Idaho Freedom Foundation Vice President Fred Birnbaum responded Tuesday to the Democrats’ war on free speech and free association:
It is no surprise these progressive senators would conflate the debate on climate change with a discussion of those who donate to our organizations. The reality: those who have publicly called into question elements of the climate change story have faced personal and professional threats. So when these progressives say, "we would just like to know whom it is we are debating," what they are really stating is that they would just like to know who they can intimidate with the full police power of the federal government. If the debate on climate change in the public arena represents the future of open discussion then the notion of free speech as embodied by the First Amendment is in serious peril.
The Idaho Freedom Foundation stands with its allies as we face attacks from those who seek to use the platform and machinery of government to harass and intimidate.