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Apr 07 2016

The American Climate Change Inquisition

The campaign to impose belief in discredited global warming theory by force is getting downright scary, in light of this short history lesson from Hans von Spakovsky:

Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the king’s. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarch’s, punishing the “heretics” with jail sentences; property confiscation; fines; and in severe cases, torture and execution.

One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above critique, Spain silenced many brilliant individuals and stopped the development of new ideas and technological innovations. Spain became a scientific backwater.

Fast forward to 2016:

Treating climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is—an unproven, controversial scientific theory—a group of state attorneys general have announced that they will be targeting any companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change religion.

Speaking at a press conference on March 29, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real.” He went on to say that if companies are committing fraud by “lying” about the dangers of climate change, they will “pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.”

The coalition of 17 inquisitors are calling themselves “AGs United for Clean Power.” The coalition consists of 15 state attorneys general (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington State), as well as the attorneys general of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Sixteen of the seventeen members are Democrats, while the attorney general for the Virgin Islands, Claude Walker, is an independent.

The inquisitors are threatening legal action and huge fines against anyone who declines to believe in an unproven scientific theory.

We all know that the climate changes. It always has, and so long as the earth has an atmosphere and therefore a climate, it always will. When authoritarians demand that we believe in climate change or face legal penalties, it is not enough just to believe the climate changes. We must believe in dogma that is both specific and constantly fluctuating. If Al Gore disagrees with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on the exact ratio between punitive taxation and imaginary temperature increases, it is hard to say which you must side with. As in any tyranny, punishment will be at the arbitrary discretion of whoever is in charge.

The new inquisition is already underway:

Schneiderman and Kamala Harris, representing New York and California, respectively, have already launched investigations into ExxonMobil for allegedly funding research that questioned climate change. Exxon emphatically denounced the accusations as false, pointing out that the investigation that “uncovered” this research was funded by advocacy foundations that publicly support climate change activism.

Standing next to Schneiderman throughout the press conference was the grand inquisitor himself, former Vice President Al Gore, who has stepped into the role of Tomas de Torquemada.

As for the freedom of speech without which we have no effective scientific inquiry,

When pressed on the effect such investigations and prosecutions will have on free speech, General Schneiderman claimed that climate change dissenters are committing “fraud” and are not protected by the First Amendment.

This comes on top of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitting that the Justice Department is discussing the possibility of pursing civil actions against climate change deniers, and that she has already “referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which” federal law enforcement could take action.

By now everyone who has been paying attention knows that global cooling/global warming/climate change or whatever they call it next week is a power grab. People driven to achieve control over others through deception and coercion do not tend to be the best among us. Neither common sense nor decency will slow down the likes of Schneiderman and Sheldon Whitehouse in their quest for more power.

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The American Climate Change Inquisition has no use for the First Amendment.

On tips from Mike F and Varla.



66 Responses to “The American Climate Change Inquisition”

  1. Buffalobob says:

    NY has an infomercial called Start-Up NY. It is Como’s brain child. Promises’ tax free for 10 years on business moving to NY. But like all prog scams the devil s in the details. By devil I suggest Como. If NY is business friendly why are these AGs going after businesses on a phony global warming scam? i

  2. Buffalobob says:

    NY has an infomercial called Start-Up NY. It is Como’s brain child. Promises’ tax free for 10 years on business moving to NY. But like all prog scams the devil s in the details. By devil I suggest Como. If NY is business friendly why are these AGs going after businesses on a phony global warming scam? i

  3. Occam's Stubble says:

    Nobody denies climate change. We deny manmade climate change.

  4. Occam's Stubble says:

    Nobody denies climate change. We deny manmade climate change.

  5. Spiny Norman says:

    That’s the gist of it. Whenever the fascist Left talks about “climate change”, they mean “catastrophic man-made climate change”. Their shorthand is not out of laziness, but intended as a trap: they’re claiming any skeptics are “denying that the climate changes” and only a fool would claim the climate never changes. When the skeptics challenge the assertion that human activity is causing everything bad that happens, they trot out that “climate denier” strawman, and their media stooges, like the well-trained monkeys they are, attack the skeptic as “scientifically ignorant” or worse, as the this AG Inquisitor gang would have us believe, “frauds”.

