The first amendment is now dead in California: New California bill would allow prosecution of climate-change skeptics

The first step to a fascist state is to shut down free speech.

John Stuart Mill on the evil of silencing opinion:

“The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.” ― JS Mill, On Liberty 1859

Watts Up With That?

From The Washington Times and the “your friendly local California thought police” comes this travesty.

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A landmark California bill gaining steam would make it illegal to engage in climate-change dissent, clearing the way for lawsuits against fossil-fuel companies, think-tanks and others that have “deceived or misled the public on the risks of climate change.”

The first-of-its-kind legislation — Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 — is scheduled for floor action Thursday after clearing Senate committees in April and May.

The measure would allow state and local prosecutors to pursue claims against climate-change skepticism as a violation of the state’s Unfair Competition Law [UCL], as well as extend the four-year statute of limitations for such claims retroactively to Jan. 1, 2021.

“This bill explicitly authorizes district attorneys and the Attorney General to pursue UCL claims alleging that a business or organization has directly…

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3 Comments on “The first amendment is now dead in California: New California bill would allow prosecution of climate-change skeptics”

  1. It is time to wake up, wise up, link up, take a stand together and speak up! Geoengineering Is The Primary Cause Of Global Climate Change Not CO2 http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=27876

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    • Climatism says:

      There is still no empirical evidence supporting dangerous climate change. CO2 or ‘geoengineering’ derived. (I don’t believe geoengineering can have a global effect.)

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