davidgmills
For once the Washington Post actually has something intelligent to print.

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Indeed, the real U.S. exceptionalism would be not in Trump’s action, but in Obama’s – in not seeking ratification.

Countries seem invariably to have accepted the agreement as a treaty that requires going through their internal treaty-ratification processes, typically submission to the legislature. Countries from the United Kingdom to China to Jamaica have ratified it through their legislatures. So has Brazil, Japan, the Philippines and Australia. In the latter, the question of whether it was a binding international accord requiring submission to Parliament received some discussion, and a parliamentary analysis concluded it was a “major treaty” that needed to be submitted.

I know of no country that has taken the U.S. approach. All countries seem to understand that ratification requires using the domestic procedure for ratifying treaties.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/01/the-u-s-cant-quit-the-paris-climate-agreement-because-it-never-actually-joined/#comments

I don't understand the brouhaha other than people are ignorant about the Constitution and what it takes to approve a treaty.

From the Constitution:

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....

Did the senate vote on the Paris Treaty?  Fuck no.  Would 2/3 of them have voted for it if it was submitted to a vote?  Fuck no again.

The Kyoto Accord went down on a vote of 95-0.
Ye shall know the phony left by the gates they keep.
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beebee
Interesting. 
It seems we do, or I shouldn't say we at all, but rather a lot of things are done now without Congressional
approval, including wars.
Aren't they supposed to be our elected officials representing us?
We will not win fighting what we hate but by saving what we love.

Keep Calm and Carry On 👍


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davidgmills
beebee wrote:
Interesting. 

Aren't they supposed to be our elected officials representing us?


As George Carlin said we are not in the club to which you refer. 
Ye shall know the phony left by the gates they keep.
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