Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Obama's options at Copenhagen

The Obama administration announced that greenhouse gases posed a health hazards. The move was widely interpreted as a move by the president to pressure Congress to act on climate change.

The declaration by the Environmental Protection Agency allows Obama to create regulations bypassing the Congress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Such regulations would be vulnerable once a new administration comes into office.

Technically, the president could even negotiate a treaty at Copenhagen without any legislation from Congress, but such a treaty would have to be approved by at least 67 senators to become law. Ordinary legislation requires only 60 or even fewer votes in the Senate but it must also pass in the House of Representatives.

Then-president Bill Clinton negotiated a treaty at the Kyoto conference only to have it fail to pass in the Senate.

Obama could negotiate a treaty that, if it fails to get approved, could still be sent through Congress as legislation for easier passage. Obama could also cut a deal to reduce emissions by executive order, using the new EPA ruling, with the understanding that such an agreement could fall through the cracks if an antagonistic administration comes into power some time in the future.

1 comment:

Eric Pearson said...

I'm a Democrat of the Democratic Party, and I do not agree with our Democratic Party representatives in Washington.

Our Democratic Party has moved to the far left, and we in the center and right are extremely dissatisfied with the "Change We Can Believe In" politicians and their obsession with making our Nation more like the Europe our forefathers had left behind.

Most Democrats already know their pleas to the Democratic Party are only being answered by repeated insult and injury. Many of our elected officials are no longer thinking of themselves as being our representatives, but instead refer to themselves as leaders in the true form of tyrants.

Nearly everyone of our elected representatives within the Democratic Party are no longer following in the time-honored footsteps laid down by the founding fathers of our great Nation. More importantly, we as democrats see our elected representatives within the Democratic Party abandoning the principles and values as set forth within the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.

Furthermore, our current Democratic Party leadership is tainted by corruption, and the liberals among us are supporting far-left socialist radicals with their agendas based on implementing socialist political doctrines into laws that are non-constitutional. This is a real threat to everything we hold sacred in America, and they are gaining evermore control over our Democratic Party, our Nation, and the American people.

To all intents and purposes, our Democratic Party is undermining and destroying our American democracy as founded in protecting individual liberty and freedom. The examples are so numerous it is nearly imposable to keep up with all of them.

Despite this, we as Democrats can restore control of the Democratic Party back to the party members. All we need to do is cut off donations to the local, state, and national headquarters of the Democratic Party, and to make sure the donations are made directly to patriotic and honorable Democratic Party candidates that are not corrupt or Socialists.

So please help spread the message to everyone of our fellow Democrats. Also, don't forget to contact and request the Unions and other outside contributors to follow our lead as patriotic Americans.

Thank you, and God Bless America.

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