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Opening Arguments

Take our country, please

What's worse than a president acting on his own authority without congressional approval? How about trying to deliver this nation up to the United Nations without the approval of Congress?

WASHINGTON — 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.

The article then goes on to explain how Obama's climate negotiators plan to "sidestep" that pesky old constitutional requirement for Senate approval. The Constitution? Oh, that old thing. That's for the little people.

The statist, top-down authoritarian agenda really does know no bounds. Let's hope we're never invaded by aliens from outer space. This bunch would just hand over the keys to Earth without a whimper, especially if they were promised a seat on the Future of the Human Race steering committee.