Defcon1 Legal Threat: California’s near miss on new laws to jail climate skeptics, by Joanne Nova.
Here’s how a democracy becomes a technocracy: when the legislation decrees a government department edit is “truth” and threatens to jail anyone who disagrees.
Fortunately even the Californian legislature eventually realized it was not wise to continue the process of turning this into law, and let it lapse.
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. …
Rather than being a law that applies to one and all, the bill starts by defining their “truths”, entrenching falsehoods, and an immature corrupted scientific field into legislation…
So the Californian Parliament almost passed a law that made it illegal to disagree with their position on climate change, not only in the present but at any time in the past. Our way or the highway.
- No one would have been allowed to disagree with a scientific proposition, on pain of imprisonment.
- Anyone who had expressed doubt in the past could be imprisoned, which pretty much means most of the opponents of the PC crew running California could have been imprisoned at the whim of the (Democrat) prosecutor.
- If perchance the Parliament’s views on the climate were wrong (and they are, because the climate models have a huge mistake in them, found recently), then their mistake could never be corrected and climate science would grind to a halt in California.