Whitehouse, who inexplicably was elected to the Senate by the people of Rhode Island, has written an op ed piece for the Washington Post calling for the government to use RICO statutes to punish climate change skeptics.
As a result, 20 scientists from a left wing group called the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES) have written a letter to Obama demanding that the Federal Government charge climate change deniers with RICO crimes.
You read that right: they want people put in prison for disagreeing with them.
It's hardly shocking that a liberal wants to use government force to punish those who don't agree with them; that's one of the founding principles of liberalism.
What is it about liberals that makes them so incapable of discussing issues rationally, and logically? Why do they find it necessary to criminalize a difference of opinion?
Because it's all they have. Liberals love to shriek about how smart they are, and how open minded they are, and how dedicated to science they are. Not like those stupid, closed minded, theist conservatives. Liberals are about ideas.
Actually, they're about one idea: dissent must be squashed. Anything that challenges liberal orthodoxy shouldn't be discussed or debated, it must be criminalized. They don't have facts or reason on their side, so they have to stomp their feet and run to daddy.
They're not ignorant of the fact that at one time or another, most currently accepted scientific knowledge was a dissenting view, they just don't care. They don't push climate change for scientific reasons, they push climate change because it is a vehicle for punishing oil companies and auto makers and people who don't recycle.