Skip to comments.Bush Urges Senate to Act on Law of Sea Treaty
Posted on 05/16/2007 8:04:07 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
President Bush urged the Senate Tuesday to act on the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea Convention during this session of Congress and won swift backing from two influential Republican senators.
Republican Sens. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana and Ted Stevens of Alaska echoed Bushs call for ratification of the accord (Treaty Doc 103-39), which the Foreign Relations Committee approved unanimously in February 2004, under Lugars chairmanship.
The Bush administration supported the treaty, but the accord never reached the Senate floor due to opposition from conservatives concerned it would surrender U.S. sovereignty. Current Foreign Relations Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware said last week that the only way action would occur on the treaty this Congress would be if the administration pressed for it.
The international pact, which took effect in 1994 after ratification by 60 countries, set up a legal system to govern all uses of the oceans, including navigation, research, pollution and seabed mining...
Bush said in his statement that participation in the treaty would secure U.S. sovereign rights over extensive marine areas, including valuable natural resources...
In an essay, Lugar said the United States had been a free rider on the treaty for too long, and by embracing it could help counter the prejudices that America is an unreliable partner or a threat to world order....
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I just can't figure out why this man is so desperate to sell out his country before his term is up.
Simply mind boggling.
Law of the Sea Treaty is horrible. Hopefully, the prez aides will see this and advise him accordingly.
Watch out. You’ll get the world-government conspiracy theory followers to come out in droves.
They advised him to URGE THE SENATE TO PASS IT. And he took their advise.
WTF!!!- Why don’t we all just pick up and move out so other people can enjoy the country we buit.
I for one am looking forward to serving our new alien masters.
Give up your sovereignty and people will like you.
The Senate is too busy trying to surrender to Islam to worry about treaties. We "lost", remember?
Oh, you say we didn't? Then how come the GOP and the RNC are on vacation these days?
Bush said in his statement that participation in the treaty would secure U.S. sovereign rights over extensive marine areas, including valuable natural resources..
Shut up, Bush, and BUILD THAT WALL if you’re so interested in our sovereignty! And knock off all your NAU projects that Iraq distracts attention from....
The rest of the world and the treaty has been a 'free rider' on the USA for that long.
The Dims really want this BUT President Bush wants it too, therefore, it will never leave the House.
If the President is truly interested in protecting our sovereignty, he’d best start with our non-existent border security, as opposed to promoting yet another phony UN Globalist money-grabbing scheme - especially one that Ronald Reagan saw through years ago. Will the last sane person in Washington please turn out the lights?
“The Dims really want this BUT President Bush wants it too, therefore, it will never leave the House.”
Bad news: it’s a treaty. It can be implemented by consent of 50% +1 in the Senate. The House has no say.
Our governement, Bush and Congress, are bound and determined to commit national suicide.
It looks like Bush is aiming for a twofer. Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) and Immigration Reform.
He is going to go down in history as one of the worst presidents in American history if these bills go through.
It’s very sad. He has good basic instincts, but it seems as if someone has bought and paid for all this NWO stuff.
Maybe he can give San Francisco to China as a free port for their goods under full Chinese control. That would make it a threefer.
>I just can’t figure out why this man is so desperate to sell out his country before his term is up.<
Maybe he wants to outshine Benedict Arnold in the history books to come in The New World Order.
Prelude: George H W Bush loses the 1992 election and is a lame-duck for 2 1/2 months
President Bush signed the NAFTA agreement on December 17, 1992 at a meeting of the Organization of American States. The accord was signed prior to the expiration of the President’s negotiating authority, forcing Congress to either change its procedures or to consider NAFTA under fast track rules—which limits the amount of debate and requires lawmakers to vote up-or-down on the measure without amendments.
103rd Congress: President Clinton reiterated his desire to negotiate side agreements on NAFTA in the areas of safeguards, labor and environmental issues in January. Negotiations with Mexico and Canada began in the spring.
Anti-NAFTA forces—led by organized labor, some environmental activists, former presidential hopeful H. Ross Perot and consumer groups led by Ralph Nader—launched verbal attacks against the trade pact on Capitol Hill early and often in 1993, despite President Clinton’s efforts to allay their concerns. In related action, several House members with close ties to organized labor announced the formation of an “Anti-NAFTA Caucus” early in 1993. In July, more than 100 House and 7 Senate Democrats joined House Majority Leader David Bonior (D-MI-10) in urging President Clinton to postpone action on NAFTA until after Congress had completed work on health-care reform—a strategy that most NAFTA supporters believed would kill the trade pact. The White House responded that both NAFTA and health-care reform would be on the agenda in the fall.
Trade officials from the three NAFTA nations announced August 13 they had reached a deal on side agreements. Lawmakers returning home to their districts in August were barraged by anti-NAFTA sentiment. Many supporters of NAFTA returned to Washington publicly undecided on the pact. Convinced that NAFTA’s passage was contingent upon a strong push by the White House, dozens of House Republicans—led by Minority Leader Newt Gingrich (R-GA-6)—said they would withhold their support until the President demonstrated his commitment to the issue.
That commitment came September 14, 1993, when President Clinton—accompanied by former Presidents Ford, Carter and Bush—issued a strong statement of support for NAFTA.
Like father like son....(with the help of other lefties) our sovereignty is a goner!
LOST certainly does do this.
The authority that taxes is the authority that governs.
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