U.N. WantsTo Tax America
Some scientific Dunsels on the U.N. payroll are at it again, calling for a global temperature ceiling. From Voice of America:
A group of 18 scientists from 11 countries is calling on the international community to act quickly to prevent catastrophic climate change.
In a report requested by the United Nations and partially paid for by the privately funded U.N. Foundation, the panel warns that any delay could lead to a dangerous rise in sea levels, increasingly turbulent weather, droughts and disease.
Question to these "scientists:" How do you stop the unstoppable?
The modern warming trend, which has been going on since 1850, is a natural phenomenon, not something mankind has triggered. All one has to do is look at the geological evidence to understand that there isn't anything, short of extinguishing the sun, that can be done about it.
Still, they clamor about carbon dioxide emissions (with CO2 accounting for about 350 parts per million, a little less than 0.04%, in the atmosphere), and that something has to be done about those nasty fossil fuels.
Some of their concerns, such as rise in sea levels, regardless of the fact that sea levels change as the Earth's climate warms and cools, rising and falling with each cycle; droughts can be countered with the construction of desalination plants in the coastal region; the spread of virulent diseases, such as the bubonic plague, were spread by rodents during times of global cooling.
Now we get to the main focus of their agenda:
Holdren, however, says even these measure will achieve very little unless they are accompanied by a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions. "We don't think ultimately society will get it right in terms of the full range and scope of activities needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, until there is an additional incentive in the form of a price on greenhouse gas emissions, either through a carbon tax or a cap and trade approach," he said.
As the United States is considered the "worst offender" when it comes to CO2 emissions, it is clear that their agenda is to tax America into oblivion. Such a tax goes against the very foundation of our society: no taxation without representation. The cornerstone is that there shall be no taxation except through by the consent of the people to be taxed, via there ELECTED representatives. This is why all tax bills begin in the House of Representatives. We "the people" do not have elected representation in the United Nations. The U.N. is made up of a bunch of appointed bureaucrats, mainly from socialist countries and totalitarian regimes. Any such global tax, which is clearly designed to break America economically, is a clear violation of sovereignty (as are all international laws) and adoption of which would be a direct violation of our Constitution.
Quite frankly, I've pretty much had it with the U.N. and the puppet governments that make up a large part of that body politic. Their petty jealousy of America has further corrupted that already heavily corrupted organization. With incidents as the "food for oil" scandal in Iraq, and the "food for sex" scandal in the Congo, how can we accept anything the U.N. claims as being legitimate?
If any such treaty as Kyoto, or its planned successors, is signed by the United States, every politician involved with passing and signing such, should be immediately removed from office for violating the U.S. Constitution, which they have sworn to uphold.