|China. Map Courtesy of CIA World Factbook.|
The Los Angeles Times reported on June 1 and June 3 that Brown was heading to China. The June 1 report makes it seem as if Brown is engaging in foreign policy discussions with one of the biggest enemies of America.
Now, it’s China that is poised for global leadership. And as President Trump retreats from the nation’s previous path on environmental policy, Brown has the distinction of being America’s unofficial ambassador on climate change.
“Trump is going against science. He’s going against reality,” Brown said in an interview with The Times on Wednesday. “We can’t stand by and give aid and comfort to that. We have to do what’s right.”
Brown going to a foreign nation to engage in potential policy talks should raise red flags. Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution forbids states from entering “into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation.” Other U.S. law affirms that the realm of foreign policy belongs solely to the federal government. So officials and leaders should be concerned if Brown has the authority to do what he is doing. But the fact that Brown is proudly going to communist China to engage in this action should have leaders extremely worried. . . .
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