialism in Venezuela.
I have to give credit where credit is due. I commend the little rascals of the American progressive socialist left for their relentless pursuit of tyrannical fascism against conservatives. Doggone if these chuckleheads have bought into the climate change religion hook, line and sinker, and be damned if anyone defies them.
We recently shared here the exploits of one progressive socialist acolyte, the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Claude Walker, who sought to bring legal action by way of subpoena against Exxon Mobile and a conservative think tank, the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
His objective was to legally punish those who used academic research and freedom of conscience to study and challenge the socialist left’s cause of climate change. He declared it as fraud and of course we know all the denigrating monikers used by the left such as “flat earth society” and “climate change deniers” — seems to me there’s always been climate change. We call it the four seasons — not the group featuring Frankie Valli — but rather winter, spring, summer and fall. I even remember growing up and having folks spook the crap out of me as a kid talking about a coming ice age, global cooling. So to my leftist detractors and worshippers at the altar of global warming, I mean global cooling, I mean climate change…which is it?
Well, Attorney General Walker may have seen his efforts stymied, but we have a new frontal assault.
As reported by the Washington Times, “A landmark bill allowing for the prosecution of climate change dissent effectively died Thursday after the California Senate failed to take it up before the deadline.
Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016, would have authorized prosecutors to sue fossil fuel companies, think tanks and others that have “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.”
The measure, which cleared two Senate committees, provided a four-year window in the statute of limitations on violations of the state’s Unfair Competition Law, allowing legal action to be brought until Jan. 1 on charges of climate change “fraud” extending back indefinitely. “This bill explicitly authorizes district attorneys and the Attorney General to pursue UCL claims alleging that a business or organization has directly or indirectly engaged in unfair competition with respect to scientific evidence regarding the existence, extent, or current or future impacts of anthropogenic induced climate change,” said the state Senate Rules Committee’s floor analysis of the bill. Leading the fight against the measure was the Civil Justice Association of California, joined by pro-business groups such as the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Business Roundtable.
Justice association President Kim Stone said she was pleased that the state Senate “realized this bill was extreme.” “Our concern about the bill is that by eliminating the statute of limitations and reviving claims from forever in the past, it’s fundamentally unfair,” said Ms. Stone. The statute of limitations under the Unfair Competition Law is now four years. As originally introduced, the bill would have allowed climate “fraud” lawsuits extending back 30 years, but later was amended to provide no time limit, she said.
“This bill would be as if the IRS now said that we could audit you for the first year you filed your taxes, or your parents’ taxes, or even for your grandparents’ taxes. Would you have the documentation required to defend yourself if you were accused of having done something wrong?” Ms. Stone said. “No, nobody would have saved their papers because everyone knows the IRS has three years to audit you.”
The measure was introduced amid a national push by Democrats and activist groups to use the legal system to prosecute climate change “fraud,” prompting a backlash from skeptics who have denounced the campaign as an assault on free speech. A coalition of 17 state attorneys general, including California Attorney General Kamala Harris, have joined forces to pursue climate change skeptics. At least four prosecutors reportedly have launched investigations into Exxon Mobil for climate change “fraud.”
I want y’all to consider just how dangerous this bill would have been if enacted. The progressive socialist left is seeking to use legalistic and legislative means by which they can implement fascism in America. The fact that we have 17 states’ attorneys general on the bandwagon with this collectively pursuing this endeavor should cause a chill up your spine. That’s IF you have an American backbone.
And since we have a sycophant progressive socialist as the U.S. attorney general, there will be nothing done to stop this, unless we as constitutional conservatives go on offense. If this measure had passed — and I believe it failed only because it was brought to light — the precedent it would have established could have been detrimental to academic freedom and research in America…meaning anything the progressive left does not deem acceptable to its ideological agenda.
It means think tanks, institutions and professors who advocate for free market, supply-side economics could be charged as heretics – what’s next, burning……
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