Written by Alex Newman, Wednesday, 31 August 2016
URL of the original posting site: http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/23973-obama-to-bypass-congress-and-pretend-to-ratify-un-climate-deal
Amid an illegal plot to “ratify” a United Nations treaty on “climate change” without the constitutionally required advice and consent of the U.S. Senate, Obama is behaving more and more like a tinpot dictator looting what remains of a collapsing banana republic. As part of the effort to defend the unconstitutional scheme to bypass Congress and “ratify” the UN climate regime, however, the White House and its globalist allies are twisting themselves into legalistic and rhetorical pretzels — and setting up the UN scheme for failure. The formal announcement ahead of the upcoming Communist Chinese-led G20 confirms what The New American first reported over two years ago.
The UN, Obama, and Beijing are all hoping to get the agreement “ratified” before or during the G20 meeting in early September, according to news reports. Unlike the U.S. Congress, which Obama knows will not approve his dangerous UN “climate” regime, even the rubber-stamp legislature serving the brutal communist dictatorship enslaving mainland China is getting an opportunity to weigh in on ratifying the so-called “Paris Agreement.” Beijing’s propaganda organs are making a big show out of the fact that the “Standing Committee” of the “National People’s Congress” is deliberating on whether to ratify the controversial UN deal.
By contrast, Obama plans to pretend to ratify it all by himself. Fortunately for Americans, though, by bypassing the proper ratification process, Obama is all-but ensuring that the “climate” treaty, negotiated in Paris last year, will eventually go down in flames. In fact, federal law now officially prohibits any U.S. funding for the UN climate bureaucracy, whether Obama pretends to ratify the UN climate deal or not. The strange turn of events vis-à-vis Obama, China, and the UN follows bizarre comments by former UN “Climate” Czarina Christiana Figueres, who blasted the U.S. political system but said the murderous Chinese regime was doing it right when it comes to battling alleged man-made global warming.
The blatantly fraudulent “legal argument” being advanced by Obama and the White House is that the UN Paris Agreement is actually an “executive agreement.” Therefore, they claim, Obama can ratify it with nothing more than his pen. In the real world, of course, the UN, the French government that oversaw the negotiations, and practically every government on earth have declared the Paris Agreement to be a “binding international treaty.” Indeed, the document itself makes that clear, with the word “shall” appearing in the text more than 100 times.
Speaking at a White House press conference, though, a “senior adviser” to Obama, Brian Deese, tried to have it both ways. “The president will use his authority that has been used in dozens of executive agreements in the past to join and formally deposit our instrument of acceptance, and therefore put our country as a party to the Paris Agreement,” said Deese, who was in Communist China last week plotting with the regime’s minions on how to impose the UN “climate” scheme on Americans and all of humanity. Obama previously inked a pseudo-treaty on the issue with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping (shown with Obama above), setting the stage for the Paris Agreement.
If the UN’s climate deal was truly a so-called “executive agreement,” whatever that means, the agreement would presumably only bind the executive branch of the federal government, not the United States. Yet, the White House is claiming that this executive agreement will “put our country as a party to” the radical UN treaty. Of course, in the real world, only the Constitution and the other branches of the federal government can legitimately bind the executive branch — much less the entire country. In fact, aside from defending the Constitution, Obama’s job description is to faithfully execute the laws, not invent them alongside the UN and China’s murderous tyrants.
On top of that, even real treaties that are properly ratified by two thirds of U.S. senators present cannot grant any new powers to the federal government. The Paris Agreement, and Obama’s “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDC) pledges under it, go far beyond the powers delegated to the federal government under the U.S. Constitution. That means the treaty would be illegitimate even if the U.S. Senate were to ratify it, according to the Constitution’s authors and even the U.S. Supreme Court. Without Senate approval, it is basically a glorified but meaningless piece of paper that does not even provide a fig leaf of cover for Obama’s illegal usurpations.
