Majority of Americans Oppose Climate Change Prosecution
A comprehensive look at the 2016 Democratic Party Platform reveals a host of startling policies, but the party’s official approach to climate change may be the most disturbing of all of them.
“The Committee unanimously adopted a joint proposal from Sanders and Clinton representatives to commit to making America run entirely on clean energy by mid-century, and supporting the ambitious goals put forward by President Obama and the Paris climate agreement,” reads the platform.
That’s the standard line from the Democratic Party, but the unnerving part is in the paragraph that follows:
“Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of the fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent.”
This isn’t something to be ignored; several Democratic attorneys general announced in April that they would soon be turning their prosecutorial attention to companies like ExxonMobil, who they say are guilty of fraud due to their denial of man-made global warming. Leftists are moving away from the “propaganda” stage of this hoax and into the “legal enforcement” stage, much as they did in the fight for gay marriage.
On this one, though, they may encounter more public resistance than they expect.
According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, 69% of likely U.S. voters reject the idea of letting the government investigate and prosecute companies or individuals that question the consensus view of climate change. Only 15% of those surveyed said they would support such investigations.
Interestingly, this idea does not even have widespread support among registered Democrats. The poll shows that only 21% of Democratic voters support prosecuting climate change “deniers.” In fact, the poll reveals that only 28% of Democrats believe that the scientific debate about climate change is settled.
Clearly, there’s quite a gap between the liberal extremists who have taken over the Democratic Party and the voters who keep voting these clowns into office.
And really, that gap is what gave rise to the unusual 2016 election. It’s not just the gap between the liberal elite and the average Democrat; it’s the gap between Washington’s ideology and that of the average American. The endless propaganda worked for a while, but people are smarter than these politicians always thought.
You see a lot of dismay among liberals who despise Donald Trump. They see his rise as evidence that the country hasn’t made as much “progress” as they thought.
In truth, though, Trump’s rise was caused by precisely the opposite problem: There has been too much “progress” over the last decade. Legally and “culturally” (meaning the fictitious mainstream culture presented by the media), we’ve suddenly found ourselves in a world we don’t recognize. That’s the gap.
Instead of waiting for Americans to catch up to these wild changes (or, you know, actually asking us if we want these changes), Democrats are gunning the engine and racing toward their ideal future with reckless abandon.
At some point, maybe they’ll realize they left everyone behind.