ndhile Thailand makes “rude opinions” against the law, American Democrats have gone beyond just talking about doing it.
The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is the latest–would you believe it? they’re all Democrats–member of our “gangster government,” as George Will puts it ( http://www.newsmax.com/GeorgeWill/climate-change-deniers/2016/04/24/id/725453/ ), to accuse ExxonMobil, along with a couple of conservative think tanks, of the new crime of “Climate Change Denial.” This brings the total to 17–all Democrats–state attorneys general trying to make it against the law to disbelieve in Man-Made Global Warming.
They also allege that anyone who voices disbelief in Man-Made Global Warming is only doing it because he’s been paid under the table by Big Oil.
Now, if Exxon’s defense attorneys are worth anything, there is an ocean of evidence out there that they could subpoena, proving beyond even an unreasonable doubt that the real racketeers in this case are not the oil companies, but the gangster government and its pet “climate scientists.” They could start with the Climategate emails and work their way up to NOAA, NASA, the IPCC, and several other government agencies caught lying and cheating. There’s even a peer-reviewed scientific paper–albeit denounced by any number of scientists–saying it’s perfectly ethical to lie and cheat as long as it gets the public to do what you want it to do.
Nevertheless, be advised: They’re not just talking about it anymore. Democrats are actually trying to outlaw an opinion.
The First Amendment: R.I.P.