Beware of the Left’s Insidious War on Free Speech

, Spencer Irvine, 1 Comment

A great read over at Reason:

Americans are so focused on the outrageous presidential candidacy of Donald Trump, we’ve largely missed one of the biggest political stories of 2016: the left’s fearsome tactics to suppress its ideological opponents. Case in point: the liberal crusade to silence climate change dissenters.

About 20 Democratic attorneys general have launched a campaign to go after ExxonMobil and other “corporate polluters” for allegedly disseminating “false” information about global warming. What did the Democratic Party do? Mock this campaign? No. Denounce it? Nope. Tell them to knock it off? Of course not. Instead, the Dems made this stance an official plank in their party platform, pledging to use 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.”