May 28 2019

Freedom Under Assault: Today’s Green New Dealers

“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” asked Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia as delegates departed the…

“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” asked Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia as delegates departed the Constitutional Convention of 1787. “A republic, if you can keep it,” Benjamin  Franklin replied.

Call it freedom.  Call it liberty.  It is the founding principle of the United States of America.

Our founding fathers took Rome as their example.  They dreaded the day Americans might grow complacent, and a Julius or Augustus would sweep our republic away.

Today, too many young people don’t know their Constitution and are not taught their history.  They have lost the context they need to understand and protect our rights and liberties.  Yet it is they who staff the big data companies that decide what we should think and whom may speak.

CFACT senior policy advisor Paul Driessen lays out the pressing magnitude of what’s at stake at

They loathe and fear ideas, facts and questions that challenge their views and political power. Free speech and access to other people’s free speech is a clear and present danger to their perceived and asserted wisdom on fossil fuels, capitalism, man-made climate chaos, Western culture, and who should make policy decisions on energy, economics, jobs, living standards, religion, civil rights and other matters.

Their version of “free speech” thus includes – and demands – that their critics have no free speech. On college campuses, in “mainstream” and social media, on search engines, in online information libraries, even in the arts, bakeries and K-12 education, thought control and electronic book burning are essential.

Despite having a 12 to 1 ratio of liberal to conservative professors, leftist college faculty, administrators and students still ban, disinvite, disrupt and physically attack conservative speakers and their hosts.

Today’s Green New Dealers and their allies have mapped out their own totalitarian strategies.

They proclaim themselves socialists, but their economic policies and tolerance for other viewpoints reflect a different form of government – fascism: A political system in which authoritarian government does not own businesses and industries, but strictly regulates and controls their actions, output and rights – while constraining and suppressing citizens and their thought, speech and access to information.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has “no problem” with the fact that implementing her Green New Deal would require “massive government intervention,” wealth redistribution on an unprecedented scale, and many trillions of dollars in new debt. GNDealers want to totally eliminate fossil fuel production and use, and control how much we can drive and fly, heat and cool our homes, eat meat, and live our lives.

You should read Paul Driessen’s full commentary.  It’s important.

Has America reached the point where our liberty can be “repressed with impunity?”

“Forbid it almighty God!” to echo another founding father, Patrick Henry. (Read More)