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Nov 16 2016

Federal Judge Proclaims a Stable Climate to Be a Fundamental Constitutional Right

Where totalitarianism meets absolute lunacy, there you will find envirofascists:

The path [to utter moonbattery] was cleared by a federal district court judge in Oregon who wrote an opinion preliminarily finding that a stable climate is a fundamental constitutional right.

This is delusional literally to the point of psychosis. The climate of the earth has never been stable and never will be. Yet somewhere in the Constitution, presumably next to the right to abort inconvenient babies, is the right to something that does not and cannot exist.

In the name of this newly discovered right, Big Government aspires to total control of all human activity, since everything we do results in harmless carbon emissions theorized to affect the climate.

In the groundbreaking decision, announced on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken ruled in favor of a group of 21 children and young adults in their suit against the federal government.

Suing the government is a common tactic among radical environmentalists who are actually working in concert with the government to expand its power.

In denying the government’s motion to dismiss, Aiken, based in Eugene, Oregon, opened a path for an eventual court-mandated, science-based plan to bring about sharp emissions reductions in the United States. The case, Juliana v. United States, will now go to trial starting sometime in 2017 and could prove to be a major civil rights suit, eventually finding its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

It is now a “civil right” to inflict crippling taxes and punitive regulations. The transmogrification of rights into a form of tyranny has never been more hideous to behold.

The young plaintiffs, who range in age from 9 to 20, allege that climate change violates their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property by causing direct harm and destroying so-called public trust assets such as coastlines. The case argues that climate change is worsened by the aggregated actions of the federal government in permitting fossil fuel development, subsidizing the fossil fuel industry, and many other such actions. Further, the children and their lawyers say these government actions are willfully prioritizing short-term profit, convenience, and the concerns of current generations over those of future generations. The plaintiffs state that the government and these companies have continued to prioritize these short-term gains for more than five decades with full knowledge of the extreme dangers they posed.

These dangers exist only in leftist theory. Essentially, the young fools have been coached into suing the government for permitting the private sector to provide their high standard of living.

If they really were concerned about future generations getting screwed, they would sue the government for running up a $19+ trillion debt.

Tyranny begets more tyranny. When five Supreme Court social engineers imposed a depraved redefinition of marriage on the entire country, it set a precedent for how far judicial oligarchs can push their authoritarianism. Aiken’s ruling explicitly referenced the Obergefell v Hodges outrage.

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Tyrannical and insane.

On tips from Steve A and Dragon’s Lair.


  • Ol’ Uncle Lar

    You want to live in a “stable climate”? Fine! Go live in a stable; I ain’t goin”!

  • Exit Only

    How I wish I could emigrate to another planet, far, far away from all these delusional SJW’s.

  • TED

    IMAGINE THIS…………. http://i.imgur.com/8I9OolG.jpg .

  • TED

    NAH! That’s EXACTLY what THEY want! NO,SEND THEM!!

  • Chi Huavara

    Nothing says leftism more than using children as political pawns and shields.

  • Daniel
  • Torcer

    So let me get this straight – the national socialist left would like to abolish a fundamental human right (and by extension a Commonsense Civil right) of armed self-defense….

    And instead wants to put the imprimatur of Civil to that which we cannot control….

    ..Thank God those people are losing…

  • Bosun Higgs

    It’s true! It’s true! The crown has made it clear:
    The climate must be perfect all the year.

    A law was made a distant moon ago here,
    July and August cannot be too hot;
    And there’s a legal limit to the snow here in Camelot.

    The winter is forbidden till December,
    And exits March the second on the dot.
    By order summer lingers through September In Camelot.

    Camelot! Camelot!

    I know it sounds a bit bizarre;
    But in Camelot, Camelot
    That’s how conditions are.

    The rain may never fall till after sundown.
    By eight the morning fog must disappear.
    In short, there’s simply not
    A more congenial spot
    For happly-ever-aftering than here in Camelot.

