19 U.S. Senators trying to muzzle climate change sceptics

Posted: August 17, 2016 by oldbrew in Politics
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Credit: therightplanet.com

Credit: therightplanet.com


US think tank KPI bemoans the aggressive attitude of some US politicians towards groups that question supposedly ‘official’ climate science.

Nineteen U.S. senators are working to destroy free speech and silence dissent, defying the Constitution they swore to defend and uphold.

Senators Harry Reid, Tim Kaine, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and fifteen other Democrats took to the Senate floor last month to demonize their ‘enemies list’ of fossil fuel companies, think tanks and journalists for having the temerity to disagree with their views.  

They are also proposing a Congressional Resolution to formally disapprove of the actions of those who disagree with them. Climate change happens to be the subject of their action, but the topic is irrelevant.  As President Harry Truman, himself a Democrat, said, “Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

That path of repressive measures has already been blazed.  Seventeen attorneys general representing fifteen states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands formed “AGs United for Clean Power” and are threatening legal action and huge fines against anyone who declines to believe in a scientific theory which remains in dispute among respected scientists.

The Daily Signal reports, “This comes on top of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitting that the Justice Department is discussing the possibility of pursing civil actions against climate change deniers, and that she has already referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which federal law enforcement could take action.”

U.S. Virgin Islands AG Claude Walker issued a subpoena in April to the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, demanding 20 years’ worth of communications, emails, statements, drafts, and other documents regarding CEI’s work on climate change and energy policy, including private donor information. Walker later withdrew his subpoena in the face of public backlash. 

With that effort sidelined, those nineteen U.S. Senators went on the attack, proposing a Senate resolution formally disapproving the actions of those who dare to disagree with them. Kansas Policy Institute and other organizations objected to their tyrannical methods, writing “The delicate balance of our democracy is preserved when all groups are free to speak in the public square, and ALL Americans should be concerned when agents of the government use their official offices to marginalize political foes. We hear you. Your threat is clear: There is a heavy and inconvenient cost to disagreeing with you. Calls for debate will be met with political retribution. That’s called tyranny. And, we reject it.”

Their McCarthy-like response said our joint defense of free speech is proof of a conspiracy and that we should violate our donors’ constitutional right to private free speech by releasing their names and getting them added to the enemies list. These police state actions have no place in our Republic, where it is not a crime to disagree with government. Those senators and attorneys general would do well to heed fellow Democrat John F. Kennedy, who said “Without debate, without criticism no administration and no country can succeed and no republic can survive.”

Full report: 19 U.S. Senators promoting tyranny – Kansas Policy Institute

Comments
  1. catweazle666 says:

    I wonder what they’re going to do about this lady?

  2. …And no mainstream U.S. commentator is speaking out about this, as they ALL should be doing. As I wrote here, “The Democratic Party platform calls for prosecuting global warming skeptics. With that official platform, the entire political Left is engaged in outright criminal conspiracy”.

    That blatantly illegal and tyrannical Democratic party platform position should be enough, in itself, to convict not only Hillary Clinton (and deny her any position of power, much less the U.S. Presidency), but the entire political Left, in any honest court. But as I have said, and will continue to say, the situation is insane, and both the politicians and the voting public are part of a general insanity, and thus total incompetence, in which no one is permitted to even name the evil confronting us (as is also the case with Islamic terrorism).

  3. rishrac says:

    Just remember that John Kerry, Secretary of State, has put air conditioning on the same level or worse than ISIS.
    Most people in the USA don’t know and don’t care about climate change. It ranks last or next to last, when asked about issues. Further, most people aren’t aware of the ramifications of the policies that CAGW is/are advocating.
    The current political environment is a civil rights violation. Proposing laws, intimidation, name calling… deniers, which is a slight that aligns a skeptic with those that deny the Holocaust, and the associating skeptics with possible millions of deaths with science that is drenched in words ” might”, ” maybe”, or ” could”. Further, assumptions become facts in arguments on the CAGW side. Not to mention data manupulation. These are all examples of trying to silence skeptics. All of which is against the spirit of the law, but also the letter.

  4. oldbrew says:

    Suppression of debate is a desperate attempt to prop up a weak argument.

  5. p.g.sharrow says:

    Once again International Socialists or Communists are demonstrating their contempt for the “liberal” freedoms they espouse. The Peoples Dictatorship, world wide, is their aim. All opposition must be eliminated is their creed. Political Terrorism is one of their tools. These politicians are declaring their allegiance to that evil concept that has murdered millions in it’s drive for dominance…pg

  6. US politicians spend 10% of their time legislating, and 90% of their time fund raising. They would have you believe that the remaining time has allowed them to become scientists.

  7. philjourdan says:

    It is truly a sad testament to this nation, when a foreigner knows more about the workings of the government than do the citizens.

    I know this, but you will never read about it in the American MSM.

  8. Do keep this in mind, however, that the politicians pushing this suppression effort are the ‘face’ of the operation. The thing that also needs to be done when analyzing the situation is to take a hard look at who the orchestraters of the situation are. Please see:

    ” ‘The Usual Suspects’ in the Persecution of Global Warming”
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/the_usual_suspects_in_the_persecution_of_global_warming_skeptics.html

  9. These “senators” need to be called out, publicly for either blatant lies. or mind-boggling stupidity.

    [reply] or both

  10. tom0mason says:

    We have been warned many times before…
    Professor Bronowski’s stunning 1973 BBC video ‘The Ascent of Man’ has a realistic look at the human condition. However if you see no other part of the series watch Part 11 –‘Knowledge or Certainty’.
    This is where he explains that by slow deception, constant propaganda, with threats and actual force the Nazi party got its way in the 1930s. Enabling them through the perversion of law and science to regularize their atrocities.
    While overlooking a Nazi death camp he says —

    Physics and the clash of absolute knowledge, the oppressive state, and its misgivings realizing the result of its terrible outcome.

    (It was available here http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ascent-of-man/ but I fear the truthmasters of the BBC have blocked it.)

    Then ask yourself about the ways of today, with the rigid absolutist ideas of some scientists, politicians, and leaders.

  11. oldbrew says:

    ‘Democrats’ grand plan for this election year doesn’t seem to include free speech. The group that drafted the Democratic Party platform recently called for the Justice Department to prosecute energy companies that don’t see eye-to-eye with Democrats on climate change.’
    http://blog.heartland.org/2016/08/democrats-barriers-to-free-speech/

    Things seem to be going downhill in the land of the free:/

  12. oldbrew says:

    Getting worse…climate predictions could get you or your company/business into hot water.

    ‘Democrats Now Want To Pre-emptively Punish Climate Change Pre-Crimes’

    “In other words, the question for Mr. Schneiderman is less what Exxon knew, and more what it predicts.”
    http://blog.heartland.org/2016/08/democrats-now-want-to-preemptively-punish-climate-change-pre-crimes/

    Bizarre.

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