Skip to comments.Ayotte is a NO vote on LOST (vanity)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Friday, July 13, 2012 9:52 AM Subject: Reply from Senator Ayotte
July 16, 2012
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
There should be some official communication coming out in the next few days. I'm monitoring her web site, http://www.ayotte.senate.gov/
Good for her. My respect for Kelly just increased greatly.
All the typos are mine.
UN Agenda 21 could... Wipe private property off the face of the earth.Lost, agenda 21, and the arms treaty are an attempt to take over our country.
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.