One of the most ridiculous claims against the president is that with this move he is guilty of planetary negligence. What control does the president of the United States have over the rest of the earth? Who elected him president of the world? Do liberals really want the United States to dominate the world with our money and our culture? The things liberals come up with in their times of frustration, and there have been plenty of those the last six months, are preposterous.
To pretend that the United States will not still be playing on the world stage just because we drop out of an agreement that punishes us for being a successful nation is wrong. Equally wrong is the notion that good works and successful projects cannot happen without the involvement of the United States. There are smart people in every nation, but not every government allows its citizens to use that intelligence in a productive, profitable way.
The big problem conservatives and President Trump had with the Paris accords is that American tax payers would be expected to foot much of the bill for the activities of the scam, while having to cut back on domestic energy use at the same time. The governmental edicts from the Paris deal would hurt our nation and our economy more than the EPA regulations that halted manufacturing and job-creation during the Obama years.
The claim that the United States is hurting itself by getting out of the accords is equally idiotic. Did the United States need the rest of the world to develop the computers that run the world? Did Apple iPhones happen because of something done in Paris or Berlin, or did it happen in San Jose, California under a free market system unique to the United States?
The United States pollutes much less than India or Russia because our open capitalist system requires that the customers of major corporations must be heard and pleased by the corporate giants, unlike a nation like China which cares not a whit about its citizens or its consumers.
Past complaints that the United States is dominating the world seems to now be taken back by those who say that no progress can be made without American involvement. India and Belgium are fully competent to achieve any goals they want to achieve.