U.S. not under monarch rule

French President Francois Hollande declared this week the Paris pact calling for drastic reductions in use of fossil fuels to battle climate change is “irreversible.”

Because outgoing President Barack Obama agreed to the deal, Americans must comply with it, Hollande added.

Really, sir?

Congress has never approved the agreement. About 60 million Americans registered the disapproval of it and similar government overreach last week, by electing Donald Trump as our next president.

Hollande may believe some people — his own, perhaps — still tolerate rule by monarchal decree. Or it may be that he feels we Americans should bow to the judgment of European leaders.

We stopped doing both on July 4, 1776, sir.

editorial@tribtoday.com

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