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10-22-2009, 12:00 PM
Will President Obama sign a treaty in Copenhagen this December that will give international bureaucrats control over the U.S. economy?

(http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/copenhagen-treaty-will-the-u-s-cede-sovereignty)Our own James Wilson has analyzed this issue on our blog. (http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/copenhagen-treaty-will-the-u-s-cede-sovereignty)

The good news is that President Obama isn't going to Copenhagen to sign a treaty, but he may sign a proposal that could lead to a treaty at a later date. The Copenhagen proposal is designed to create an international scheme to control carbon emissions (and the entire world economy in the bargain).

President Obama wants to have the "cap and trade" (cap and tax) bill passed before he goes to Copenhagen.

Our goal should be to send him to Denmark empty-handed.
Cap and trade should be defeated because . . .

It hasn't worked in Europe (http://reason.com/archives/2007/05/24/carbon-taxes-versus-carbon-mar)
It probably isn't the best way to control carbon emissions, assuming you believe that's important
The climate models that supposedly justify cap and trade have been consistently wrong

Cap and trade needs 60 votes to come to the floor in the Senate. If we can stop that from happening now then there's no way that 67 Senators will come together later to ratify a treaty for the same purpose, especially if that treaty cedes American sovereignty to international organizations.

We must defeat cap and trade. We must send Obama to Denmark empty-handed.

(https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/93)Please send Congress a letter opposing cap and trade. (https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/93)

You can use my letter to Congress as a guide . . .
Please pay attention to the climate change models. They have consistently predicted global warming, and been consistently wrong. We've had global cooling over the past eleven years, NOT global warming. Mother Earth disagrees with the climate models, and mother always knows best.

If you haven't kept up with the science please check out this BBC article: http://tinyurl.com/ygwaaqp

Please also pay attention to the fact that cap and trade hasn't worked in Europe. Meanwhile . . .

Science and industry are creating all sorts of innovations that will be much more effective than your politically designed regulations. These innovations are happening because consumers want green solutions! I'm especially excited by the recent breakthroughs in "cold fusion" as reported on 60 Minutes: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4955212n

Freedom works! We need more freedom and fewer coercive, top-down government dictates.

I want my two Senators to vote against cap and trade, and I want my Representative to vote against it if it comes to another vote in the House.

(https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/93)You can send your letter here. (https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/93)

Please take additional steps to spread the word, recruit more DC Downsizers, and increase the heat on Congress:

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Jim Babka, President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

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The latest news about the "Read the Bills" idea (http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/read-the-bills-roundup)

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10-23-2009, 05:43 PM