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Frankly, Koch Brothers Deserve the Death Penalty

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While I cite the death penalty to evoke thoughts of the "harshest punishment the law allows," I realize it's controversial (for good reason) and by no means insist on it. Simply imagine whatever punishment you feel would have fit the crimes of Hitler or Pol Pot, and apply it to the Koch brothers. For such radicalism-- insisting that both law and its enforcement promote the common good (which demands that the gravest evils be implacably punished)--is what a climate-action Tea Party, and our gravely imperiled democracy, urgently need.

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Patrick Walker is co-founder of Revolt Against Plutocracy (RAP) and the Bernie or Bust movement it spawned. Before that, he cut his activist teeth with the anti-fracking and Occupy Scranton PA movements. No longer with RAP, he wields his pen (more...)
 

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