    —CAMELOT by Lerner and Loewe

  • Torcer

    China tells Trump that climate change isn’t a hoax it invented http://bloom.bg/2gh1XZm via @business

  • Bosun Higgs

    The “rights” the Founders wrote about already existed.
    Government can only restrict such rights, never create or “give” them.

  • Torcer

    Yes, exactly.
    My apologies if I didn’t make that clear enough.

    This point was made in this column on the site Bearing Arms:

    The 2nd Amendment Does Not Give You The Right To Own A Gun http://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/10/14/2nd-amendment-give-right-gun/ via @BearingArmsCom #Gunsense

    [It only affirms a preexisting right]

    Thus the fact is that the Extreme court cannot do anything to that basic human right aside from guaranteeing their irrelevance.

    There Are No “Reasonable Restrictions” on the Sec Amend, Hillary!
    http://canadafreepress.com/article/there-are-no-reasonable-restrictions-on-the-second-amendment-hillary-clinto #GunSense≠sense
    Boot #MomsDemand from #everytown

  • Artfuldgr

    remember how free we were before feminism?
    we could talk, we could talk privately, we could enjoy sports, twerking didnt exist, wearing your underwear outside your clothes was silly, families were dominant, men didnt use ladies rooms, college was about hard studies not soft subjects, the state was not the arbiter of who got work or didnt, a family could do well on one salary, children were not feral, tramp stamps were non existent, women didnt run out of college men to marry, women didnt have to debase themselves to the few college men just to get attention, fisting analy was not a common motif, average growth was 3% or better, social justice was a paper by the nazi priest father coughlin, admissions to college were not constantly getting struck down as unconstitutional…….

    anyone want to add the downsides of the revolution that is bringing a dictatorship of the proletariat to everywhere?

    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3__XK0K7chs/WCxiMPJcBlI/AAAAAAAAYgQ/iAYWBfQ3k4k_YsAL9-kY0A7i2H2_Zu3wwCLcB/s640/14992046_740760622747568_1201358708037966182_n.jpg

  • Artfuldgr

    who said they were losing? they got the nevertrump vote, they got the communist vote, they got the dead vote, and the illegals vote, and the prison vote, and more.

    and yet… who is dominating the culture and teaching kids about the future to prepare for? do note that our marshamallow youth could not stand up against most of the worlds despotic military… especially russia… we cant borrow to protect ourselves from the people we have to borrow from… they outnumber us… and more

    they are NOT losing…
    they are winning…

  • Torcer

    Are you familiar with what happened last week?

    It’s doubtful they got the ‘nevertrump vote’ – that was against both candidates and only by faulty logic and baseless speculation can that be stated with any manner of certainty.

    Now, you are correct with regard to the culture – and that has to be addressed before it’s too late.

    I for one have had with them claiming that socialism is the court system and libraries..

  • TrojanMan

    Questions for the envirofacists.

    1. What is the “correct” temperature of the planet? Are the current planetary temperatures correct, if so why? What should be the “correct” temperature if not? Could it be that we were in a natural warming cycle. A cycle that has repeated itself countless times over the last couple of billion years?

    2. What is the “correct” sea level?

    3. What is the “correct” level of CO2 in the atmosphere?

    4. What is the “correct” ice level?

    etc etc etc

    What baselines are they using and why are those baselines correct?

  • TrojanMan

    “constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property”

    BTW those are not constitutional rights but natural rights. Tell these freaks one more time that the constitution does NOT GRANT RIGHTS it protects them.

  • Bosun Higgs

    If healthcare on your parents’ plan now runs to 26, shouldn’t the voting age also be pushed up?

  • Daniel

    “Hay!!! That’s my joke!!” 🙂

  • Dr. John Charles

    As long as we have educational institutions in the role of Leftist indoctrination camps we will continue to churn out these lunatics who need safe spaces to hide in when they hear a thought different than what they’ve been told by their handlers.

  • JAO

    My B S meter just red-lined. She needs to be impeached for judicial activism.

