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Bernie Sanders says that the socialism he favors is the freedom-loving, pro-business, we’re-all-in-this-together welfare state of Scandinavia. But lately he and other leftists working to seize power are showing their true stripes as hard-core Marxist haters of not only capitalism but capitalists.
Bernie Sanders, sounding like an actual socialist, now says that he wants to nationalize the energy industry. Not only that, he says that he will file criminal charges against oil executives.
Charge - Fossil - Fuel - Executives - Destruction
On what charge? “Fossil fuel executives should be criminally prosecuted for the destruction they have knowingly caused,” he tweeted, referring to their alleged role in destroying the environment.
Is there actually a law against destroying the environment, as such? There are lots of laws and regulations governing the oil industry and other businesses designed to protect the environment, which lawfully-operating companies are presumably compliant with, though environmentalists do not consider them sufficient. What kinds of actions would actually “destroy” the environment completely are not clear. If President Sanders and a Democratic Congress were to pass environmental destruction laws, you can’t prosecute individuals for breaking laws that did not exist at the time of their violation. Or would President Sanders just punish the oil executives at his order, as part of his “revolution”?
Sanders - Intention - Prison - Population - Half
Ironically, Sanders has also announced his intention to cut the prison population in half. He will have to release lots of convicted felons if he is also planning to imprison...
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