California Looks To Persecute Climate Skeptics

Of course they are. This is what happens to modern day heretics, per the Daily Signal’s Hans Von Spakovsky

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in trying to prosecute Exxon Mobil for supposedly lying to its shareholders and the public about climate change, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times reported that Harris is investigating what Exxon Mobil “knew about global warming and what the company told investors.”

Neither Harris nor Schneiderman recognizes the outrageousness of what they are doing – which amounts to trying to censor or restrict speech and debate on what is a contentious scientific theory. In fact, they don’t want to just stop anyone who questions the global warming theory from being able to speak; they want to punish them with possible civil sanctions or even criminal penalties.  As I said before about Schneiderman, Harris needs a remedial lesson in the First Amendment.

Warmists have long called for criminalizing dissent from the approved doctrine of anthropogenic climate change (also, straight jailing Skeptics and/or killing them), and this is a ready made issue for them. At one time Exxon was concerned, then they did more research and realized that the concern of doom from CO2 was vastly overstated. But, the latter is Wrongthink

These investigations are reminiscent of the old Soviet Union, where Joseph Stalin persecuted those who he thought had the “wrong” scientific views on everything from linguistics to physics.  Besides sending them a copy of the Constitution so they can review the First Amendment, residents of both New York and California might also want to include a copy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s book, “In the First Circle,” in which he outlined the Soviet government’s suppression of dissenting scientists and engineers.

Let’s not forget that a US Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, wants to “bring climate deniers to justice”. This is all a threat to Free Speech and liberty, as well as unfettered scientific investigation. It goes with the calls that “the debate is over.” They did this stuff in two other countries in Europe in the 1930’s and early 1940’s, as well.

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6 Responses to “California Looks To Persecute Climate Skeptics”

  1. tim says:

    Just another example of those Right Wingers being all Nazi like…no wait…

  2. John says:

    This case is similar to the fraud case built against BigTobacco when they lied about how bad smoking was for humans
    Of course Heartland Institute also shilled for BigTobacco just like they are doing now for FossilFuel
    Teach how significant was Joe Camel to your own addiction?

  3. Jeffery says:

    California Looks To Persecute Climate Skeptics

    LOL. Paranoid much? Oh, the victimization! LOL. Actually, Exxon-Mobil Corporation is being investigated for potentially misleading shareholders. Do you favor corporations lying to their shareholders?

    Lying liars such as William and other conservabloggers and conservamedia stars such as Rush, Glenn and Sean have nothing to worry about. This has nothing to do with garden variety deniosaurs such as WUWT, ClimateDepot, CO2Science et al who can lie and mislead and misinform to their 1st Amendment loving heart’s content.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-exxon-global-warming-20160120-story.html

    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris is investigating whether Exxon Mobil Corp. repeatedly lied to the public and its shareholders about the risk to its business from climate change — and whether such actions could amount to securities fraud and violations of environmental laws.

    This is about whether the Exxon Corporation lied to shareholders and the public about global warming while at the same time preparing internally to mitigate against the dangers of global warming. Because of the special rights granted to corporations by governments they have obligations to their shareholders and the public. It may be illegal for Exxon Corporation to mislead its shareholders about the risked that the Corporation may have recognized long ago. Corporations receive all sorts of tax benefits and liability protections from incorporating (they choose to incorporate, it’s not required), but they are required to obey the law.

    But bloggers such as William, commenters and commentators such as Rush can still lie and mislead without worry. Not even Canadians running for the US presidency have to worry about lying about global warming.

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    This will go nowhere.

    It’s impossible to prosecute an entity for something that cannot be proven to exist-AGW.

    Pure politics and headline grabbing by Harris.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    This case is similar to the fraud case built against BigTobacco…

    Similar?
    In what way?

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