The Treasonous Secession Of Climate Confederacy States

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Authored by Daniel Greenfield via FrontPageMag.com,

After President Trump rejected the Paris Climate treaty, which had never been ratified by the Senate, the European Union announced that it would work with a climate confederacy of secessionist US states.

Scotland and Norway’s environmental ministers have mentioned a focus on individual American states. And the secessionist governments of California, New York and Washington have announced that they will unilaterally and illegally enter into a foreign treaty rejected by the President of the United States.

The Constitution is very clear about this. “No state shall enter into any treaty.” Governor Cuomo of New York has been equally clear. “New York State is committed to meeting the standards set forth in the Paris Accord regardless of Washington's irresponsible actions.”

Cuomo’s statement conveniently comes in French, Chinese and Russian translations.

“It is a little bold to talk about the China-California partnership as though we were a separate nation, but we are a separate nation,” Governor Brown of California announced.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, the radical leftist described California as “a real nation-state”.

Brown was taking a swing through China to reassure the Communist dictatorship of California’s loyalty to an illegal treaty at the same time as EU boss Juncker was bashing America and kissing up to Premier Li Keqiang at the EU-China summit. It’s one thing when the EU and China form a united front against America. It’s quite another when California and China form a united front against America.

The Climate Alliance of California, New York, Washington, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, Virginia and Rhode Island looks a lot like the Confederacy’s Montgomery Convention. Both serve as meeting points for a secessionist alliance of states to air their grievances against the Federal government over an issue in which they are out of step with the nation.

"We’re a powerful state government. We have nine other states that agree with us," Brown boasted.

Two more and Jim Jones' old pal could have his own confederacy.

All the bragging and boasting about how much wealth and power the secessionist states of the climate confederacy represent sounds very familiar. But that wealth and power is based around small enclaves, the Bay Area and a few dozen blocks in Manhattan, which wield disproportionate influence.

Like the slaveowner class, leftist elites are letting the arrogance of their wealth lead them into treason. And as they look out from their mansions and skyscrapers, they should remember that the majority of working class people in California and New York will be far less enthusiastic about fighting a war to protect their dirty investments in solar energy plants and carbon credits funded by taxes seized from many of those same people in these left-wing slave states.

The declared intention of the Climate Alliance, in words appearing on the New York State government website, is to treasonously “convene U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement”.

States cannot and are not allowed to unilaterally choose to “uphold” a treaty rejected by the President. Their leaders are certainly not allowed to travel to enemy nations to inform foreign powers of their treasonous designs and to solicit their aid against the policies of the United States government.

This is all the more treasonous at a time when the United States is on a collision course with the People’s Republic of China over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and trade agreements.

“It’s important for the world to know that America is not Washington," Brown declared. "Yes, we’re part of the union, but we’re also a sovereign state that can promote the necessary policies that are required for survival.”

Governors don’t normally feel the need to declare that their state is still part of the union. But they also don’t announce that they’re a separate nation and then set off to cut separate deals with enemy powers. No state should be issuing, “Yes, we’re part of the union, but” disclaimers before going to China.

The disclaimer is the first step to leaving the union.

Governor Brown's trip to China isn't funded by California taxpayers. That might be a relief to that overburdened tribe except that it's partially being paid for by the Energy Foundation. Behind that generic name for a pass through organization are a number of left-wing foundations who have been paying for American politicians to travel to the People’s Republic of China.

Donors to the energy foundation include Ecocrat billionaire Tom Steyer who has pumped millions into EF. Steyer’s finances are entangled with China and even with members of the Chinese government.

Steyer has accused President Trump of treason for rejecting the unconstitutional Paris Climate Treaty. But who are the real traitors here?

Other major EF donors include the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Bloomberg and George Soros.

There is something deeply troubling about a governor’s treasonous trip being funded by private interests with business ties to a foreign power. If Democrats were really serious about rooting out influence by foreign powers, they would be taking a very close look at Brown’s backers.

But the greater outrage is that the governors of secessionist states are using a manufactured crisis to conduct “diplomacy” with foreign governments in defiance of the policies of the United States.

Washington’s Jay Inslee was recently talking Global Warming in a meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. “We’re both very strongly engaged on issues of climate change, on issues of openness to trade, on leadership on refugees as well,” Trudeau declared.

“We share an incredible commitment to defeating climate change,” Inslee flattered him. “And it is a great pleasure we have a national leader on the North American continent who is committed to that.”

And he didn’t mean the President of the United States.

