Obama To Push United Nations Climate Change Agenda Without Congressional Approval

August 27, 2014 9:37 amViews: 491

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Would you like another reason to impeach President Obama (as if we needed more)? Try this one on for size: Obama is now working on a scheme that would do an end around Congress and push the United States into a international climate change agreement. Did you get that? Obama is pushing the envelope again to overstep his powers and essentially make a treaty with the UN to pass draconian climate change rules without going through Congress as is clearly mandated in Article II of the United States Constitution.

Oh, but it's not a technically a treaty so that's how the power hungry Obama is going to get away with it. It will be a "name and shame" intimidation deal where countries either comply with the rules, or they will probably get some sort of economic sanctions levied against them by other countries being told not to do business with them or some such similar bullying tactic. And of course it gets worse, because the weak Republican lead House, which has the power to impeach, will sit on their hands and do nothing.

We have entered an era of a lawless presidency where the Commander in Chief does whatever he pleases and an inept or compliant Congress just watches constitutional authority erode and tyrannical power grow. And Obama is just getting started. Heaven help us if the Senate stays in the hands of Democrats.

Read more below from the New York Times:

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.

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