My grandmother always said that there are two things one should never talk about at the dinner table, religion and politics. Both topics carrying heavy emotions and people get very heated in their exchanges on religion and politics. I always felt that one of the greatest things about the United States was that we DID talk about religion and politics. Growing up with parents in academia, I have been engaged in serious debates on these topics since I was a young child. My father’s best friend, when I was a child, was a man he did not agree with at all on almost anything political. Yet, they managed to have a long and meaningful friendship. I too have had, and continue to have, friends with whom I have not agreed with on both topics.
Now it seems that we cannot discuss politics… not for fear of being rude… but fear of being prosecuted by the thought police. In this case the thought police is a group of 15 State AGs (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington State) and the AGs from D.C. and the Virgin Islands. [Is it just a coincidence that all of these AGs are Democrats?] Speaking for the group NY AG Eric Schneiderman said that “Climate Change” was “real” and companies advertising thoughts stating otherwise would be prosecuted for fraud. The Justice Department is also considering a similar course of action against “deniers.”
Are these people serious? Unfortunately they are very serious. Liberals and progressives, including many RINOs, have been chipping away at our civil liberties for years. Now these traitors are so emboldened to openly advertise their absolute contempt for the First Amendment. The Citizens United SCOTUS case basically granted corporations with the same rights as citizens… meaning corporations (for-profit and not-for-profit) also have a right to free speech. While I do not agree with the Citizens United decision, I am also against any attempt to circumvent the First Amendment.
There are so many corporations and people engaging in real acts of fraud that hurt numerous people and this is what these AGs want to spend their time on? If the NY AG’s office is looking for a fraud case to prosecute, I have one against Facebook I would love to have them work on!