Monday, April 11, 2016

This effort to intimidate free speech by those entrusted by the people to protect our rights is exceptionally dangerous

The law:

    Section 241 of Title 18 is the civil rights conspiracy statute. Section 241 makes it unlawful for two or more persons to agree together to injure, threaten, or intimidate a person in any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the Unites States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same). Unlike most conspiracy statutes, Section 241 does not require that one of the conspirators commit an overt act prior to the conspiracy becoming a crime. 
    The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.

In a move many are hailing as a “turning point” in the climate fight, 20 state Attorneys General on Tuesday launched an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the “high-funded and morally vacant forces” that have stymied attempts to combat global warming — starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.

Government run amok.  The answer to those who disagree with you is to prove they are wrong through logical argument, not to criminalize speech you don't like. This is the sort of thing that was perhaps inevitable once we unconstitutionally criminalized "hate speech."  These so called attorneys general know full well they are violating the constitutional right to free speech, but they are political creatures uninterested in rights or freedoms, except as far as the best way to suppress them.  They deserve our contempt, and should be immediately impeached by their responsible legislatures.  Keep this in mind the next time you exercise your vote, as this makes clear that at least the Democrats are uninterested in your freedom, except in how fast they can steal it away from you.

1 comment:

  1. Section 241 of Title 18 is a two-edged sword in this case.