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Law of the Sea Hearings Point to Lame Duck Passage Strategy
The Foundry ^ | June 14, 2012 | Brian Darling

Posted on 06/17/2012 12:33:46 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch

Today, the Senate has two hearings scheduled on the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The Senate will have had three hearings on the LOST after today—yet, not for the purposes of educating Senators on the flaws versus the benefits of the treaty. These hearings are a pretext for a lame duck strategy to railroad the treaty through the Senate after the November election.

The first hearing today is titled “Perspectives from the U.S. Military.” Witnesses include Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and representatives from other government stakeholders in navigation on the high seas. The question that these witnesses can’t sufficiently answer is, “What can’t you do today, because of the LOST, that you could do if the treaty were to be ratified?” The answer is nothing.

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These hearings are intended to show that Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Kerry allowed conservatives to have their say before the lame duck strategy is implemented. The deck has been stacked, with two hearings in favor and one with a 50–50 split between proponents and opponents. Kerry used a similar strategy the last time the Senate considered the LOST.

Make no mistake; these hearings are part of the strategy of the treaty’s proponents to wait until after the election to push through LOST—in November or December of this year when the American people have no recourse against this offense against American sovereignty.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: 2012; govtabuse; lost; obama
America's enemies are ensconced in the very pillars of our republic.  What will it take to flush these enemies from our midst?

 

1 posted on 06/17/2012 12:33:52 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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To: CaptainKrunch

[. . .the strategy of the treaty’s proponents to wait until after the election to push through LOST (treaty) when the American people have no recourse against this offense against American sovereignty.]

Defeated senators—bitter at having just lost their licenses to steal—will be particularly vulnerable to bribery. But as the old saying goes: Treaties are made to be broken.


2 posted on 06/17/2012 12:49:05 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
My suggestion is to break or abrogate this treaty before it even goes into effect. This is a direct assault on the sovereignty of the United States. Any senator who votes yes is a traitor and should be treated as such.
3 posted on 06/17/2012 1:14:46 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB
I was in the 5th Marine Regiment in 1967-68.
4 posted on 06/17/2012 1:30:56 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: CaptainKrunch

“What will it take to flush these enemies from our midst?”

A revolution.


5 posted on 06/17/2012 2:42:02 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: SatinDoll

Our Government is filled with people who arewilling to give up our country to a Global beast that will devour us.

I believe a revolution is coming.

The UN in league with the Kenyan wants to take our gun rights with one treaty and our water rights with another. They want to tell us how to run our business’s and tax our country to share it with other countries.

The Chinese and Russians are building their military while we are destroying ours.
The Russians & Chnese are too smart to fill their military with queers. Our PC is destroying us.


6 posted on 06/17/2012 6:05:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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