The ACLJ Needed Now More Than Ever: Our Agenda for the Future, Protecting Victories and Battling the Dangers Ahead – Foreign Policy
ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow
The following is the fifth installment of a six-part series focusing on why the ACLJ is needed now more than ever to protect the victories we’ve achieved and beat back the ominous challenges we now face under the Biden Administration.
One of the most critical responsibilities of the federal government is national security, and that requires sound foreign policy.
One of the most critical wins we’ve had in the last few years is when the United States cut funding for the allies of terror.
For decades Islamic terror networks have operated, and for decades the ACLJ has worked to defund them. In addition, we have worked to inform our members of the devastating impact of the Obama Administration’s Iran nuclear deal on Israel. Consider the following important efforts.
Dangers Ahead in Foreign Policy
This danger is driven first and foremost by liberal internationalists and global elites who are, once again, preparing to lead from behind by putting the interests of other countries, including the interests of countries that threaten us, ahead of American interests. The scent of danger multiplies exponentially because the Biden Administration has named John Kerry, the negotiator of the failed Iran Nuclear Deal and co-author of the Paris Climate Accord, as a cabinet-level special envoy for climate and the so-called “Climate Czar.” As the Wall Street Journal notes, Mr. Kerry, as a negotiator, “never drives a hard bargain, as his Iran nuclear deal showed.”
Rather than building on America’s success tied to our fracking-led boom in U.S. oil and gas production which has enhanced American security in multiple ways by making the U.S. less dependent on untrustworthy countries who would hold America’s economy hostage; and rather than applauding the fact that the fall in oil prices because of “U.S. production has reduced the clout of dictators in oil-producing countries like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro[; and ignoring the fact that] U.S. natural gas sales also enhance America’s exports and economic influence,” the Biden Administration is prepared to shackle the U.S. economy, bow to the demands of China which doesn’t have to reduce carbon emissions until after 2030, and impose vast new rules issued by a vast and now internationally fortified bureaucracy in order to further reduce American emissions.
As the WSJ notes, “Sending Mr. Kerry to negotiate with Chinese President Xi Jinping on climate is a recipe for returning home dressed in a barrel. An obsession with climate will turn a U.S. security strength into a vulnerability.”
The ACLJ is poised to fully inform the American people of the ramifications of any additional attempt to shackle the U.S. with the bondage of unfair and unbalanced climate deals that fail to put the interest of America first – including the radical Left’s push for the socialist Green New Deal.
Our job at the ACLJ is to help make rejoining the nuclear accord difficult, if not impossible. To be sure, President Trump made any change in policy difficult as he moved “quickly to increase American sanctions against Iran and sell advanced weapons to its regional enemies, policies that would be difficult for a new president to reverse” before leaving office.
And now as we reported, we’ve seen a coming-together of two of the world’s biggest threats to democracy, China and Iran. While it may actually render President Biden’s attempts to return to the table with Iran moot, this partnership poses a significant concern for matters of global security and peace.
Other Potential Foreign Policy Dangers
At the ACLJ, we’ve fought these battles before. We’re equipped with a team to fight back again to defend America’s foreign policy interests against the Left’s radical agenda.
In the next installment, I will conclude by laying out the dangers that we anticipate lie ahead in the Biden Administration in defense of the Constitution itself.
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