Constitution Free Speech Law

5 Courageous GOP Senators Fight Back Against Lawless Obama on Climate Change

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Jeff Dunetz
Written by Jeff Dunetz

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. — The First Amendment to the US Constitution

Showing a stunning disregard for the First Amendment last month U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged the Justice Department has asked the FBI to look into whether the disbelieving of the unproven climate change hypothesis by climate skeptics merits prosecution for fraud. In other words the Obama government was trying to scare skeptics into silence.

Showing a stunning disregard for the First Amendment last month U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch acknowledged the Justice Department has asked the FBI to look into whether the disbelieving of the unproven climate change hypothesis by climate skeptics merits prosecution for fraud. In other words the Obama government was trying to scare skeptics into silence.

Thankfully some in our legislature have the guts to respond. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), “Mike” Michael Lee (R-UT), Jeff Sessions (R-AL), David Perdue (R-GA), and David Vitter (R-LA) today sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, demanding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) end its use of law enforcement resources against political opponents of President Obama’s energy agenda.

“These actions provide disturbing confirmation that government officials at all levels are threatening to wield the sword of law enforcement to silence debate on climate change,” the letter reads. “As you well know, initiating criminal prosecution for a private entity’s opinions on climate change is a blatant violation of the First Amendment and an abuse of power that rises to the level of prosecutorial misconduct.”

The letter demands that Ms Lynch confirm all investigations into any private individual’s views on climate change end within two weeks and that she promise not to initiate any future such investigations.

“Freedom of thought and inquiry is at the very heart of liberty,” Sen. Cruz said…

 

Read the Rest of this Important Piece at The Lid

 

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About the author

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff Dunetz

Jeff is a Journalist, Blogger and one of the rare Jewish conservatives in a sea of north east liberal Jews (Thanksgiving dinner is a real pip). Jeff was honored with the 2014 Not For Profit Blogger of the Year award by the National Blogger's Club, is editor/publisher of The Lid (Lidblog.com), contributing reporter at MRCTV.org and Political Columnist for the newspaper, The Jewish Star.

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