Thomas Sowell: The New Inquisition

Thomas Sowell
Townhall.com

How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it…

Congressman Raul Grijalva has been writing universities, demanding financial records showing who is financing the research of dissenting scientists, and demanding their internal communications as well. Mr. Grijalva says that financial disclosure needs to be part of the public’s “right to know” who is financing those who express different views.

He is not the only politician pushing the idea that scientists who do not march in lockstep with what is called the “consensus” on man-made global warming could be just hired guns for businesses resisting government regulations. Senator Edward Markey has been sending letters to fossil-fuel companies, asking them to hand over details of their financial ties to critics of the “consensus.”

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2015-04-14T09:34:37+00:00 April 14th, 2015|"Climate Change", Conflict of Interest, Inquisition, U.S. Congress|