24 Apr Interview with Robert Henneke of TPPF on Climate Treaty; Interview with Texas AG Ken Paxton on Executive Authority under the Constitution
The First Five
Debbie takes a look at Earth Day—it’s origin, history, positives and negatives. When it started in 1970, the ‘scientific’ ‘experts’ made predictions that have proven to be not only wrong, but ridiculously wrong. There’s a mindset behind radical environmentalism that is truly not about preserving clean air and clean water; it is about government control of individual liberty and about forcing there distribution of resources from economically advanced countries to less advanced countries.
Robert Henneke of the Texas Public Policy Foundation called in to talk about the climate ‘deal’ signed at the UN this past week. It is an international agreement that by the express terms of the Constitution is a ‘treaty’ that must be ratified by the Senate in order to be binding on the US. But Obama is utterly ignoring the Constitution because he knows the Senate would not ratify this agreement. Another extraordinary abuse of Presidential power.
The details of the agreement are extremely hurtful to the poor—remember that!
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called in to talk about his argument before the US Supreme Court on the authority of the President to unilaterally change law. Though the issue was framed around the topic of immigration, the real guts of the case is about the power of the President vs. the power of the legislature to make law.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe acted to restore voting rights to approximately 200,000 convicted felons who have served their sentences. New Democrat voters for a swing state?
And one more item: what about the new trend of nationalism in America? Without ideas to back it up, isn’t it just tribalism? It’s right to resist globalism and the surrender of national sovereignty, but we need to get back to supporting the ideas that America was founded upon.