Via the Instapundit Borg, Al Gore has gathered his back-up singers:
Remember that silly ol’ “freedom of speech” chestnut those silly elderly white guys founded this country on? Well the attorneys general of 16 Democrat-controlled states are looking to do away with that boring old rule and are now announcing their intentions to prosecute companies trying to speak out against global warming alarmism.
This is all about control and stifling debate (and this from someone who is basically on the side of global warming theory):
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gave the game away when he explained that they would be pursuing completely different theories in different jurisdictions -- some under pension laws, some consumer protection, some securities fraud. It is traditional, when a crime has actually been committed, to first establish that a crime has occurred, and then identify a perpetrator. When prosecutors start running that process backwards, it’s a pretty good sign that you’re looking at prosecutorial power run amok.
We all know the song they'll be singing.
UPDATE: What the attorneys general are doing is the crime, actually.
UPDATE: Seriously, what these people are doing is a crime.
Last week, a line was crossed in the ongoing campaign of liberals to criminalize freedom of expression. The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands subpoenaed a decade of materials and work by a private advocacy group that had dared to question the orthodoxy of climate change.
The group is the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and the attorney general is Claude E. Walker, who had recently signed on to a campaign of over a dozen attorneys general to ferret out so-called climate change “deniers.”
Are we actually going to accept a New Inquisition by these religious fanatics?
UPDATE: Related. For the global warmers, they have always been at war with Eastasia.
UPDATE: This is late, buy I didn't feel like a new post. Just what have these clowns gotten right, anyway?