In another attempt to order his liberal policies into law instead of passing them through the legislature like the Constitution demands, Obama may start punishing Americans by denying them FEMA funds if he doesn’t like the Governor of their state.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change.
This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn’t warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states’ access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. In the last five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters.
I would hope that the governors might get together and sue the federal government just like they’re doing with Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty order. But even if they did and won, how can we be sure Obama would follow the law? He only seems to respect the law that he commands.