  • Artfuldgr

    so your saying that the age of voting is the same as the age one reaches adult and should be self sufficient… sounds good… but note, the point here is to extend fathers child support 8 more years and so, the dads wont be dads…

    funny, but the same feminists think they can not have babies, kill what few they do have, and import people who arent doing that, and still be a force to recon with.

    maybe its mispelled… they are a farce to recon with and laugh at their exterminating their own family lines in favor of the wealthy… and the dumb poor… (there are smart poor, but they dont stay poor long, and then their children are so smart they off their own lineage)

  • wTallaksen

    She wins Moonbat of the week!

  • octa bright

    @torjanman:disqus
    Other questions that might be asked:
    1. Stable over what time span? (ten years, one hundred years, five hundred years?)
    2. What steps can be PROVED to achieve that goal?
    3. What entities have the responsibility of achieving that result?
    4. If the federal government is responsible is it required to coerce foreign governments to follow the court’s agenda?
    5. What standards will determine when stability is achieved?
    The judge appears to be a complete fool outside of her profession and an arrogant fool within in it. She would do well to read the story of King Canute and the waves.

  • AC

    Bwah ha ha ha!
    The judge had best issue a bench warrant for the arrest of Mother Nature.

  • Artfuldgr

    yeah. the nevertrumps said what they were going to do, then did what? you think that people gonna forget that? silly… everyone claims to have not voted for nixon… worked real well…

    but hey… you guys believed the press about trump, and it got so bad florida is looking for people to write articles and the times issues a mia culpa on how it lied and more..

    funny… but you can keep going on… my family has lots of experience with this eh Tóngzhì? Tovarish? My family been on the anti-communist train since Stalin was in power… 🙂

    So all of this is VERY familiar even if the people themselves dont know it, and dont want to know how it works and where it will go…

    funny…

  • EVERYDAY PRESIDENT ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

    .

    Yes, it’s true..

    UMass students hold ‘sh*t-in’ for gender-neutral bathrooms

    https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8409

    .

  • Artfuldgr

    ah, but in china and russia, and cuba, and korea.. they grant rights… if you cant get them to agree to it, assume it and see if anyone stops you

  • NotKennedy

    Excellent!

  • Artfuldgr

    wait till they claim a right to stopping tectonic plate movements to save the shoreline..

  • Artfuldgr

    no, its a hoax russia did.. along with peak oil it knows is false (see the papers in the early days, and how they know it to be false due to a well that they and exxon work on thats 7 miles deep… you let me know how a dinosaur got seven miles underground)

  • Sorry, but most of us Never Trumpers did not vote for socialists. We voted for someone like McMullin or Gary Johnson or left the presidential ballot blank and voted down ballot.

  • EVERYDAY PRESIDENT ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

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    They’re welcome to try.. just don’t try to get anyone else involved.
    .

  • Artfuldgr

    Over the last eight months, global temperatures over land have cooled a
    record 1.2 C. November is seeing record cold in Russia and South
    Australia, so we should see the record cooling trend continue.

    http://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Screen-Shot-2016-11-13-at-8.11.06-PM.png
    http://www.woodfortrees.org/data/rss-land/

    http://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Screen-Shot-2016-11-13-at-8.19.15-PM-768×356.png

  • AC

    Wouldn’t a stable climate be where horses live?

  • AC

    HT: Deplorable&AdorableNavyGal on WZ

  • Torcer

    Did you understand my point:

    It’s doubtful they got the ‘nevertrump vote’ – that was against both candidates and only by faulty logic and baseless speculation can that be stated with any manner of certainty.

  • Torcer

    I have a copy of a national geographic magazine form the 70’s that has the world on a steep slope after ‘peak oil’ at this point, so they are too cricket at forecasting such things by any stretch of the imagination.

  • TrojanMan

    It is pure vanity to assume we can control the climate. If this wacko judge wants to control the worst offenders of climate change she can outlaw the sun and volcanoes.

  • TrojanMan

    Arty is a trumpian, i recommend not wasting your time.

