Lord Monckton Warns Obama Will Attempt Use of Executive Authority to Commit US to Copenhagen Agreeme
By Steve Jalsevac
COPENHAGEN, December 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a brief video released on the Internet, Lord Christopher Monkton is seen giving a speech today in Copenhagen warning that President Obama will try to use his Executive Authority to sign an agreement, rather than a treaty, to commit the United States to undertake measures against climate change that will seriously damage the freedoms and prosperity of America.
Monkton states, "President Obama is going to come here (Copenhagen) and sign the Copenhagen Agreement." He says it's no longer being called a treaty specifically because US Senators "know they can't get a treaty through the US Senate." Monkton continues explaining, "so, President Obama is going to sign this agreement by his executive authority and he will then put it through both houses of Congress by a vote of simple majority."
Monkton states that this executive agreement will stand "with almost the same force as a treaty" under the US Constitution. The one large difference, Monkton however notes, is that an Executive Agreement can be repealed by a following president, but a treaty cannot be repealed. Therefore, The British Lord and science adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher noted, "one power that President Obama does not have is to commit the United States unilaterally to measures of a scale and horror envisaged in this treaty or agreement…"
The recent "climategate" revelations provided the basis for especially condemning closing comments from the internationally famous climate sceptic and campaigner against climate hysteria.
Monkton emphasized, "there is no longer any basis whatsoever for saying that any action is required over the climate. We have seen now in the climategate scandal that a couple of dozen bad and extremely malevolent and unpleasant scientists - this clique, this cabal, this conspiracy, because that is what it is, have tried to bend, fiddle and fudge the data, year after year and they've now been caught and exposed by the activities of one gallant whistleblower at this very moment when we now know that the climate fraud is the fraud that we all expected it to be."
Monckton concluded with a warning that the president, "either unaware or aware and uncaring wishes to sign" American "freedom and prosperity away."
See Lord Monkton's detailed, one hour, fascinating expose of climate change
Also see Lord Monkton interview on Michael Coren television program