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Defcon1 Legal Threat: California’s near miss on new laws to jail climate skeptics

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Defcon1 Legal Threat: California’s near miss on new laws to jail climate skeptics

http://joannenova.com.au/2016/06/defcon1-legal-threat-californias-near-miss-on-new-laws-to-jail-climate-skeptics/

Here’s how a democracy becomes a technocracy: when the legislation decrees a government department edit is “truth” and threatens to jail anyone who disagrees. For a whole 3 months California’s Senate didn’t treat this bill like the democratic-leprosy that it is. Today it’s just been “moved to inactive” which means it is out of action for the moment — immediate threat over — but the fact that it was proposed and passed several Senate committee stages in California should rattle the bones of every freeman. A tyranny beckons. There are already laws that stop people from profiting from lies and deception. They apply to everyone. Why do they need climate skeptic specific laws? Because the skeptics speak the truth. This is nuclear stuff: Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016, would have authorized prosecutors to sue fossil fuel companies, think tanks and others that have “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.” So close. Washington Post: A landmark bill allowing for the prosecution of climate change dissent effectively died Thursday after the California Senate failed to take it up before the deadline. Senate […]Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)

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