The Daily Caller: “Democratic operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science.
A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming.
Another joint proposal calling on 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 was also adopted by unanimous consent.”
Opinion: A YouGov poll taken last May showed that Democrats (51%) support criminalizing hate speech, with only 26% opposed. Independents (41% to 35%) and Republicans (47% to 37%) tend to oppose making it illegal to stir up hatred against particular groups.
Meanwhile, California Democrats created a state bill that would have criminalized speech that questions the “consensus” on climate change, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch attempted to walk back a recent statement that she has discussed with her colleagues the possibility of pursuing civil actions against “climate change deniers.”
In 2012, Democrats voted to leave God out of their platform 2 times at their convention. On the third vote it was still hard to tell whether he “ayes” were audibly louder than the “nays” in the half-full arena.
This year on July 25-28, they may succeed.