Wednesday, 03 June 2015

UN Climate Regime Must Bypass U.S. Congress, French Govt Says

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The United Nations and its member regimes must sidestep the U.S. Constitution and the American people’s elected representatives to save the world from global warming, declared French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (shown). Speaking to representatives of African governments and dictators during UN “climate” talks in Germany on Monday, the Socialist Party foreign policy chief explained that the U.S. Congress would refuse to approve the proposed planetary climate regime. As such, the emerging agreement, set to be finalized in Paris later this year, must be imposed on the United States by the Obama administration and the UN — without the consent of the American people’s elected representatives or the treaty ratification process outlined in the U.S. Constitution. Obama has already indicated his support for the radical strategy.

The powerful Socialist Party foreign minister, who will host the upcoming UN “climate change” confab in Paris, told assembled African delegates at a UN summit in Bonn, Germany, that “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 a planetary regime ostensibly aimed at curbing alleged man-made global warming by regulating and taxing emissions of the essential-to-life gas CO2. Of course, Fabius did not mention the fact that the U.S. Constitution requires congressional approval for the UN schemes and all international agreements — and even then they must be constitutional. He also failed to mention that there has been no global warming in over 18 years despite UN predictions, or the fact that human emissions of CO2 represent a fraction of one percent of all the greenhouse gases present naturally in the atmosphere.

According to the Associated Press, among the first to report on Fabius’ radical attack on America’s system of constitutional self-government, the plan to foist the UN climate regime on America without the consent of Americans would mean that the agreement could not be called an “international treaty.” The AP reported that, under such a vision, there could be no “legally-binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions.” While some governments and despots in the UN are insisting on empowering the UN to impose and enforce such “legally binding limits” on America and all of humanity, it “would have no chance of being ratified by the Republican-controlled Congress,” AP observed correctly. Multiple senior U.S. lawmakers have already made that clear as well. And with Senate ratification of treaties requiring a two thirds majority, failure is all but assured.  

However, Fabius, along with fellow socialists and globalists worldwide, and the Obama administration, are working on a plan to get around U.S. lawmakers in their religious quest to supposedly save humanity from itself. “We must find a formula which is valuable for everybody and valuable for the U.S. without going to the Congress,” the French Foreign Minister was quoted as saying, without explaining whether the French Parliament would also be ignored or what he would think of such machinations. While various UN member regimes and even the European Union super-state are holding firm demanding a “legally binding” global agreement, at least some appear to understand that Congress will not ratify it and that other options will be needed. After all, just 40 percent of Americans believe the increasingly discredited man-made global-warming theory, according to polls. And even less would support the proposed draconian planetary controls on their lives and businesses under the guise of battling a non-problem.    

It was not the first time that a senior official with the deeply unpopular Socialist French government has called for undermining the U.S. Constitution to impose the UN scheming on Americans. “There is an implicit understanding that this not require ratification by the Senate,” Laurence Tubiana, the French government’s “climate ambassador” to the UN, said last year. “There’s a strong understanding of the difficulties of the U.S. situation, and a willingness to work with the U.S. [Obama] to get out of this impasse.” By “difficulties,” of course, the Socialist climate bureaucrat from France was referring to America’s system of constitutional self-government. UN climate czar Christiana Figueres previously said the mass-murdering Communist Chinese system was better suited to fighting “global warming” than the U.S. Constitution — a sentiment that is apparently widespread among global warming theorists and would-be carbon taxers at the UN. In 2009, China boasted that its brutal “one-child policy,” often enforced with coerced abortions, had resulted in reduced CO2 emissions.

Of course, the Obama administration has already threatened to bypass Congress to impose a UN global-warming regime on America. So, in that sense, the outlandish comments of the Socialist French politician attacking Americans are not surprising (imagine if Secretary of State John Kerry demanded bypassing the French Parliament to impose draconian policies on France!). As The New American reported last year, the radical White House strategy to defy the American people and the Constitution involves primarily semantics and legal quackery: Instead of calling the controversial scheme a “treaty,” Obama and the UN will pursue what they call an international “accord.” According to the New York Times, Obama’s “climate negotiators” have been busy plotting the circumvention of the U.S. Constitution and the American people’s elected representatives since at least last year. The idea was to adopt a “politically binding” regime that Obama would implement by decree, as he vowed to do on myriad issues with his “pen and phone” machinations if Congress would not submit to his agenda.

As if to shout the lawlessness from the rooftops, Obama traveled to Beijing last November and inked an almost comical pseudo-treaty with brutal communist dictator Xi Jinping. Under the fake treaty, which Obama claims will be implemented despite it having never been ratified by the Senate or specifically funded by the House of Representatives, the White House purported to commit America to slashing CO2 emissions by more than 25 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. The dictator in Beijing, meanwhile, who does not need permission from those he rules under the communist system he runs (and the UN climate czar admires), vowed to stop “increasing” the CO2 output of the more than one billion people his regime enslaves by around 2030. “Today, I am proud we can announce a historic agreement,” Obama proclaimed after signing the deal. Many of the lawless commitments were already being implemented by decree through EPA regulations, executive orders, and more.

Shortly after that, meanwhile, Obama, perhaps misunderstanding the nature of his constitutional responsibilities and the American system of government, boldly “pledged” $3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds to a UN “climate” outfit. The purpose of the UN entity, essentially, is to act as a source of bribe money to bring Third World dictators and others on board with the UN “climate” agenda. However, top U.S. lawmakers, including the chair of the Senate Environment Committee, vowed to block funding for Obama’s pledge. It remains unclear whether the GOP majority in Congress plans to rein in the administration and its climate gimmicks, but even the Senate majority leader pledged to do so. Members of Congress have issued numerous statements pointing out that Obama is not a dictator and has no authority to crush the U.S. economy, the U.S. Constitution, and liberty on his own. The simplest way to stop it, though, would be to stop funding it, a constitutional tool the GOP has been shy about using.   

If Congress does not step in to do its job and exercise its responsibilities, the global climate plot being cooked up by the UN and its members will be a disaster for Americans and humanity more broadly — especially the poor. It would, among other schemes, ration emissions of carbon dioxide and energy while redistributing potentially trillions of dollars from Western taxpayers to Third World regimes. Globalists and alarmists hope to conclude the UN deal at a “climate” summit in Paris this December. However, with their theory imploding on the world stage and the U.S. Congress sure to reject any treaty emerging from the upcoming summit, Americans have a very real opportunity to crush the dangerous “climate” agenda once and for all. For the sake of humanity and liberty, the UN’s climate scheming must be stopped.

Photo of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius: AP Images

Alex Newman, a foreign correspondent for The New American, is normally based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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