Tuesday, January 19, 2021

This Made My Day


Joe Biden has made no secret of his intention to get us back into the Paris climate accords. It’s high up there on his laundry list of things to do upon taking office—even though the United States leads the world in reducing carbon emissions, despite not being a part of it anymore.

But the truth is, the United States was never actually legally a part of the Paris climate accords. The United Nations describes it as “a legally binding international treaty on climate change,” and it also meets the definition of a treaty under the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, which states that a treaty is “an international agreement concluded between [two or more] States in written form and governed by international law.”

And what does the United States Constitution say about treaties?

It says that the president “shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur.” It’s right there in Article II, Section 2, Clause 2.

Biden is supposedly a lawyer, but his advice on armed self-defense will send you to prison.



1 comment:

  1. I wish I was as sanguine....Biden can get us into it the same way Obama did: By simply declaring it.

    Too bad the senate (spit!) didn't review it and refuse it. Another McConnell disaster.