When our Founding Fathers drafted the Bill of Rights, freedom of speech was right at the top. Now a cabal of states’ attorney generals is using their power of criminal prosecution to deny their opposition their first amendment rights.
They have met with environmental activists to explore using RICO, the federal law designed to go after crime syndicates, to silence those who don’t share their opinion on climate change. They are following two paths. They want to prosecute oil companies for defrauding their investors and the public for any statements they may have made. They are also using RICO to go after conservative organizations. The Virgin Islands attorney general has subpoenaed ten years of records from dozens of conservative groups.
Everyone should be outraged at these activities regardless of their belief on climate change. These people are just like the communist witch hunters during McCarthyism. They must be stopped.