Obama’s senior adviser, though, apparently thinks Americans are stupid. “That’s a process that is quite well-established in our existing legal system and in the context of international agreements and international arrangements,” Deese told reporters without citing the source of this alleged “well-established process” of dictatorial rule. “There is a category of them that are treaties that require advice and consent from the Senate, but there’s a broad category of executive agreements where the executive can enter into those agreements without that advice and consent.”
He did not say what provision of the Constitution supposedly created a “broad category of executive agreements” that Obama could concoct and impose unilaterally — almost certainly because there is none. It was not clear whether Deese actually believed his own outlandish propaganda, either, but he apparently did say it with a straight face. He also said that Obama and the communist dictator ruling over China had announced earlier this year that they “would seek to formally join the Paris Agreement in 2016,” as if that made it legitimate.
Of course, U.S. senators have already pointed out that Obama’s promises on the issue are a fraud and have no meaning. U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla), for example, who serves as the chairman of the powerful U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and regularly ridicules the man-made global-warming theory as a “hoax,” ridiculed Obama and his “empty promises.” “The problem with international climate change agreements is that they ignore basic economic and political realities and therefore are doomed to failure,” Inhofe said. “When the hype over the signing fades, the reality will set in that the policies President Obama is promising will not last.”
But while the Republican-controlled Congress has put up tepid and in some cases even phony resistance to Obama’s wild plot to ratify a treaty without Senate approval, foreign powers and officials have been egging him on. First, it was French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius of the Socialist Party, which oversaw the UN negotiations in Paris that produced the totalitarian UN “climate regime.” Speaking to African government and dictatorship delegations in Germany, Fabius said “we know the politics in the United States.” “Whether we like it or not, if it comes to the [U.S.] Congress, they will refuse” to approve the UN “climate” scheme, he continued. “We must find a formula which is valuable for everybody and valuable for the U.S. without going to the Congress.”
After that, UN boss Ban Ki Moon, who now bombastically refers to the UN as the “Parliament of Humanity,” expressed confidence that Obama would ignore Congress and the Constitution in his fake ratification procedure. “I do appreciate President Obama’s strong commitment,” said the UN chief, whose tenure has been plagued by all manner of scandals ranging from child-raping UN troops running wild to the ongoing and systematic persecution of whistleblowers who expose UN corruption and crime. “He knew that, with all this opposition of the Republican Party’s stance, he may not be able to have all this legally — through a legal process. But he also has executive power. He will do whatever he can under his executive power.”
Playing along with Obama’s fraud, the UN and the regime enslaving mainland China are all pretending that if Obama and rubber-stamp Chinese legislators “ratify” the UN deal, it will enter into force and be binding on everyone. They claim that once 55 governments or dictatorships representing 55 percent of human CO2 emissions ratify the scheme, it is all over. “Together, the U.S. and China represent just under 40 percent of global emissions,” said Deese, Obama’s adviser. “So the act of our two countries [sic] joining and when that happens will help move us closer to that goal.” As of now, less than two dozen governments and dictators representing about 1 percent of all man-made gas-of-life (CO2) emissions have signed up.
Still, Obama’s delusions notwithstanding, the Paris deal can and likely will be stopped either by Congress, the courts, or the next president. All the GOP Congress has to do is refuse to fund it. The courts could just strike it down. And a future president could simply tear it up. Indeed, Trump has already pledged to kill the UN “climate” regime upon taking office. “We’re going to cancel the Paris climate agreement, and stop — unbelievable — and stop all payments of the United States tax dollars to UN global-warming programs,” he explained, sending increasingly marginalized climate alarmists and Obama into a tizzy.
Unfortunately for the UN and Obama — but fortunately for humanity — the entire “Paris Agreement” is built on a foundation of lies, deceit, lawlessness, fraud, PR gimmicks, and bluster. Basically, the globalists built their tyrannical scheme on a foundation of quicksand. Already, the overwhelming majority of the U.S. public rejects the man-made global-warming theory. A growing body of evidence discrediting the theory continues to pile up. All that remains is for concerned Americans to continue their efforts to expose and ultimately destroy the UN’s totalitarian “climate” regime once and for all. The future of freedom and prosperity depend on it.