Inslee’s fondness for the illegal Paris Climate treaty is unsurprising as his own efforts on Global Warming similarly depended on unilateral moves that lacked legislative support. But that is a problem for Washington’s Constitution. His participation in a secessionist pact is a problem for our Constitution.

And the problem isn’t limited to the Climate Alliance.

California and many of the other entities declaring that they will enforce an illegal treaty are also sanctuary states and cities. They are choosing not to follow Federal law while implementing foreign treaties that they have no right to unilaterally participate in.

This is a treasonous situation that is more troubling in some ways than the original Civil War because it involves states making open alliance with enemy powers such as China and welcoming them in. State governments are undermining the united front of the national government in the face of the enemy.

"California will resist this misguided and insane course of action," Governor Brown ranted. The logic of “resistance” has inevitably turned into treason.

A civil war is underway. In the last election the territorial majority of Americans rejected the rule of a minority of wealthy and powerful urban enclaves. Outside of their bicoastal bases, the political power of the Democrat faction has been shattered. And so it has retreated into subversion and secessionism.

“China is moving forward in a very serious way, and so is California,” Brown declared. “And we're going in the opposite direction of Donald Trump.”

While Democrats have spent the better part of the previous week waving their arms in the air over a back channel with Russia, one of their faction’s leading governors is openly allying with China against the President of the United States. And the treasonous Democrat media is cheering this betrayal.

Brown and his colleagues are in blatant violation of the Logan Act. Their actions are in violation of the United States Constitution. And all this is another dark step on the road to another civil war.

If the climate confederacy is not held accountable for its treason, the crisis will only grow.

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Normalcy Bias's picture

These people care NOTHING for the environment. This is only about power, control, and Rent Seeking.

How you seen any of these people living a truly low environmental impact lifestyle? LOL

JLee2027's picture

True. And this is why they will fail.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Funny how they are suddenly all about the sovereign rights of states. The very same people who have spent a lifetime in politics evicerating the 10th amendment, and now they want to embrace it. Fuck that, you people killed it. Now you can lie with it.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I disagree, even though I usually agree with you, GC.

First, this article is hysteria.  If a state wants to set emission standards in some fashion, that is their right.  Second, let's not abandon states' rights because the liberals just learned about it.  If anything, this is a learning experience for snowflakes AND conservatives.

Freedom from the federal government is a good thing.  What we need to figure out is how to teach both liberals and conservatives that we need to be committed to states' rights even when we don't agree with the outcome, and not be fair weather friends.  Otherwise, we're just talking our book and being hypocrites.

secretargentman's picture

I feel a little triggered by the anti-Confederacy tone of this article. Just because Democrats are suddenly all about states rights doesn't mean that the South was wrong. 

LetThemEatRand's picture

The author intended that reaction.  He is mad that states are exercising their rights in a way he disagrees with, so he's lashing out and labeling them as "Confederates", knowing the people in those states who are fighting against the federal government would be upset by that label, and that people from the South would be upset being equated with California and other liberal states.  It's kind of ridiculous.

AVmaster's picture

Despite the comments here decrying states rights, the author of this article is 100% right about one thing: It is ILLEGAL for states to run around making treaties with foreign powers, and boiled down is treasonous. 

 

The original civil war didn't start because states went all awry with foreign powers as well all know, but the same mindset(that they can do whatever the fuck they want) that started the first civil war is now present in these states' governors minds'... A very dangerous precedent, and should be squashed immediately.

SWRichmond's picture

The original civil war didn't start because states went all awry with foreign powers as well all know, [a] but the same mindset(that they can do whatever the fuck they want) that started the first civil war is now present in these states' governors minds'... A very dangerous precedent, and [b] should be squashed immediately.

a) you need to study more the actual origins of southern secession.  You probably don't know that Virginia's ratification document contained language reserving Virginia's right to leave the union:

We, the delegates of the people of Virginia, duly elected in pursuance of a recommendation from the General Assembly, and now met in Convention, having fully and freely investigated and discussed the proceeding of the federal Convention, and being prepared, as well as the most mature deliberation hath enabled us, to decide thereon, Do, in the name and in behalf of the people of Virginia, declare and make known, that the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States, be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression, and that every power, not granted thereby, remains with them, and at their will; that, therefore, no right, of any denomination, can be cancelled, abridged, restrained, or modified, by the Congress, by the Senate or House of Representatives, acting in any capacity, by the President, or any department or officer of the United States, except in those instances in which power is given by the Constitution for those purposes; and that, among other essential rights, the liberty of conscience and of the press cannot be cancelled, abridged, restrained, or modified, by any authority of the United States.

