Yesterday, the United Nations held its Climate Conference. The “highlight” was Greta Thunberg (shown above), a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who screamed at world leaders and demanded that we all pay more into the UN’s radical climate programs.
The United Nations’ Paris Climate Treaty has always been about money. It was designed to redistribute wealth from the United States and Europe to developing countries in Africa and Asia.
When Barack Obama unconstitutionally signed the treaty without Congressional approval, he pledged to give 3 billion to the United Nations. Obama raided the State Department’s discretionary budget to send 1 billion to the United Nations before he left office. He thought that Hillary Clinton would have been able to finish the payments…
When Donald Trump was sworn in, the United Nations asked for the rest of what Obama promised. President Trump told them to get lost. Not only did he refuse to finish Obama’s payments, but he withdrew from the Paris Climate Treaty all together.
But the Obama administration was sneaky. When Obama signed, he agreed to a waiting period before the United States would be allowed withdraw. That waiting period ends on November 4, 2020, the day after the next Presidential election. This was by design.
If Trump loses, then he will not be able to finalize the withdrawal before a Democrat takes over. But in recent weeks, Democrats have started to get scared. It is looking more and more like Trump will win in 2020. And if that happens, then Obama’s UN treaty would go to the ash heap of history where it belongs.
So, Democrats are now forcing a vote to keep the US in the United Nations’ climate treaty, and the GOP isn’t even pretending to fight back!
The bill is called the State Department, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act. In addition to funding the State Department, this bill also governs our foreign aid programs (including the aid we give to the UN).
Section 7060(b)(1)(D) of the bill prohibits the government from spending even a cent to notify the United Nations that the United States is withdrawing from the treaty. Withdrawing would be illegal.
Obama violated the Constitution when he signed that bill. He never sought the advice or consent of Congress, as the Treaty Clause requires. Without Congressional approval, Obama implemented the treaty’s provisions by executive order. And when the Congress refused to authorize the payments, Obama raided the Treasury to give a billion do llars to the UN anyway.
And now, Congressional Democrats want to block Pres. Trump from exiting this treaty! They want to sidestep the Constitution and surrender even more of America’s sovereignty to the UN.
This morning, President Trump delivered a speech to the United Nations General Assembly reiterating his promise to put America first. But while he was giving that speech, Democrats and Republicans alike were working behind closed doors to pull the rug out from under him and restore all of the UN funding that Obama promised!
Last year, when a similar provision came up for a vote, Republicans supported it. In the Senate, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, and Lamar Alexander helped the Democrats push a provision through to restore some of the UN’s funding. In the House, Republicans sat on their hands and let it pass.
Now, Democrats are going for it all.
Even though Obama had no right to sign the treaty, Democrats want to stop Trump from ever being able to withdraw from it and restore all of the donations that Obama promised…
And the Republicans are just going to let them do it!
Say NO to the United Nations!