Trump Steps on the Paris Agreement, Stands for Sovereignty

President Donald J. Trump has announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, "an agreement  within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation," signed originally during the presidency of Barack Obama with 194 other countries.  Trump's speech, despite some redundancies, was one of the most defining moments in U.S. history.  He spent considerable time listing the many ways that Agreement is bad for the U.S. economy, a burden on taxpayers, and insignificant as far as protecting the U.S. and world environment.  He announced his intention to be environmentally friendly, but not to the point of shipping U.S. jobs overseas, putting a "lock and key" on American energy resources, or curtailing our prosperity and quality of life. What changed the speech from merely expressing a straightforward policy decision, a speech that could have been designed by the proverbial...(Read Full Article)