"With these impressions, with a solemn appeal to the Searcher of hearts for the purity of our intentions, and under the conviction that whatsoever imperfections may exist in the Constitution ought rather to be examined m the mode prescribed therein, than to bring the Union into danger by delay, with a hope of obtaining amendments previous to the ratifications, —

"We, the said delegates, in the name and behalf of the people of Virginia, do by these presents, assent to and ratify the Constitution, recommended on the seventeenth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, by the federal Convention, for the government of the United States; hereby announcing to all those whom it may concern, that the said Constitution is binding upon the said people, according to an authentic copy hereto annexed, in the words following."

Virginia was accepted into the union with this condition, so her decision to seceed was lawful, and Lincoln's invasion of Virginia was unlawful.  See?

b)  Ah.  We love large powerful governments, but only when they are under our control.  Got it.

Slack Jack's picture

So, why is the global rise in temperatures so worrisome?

For one thing, as temperatures rise good farmland will become desert (e.g., dust-bowl conditions will probably return to the American Midwest).

Another major problem is sea-level rise.

Have a look at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs2-00/

The U.S. Geological Survey people claim that;

The Greenland ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 6.55 meters (21.5 feet),
the West Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 8.06 meters (26.4 feet),
the East Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 64.8 meters (212.6 feet),
and all other ice melting will raise sea-level 0.91 meters (3 feet).

For a grand total of 80.32 meters (263.5 feet).

So, what does an 80 meter (263 feet) rise in sea-level mean. Have a look at the following map of the world after an 80 meter rise. It means that over one billion people will have to be resettled to higher ground and that much of the most productive agricultural land will be under water. Fortunately, at current rates, the Greenland ice sheet will take over a thousand years to melt and the Antarctica ice sheet, much longer. However, the greater the temperature rise the faster the ice sheets will melt, bringing the problem much closer. Remember, the huge ice sheet that recently covered much of North America, almost completely melted in only 15,000 years (today, only the Greenland ice sheet, and some other small patches of it, remain). Since then (15,000 years ago), sea-levels have risen about 125 meters (410 feet), only 80 meters to go.

For HUGE detailed maps of the "World after the Melt" go to:

http://preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23

Tall Tom's picture

This is not being caused by Human Activity.

 

Greenhouse Gases are a Radiant Energy reflector. The same anount of heat from the Sun that is being trapped, that is not being allowed to escape, is equal to the same amount of heat from the Sun that is being reflected away.

 

Greenhouse Gases are not transparent to incoming Radiant Energy, and then, somehow, are magically transformed into becoming opaque when the  Radiant Energy is leaving the Earth.

 

They are not a One Way Mirror.

 

It is Zero Sum.

 

So what is the origin of the excess heat? That is the Elephant in the Room question that you seem not to want to address.

 

One only needs look at the Yellowstone Caldera to realize that the heat is coming from the Mantle of the Earth. Geological activity is the root cause.

 

In fact there is an extremely high corelation between Global Temperature increases and Geological Activity.

 

As for the causality one can speculate. But Humans are not that powerful. It is the epitome of arrogance to suggest that we are.

 

But the facts are not worthy of your consideration and it is almost a waste of my time to convince you to look at them...

 

They are facts.

 

Because you have married yourself to your preconceived notions and are emotionally operant you will reject the facts that are set in front of you.. And unless you are able to set those emotions aside then there is no hope for rationality from you....because you have become programmed to reject any alternatives.

 

IT HAS NOT ONE THING TO DO WITH THE AMOUNT OF GREENHOUSE GASES. And Human Activity has nothing to do with the increases in Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity in recent decades.

 

This is like the "CFC destruction of the Ozone Layer" BS.

 

Magically these HEAVY Ground Loving Chemicals become as light as Helium to soar to Stratospheric Heights to destroy Ozone...WHILE LEAVING THE Ozone nearer to the earth as a pollutant? LOL

 

Really? What is the Molecular Weight of dichloro-difluoro-methane (R-12)? What is the Molecular Weight of Ozone? Is it much less than that of R-12?

 

Then why is it that ground level Ozone, a Pollutant, not being transported to the Stratosphere and yet R-12 somehow is?

 

And the AGW bullshit is the same kind of BS "science".

Nobody For President's picture

So Florida, Louisiana and Fort Gordon Georgia will be underwater.

What's not to like?

DaveA's picture

So what, lots of desert and tundra will become good farmland. The Earth's total biomass will increase because plants love heat and they love CO2. More heat also means move evaporation, so more total rainfall, though some areas will get less.

People will follow Sam Kinison's advice and "move where the food is".

AVmaster's picture

Yay. Thats great and all, but the only state left that has the right to leave the union is Texas.

