Please Call, Fax and Email your Senators and tell them: STOP the Law of the Sea Treaty (L.O.S.T.)
1. Defeat the Law of the Sea Treaty–Again
2. Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty
3. Former Senator Trent Lott Lobbies for U.N. Treaty He Vehemently Opposed
4. DeMint Urgers Opposition to Seat Treaty, Citing ‘Redistribution of Wealth’ and ‘Freedom of Navigation’
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Dick Morris, former Clinton advisor turned conservative, was a guest on Hannity and urged people to stand-up. the treaty is also featured in his latest book: Screwed!: How Foreign Countries Are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy-and How Our Leaders Help Them Do It. “A treaty is not something that can be changed later!”, Morris said. “It is binding and permanent.”
DeMint Urges Opposition to Sea Treaty, Citing ‘Redistribution of Wealth’ and ‘Freedom of Navigation’
By Fred Lucas – May 10, 2012
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is urging his Senate colleagues to join him in opposing the Law of the Sea Treaty. So far he’s gathered 24 signatures on the letter he’s circulating.
“By its current terms, the Law of the Sea Convention encompasses economic and technology interests in the deep sea, redistribution of wealth from developed to undeveloped nations, freedom of navigation in the deep sea and exclusive economic zones which may impact maritime security, and environmental regulation over virtually all sources of pollution,” says the letter obtained by CNSNews.com.
Those who sign the letter agree that if the treaty comes to the Senate floor, “we will oppose its ratification.”
The two dozen signatures are just 10 votes short of the 34 needed to kill the treaty in the Senate.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is pushing for the long-dormant treaty to be ratified. (Both Hillary Clinton and President Obama support this as well; all 3 are progressives and support globalism.)
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea was adopted at the U.N. Conference on the Law of the Sea on Dec. 10, 1982. It is intended to define the rights and responsibilities of all nations regarding their territorial waters and the conduct of their ships on the high seas.
While the Reagan administration participated in the U.N. conference, President Ronald Reagan refused to sign the treaty, raising several objections on sovereignty grounds. President Bill Clinton signed on to a revised version in 1994, but that treaty has yet to be ratified by the Senate.
In 2007, President George W. Bush endorsed the treaty, prompting objections from Senate Republicans.
Article 82 would require certain members to transfer a portion of royalties from use of the sea’s natural resources to the International Seabed Authority in Kingston, Jamaica. For the United States, resources located on the U.S. continental shelf – defined as 200 nautical miles or more from the shore – reportedly could be worth billions. So, if the U.S. Senate ratified the treaty, the country would be required to transfer part of royalties from drilling for oil and other activities to the ISA.
In his letter, DeMint writes, “To effect the treaty’s broad regime of governance, we are particularly concerned that United States sovereignty could be subjugated in many areas to a supranational government that is chartered by the United Nations under the 1982 Convention. Further, we are troubled that compulsory dispute resolution could pertain to public and private activities including law enforcement, maritime security, business operations, and nonmilitary activities performed aboard military vessels.”
The DeMint letter, addressed to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), has not been sent to Reid at this point. It currently lists the names of Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona; Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma; Roy Blunt of Missouri; Pat Roberts of Kansas; David Vitter of Louisiana; Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; John Cornyn of Texas; John Boozman of Arkansas; Rand Paul of Kentucky; Jim Risch and Mike Crapo of Idaho; Orin Hatch and Mike Lee of Utah; Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions of Alabama; John Barrasso of Wyoming; John Thune of South Dakota; Richard Burr of North Carolina; Saxby Chambliss of Georgia; Dan Coats of Indiana; John Hoeven of North Dakota and Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
This is a battle we can win if we bombard our Senators with contacts. Failure is NOT an option here if we expect to maintain any freedom in this country. Please get this out to your folks. Oh, yes another bill that will take away more freedoms if passed……For all of American’s Sake, please help to stop it from being passed.
Please be sure to get this out to EVERYONE you know and if you are the leader of a Tea Party/912 or other liberty group please share this with your membership. This is URGENT! And a few phone calls will not do the trick. We need to flood the switchboard of EVERY Republican Senator, and try the Dems as well. And we need to keep up the pressure until this Treaty is put back on the shelf. They have been trying to pass this Treaty for 25 years. If this Treaty were good for America it would not have been struck down by so many administrations. Thanks!
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