You know, this story focuses on Obama, but buried near the fold is the real story. Obama can’t sign the treaty, even if he wanted to, until it is ratified by Congress. A Congress that has one house nearly deadlocked, and the other controlled by Republicans.
If this passes, it will be one more thing we can thank the socialist wing of the GOP for.
Actually it’s only the Senate that ratifies treaties. Fortunately it needs 67 votes to ratify a treaty. I love the wisdom of our founders!
He sure as hell can sign it and it is NOT without consequence. If he or even his designated representative does sign it, the Department of State holds it as binding as a matter of "customary international law." This is why Bush rescinded the signature on the International Criminal Court Treaty Clinton signed.
Well, I know it has to be ratified, but that it is even being considered is extremely disturbing to me, that we have people running our government who would GIVE away our sovereignty.