  • SNuss

    Given that Liberals are full of that substance, it should be an overflowing “success”.

  • quint2006

    Somebody needs to counter sue those plaintiffs and destroy them financially.
    Who was backing them financially? Soros, Gore, or some similar Kook?

  • I don’t know that I should call it a “correction”, perhaps an “enhancement”:

    “everything we do results in harmless carbon emissions”

    It is true that “harmless” works. It also counters the lies, propaganda and talking points the left spews that they are “harmful”. But it doesn’t tell the whole story.

    Carbon dioxide emissions aren’t just “harmless”, they’re BENEFICIAL:

    http://m.phys.org/news/2013-07-greening-co2.html

    http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2009/10/01/sahara-desert-greening-thanks-global-warming

    http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/geophysics/science-carbon-dioxide-desert-greening-01209.html

    http://principia-scientific.org/tag/us-geophysical-research-letters/
    A new study, based on satellite observations, CSIRO, in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU) reported that the rising levels of carbon dioxide have caused deserts to start greening and increased foliage cover by 11 percent from 1982-2010 across parts of the arid areas studied in Australia, North America, the Middle East and Africa.

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=1804

    http://epod.usra.edu/blog/2001/09/greening-in-the-northern-hemisphere.html

    Now I’ve given multiple sources, as I always do, to prove this. Usually the moonbats are ‘triggered’ by the inclusion of links to heartland and also, oddly enough, principia-scientific. I let them rant and rave about either or both of those when I leave them in, then point out I also included NASA and phys dot org.

    They still don’t get it.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    Actually, this could work against the envirowhackos. At trial they will have to prove beyond reasonable doubt that climate change is a result of man’s activities. This will be impossible to do. AGW is just a theory at this point and a theory is NOT fact.

  • Thomas Jefferson

    Someone needs to help this traitor to accidentally shoot herself in the head.

  • Thomas Jefferson

    Oh, and an article 5 convention should term limit all federal and supreme court justices, sorry it wasn’t written in the original document…Tom

  • KirklesWorth

    Considering the atmosphere is 78% Nitrogen and 21% oxygen leaving 1% greenhouse gases and the figures at NCPA’s “A Global Warming Primer”:

    1-2% of the atmosphere are greenhouse gases
    3.62% of greenhouse gases is carbon dioxide
    3.4% of carbon dioxide is contributed by humans

    0.02 x 0.0362 x 0.034 = 0.000024616 or 0.0024616% is how much humans affect CO2.

  • Ol’ Uncle Lar

    Damn, their wispy androgynous bodies are gonna make determining “center mass” a little trickier.

  • octa bright

    @o0Nighthawk0o:disqus
    Because this is a civil rather than a criminal action I believe that the standard of proof is “preponderance of the evidence”. I could be mistaken so please don’t take this as gospel. 😉

  • The Professor

    Dinosaurs say this long overdue.

  • TrojanMan

    I keep hearing the science is settle therefore no proof is required. Funny though you will never hear an astrophysicists saying the science is settled. But then again there is nothing to be gained politically in astrophysics…..yet.

    As soon as the government can figure out how to tax and regulate the universe there will become a shortage of it .

  • Gene

    I’m pretty sure I saw a memo somewhere that said something to the effect that we are endowed by our creator, not a district court judge, with certain unalienable rights. It’s probably old and out dated by now, so, maybe Aiken didn’t get the memo.

    This is such an unconstitutional and insane ruling that Aiken should be impeached and put in a padded room where she belongs. Maybe they should start requiring IQ tests before they let someone become a federal judge.

    On the other hand, if a stable climate is a fundamental right, then our rights have been violated since the beginning of time. We should all be able to sue the government for damages for violation of a civil liberties. Maybe we could get our taxes back.

