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Friday, November 27, 2015

Not Allowed To Disagree

Some researchers at taxpayer-funded universities have decided that groups who disagree with the theory of man-made global warming are on the same level as an organized crime syndicate, and should be investigated by the Obama White House. These twenty climate scientists sent a letter to Obama asking him to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the RICO Act, to launch an investigation into groups which they claim “have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change, as a means to forestall America’s response to climate change.”

This is not the first time that those who challenge global warming have been persecuted by liberals in Washington. Earlier this year, Democratic lawmakers began an investigation into scientists who disagree with the White House’s stance on global warming. Many of these skeptical scientists were cited by those critical of regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Although it is certainly distressing that these scientists are trying to target groups that have legitimate issues with global warming theories, the real cause for concern in this situation is the fact that these scientists are trying to trample on the First Amendment speech rights of anyone who disagrees with them. The RICO Act was a measure passed in 1970 to take down organized crime rings and give mobsters tougher sentences, not to silence opposing viewpoints in a scientific debate.

This practice of silencing the opposition is a tactic commonly used by liberals who know their arguments will not stand up in a real exchange of ideas. Rather than think out their position and try to muster all of the research and facts that they can find, they use the sleezy tactic of name-calling and try to label those who disagree with them as “bigots,” “discriminators,” “sexists,” or in this case even: “racketeer.”

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