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Make Radicals Pay a Cost for Abusing Courts

The lawsuit to declare the Colorado River a “person” entitled to human type rights has been dropped.

It isn’t that the environmental radicals who brought the case realized that geological phenomena should never be considered rights-bearing entities. 

The point is that for once, the defendants threatened the radicals with real pain for pursuing the case. From the Colorado Springs Gazette:

Last week, [Attorney General Cynthia ]Coffman’s office announced she would seek federal sanctions against Flores-Williams for filing a frivolous lawsuit.

Yes! Make them pay for this nonsense. 

Too often radicals–such as these plaintiffs and animal rights types seeking to have animals declared to be persons–are allowed to abuse the court system with ridiculous cases and treated with deference and respect. This is precisely the way to stop such cases going forward.

In other words, stop coddling the radicals who are abusing our courts!

Wesley J. Smith — Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism.

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