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Ayotte is a NO vote on LOST (vanity) ^ | 7-16-12 | U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R)

Posted on 07/16/2012 1:53:16 PM PDT by AlmaKing

Ayotte and Portman composed a letter to Reid. The letter was attached as a pdf to the email, and I don't know how to post an image very well so I posted this excerpt from the letter and her email below.

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'The real issue is not whether the United States will defend its maritime rights, but rather wo will have the final say on the scope of those rights. We simply are not persuaded that the decisions by the International Seabed Authority and international tribunals empowered by this treaty will be more favorable to U.S. interests than bilateral negotiations, voluntary arbitration, and other traditional means of resolving maritime issues. No international orginization owns the seas, and we are confident that our nation will continue to protect its navigational freedom, valid, territorial claims, and other maritime rights.

On balance, we believe the treaty's litigation exposure and impositions on U.S. sovereignty outweigh its potential benefits. For that reason, we cannot support the Law of the Sea treat and would oppose its ratification.


Rob Portman Kelly Ayotte

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From: Senator Kelly Ayotte To: Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 9:52 AM Subject: Reply from Senator Ayotte

July 16, 2012

Dear xxxx:

Because of your past interest in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, I wanted to share with you a letter Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and I sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in opposition to Senate ratification of the treaty.

After reading and carefully considering the Law of the Sea treaty, I have concluded that on balance it is not in the national interest of the United States. As a result, I will oppose the treaty if it were called up for a vote. Attached, please find the letter detailing my concerns with the treaty.


Kelly A. Ayotte U. S. Senator

TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: ayotte; lost; newhampshire
Another No vote on LOST.

There should be some official communication coming out in the next few days. I'm monitoring her web site,

1 posted on 07/16/2012 1:53:23 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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Good for her. My respect for Kelly just increased greatly.

2 posted on 07/16/2012 1:54:29 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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All the typos are mine.

3 posted on 07/16/2012 1:59:00 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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The UN has got to go
Off the continent and out of our lives. Recieved an email from someone I trust (gun shop owner) About the Agenda 21
UN Agenda 21 could... Wipe private property off the face of the earth.
Force you and your family to live in a multi-family energy efficient mega-complex.
Confiscate private farms and farmland.
Snatch away private landholdings.
Ban individual ownership of cars.
Lost, agenda 21, and the arms treaty are an attempt to take over our country.
4 posted on 07/16/2012 2:06:00 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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