The Democratic Party platform is going to be a doozy of hardcore Progressivism, as one can expect
(Daily Caller) Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science.
A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming.
“Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent,”according to the Democratic National Convention’s website.
The drafting committee, led by DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, has decided to back ongoing investigations by mostly Democratic state attorneys general into ExxonMobil’s stance on global warming.
In other words, this is all politically motivated, pushed by people who won’t give up their own use of fossil fuels, often refuse to give up the fossil fuels companies donations, and surely have fossil fuels in their own portfolios. They’re excited to use the power of Government to intimidate, harass, and prosecute people and companies for daring to have Wrongthink. And that’s what this is, because the investigations have been fishing expeditions based on nothing more than supposition. There has to be some bit of proof that there was actual fraud, not a difference of opinion. We still have a Constitution, no matter how much Democrats would like to do away with the protections afforded to the Citizens.
It will be interesting to see how this is written once the full final draft is released. The hand of Bernie Sanders and his people is strong in helping to draft the platform, so let’s not forget that his plan specifically states “Bring climate deniers to justice so we can aggressively tackle climate change.” This is not focused just on fossil fuels companies, so the appearance here is that the Government will come after anyone who dares hold an opinion contradictory to the Cult of Climastrology.
The platform itself, as the draft highlights show, is a hotbed of Big Big Government, and even pushes for Universal Health Care and more open borders, along with making sure an abortion is easy to get.