On September 2, 2014 I received a newsletter from Charles Benninghoff, Founder of the Tea Party Army which commenced with "Our message today is not about the pros and cons of Global Warming" but then proceeded to enter that debate. Because ultimately the newsletter is about President Obama's relationship with the American Constitution, I have edited out the 'climate change' sections and provided only the parts relevant to the core message. R.P. BenDedek Email: email@example.com
Dear American Patriot,
America's Constitutional system has never been in such grave danger -- and that's why your help is urgently needed today.
The New York Times reports that Barack Obama plans to bypass the U.S. Senate to sign what the White House is calling "a sweeping international climate change agreement". Yes, you read that right. Obama will work directly with the heads of foreign governments -- ignoring the plain text of the U.S. Constitution -- to pass his own personal Global Warming treaty.
SUMMARY: Here is why you must send your FaxGram messages now. This "treaty" Obama wants to sign gives the United Nations direct control over American factories, workers - even our farmers. Our Senate and House will see their power stripped away by government employees following Obama's unlawful orders. This is why you must act and do so NOW!
Thus, it's time to set the Senate and House fax machines on fire! If Obama is allowed to strip American Senators of their role in approving or rejecting treaties, what will be left of the Constitution?
Look, we have no intention of rehashing the tired debate points of discredited environmental extremists and global warming alarmists. This move by Obama is a raw power grab. As a hard-core statist, he wants more and more government control over your business and your personal life -- and this agreement, if set into motion, will give it to him.
He's looking for a "legacy" issue to save his disastrous presidency. So the constitution, the Senate, and the American public be damned!
That's why your country needs you to act now to send urgent FaxGram messages to every member of the Senate and House.
According to the New York Times: "Lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill say there is no chance that the currently gridlocked Senate will ratify a climate change treaty in the near future, especially in a political environment where many Republican lawmakers remain skeptical..."
Don't forget, in 1997 the Senate voted down the first attempt at a binding international climate treaty -- Kyoto -- by 95 to 0!
But when Obama can't get what he wants from Congress, his White House minions start searching for unconstitutional "workarounds" to get what they want.
And this expensive, illegal, extra-constitutional workaround will cost America dearly.
If your goal was to kill jobs, destroy prosperity and gut our personal freedoms, this global warming agreement is exactly how you would do it!
Let's face it. Obama has become an expert at bypassing the democratic process, snubbing his nose at legislative checks and balances, and railroading through legislation that appeals to his Liberal base.
One thing's for certain -- the one-world bureaucrats at the United Nations and European Union will love this!
Don't give Obama and his buddies that satisfaction. The U.S. Senate and every single House member needs to hear from you today. Send FaxGrams that demand they stand up for the Constitution.
Join Senator James Inhofe and other elected officials who support a "Made-in-America" energy policy, and block Obama's end-run around the Constitution.
We can't let this happen on our watch. We can't let Obama trample our precious rights and freedoms with another out-of-control power grab. Send your FaxGram, forward this message to your friends and family, and please contribute anything you can to keep this campaign moving forward.
Charles Benninghoff, Founder
Tea Party Army