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View Diary: L.A. Times Bans Climate Deniers - When Will the Rest of the Media Follow Suit? (95 comments)

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  •  I hate to suggest this... (0+ / 0-)

    But it might be time to go a step further. Blue states should pass laws barring climate deniers and other liars from even being allowed to run for office. Since the right likes "states rights" so much, let's see how far they are willing to support that idea. As you say, we need a referee to call BS on things that are obviously patently false so maybe it's time to just leave some people out in the cold politically. If they get dragged along, great. If not, then we aren't obligated to appease them but they don't get a place at the table. Yes, there might be constitutional issues but quite frankly, the laws of physics trump a piece of paper written by humans two hundred years ago who couldn't have even foreseen something like this.

    Like I said, I hate to suggest this but if we want to save the future for our children, we may not have any choice. To use a phrase the cons loved during the Bush administration: The constitution is not a suicide pact.

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