Barack Obama secretly negotiated a climate change treaty, not with Congress, but with some of the world’s most oppressive foreign leaders in the U.N. The treaty, which he plans to sign without Senate ratification, requires the U.S. to donate resources and wealth to the world’s developing countries to be distributed by the statists in the U.N. We’ve already committed $100 million.
Within days, Obama will likely sign the treaty without Senate ratification. When Obama attends the G20 summit in Hangzhou, the climate change treaty will be on the agenda.
Erasing the Senate’s treaty powers is no longer a leftist pipe dream.
Accuracy in Media
Having been bamboozled into passing a mere bill to thwart the Iran deal, rather than treating the agreement as a treaty, the Republican-controlled Congress is on the verge of being taken to the cleaners again. This time, President Obama is maneuvering to authorize U.S. participation in a United Nations climate change treaty through an executive agreement. The treaty is expected to come out of the December meeting in Paris of parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Rather than submit the agreement to the Senate as an Article II Treaty, it is anticipated that the Obama administration will simply accept the treaty on the basis of what it claims to be “existing” presidential authority.
President Obama doesn’t seem to see either Congress or the United States Constitution, which he swore to protect and defend, as more than minor inconveniences.
For example, he has specifically instructed his cabinet to look for ways to get around Congress, especially the Republican-controlled House. His executive orders have been widely labeled as unconstitutional, even by liberal experts and commentators. Additionally, he seems to feel the same way about the Supreme Court, even though he appointed two of its justices.
Now a new report confirms that Obama is prepared to illustrate his disregard for America’s institutions once again, this time to force the country into a climate change treaty that the American people do not want and would not support, if given a voice.