One of the more ridiculous court cases in recent history came out of Canada. The case centered around Gregory Alan Elliott – who was facing charges of harassment for disagreeing with a feminist on Twitter who then decided to sue him.After four years, he was finally exonerated.
If only they had a First Amendment like we do, something so ridiculous would never have gone on for so long.That is of course, unless the regressive left in our country can criminalize “wrongthink”by then.
As the Daily Signal reports: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that not only has she discussed internally the possibility of pursuing civil actions against so-called “climate change deniers,” but she has “referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action.”
Lynch was responding to a question from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., who urged Lynch to prosecute those who “pretend that the science of carbon emissions’ dangers is unsettled,” particularly those in the “fossil fuel industry” who supposedly have constructed a “climate denial apparatus.”Not only does this represent a serious blow against the free flow of ideas and the vigorous debate over scientific issues that is a hallmark of an advanced, technological society like ours, but it is a fundamental violation of the First Amendment. Will the FBI’s possible investigation include going after dissenting scientists who publish articles or give speeches questioning the global climate change hypothesis?
If she gets her way, our right to free speech ends where liberal beliefs begin.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]