  6. Spiny Norman says:

    That’s the gist of it. Whenever the fascist Left talks about “climate change”, they mean “catastrophic man-made climate change”. Their shorthand is not out of laziness, but intended as a trap: they claim skeptics are “denying that the climate changes” and only a fool would claim the climate never changes. When the skeptics challenge the assertion that human activity is causing everything bad that happens, they trot out that “climate denier” strawman, and their media stooges, like the well-trained monkeys they are, attack the skeptic as “scientifically ignorant” or worse, as this AG Inquisitor gang would have us believe, “frauds”.

  7. MicahStone says:

    “..a group of state attorneys general have announced that they will be targeting any companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change religion.>>”

    Why are the d-cRAT extremists now going after companies?
    Willie Sutton said it best…

  8. MicahStone says:

    “..a group of state attorneys general have announced that they will be targeting any companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change religion.>>”

    Why are the d-cRAT extremists now going after companies?
    Willie Sutton said it best…

  9. Momster says:

    Of course they have a use for the first amendment–it makes great toilet paper. Use the first amendment, save a tree.

  10. Momster says:

    Of course they have a use for the first amendment–it makes great toilet paper. Use the first amendment, save a tree.

  11. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    I got their “Clean Power” right here….
    WindTurbineBoiler

  12. Ol' Uncle Lar says:

    I got their “Clean Power” right here….
    WindTurbineBoiler

  13. KHarn says:

    I do my part by producing my own “natural gas”. If they want some to power the “green busses”, I’ll give them all they can handle.

  14. KHarn says:

    I do my part by producing my own “natural gas”. If they want some to power the “green busses”, I’ll give them all they can handle.

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  16. Figbash says:

    Are the AG’s with a hard-on for burning witches themselves living a carbon nuetral existence? Biking to work? Solar powered home, offices?

    If not, why not? Could this just be an extortion racket?

    Maybe enclaves of PC police need to live without diesel powered deliveries of supplies -oh, for say a week..no fuel, no heat, no computers, no coal fired electric ricity.
    Walk the walk.

  17. Figbash says:

    Are the AG’s with a hard-on for burning witches themselves living a carbon nuetral existence? Biking to work? Solar powered home, offices?

    If not, why not? Could this just be an extortion racket?

    Maybe enclaves of PC police need to live without diesel powered deliveries of supplies -oh, for say a week..no fuel, no heat, no computers, no coal fired electric ricity.
    Walk the walk.

  18. Appalled By The World says:

    NY, CA, MN, IL-yup, hotbeds of Moonbattery. No surprise that these states are on board with this madness. Prog belief fairy tales must now become law. More proof that we now reside in a banana republic.

  19. Appalled By The World says:

    NY, CA, MN, IL-yup, hotbeds of Moonbattery. No surprise that these states are on board with this madness. Prog belief fairy tales must now become law. More proof that we now reside in a banana republic.

  20. Appalled By The World says:

    The day Progs actually walk the walk is the day I’ll become a muslim and a Democrat. I don’t think I’ll be buying a Koran or a portrait of Zerobama anytime soon.

  21. Appalled By The World says:

    The day Progs actually walk the walk is the day I’ll become a muslim and a Democrat. I don’t think I’ll be buying a Koran or a portrait of Zerobama anytime soon.

  22. Appalled By The World says:

    They learned from the masters of the shakedown-fellow Progs Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

  23. Appalled By The World says:

    They learned from the masters of the shakedown-fellow Progs Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

  24. Appalled By The World says:

    “Professor” Gore knows all about science-after all, he invented the internet.

  25. Appalled By The World says:

    “Professor” Gore knows all about science-after all, he invented the internet.

