Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spokane plans to adopt Kyoto Protocols this Monday. Local objector needs our support.


The City of Spokane, WA made a new move towards adopting the Kyoto Protocols without any public awareness or debate (let alone a democratic vote). A local woman who attended the meeting was able to delay it until this coming Monday. This is a call to anyone within driving distance to Spokane who could possibly attend this meeting to support this lady in her attempt to stop communitarian laws. Please email me for more info and put "Spokane" in the subject line. Thanks!

What does it mean when an international treaty fails "to win domestic support" in the USA? Does it mean our elected officials should endorse it anyway? Or are we like the Irish, who have to keep voting and voting until we get it "right?" And how can our Mayors endorse everything from the Earth Charter to the Kyoto Protocols if these UN laws have no domestic support? If our national and state law declares the only legitimate purpose for any government is: "to protect and defend individual rights" then under what authority are these agreements made?

Are Americans (or any other nationals) required to submit to a legal system they neither voted to install nor knew anything about it before it was adopted? How many other "treaties" have our local governments signed, in violation of the constitutional parameters for states and municipalities making separate treaties with foreign governments? When did the Mayor get the power to adopt international codes and regulations, and an army of new community "cop" enforcers whose sole purpose is to change the behaviors of "bad" American individuals?
"Section Ten, U.S. Constitution: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility."
In Big Mother's world, "scientist" is a "Title of Nobility" and their word is final. (Our double-speak dictionay defines them with one word: God.) So yes, let's all hope to avoid the embarassment of the last Kyoto Treaty:

US hopes to avoid repeat of Kyoto Protocol
March 27, 2009 - 11:25am
Associated Press Writer

BERLIN (AP) - The Obama administration wants a politically viable new global climate deal that avoids the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, which failed to win U.S. domestic support, a senior U.S. official said Friday.

Climate change envoy Todd Stern said the administration will be guided by a mixture of "science and pragmatism" as it helps craft a new agreement this year to control emissions of greenhouse gases.

Stern said that would help the administration avoid a repeat of what happened with the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. U.S. officials negotiated a deal in Japan that failed to win domestic support.

The U.S. refusal to join the program to reduce emissions drew sharp international rebukes, and later fueled perceptions that George W. Bush's administration was opposed to global cooperation and environmental preservation.

On the eve of talks marking the Obama team's debut in the U.N. climate change negotiations, Stern said the U.S. is committed to getting a deal that will help prevent the devastating effects of global warming _ and also be politically viable.

"We do not have any interest in the United States in having a repeat of the Kyoto experience, where we signed an agreement that is dead on arrival when we brought it back home," Stern told reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

"We need to be guided on this internationally by a combination of science and pragmatism," he said. "It does not serve anyone to do a week-kneed compromise that doesn't move us in the direction that the science is telling us we need to go."

"By the same token, it doesn't serve anybody to have an agreement that is scientifically pristine and perfect and which cannot be supported by our public back home," Stern added.

Stern was named special envoy for climate change by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He was the chief U.S. negotiator at the Kyoto Protocol talks in the administration of former President Bill Clinton.

Stern heads to Bonn this weekend for the opening of talks running March 29-April 8 _ the latest round in an effort to seal a successor deal to Kyoto in Copenhagen, Denmark, this December.

Stern said he hopes the U.S. Congress can pass domestic legislation in the coming months which would back up any international commitments that Washington would make as part of the treaty.

He stressed, however, that a failure to pass legislation by December would by no means spell doom for a Copenhagen deal.

Obama has said he wants to sharply reduce emissions of greenhouse gases responsible for rising sea levels, increasingly unpredictable weather patterns and other environmental problems.

During his election campaign, he pledged to reduce carbon emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. He earmarked about $80 billion for renewable energy technologies in his economic stimulus bill of nearly $780 billion.

"It is a core priority for the president _ both at the domestic level and the international level _ and I wanted to signal that by coming personally" to the beginning of the talks in Bonn, Stern said.

"Frankly, the United States has been on the sidelines as far as we're concerned for the last eight years and that's going to stop," Stern said.

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Bobby Garner said...

"The idealist is not a bluffer, neither is he a coward; he is blind. He cannot see the world, let alone raise the eyes of his mind to the cause of the world. As far as he is concerned, man can know only what is in his own mind; he can know of God only in so far as he is a part of God, or is God. He invites all men and women, not to share his blindness, but to set up havens of darkness of their own where, with no truth intruding to interrupt the game, they can play at being God, or a part of God.

"All of these people agree that we can know nothing of the knowledge of God. If their particular explanations are not appealing, a man might try, without stepping outside the boundaries of a negative answer, the despair of the evolutionist's answer -- that men are the only part of the life process enjoying intelligence, our knowledge is all there is. Or he might embrace the narrow provincialism of the pragmatist, the humanitarian and the humanist -- the men who have little time for God because of their consuming interest in men,...

...the naturalist is not lazy. He hustles along the road of knowledge like a boy hurrying past a cemetery at night, whistling to prove he is not afraid. But he is afraid, afraid to go beyond what his hands cannot touch. He states that science and the experimental method are the only sources of truth. In either form he is contradicting the facts that he himself must live by, every day facts like our knowledge of love, of justice, of friendship, which are slippery things to slide under a microscope."
- Comments from Companion of the Summa

I believe this is an accurate summary of the social conditions which enable the problem of Communitarian Law. Society has lost its knowledge of God.

My professional troubleshooting career proves to me that to correct a problem, you don't attack the symptoms. A successful troubleshooter identifies the cause of the problem and attacks that cause without mercy. The cause of the problem is not located in Spokane, or in the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol is one of several symptoms about to manifest itself in Spokane.

Anonymous said...

I was in Spokane tuesday for the first time in 2 years. I can't go again so soon, but I'll get the word out.