Should U.S. mayors and governors defy President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal? | The Tylt

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Should U.S. mayors and governors defy President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal?
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After President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate deal, 86 American mayors published an open letter vowing to uphold "the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement." The Climate Mayors are joined by the governors of New York, California, and Washington, who've also formed an alliance to fight climate change. Critics say U.S. politicians have no right to defy an American president, but others say desperate times call for desperate measures. What do you think? 🌎 🇺🇸

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Should U.S. mayors and governors defy President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal?
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Supporters of the mayors and governors who oppose President Trump's withdrawal say his decision is reckless and endangers both the economy and the planet. They have no choice but to defy him.

In pulling out of the Paris climate deal, Trump showed America is a clear and present danger to civilization itself.
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But is it a violation of the Constitution for city and state politicians to contradict the president's decisions? Whether or not you agree with them, do they have the right to form these alliances and take unilateral actions?

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Article 1 of the Constitution seems to expressly forbid the kinds of alliances and plans both the Climate Mayors and the United States Climate Alliance are forming. Trump is the Commander-in-Chief, and the Constitution does not change because he makes decisions people disapprove of.

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But others argue withdrawing from Paris is so misguided and destructive to our future that mayors and governors must step up. Our very survival is at stake.

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Should U.S. mayors and governors defy President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate deal?
A festive crown for the winner
#DefyTrumpOnClimate
#FollowTrumpsLead