Obama Turns to U.N. to Outmaneuver Congress

Do we still live in a Democracy ? We grew up learning that there were three branches of government, each with checks and balances. Now we learn that the United Nations, which is dominated by the non-aligned non-democracies, hostile to western values, will have the check on our legislature. And future president.

by Colum Lynch and John Hudson
July 15, 2015

Washington is working on a new Security Council resolution making the nuclear deal legally binding on the next president

…The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, on Monday circulated a legally binding draft to the 15-member U.N. Security Council that, if adopted, would give the body’s backing to the landmark nuclear pact trading billions of dollars in sanctions relief for greater international scrutiny of Iran’s nuclear energy program. It also instructs states to refrain from taking any actions that would undermine the agreement. The 14-page draft resolution, obtained by Foreign Policy, is likely to be put to a vote by early next week. The decision to take the deal to the Security Council before the U.S. Congress has concluded its own deliberations on the agreement places lawmakers in the uncomfortable position of potentially breaching a binding resolution by voting down the deal. The strategy has infuriated some Republican lawmakers, who see the administration making an end run around Congress. READ MORE

Senator Mark Kirk Statement on Administration’s Planned Use of United Nations to Circumvent Congress on Iran Nuclear Deal

Senator Kirk: “The White House’s plan to preempt Congress’s 60-day review of the Iran deal by first seeking approval from the U.N. Security Council, whose members include at least six non-democracies, would be a breathtaking assault on American sovereignty and Congressional prerogative. I am shocked that Secretary of State Kerry actually admitted, on the record, that he wants to create a situation where congressional disapproval of the Iran deal would make the United States in violation of the international community.”

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