Our Constitution Begins, "We the People..."
These are the opening lines of a message to the American delegates in Copenhagen and the rest of the world sent on behalf of the American people by American Solutions. They are meant as a reminder to both Obama Administration officials and international climate activists that under our constitutional system, the American people, not government bureaucrats, are sovereign.
And if you have any doubt that the delegates at Copenhagen need to hear this message, take a look at this:
This is a reference guide being handed out by one of the non-governmental organizations at Copenhagen to keep track of all the proposals to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation. It's purposefully modeled after the Chinese mass murderer Mao Tse-Tung's "Little Red Book of Communism."
Can the profoundly undemocratic nature of this conference be any clearer?
Radical Environmentalism Is "The New Socialism"
Charles Krauthammer calls the shake down occurring in Copenhagen and the EPA's domestic power grab "the new socialism"
"Following the death of the old socialism with the Soviet empire, the cultural elites went straight from the memorial service for socialism to the altar of the environment. The objective is the same: highly centralized power given to the best and the brightest, the new class of experts and technocrats. This time, however, the alleged justification is saving the planet."
Substituting the Advice and Consent of the Senate with the Bureaucratic Power of the EPA
When he travels to Copenhagen this week, President Obama is reportedly going to pledge to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020.
The Obama Administration's various threats to act unilaterally - both in Copenhagen and at home via the EPA - to achieve this goal occur against the backdrop of this inescapable fact: The Senate, reflecting the will of the American people, refuses to pass the administration's job killing cap and trade legislation.
The result is that the administration is preparing to bypass the Senate with its announcement last week that the EPA will regulate carbon dioxide as a dangerous pollutant .
This would be a breathtakingly anti-democratic and unconstitutional arrogation of power on the part of the President.
And if the question is, "Will the new socialism succeed?" the answer is, "Not if the American people have anything to do with it." Today, the 236th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, American Solutions is issuing a rallying cry to the American people.
Our message is that no imperial presidency, no totalitarian bureaucracy, and no global international elite can or will usurp the power of We the People.
The full text of our ad, which will appear in the daily newspaper of the Copenhagen conference tomorrow:
TO THE AMERICAN DELEGATES IN COPENHAGEN
AND THE REST OF THE WORLD
In America, We Have a Constitution.
It Begins: "We the People"
Our Constitution Requires International Agreements to
Be Agreed Upon By our Senate
Our President Does Not Have Support in our Senate for
Binding Carbon Emissions Limits
Our Environmental Protection Agency Recently Asserted It Has the
Power to Impose Carbon Emissions Limits
Such Action would be Tantamount to our Executive Branch Taxing the American People without
Approval from the Elected Representatives in our Legislative Branch
That's Called "Taxation without Representation" and
We Will Not Stand for it
The American Revolution and a Famous Tea Party in
Boston in 1773 Was About Rejecting Taxation without Representation
We Reject Taxation without Representation even if it
is attempted by our President through an international "political" agreement like the Copenhagen 15
Through Our Election Process, our Presidents, Representatives, and Administrators Are
Accountable to the American People
Unlike Other Countries, We Do Not Have a Democracy Deficit
In America, Mesdames and Messieurs, We the People Govern
You can view a picture of the ad here .
Learn more at www.AmericanSolutions.com.