Climate Change Inquisition Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine

Al Gore and a cabal of leftist state attorneys general thought they were onto something with their tactic of using the force of law to silence criticism of the global warming hoax. But the boomerang the Climate Change Inquisition threw at the energy industry has come back to whack them in the face:

Eric Schneiderman and Sheldon Whitehouse, call your office. The New York Attorney General and Rhode Island Senator who helped to launch the prosecution of dissent on climate change may not like where their project is headed. Thirteen state Attorneys General have sent a letter pointing out that if minimizing the risks of climate change can be prosecuted as “fraud,” then so can statements overstating the dangers of climate change.

That’s the news contained in a letter that the Republican AGs of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin dispatched to Mr. Schneiderman and other AGs on June 15.

“We think this effort by our colleagues to police the global warming debate through the power of the subpoena is a grave mistake,” says the letter. “Using law enforcement authority to resolve a public policy debate undermines the trust invested in our offices and threatens free speech.”

It sure does, not least by politicizing fraud prosecutions even more than they already are. Mr. Schneiderman and some 15 other Democratic AGs are targeting only one side of the climate debate—i.e., fossil-fuel companies or think tanks that question climate orthodoxy.

Conventional energy companies benefit financially from people not taking the global warming hoax too seriously. On the flip side, the green energy scams that have been making Al Gore so rich would never fly if people didn’t take anthropogenic global warming far more seriously than is warranted due to warmist propaganda.

Fortunately, the Republican AGs are only making a point, and don’t plan to prosecute. Al Gore and his cronies are frauds to be sure, but the criminalization of political views, whether for or against the global warming hoax, is un-American in the extreme.

What’s good for the goose is good for the Climate Change Inquisition.

On a tip from Steve A. Hat tip: Pirate’s Cove. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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