Trump is Right to Jettison the Sovereignty-sapping Paris Climate Change Deal

by SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE June 1, 2017

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President Trump reportedly has decided to ignore pressure at home and abroad and withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change accord. Since Barack Obama cynically refused to negotiate and treat this deal as a treaty, Mr. Trump can walk away from it at will. And he should.

Now, if you believe that dangerous climate change is occurring, that it's due to human activity and that changes to that activity will actually have a perceptible effect on the climate - all three of which are hotly disputed by serious scientists - there's good news: American entrepreneurs are helping our country greatly reduce greenhouse gases through private sector action, not by government fiat.

That practice will assuredly continue as long as it makes economic and commercial sense, or just makes investors feel "socially responsible." But spare us the transnationalists' sanctimonious and sovereignty-sapping Paris mandates.

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The latest from Frank Gaffney, Jr.  Frank is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Read his FSM articles - click here.


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