 

So I say again: This shit is ILLEGAL, you can't do whatever the fuck you want, stop twisting fucking words because its NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

 

I know you fuckin leftards want to say its north and south and this and that and blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...

 

Guess what: Nobody really gives a fuck about your "causes" because they are EMPTY CAUSES, AND, if you BREAK THE FUCKIN LAW, UR GONNA FUCKIN PAY FOR IT.

August's picture

ALL efforts at state sovereignty should be encouraged.

If the above leads to the destruction of Mordor-on-the-Potomac, the world will be a better place.

Slack Jack's picture

So, why is the global rise in temperatures so worrisome?

For one thing, as temperatures rise good farmland will become desert (e.g., dust-bowl conditions will probably return to the American Midwest).

Another major problem is sea-level rise.

Have a look at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs2-00/

The U.S. Geological Survey people claim that;

The Greenland ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 6.55 meters (21.5 feet),
the West Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 8.06 meters (26.4 feet),
the East Antarctica ice sheet melting will raise sea-level 64.8 meters (212.6 feet),
and all other ice melting will raise sea-level 0.91 meters (3 feet).

For a grand total of 80.32 meters (263.5 feet).

So, what does an 80 meter (263 feet) rise in sea-level mean. Have a look at the following map of the world after an 80 meter rise. It means that over one billion people will have to be resettled to higher ground and that much of the most productive agricultural land will be under water. Fortunately, at current rates, the Greenland ice sheet will take over a thousand years to melt and the Antarctica ice sheet, much longer. However, the greater the temperature rise the faster the ice sheets will melt, bringing the problem much closer. Remember, the huge ice sheet that recently covered much of North America, almost completely melted in only 15,000 years (today, only the Greenland ice sheet, and some other small patches of it, remain). Since then (15,000 years ago), sea-levels have risen about 125 meters (410 feet), only 80 meters to go.

For HUGE detailed maps of the "World after the Melt" go to:

http://preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23

Ex-Oligarch's picture

Exactly.

States' Rights have a strong basis in the Constitution's text and history.

The states gave up any "rights" to conduct independent foreign policy, as specified in the Constitution.

This article has nothing to do with States' Rights. "States' Rights" is not some catchall principle that permits a state to seize powers explicitly reserved to the federal government. 

All of that said, I'd dearly love to see the governors of these (mostly insolvent) states explain to their constituents that their renegade adoption of the Paris Accords means that henceforth they will be sending billions of their state tax dollars to tin pot third world dictatorships, in lieu of the federal payments called for in the treaty.

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A Nanny Moose's picture

This is where the notion of objectivity fails. Objectively recognizing individual/group bias is the best we can do.

Bes's picture

probably the two dumbest, absurd, and most cognitively dissonant sentences i have seen in a long time:

"The Climate Alliance of California, New York, Washington, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, Virginia and Rhode Island looks a lot like the Confederacy’s Montgomery Convention."

and

"Like the slaveowner class, leftist elites are letting the arrogance of their wealth lead them into treason."

 whoever falls for this along whatever their political, intellectual/retarded, and social spectrum is getting

really fucking desperate

Jubal Early's picture

I agree 100%, but let them go.  Please, please, please let the fucking Yankees go.  Then the rest of the states can secede too and Lincolns union from hell will finally have a stake driven through its heart.  Perhaps then the confederacy can be reborn.

Oldwood's picture

Objectivism is about our willingness to recognize truth, wherever we find it. People want to pretend that it is short range selfish thinking but any truly rational person understands that the entire planet and the people on it IS our best interest.

Virtually every ideology is about self interest and only compete for which path will get you there....through self sufficiency or collectivism that uses the power of the mob to execute personal interests.

The future of the world lies in the hands of our RATIONAL MIND, NOT IDEOLOGY OR RELIGION. 

Knowing what is in mine, yours and the world's best interests.

Oldwood's picture

Why can't we just hate without being forced to reason??

Regardless of the theme of this article, we know the left will only embrace the constitution if it can be used to tear down the nation. They will do it en masse, or one state, one county, or one city at a time. Division at all levels.

This is apparent.

SWRichmond's picture

Stupid indoctrinated Yankees can't say "Confederacy" without intoning "slavery"; the two are forever linked in his weak mind. 

CW1 WAS a states' rights issue.  Else, it wouldn't have gotten the very widespread support it had (and still has) among southern people.  The Democrats couldn't care less about any of that, they just want to oppose anything Trump, and thereby try to win back the House in 2018. 

