Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics

Dem Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics, by Michael Bastasch.

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.

Global warming is science, not politics. This is effectively a call to roll back the Enlightenment, returning to the per-Enlightenment days when political figures (such as the Pope) determined the truth of matters. For the last 300 hundred years empirical science determined physical truths — and hasn’t there been a glorious technological advance! Just coincidence perhaps? Letting the political apparatchiks dictate the “truth” does not work comrades.

Currently, AGs from California, Massachusetts, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands have launched investigations of Exxon, and at least two AGs have demanded records on conservative think tanks and scientists skeptical of global warming. Such targeting has only fueled calls that these investigations are an attack on free speech. …

Some Republican AGs recently warned their liberal counterparts that if skeptics can be investigated for misrepresenting global warming, alarmists can be as well. “If it is possible to minimize the risks of climate change, then the same goes for exaggeration. If minimization is fraud, exaggeration is fraud.”

And in a move determined to start a trend to make us all poor:

The Democratic platform didn’t just embrace prosecuting skeptics, it also approved a provision to get rid of fossil fuels by 2050.