Normally I don’t comment publicly on any kind of writing other than that contained in contracts. I have my hands full as it is.
But I was on the receiving end of a cry of despair on Twitter:
An example or really lame legalese. Who writes these things @KonciseD ? https://t.co/ukofrUMgiY
— Winstonian Smith (@W1nstonian) September 3, 2016
Here’s what @W1instonian was referring to:
— White House Archived (@ObamaWhiteHouse) September 3, 2016
So for the heck of it, here’s my rewrite:
ACCEPTING ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
I, Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, have considered the Paris Agreement, which was adopted on December 12, 2015, and signed on behalf of the United States of America on April 22, 2016. On behalf of the United States of America, I now accept the Paris Agreement in its entirety.
Signed in Washington on August 29, 2016.