As California moves this week to further criminalize free speech, what will be the response of Californians? Unprecedented legislation aimed at criminalizing, as an act of fraud, any opinion that denies man made “climate change” is expected eventually to pass the single party tyranny masquerading as a republican form of government and become law.
“This bill — Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 — explicitly authorizes district attorneys and the Attorney General to pursue UCL claims alleging that a business or organization has directly or indirectly engaged in unfair competition with respect to scientific evidence regarding the existence, extent, or current or future impacts of anthropogenic induced climate change,” — says the state Senate Rules Committee’s floor analyst.
At what point will the people of California rise up and say enough? The freedom to speak truth to power is precisely why the first amendment (US Const) was added via the Bill of Rights. A State’s laws must not violate the unalienable rights of individuals, and when they do it effects a jurisdictional change, any violation by State government of an individual’s unalienable rights raises a Federal, Constitutional, question.
There is a maxim of sorts, that the only unalienable rights you possess, are those which you are personally willing to exercise, enforce and suffer the consequences of so doing.
Have American Citizens become so docile and servient to government bureaucrats that they will simply shrink from their duty as joint tenants in American sovereignty to accept such outrageous assaults on liberty without offering any fight whatsoever? Favoring instead a false sense of safety from their own government?
The words of fictional character Ra’s al Ghul (Batman Begins) sums up the right relationship of a people to their government succinctly — “People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people”.
When a government no longer fears retribution from the people, no longer sees the people as the source of sovereign power, then no Constitution, no court, no Congressmen nor Senators will ever offer an effective check on the power assumed by the executive, because they will also feed on and prosper by that assumption of power.
California has always been the most radical extension of the abuses we see happening at the Federal level. California is to the government in DC as N. Korea is to China. What they get away with in California, if they get away with it, will eventually come to your state. And when it does, what will you be prepared to do about it?