Everything they do can and should be seen as directed towards the goal of taking back the House in 2018.  Including sending one of their own to slaughter conservative Republican Congressmen.  Imagine Antifa claiming the name "John Brown" for their "gun club", fancying themselves as (crazed) liberators.  John Brown Gun Club + "punch a Nazi", calling that act "self defense" = shooting political opponents.  It's a straight line.  It's going to get worse, not better.

We're at war, kids.  Stop denying it, accept it, embrace it.  Get your head right.

 

Fight Communism: shoot back.

silvercity's picture

The South,1860, were 100% Democrats. Nothing has changed. Red states would never leave the Union.

any_mouse's picture

"state wants to set emission standards"

Exactly, CARB. Vehicles sold in CA have different equipment than the other 56 states.

My Suzuki Dual Sport 200 has a different fuel tank for CA for one thing.

As long as they are signing anything binding with a foreign power, I don't see an issue.

Then businesses can decide where they want to do business.

States that have Climate Change as the State Religion or States that know real science from quacks.

Singelguy's picture

Since when are there 57 states in the USA? Last time I checked there were only 50. Who are the other 7?

Ballin D's picture

Pretty sure he's making fun of Obama for thinking there are 57 states

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

The Paris Accord was not a treaty.   If some states want to give up their industry and pay other countries compensation then go for it.  Personally I am thrilled that the left is discovering states rights and turning suspicious of the feds lol

 

As long as it doesn't violate laws regulating interstate commerce.  A state could not disadvantage another state's non compliant products in favor of Chinese compliant products by instituting a tariff or other barriers for example.

any_mouse's picture

Only while 45 is in office.

Get a D back in and it will be BAU.

LetThemEatRand's picture

As Janet Yellen should have said when she offered companies free money to buy back their stocks instead of actually doing anything, we don't need R&D.  

We live in a society where things that should matter do not.  Where things that don't matter, do.  We care more about whether a celebrity is guilty of something than whether our entire system is corrupt.  We know something is wrong, but we don't care to find out what it is.

Insurrexion's picture

Randy,

Your usual logic and clear headedness is apparent.

The U.S. is upside down. The entire system is corrupt.

I can testify to that as a former deep state animal turned warrior monk.

So, what is wrong?

 

Why cannot the common man figure that out with the evidence laying in front of him (and her)?

 

 

Mind control my friend.

 

jeff montanye's picture

yes it is but to be fair alternative information has been available for only a few years so far.  it is up to us (the real resistance to the perpetual government) to make an alternative media to the lame legacy one.  they have the corporations and the guns, for now.  but the money, creativity and votes are slipping away, dollar and mind at a time.

silvercity's picture

Your answer is "mind control"? How about apathy? As in most people just do not care. It's been that way since Adam and Eve. God, himself told Adam not to eat that fruit but when Eve offered Adam ate.Why? Because he didn't give a fuck. The entire history of Man can be expained base on apathy. Mind control,really?

PrintemDano's picture

The interconnected electric grid needs large rotating mass to maintain stability during faults.  This green energy nonsense will hurt EVERY state....

Canoe Driver's picture

The author is correct about at least one thing: under the US Constitution, the President has plenary power to conduct the foreign policy of the United States. To the extent Brown is impinging on foreign policy, if there is a court action by the Trump Administration, Brown will lose.

silvercity's picture

The US constitution means whatever the one with the most guns and willingness to kill says it means. It has been that way since year one of George Washingtons presidentcy.

Stan Smith's picture

+1 and many more.

 Anything that reduces the states dependence on the federal government is a huge plus in my book,  even if it's something im not going to agree with.  

 At this point, these guys are just bloviating.   Let them.   I dont even think Gov. Moonbeam speaks for most of the folks he truly represents at this point.  

Hyjinx's picture

No state has a "right" to establish foreign policy - they may mimick foreign practices though.  If Brown crosses the line and signs anything with the Chinese government he should be shot.

11b40's picture

Anything signed between CA & China would be null & void. Who would enforce such a thing?

11b40's picture

Anything signed between CA & China would be null & void. Who would enforce such a thing?

LifeRocks's picture

Agreed! 

The writer is a hard core hypocrite. Liberals are finally showing some balls, and this guy wants to castrate them. 

My  favorite flag is the Californian flag on which is written "California Republic" 

Midas's picture

Soon to read: "Republica California del Norte."

Oldwood's picture

California's independence is based upon the same premise as women's liberation, where they want all the benefits of independence while enjoying also the benefits of dependency and deference.

Open the door and pay for my meal, but don't expect any reciprocity.

Let them fund their own military, but of course they would welcome becoming a satellite state of communist China. They already have more in common with communists than the American CONSTITUTION.