Turning Up the Heat on “Climate-Change Deniers”

lynchIn the 1950s, it was: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?” Today, it’s: “Are you now, or have you ever been, a climate-change denier?”

I’m not referring simply to the fact that it’s politically incorrect to question assertions of man-made global warming. That’s bad enough, but no — I mean that if some powerful individuals get their way, it could soon be a federal crime to do so.

“The bottom line is simple,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said at a recent press conference. “Climate change is real.” He was joined by more than a dozen other state attorneys general who vowed to investigate — and quite possibly prosecute — individuals and organizations that criticize the conventional wisdom on climate change.

Their crusade has captured the sympathy of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who on March 9 told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she has discussed internally the possibility of pursuing civil actions against “climate change deniers.” Worse, she has “referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action.”

That struck committee member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) as a great idea. After all, he had urged Lynch to prosecute those who “pretend that the science of carbon emissions’ dangers is unsettled.” He particularly wants to go after those in the “fossil fuel industry” who allegedly have a “climate denial apparatus” in place to say something Sen. Whitehouse disagrees with.

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    David Lewis

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    This is an example of just how hypocritical many liberals are.

    They support environmental objects for this country, but they also support immigration, where the increase in population is bad for the environment in many, many ways. They adamantly oppose any form of discrimination, but support affirmative action, which is nothing more than discrimination with a different victim. They strongly support free speech of anyone expressing what is politically correct, but try to silence anyone who opposed them.

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    GR82DRV

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    For Lynch and her fascist friends, the formula is simple: Use the term “deniers” to label those who disagree intellectually and politically as no better than those who would deny the Nazi holocaust. Then use your prosecutorial power to intimidate and punish them. This makes Nixon’s “enemies list” look like fair play.

    American leftists seem to believe that the examples they set could never be used against [i]them[/i] – as if the Constitution exists for [i]them[/i] only, and applies only when it’s convenient.

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    Stevencap

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    People doubt that we could see an erosion of civil liberties in this country. But the building blocks are falling into place…

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    Amber

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    If Al Gore’s investment company has very few holdings in the renewable industry what was he doing sharing the mike with the AG’s during their press conference ? How did that relationship come about ?
    Who does Al Gore work for ? Anyone or any group beside himself ? How many AG’s were approached but declined to join the lobby group assembled ?

    Who is looking after tax payer’s interests
    while $$Billions in grants and loan guarantees are given to failing renewable companies while hedge fund $Billionaires are making massive financial political payments to advance their agenda ?

    Then a bunch of AG’s standup with Al Gore
    to try and stifle and threaten people who they claim are companies not singing the scary global warming hymm .

    When did these AG’s know climate changes with or without humans and the current
    long term warming trend is beneficial to the planet . Plants ,forests and animals benefit more from warming than cooling . So what is scary about that to AG lobbyists ? Who are the AG’s working for ?

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    Amber

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    Stevencap Right you are . No wonder Americans are not about to give up their
    protection . When politicians start witch hunts
    to shut down debate and free speech they are playing their hand … a losing hand .

    Limit campaign donations to a maximum of $100.00 from any organization, syndicate block , or person and some semblance of democracy may return .

    AG’s acting as lobbyists is a conflict of interest and AG’s know it . So do their bosses . Who ever they are .

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    JayPee

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    Al Gore has never worked for anyone but himself.

    Incredible despite his obvious illogical posture and statements.

    Al Gore-ithm who invented the internet and possibly made pfomusterbilty.

    Al Gore

    Who was almost president thru fraud and deception and inaccurate and substitutable voting counts and
    administrative fraud in there counting

    Is the Pig Proud ?

    Someone tell me what Al Gore should be respected for ?

    Some one tell me what he should be permanently disgustingly dismissed for ?

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