  26. Appalled By The World says:

    Businesses aren’t THAT stupid. They know that Cuomo is so they avoid his state like the plague. This Cuomo is actually worse than his insufferable old man-and that says a lot.

  27. Appalled By The World says:

    Businesses aren’t THAT stupid. They know that Cuomo is so they avoid his state like the plague. This Cuomo is actually worse than his insufferable old man-and that says a lot.

  28. grayjohn says:

    We need to put a price on Gores pointy head.

  29. grayjohn says:

    We need to put a price on Gores pointy head.

  30. Spiny Norman says:

    Hey now!
    .

  31. Spiny Norman says:

    Hey now!
    .

  32. Spiny Norman says:

    It was obvious that Andy is as dumb as a box of rocks when he was Bubba’s Secretary of HUD.

  33. Spiny Norman says:

    It was obvious that Andy is as dumb as a box of rocks when he was Bubba’s Secretary of HUD.

  34. Kevin R. says:

    Exactly. This is a classic shake-down.

  35. Kevin R. says:

    Exactly. This is a classic shake-down.

  36. geeknerd says:

    Off topic, but Trumpites and Cruzers can agree on one thing; Paul Ryan is a hyper-RINO! He wasted his chance to defund Obamacare and Planned Infanticide with the Cromibus budget, and then to fool us TEA party morons, he passes a moot bill to repeal Obamacare, which our Dear Leader laughingly vetoed. Ryan makes me long for the good old days of cry-baby Boner (purposely misspelled). If Ryan becomes the GOP nominee, I might vote for Vermin Love Supreme, only because Pat Paulson’s dead.

  37. geeknerd says:

    Off topic, but Trumpites and Cruzers can agree on one thing; Paul Ryan is a hyper-RINO! He wasted his chance to defund Obamacare and Planned Infanticide with the Cromibus budget, and then to fool us TEA party morons, he passes a moot bill to repeal Obamacare, which our Dear Leader laughingly vetoed. Ryan makes me long for the good old days of cry-baby Boner (purposely misspelled). If Ryan becomes the GOP nominee, I might vote for Vermin Love Supreme, only because Pat Paulson’s dead.

  38. AC says:

    Glo…
    Bull…
    Warming/Cooling/Climate Change,

    E-I-E-I-O!

    Believe that crap?
    Must be deranged!

    E-I-E-I-O!

    With an AlGore here,
    And a BillNye there,
    A sea level rise,
    Look! A dead polar bear!

    Glo-Bull Warming/Climate Change,
    E-I-E-I-O!

  39. Kevin R. says:

    There’s a little thing called a Bill of Attainder. Bills of Attainder are unconstitutional. In essence a Bill of Attainder is a piece of legislation that proclaims a party is guilty of such and such a crime and then goes on to lay out the punishment. Guilt and punishment are adjudicated by legislation. Bills of Attainder were a favorite tool of Kings. When the framers drafted the Constitution they made such a thing unconstitutional because under the Articles of Confederation States had been passing legislation targeting people for political and monetary gain in this manner. It’s a very obvious form of lawlessness and tyranny.

    That’s really what is going on here. There are so many federal laws that they probably can get away with it. But they are in all actuality deciding that certain parties are guilty of something and they are going to dole out punishment. It is the very spirit of a Bill of Attainder.

  40. AC says:

    Glo…
    Bull…
    Warming/Cooling/Climate Change,

    E-I-E-I-O!

    Believe that crap?
    Must be deranged!

    E-I-E-I-O!

    With an AlGore here,
    And a BillNye there,
    A sea level rise,
    Look! A dead polar bear!

    Glo-Bull Warming/Climate Change,
    E-I-E-I-O!