  • Pyrran

    Aiken is just another lefty Clinton appointee. Among her typical rulings is this little gem:

    On October 7, 2015, Judge Aiken resentenced Dwight L. Hammond and his son Steven D. Hammond to five years in prison with credit for time served for federal arson, the mandatory minimum for that crime. The Hammonds had illegally set fires on their ranch which burned 140 acres of federal land. U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan had sentenced the Hammonds to 3 months and 1 year in prison respectively, but Judge Aiken ruled that the minimum sentences must be followed.

  • zlittle

    A perfect example of a judge who belongs before the court, not on it.

  • ontoiran

    fing idiots…if it wasn’t for the energy industry these poofts would be fighting like animals for a mouthful of some decaying animal. God forgive me i hate them with the intensity of 1000 suns

  • ontoiran

    except that once again we have to rely on the wisdom of judges

  • 762×51

    No doubt this government would do exactly that, talk about their reach exceeding their grasp.

  • 762×51

    Seems like those baselines would need to be an average over the entire history of Earth. They would also need to explain how photosynthesis first evolved during the Archean eon approximately 3.2 billion years ago if were no green house gasses then. Pretty sure SUV’s didn’t come along until later.

  • grayjohn

    We need more mental institutions to help people like this.

  • 762×51

    I wonder if she knows the temperature in OR was much warmer during the Paleozoic Era of the Phanerozoic eon? Of course OR was south of the equator in those days soo . . . .

  • 762×51

    Mozambique Drill, then there is no question about the outcome.

  • 762×51

    So what are you going to do about it, except cry of course?

  • Agrippa

    As a lawyer, I await Judge Moron’s explanation of how these “plaintiffs” had any legal standing to sue. And, who’s the defendant? The Earth? The Sun? The Universe?
    So many idiots, so little time . . .

  • Agrippa

    You’re correct, Nighthawk. “Preponderance” is the standard of proof in civil actions, “beyond a reasonable doubt” in criminal prosecutions. But what possible legal standing do these so-called “plaintiffs” have to sue? And whom are they suing, exactly? God?

  • Agrippa

    Yep, when idiots like “Judge” Aiken are freezing their asses off, betcha they’ll be begging for fossil fuel heat, demanding it, in fact! Every envirowhacko should have to live in a f’in tent in 20 below zero weather, 6 ft. of snow and only algore’s “book” to burn to provide warmth. Stop their insanity real quick!

  • TrojanMan

    How about 1 VY Canis Majoris?

  • Zexufang

    The SUN – and partially the earth’s wobble – drives the weather and thus climate.
    And to suggest otherwise is pure sophistry.

    And at this juncture:
    Only impeachment can thwart judicial malfeasance and budding tyranny.

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  • Too bad stable judges aren’t a Constitutional right…

  • Robert Chartier

    Even *IF* we assume that mankind is producing climate change, the US comprises about 5% of the world population, and produces perhaps 25% of the total of greenhouse gases, etc. Even if we gutted our economy and went back to a hunter gatherer existence and lived in caves, it still wouldn’t solve the problem. How can you dictate what every other country in the world does?

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  • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

    Are the feds appealing the ruling?

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  • jay

    The obvious conclusion here is that the Sun needs to be included as a defendant in the lawsuit. The judges can then order the Sun to moderate its output. Considering that judges already have the authority to declare that men are really women, this doesn’t seem like excessive overreach.

  • jay

    I don’t see why this should be hard. They will show the court a press release issued by an organization that has the word “science” in its name declaring that AGW is a fact. Al Gore will testify that he once saw a science fiction movie where AGW destroyed civilization. Case closed.

  • jay

    The judge can simply order the US government to launch nuclear strikes on power plants and factories in foreign countries.

  • ozpoof

    It wouldn’t solve the problem if all humans disappeared right now.

  • 762×51

    500 years? Even over 10,000 years that would only represent 0.00000222222 of the entire timeline of this planet, give or take a couple of zeros. Hardly a statistically significant sampling. Besides, how much better is the instrumentation today than those being used to measure temperature, atmospheric particulates, solar activity, etc, etc.10,000 years ago?

  • TxnFla

    You can’t be Sirius!
    Sir, I greatly admire your Lone.Star. avatar.

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