I have been following the antics of “AG’s United for Clean Power,” a group of Democratic states attorneys general spearheaded by former Vice President Al Gore, who are threatening Big Oil and climate change skeptics with racketeering statutes. Despite scholarly reminders of this tactics’ obvious constitutional abuses and outcries from proponents of First Amendment rights and sound science, the Democratic Party Platform Drafting Committee is keen to adopt the approach.

The committee unanimously adopted a “joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change.”

I.e., it wants to criminalize courageous people who still believe it’s okay to think independently, at least about allegedly dangerous manmade global warming.

Interestingly, the #Brexit vote has signaled that the seas of “climate change” obsession are receding…at least in Europe. For example, Germany is already rolling back its Climate Protection Plan.

Germany has abandoned plans to set out a timetable to exit coal-fired power production and scrapped C02 emissions reduction goals for individual sectors, according to the latest draft of an environment ministry document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

An earlier version of the draft document that was leaked in May had suggested that Germany should phase out coal-fired power production “well before 2050” as part of a package of measures to help Berlin achieve its climate goals.

The new version, which was revised following consultation with the economy and energy ministry, has also deleted specific concrete C02 emissions savings targets for the energy, industry, transport and agriculture sectors.

In fact, Economics Editor Daniel Wetzel at Germany’s news publication Die Welt notes that the Brexit may end the Paris climate treaty. Recall, President Obama touted last year’s Paris climate treaty as a success. He also called it a rebuke to terrorism.

Meanwhile, reporters complain that terrorism distracts from Obama’s focus on Climate Change.

The wife of the Orlando terror shooter was not available for comment.

The Democratic Party’s proposed plank shows that it is completely tone deaf, not in tune with our global partners, and thoroughly divorced from reality.

I suspect this policy will be a hit at the convention though.


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