By Hans von Spakovsky, The Daily Signal
Beginning in 1478, the Spanish Inquisition systematically silenced any citizen who held views that did not align with the king’s. Using the powerful arm of the government, the grand inquisitor, Tomas de Torquemada, and his henchmen sought out all those who held religious, scientific, or moral views that conflicted with the monarch’s, punishing the “heretics” with jail sentences; property confiscation; fines; and in severe cases, torture and execution.
One of the lasting results of the Spanish Inquisition was a stifling of speech, thought, and scientific debate throughout Spain. By treating one set of scientific views as absolute, infallible, and above critique, Spain silenced many brilliant individuals and stopped the development of new ideas and technological innovations. Spain became a scientific backwater.
As an old adage says, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. So we now have a new inquisition underway in America in the 21st century—something that would have seemed unimaginable not too long ago.
Treating climate change as an absolute, unassailable fact, instead of what it is—an unproven, controversial scientific theory—a group of state attorneys general have announced that they will be targeting any companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change religion.
The greatest threat to the environment is unrestrained government @JackiDailyShow @Permianlandgirl @octgpro
They are planning to sue people who disagree on global warming!
@JackiDailyShow with Hans von Spakovsky @HvonSpakovsky and free speech re: climate
@JackiDailyShow joined by Kathleen Hartnett White @TPPF Director Armstrong Center for Energy
@JackiDailyShow joined by Markham Hislop @aen_texas, on free speech from Attorneys General.
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