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Obama Tries for Kyoto 2.0

August 27th, 2014 - 4:31 am

Do you remember this bit from the Constitution of the United States?

[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; . . . 

That’s the so-called “Treaty Clause” from Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the Constitution.  It is one of several checks on executive power thoughtfully provided by the Founders but flouted by the Golfer-in-Chief currently occupying the White House.

Can’t get two-thirds of the Senate to approve a bit of Green Legislation you favor?  No problem!  Just pretend that the United States of America is subject not to its Constitution but to the transnational organization of gangsters, kleptocracies, and Third-World dictatorships known as the Untied Nations.

Sound extreme? We can talk about the composition of the Untied Nations another time.  But when it comes to Barack Obama’s cavalier treatment of the Constitution, you need look no further than this morning’s New York Times. Under the headline “Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty,” the paper explains how the president, frustrated by Congress’s unwillingness to barter away U.S. sovereignty by signing on to the so-called “Kyoto Protocol,” the economy blighting climate standards devised by Greenies and other folks eager to hamstring the world’s most productive economies, especially the Untied States, is planning to “sidestep” Congress.

It’s written in soporific journalese, but it is an explosive story:

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.

I’ve highlighted a few passages for special consideration. I invite you to ponder in particular the conjunction of these two nuggets: 1.) “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”; and 2. “To sidestep that requirement, . . . .” In other words, even the New York Times is onto the extra-Constitutional, i.e., the illegal, activities of the Obama administration.  Do they care? Do you?

The proposed “deal,” as the Times goes on to say, “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.”

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We are in the middle if an overthrow and only Trey Gowdy, Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions are willing to save the Constitution.

Yes, the entirety of the Democratic Party is a treasonous cabal.

But the Republicans are weaklings who tremble like little schoolgirls in the face of a corrupt conspiracy and a media engaged in that conspiracy.

We have no home team. Democrats ought to be prosecuted. Republicans ought to hide in shame at their cowardice.
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7 weeks ago
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"Kyoto 2.0" is actually a Karate move that will render Obama completely defenseless.
8 weeks ago
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electing legions of lawyers to go to washington and represent honest Americans borders on insanity. electing affirmative action educated, hired and promoted lawyers to do the same crosses that sanity line right into stark raving madness. madness is what these people elected. to keep pretending these enemies of the American people are our legal rep's defies reason. they took an oath w/o the slightest intention of doing what it says. treason.

soon now there will come a tipping point where we either step up and take our country back, or go down the long nasty road to 3rd world status. that's been Obama's dream for us all along. still got doubts?
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So he can call it "legally binding" all he wants - that doesn't make it so.

That would be the equivalent of my concocting a lopsided contract between myself and someone else, putting my signature on it, never sending it to the other party for him to sign, and then expecting him to abide by its terms and a court to uphold it.

So he can sign one-sided documents until the cows come home and fill the Rose Garden with the aroma of methane. Doesn't mean that anyone in the United States has to abide by it, not the states, not businesses, and not individuals.
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Everybody is missing the MO here. Obama is once again changing the topic away from the issues like ISIS, the economy, illegal immigration flooding over our borders, IRS, EPA, ATF, Ukraine, etc. to one that will energize his base, cause the opposition to foam at the mouth while doing nothing to force Obama to do his duty. He's treating the American public like stupid easily distracted fools and getting away with it. How far we have fallen!
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The Constitution and Bill of Rights of these United States as well as those nationalists that support them are the enemies of the world government.

Watch for millions of illegal aliens being housed inside these United States to create an even bigger problem for culture, the increase in Islamic immigration to speed the destruction of same and more regulations/taxes to destroy the middle class. Agenda 21 and the UN Law of the Sea Treaty should bring America into the New Age.

Chaos brings change and you're just a brick in the global Tower of Babel.

8 weeks ago
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Dr. Pournelle has it right; They should have passed
The Bricker Amendment back in Ike's day.
8 weeks ago
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If providence had not intended for Obama to rule as Pharoah an alcoholic and cry baby would not be the Republican Speaker of the House.
8 weeks ago
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We are in the middle if an overthrow and only Trey Gowdy, Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions are willing to save the Constitution.

Yes, the entirety of the Democratic Party is a treasonous cabal.

But the Republicans are weaklings who tremble like little schoolgirls in the face of a corrupt conspiracy and a media engaged in that conspiracy.

We have no home team. Democrats ought to be prosecuted. Republicans ought to hide in shame at their cowardice.
8 weeks ago
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The brave Establishment Republicans ran away.
Bravely ran away away.
When danger reared it's ugly head,
They bravely turned tail and fled.
Yes, the brave Establishment Republicans turned about
And gallantly they chickened out.
They beat a very brave retreat.
Bravest of the braaaave, the Establishment Republicans!
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Let him. Obama is so toxic right now, everything he attempts will blow up in his face (his handlers' faces).

Internet control, Agenda 21, Climate Change, Gun Control, (in essence, One Worlders' wet dream) ........ people are more alert to these nowadays, they can't attempt the 'stealth' mode effectively.

He can sign on to whatever, it will be worth nothing .....
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