Do you hear that? Yes, if you listen carefully you will hear the collective deranged apoplectic ranting of the global progressive elites. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate change agreement — yes, agreement.This was not a ratified treaty brought before the Congress of the United States, just another piece of the Obama liberal progressive economic agenda. And since Barack Obama unilaterally signed onto it, he’s no longer president, so it has been dismissed. Ya just gotta understand why Obama has decided to buy the house in Washington DC and stay there. He needs relevance and is watching his “legacy,” done mainly by executive action, be eradicated, and for good reason. I have to wonder, what will end up being in the Obama presidential library?
Perplexingly enough, Barack Obama released a statement on the withdrawal –no, he will not just go away:
“The nations that remain in the Paris agreement will be the nations that reap the benefits in jobs and industries created. I believe that the United States of America should be at the front of the pack. But in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future; I am confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help to protect for future generations the one planet that we’ve got.”
What’s amazing is how Obama never took a leadership role in the real fight for the future of generations against Islamic jihadism…where he led from behind. It appears that Obama is still Obama, choosing, based on an ideological agenda, what is vital and in the best interest of not the United States, but the global elites.
Here are the true facts about the Paris climate agreement:– According to a study by NERA Consulting, meeting the Obama administration’s requirements in the Paris agreement would cost the US economy nearly $3 trillion over the next decades. By 2040, our economy would lose 6.5 million industrial sector jobs, to include some 3.1 million manufacturing jobs. Our coal industry would be decimated, which Obama had as an intent, that provides some one-third of our electrical power.
– Obama committed $3 billion of US taxpayer funds to the Green Climate Fund which is 30 percent of the initial funding for this agreement, without Congressional authorization — talk about unconstitutional actions! In essence, the United States taxpayer is the one subsidizing the jobs and industrial growth of other nations…while we went from $10.67 trillion to $20 trillion of debt under Barack Obama.
– America, without the Kyoto protocol and the Paris agreement, has already reduced its carbon-dioxide emissions dramatically. Since 2006, CO2 emissions in America have declined by 12 percent, and are expected to continue to decline. The US is now a global leader in oil and gas production and we are indeed the Saudi Arabia of coal. And thanks to the hydraulic fracturing technology increasing our natural gas production, we are moving towards lessening those emissions…but the religion of the left despises fracking.– Obama’s Paris agreement does nothing to the two major contributors to global climate change (assuming you believe that in the first place): China and India. China does not have to comply until 2030, and India has made its participation in the Paris agreement contingent on billions of dollars being given to them in the form of subsidies.
President Trump’s money line in his withdrawal announcement was “I am the president of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”
Who cares what the global elites want by way of this massive wealth redistribution on the backs of the American taxpayer? And the bottom line is this, “according to researchers at MIT, if all member nations met their Paris agreement obligations, the impact on the climate is estimated to be a reduction of global temperature rise by less than .2 degrees Celsius in 2100.”Yes, trillions of dollars from the American economy and the loss of millions of American jobs result in less than a 1 degree reduction in temperature 90 years from now. If you’re one of the progressive socialist leftists who worship at the altar of climate change and support the Paris agreement, well, you are sincerely a “special kind of stupid.”
And here is the obvious question, why not fight the real threat NOW, Islamic jihadism, and stop with the fighting the weather folly? After all, if the liberal progressives haven’t realized, God created climate change — winter, spring, summer, and fall. And y’all remember when the global leftists tried to scare us into believing the return of an Ice Age? Yes, back when I was growing up in Atlanta, it was global cooling — freaked us out down South.
What the progressive socialist left demonstrates is their ideological agenda and priority has nothing to do with restoring the American economy and boosting American employment. Their goal is to subjugate our Constitutional Republic to their like-minded liberal progressive friends, hence why the weakling Euros are upset, like French President Macron and Angela Merkel. The leftists care little about the families who want to work and provide for themselves; they seek economic dependency and submission to a great global scheme of wealth transfer. They tried it with the insidious domestic policy of cap and trade. Folks like Al Gore have made a living — hypocritically so — touting their religious climate change dogma in books and films such as “An Inconvenient Truth.”
And since those approaches failed, Obama decided to just take another unconstitutional act via executive agreement and signed onto something that would decimate our economy. I can only surmise this as yet another example of Obama’s treason — I mean seriously, what better proof of “high crimes and misdemeanors” than to undermine our nation and sign away our economic sovereignty?
I applaud President Trump for this action, withdrawing our nation from this foolish progressive socialist global economic wealth redistribution boondoggle masquerading as concern for the planet — purely empty emotional blather.
However, President Trump, you committed to moving the U.S. embassy out of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. That must be done to give our full recognition to our best and strongest ally in the Middle East, if not the world. Also Mr. President, now would be a great opportunity to withdraw the United States of America from Obama’s unilateral Iranian nuclear agreement — another bit of folly.
And to Barack Obama, I do not know how you define American leadership, but when you look in the mirror, just know you ain’t it!
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]