The patently tyrannical campaign to use the force of law to impose orthodoxy regarding supposedly scientific opinion is now built into the Democrat platform:
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. …
“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.
No one expects the Climate Change Inquisition. But they should.
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.
The idea is to use laws against fraud and racketeering to intimidate and conceivably even imprison those who would point out that the anthropogenic global warming crisis is a hoax.
Democrats have largely scoffed at free speech arguments, saying Exxon and others were committing fraud by disagreeing with the Obama administration over the severity of global warming and the effects of potential climate policies.
This is why it is absolutely critical that the GOP survive Trump. If he manages to destroy the Republican Party or reduce it to irrelevance, there will be no effective resistance to the radicalized and openly tyrannical Democrats.
The Democrat platform also calls for abolishing all fossil fuels by 2050. To put it mildly, it is unlikely that technology will allow us to enjoy our current standard of living as Democrats coercively drive us toward that senseless objective.
We could soon find ourselves ruled without effective opposition to rule by lunatic luddites. Don’t take it for granted that the lights will always come on when you flip the switch.
On tips from J, Bodhisattva, and Torcer.