  41. Kevin R. says:

    There’s a little thing called a Bill of Attainder. Bills of Attainder are unconstitutional. In essence a Bill of Attainder is a piece of legislation that proclaims a party is guilty of such and such a crime and then goes on to lay out the punishment. Guilt and punishment are adjudicated by legislation. Bills of Attainder were a favorite tool of Kings. When the framers drafted the Constitution they made such a thing unconstitutional because under the Articles of Confederation States had been passing legislation targeting people for political and monetary gain in this manner. It’s a very obvious form of lawlessness and tyranny. And of course it denies people the right of due process.

    That’s really what is going on here. There are so many federal laws that they probably can get away with it. But they are in all actuality deciding that certain parties are guilty of something and they are going to dole out punishment. It is the very spirit of a Bill of Attainder.

    If fact when you think about it, in many ways the Regulatory State is a clever way of getting around the unconstitutionality of Bills of Attainder.

  42. Appalled By The World says:

    This guy is more annoying and troublesome now than when he was veep.

  43. Appalled By The World says:

    This guy is more annoying and troublesome now than when he was veep.

  44. Obed Wolfinger says:

    Keep your mouth shut and increase your carbon footprint geometrically.

  45. Obed Wolfinger says:

    Keep your mouth shut and increase your carbon footprint geometrically.

  46. Figbash says:

    Well, they aren’t going to walk the walk, because in bits and pieces it comes out that the truth is that it’s just an avenue to deindustrialize and third world the first world (the US).

    The fact that they admit this in public means they have no fear that anyone is going to stop them. Everyone just pretends that this is about the environment and not about power and control fascist-style.

  47. Figbash says:

    Well, they aren’t going to walk the walk, because in bits and pieces it comes out that the truth is that it’s just an avenue to deindustrialize and third world the first world (the US).

    The fact that they admit this in public means they have no fear that anyone is going to stop them. Everyone just pretends that this is about the environment and not about power and control fascist-style.

  48. Appalled By The World says:

    Very true. The Progs, like their koranimal allies, want to take us all to a past, primitive time where they get to live like kings.

  49. Appalled By The World says:

    Very true. The Progs, like their koranimal allies, want to take us all to a past, primitive time where they get to live like kings.

  50. nobodiesfool says:

    Won’t the AGs have to prove climate change if they go to court? This could be a win to end the BS!

  51. nobodiesfool says:

    Won’t the AGs have to prove climate change if they go to court? This could be a win to end the BS!

  52. jay says:

    But they have proven it! I’ve been through this conversation with many global warming people. They say, “Look, this big organization with the word ‘science’ in its name says it’s so.” “But what is the evidence?” I ask. And they stare at me dumbly and say, “But I just told you! This organization with the word ‘science’ in its name say it’s so!” If you continue to ask for evidence, they call you an anti-science religious fanatic. Because REAL science means, believing what the people in authority say without question.

  53. jay says:

    But they have proven it! I’ve been through this conversation with many global warming people. They say, “Look, this big organization with the word ‘science’ in its name says it’s so.” “But what is the evidence?” I ask. And they stare at me dumbly and say, “But I just told you! This organization with the word ‘science’ in its name say it’s so!” If you continue to ask for evidence, they call you an anti-science religious fanatic. Because REAL science means, believing what the people in authority say without question.

  54. rex freeway says:

    Were under a freeze warning tonight. The same weather we had 50 years ago. Obama is easily the worst President we have had. Regressive Liberal ideology is thought cancer. A cancer brought about by complacency and never having to want for something. Everything you need was given to you. These folks will be the first to be eliminated when things go wrong.

  55. rex freeway says:

    Were under a freeze warning tonight. The same weather we had 50 years ago. Obama is easily the worst President we have had. Regressive Liberal ideology is thought cancer. A cancer brought about by complacency and never having to want for something. Everything you need was given to you. These folks will be the first to be eliminated when things go wrong.

  56. rex freeway says:

    Al Gore is seeking revenge on America for not electing him President.

  57. rex freeway says:

    Al Gore is seeking revenge on America for not electing him President.

  58. Sirius The Great says:

    TAR.FEATHERS.REPEAT

  59. Sirius The Great says:

    TAR.FEATHERS.REPEAT

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