It looks like we are about to experience the Barack Obama Climate Change Dictatorship. It’s being reported President Obama is planning to skirt the Constitutional treaty ratification process in order to adopt a United Nations “Climate Change” agreement without Congressional approval.
Here’s how the New York Times puts it: “Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty.”
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.
In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate.
To sidestep that requirement, President Obama’s climate negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal that would “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions. The deal is likely to face strong objections from Republicans on Capitol Hill and from poor countries around the world, but negotiators say it may be the only realistic path.
“If you want a deal that includes all the major emitters, including the U.S., you cannot realistically pursue a legally binding treaty at this time,” said Paul Bledsoe, a top climate change official in the Clinton administration who works closely with the Obama White House on international climate change policy.
Two comments and an idea:
1. Barack Obama realizes the only way to avoid electoral disaster at the polls in November is to get Republicans talking about impeachment.
2. If the President does this, he proves we have become a Third World Banana Republic, where the ruler does whatever he pleases, the Law be damned.
Here’s an idea for a political cartoon: Barack Obama running through the streets–burning, looting, pillaging, and destroying–while Congress stands there watching him do it, but not intervening–just like what we saw in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri as the police stood around and watched criminals destroy people’s livelihoods and property.