JOHN KERRY'S APPOINTMENT IS A THREAT TO AMERICA'S ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D.
Ever wonder why it's the "Paris Accord" and not the "Paris Treaty"? The answer is simple. It's an accord (or an agreement) because the Senate never mustered the necessary consensus to approve it.
But let's back up a bit.
The Constitution of the United States requires that any treaty first be approved by two thirds of the Senate. Secretary of State John Kerry knew there was no way an agreement that called for America to transfer its wealth to countries aiming only to undermine her would never pass the Senate, much less win the favor of a two thirds majority. However, Kerry wanted the wealth transfer implemented, so he entered the United States into an agreement, an accord. True, the Paris Accord is nonbinding, but if the President and the Secretary of State agreed to it anyway, then they would be in a position to deliver it. Yes, the Paris Accord called for reductions in carbon emissions like the mainstream media enjoys touting, but it also called for much more. It called for developed countries to transfer $100 billion per year to developing nations to mitigate the disadvantages imposed upon the latter for complying with lower emission standards within their jurisdictions.
Amazing, right? What the Paris Accord was, the same Paris Accord to which John Kerry and former Vice President Joe Biden wish the United States return, is a massive, globalistic, wealth-transfer scheme moving hard-earned money from the United States to third world countries. In the meantime, there is no requirement for those countries to curtail their overtly anti-American behavior like the ones so commonly displayed at the United Nations. One would think that such a lopsided agreement would be vehemently opposed by a representative of the American people.
Not John Kerry.
The reality is that Mr. Kerry's appointment as Climate Change Czar has very little to do with the climate. After all, Kerry is not a climatologist. He is a globalist. Plus, a person owning five homes with sizeable land properties, many of which are on the water, isn't really concerned about his carbon footprint.
Also consider that many of the goals the United States has recently achieved in the international arena have been realized only because it is an energy independent nation. It would be unreasonable to believe that America would be able to firmly negotiate in the Middle East, Russia, and China if it were dependent on foreign actors for its energy. This position could only be achieved absent the binds of a climate accord like the one Kerry espouses to return us to and helped create. A President Biden with globalist John Kerry at the helm would aim to reverse that independence.
According to Forbes, in addition to placing us back under shackles of the obtrusive Paris Accord, Biden/Kerry would aim to re-activate the Iran deal. Like with the Paris Accord, the Iran deal did more than just ostensibly curtail Iran from building nuclear weapons, albeit for a brief period of time. The agreement, which also was not approved by the Senate, allowed Iran to increase its oil exports, hurting American manufacturers. Note, it is not that the deal lowered carbon emissions, it merely change who produced and profited from the production of oil.
Additionally, Biden aims to ban fracking on public lands, which accounts for a sizable proportion of America's resources. Couple that with cost-elevating regulatory restraints on American oil and gas production, and it becomes easy to see how the United States will soon lose its energy independence, and with it, so many advantages it has achieved over the past four years.
I recently had a conversation with a friend regarding the outcome of the 2020 election. In his view, in light of the inroads made in the House of Representatives, it would not be so bad if Biden won the presidency so long as the Republicans kept the Senate. In fact, it would be devastating. Say what you want about President Trump, the progress he made towards restoring America's standing in an ever-hostile world was substantial and left us in a position vastly superior to the one he inherited. John Kerry, along with Joe Biden, would only reverse that.
Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an orthopaedic surgeon and lawyer living in Venice, Florida. He served in the Florida House of Representatives. He is the author of numerous books including The Federalist Pages, The Case for Free Market Healthcare, and Coronalessons. He is available for appearances and book signings, and can be reached through www.thefederalistpages.com.
Dr. Julio Gonzalez is an orthopedic surgeon living in Florida. He is a lawyer, author, and former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He is available for speaking engagements at email@example.com