Skip to comments.Law of the Sea Treaty Doesn't Hold Water(Phyllis Schlafly)
Posted on 09/22/2007 5:48:04 AM PDT by kellynla
With all the critical problems facing America today, it's hard to see why President Bush is wasting whatever is left of his political capital to partner with Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., to try to get the Senate to ratify the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty.
As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden is scheduled to hold a hearing loaded with pro-treaty witnesses and then try to sneak through ratification while the public is focused on other globalism and giveaway mischief.
The Law of the Sea Treaty is the globalists' dream bill. It would put the United States in a de facto world government that rules all the world's oceans under the pretense that they belong to "the common heritage of mankind." That's global-speak for allowing the United Nations and its affiliated organizations to carry out a massive, unprecedented redistribution of wealth from the United States to other countries.
The treaty has already been ratified by 155 countries. Most of them no doubt expect corrupt U.N. bureaucrats to divvy up the riches at the bottom of the sea, which will be brought to the surface by U.S. investment and technology, and parcel them out to Third World dictators to support themselves in the lavish style to which they would like to become accustomed.
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Why must those who believe in American sovereignty have to keep fighting the same battles over and over again? President Ronald Reagan rejected the Law of the Sea Treaty in 1982, not because of picky details in the text, but because the treaty would put the United States in the clutches of a supranational ruling clique.
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Thanks for posting this.
Wake up everyone! We need to put a stop to this & give Bush hell!
GWBs anti-Americanism continues to rear its ugly head.
He isnt committed to America, and wonder if he is still committed to the WOT. Such anti-Americanism leads me to think not
This is a totally nutty treaty.
So do governments pay theses taxes or do individual companies? Either way is absolutely unacceptable. 'Royalties'...unbelievable.
Why can’t Biden go for a ride with Ted Kennedy!
I’m not surprised. GWB is an internationalist, in the end.
Haven’t read the treaty, but I’d guess it would allow the UN and every third world dictator to claim riches (gold coin, logs, ingots, art objects) found by salvagers on the sea bottom.
Bush is an idiot. A year ago I would have said the he was walking a very fine line between globalism and outright anti-Americanism; however, I believe that he has crossed that line.
As an aside, is anyone else concerned about the size/strength/rapid growth/government ties with The Blackwater Group? They are a professional organization that has done great work, to be sure, but with our current crop of politicians (especially Bush) I see them as a potential way around posse comitatus. After all, we’ve thrown amnesty out, but public sentiment doesn’t seem to matter one damn bit to the government... ditto TTC, LOST, etc. Should Bush or anyone else see fit to actually implement plans for the NAU, Blackwater would be a clean way to subdue any adversaries.
What have they done with my President bush?
Who is this evil clone they have put in his place?
President Bush still seems to be reliably pro-life, and although he managed the War on Terror rather badly after the Iraq invasion, as if fearful of following through on what needed to be done, at least he has stubbornly refused to withdraw.
But he seems to have caved in everywhere else. He has actually ratcheted up spending and welfare gravy more than clinton. His best pals are Kennedy, Biden, McCain, and a host of other losers, and they return these friendly gestures every time by taking the gravy and then stabbing him in the back.
If he passes LOST, it will be almost as bad as illegal amnesty.
He still has more than a year in the presidency. I don’t expect anything good to happen in that time, but I just hope we can resist total surrender.
Thanks for posting this reminder. This is not new.....it came up a few years ago and....iirc.....Sen. Lugar supported this ridiculous movement. It truly boggles my mind that any American would want to give the U.N. control over anything that affects America. I haven’t heard Pres. Bush’s reasoning for supporting this but, as much as I support the President and, imho, he loves America, I disagree with him on L.O.S.T. (appropriate name) as well as on proposed immigration laws.
When Americans call the WH or their Senators re the war or immigration, we should also say we are opposed to giving the U.N. more power over the U.S.
The Navy is headed for 180 ships already. That trend will not be reversed. It’s time to either adopt or forget this Convention. There is nothing out there worth mining anyway. The USA cannot dominate the high seas anymore and won’t try. We have $20 trillion of debt or $50 trillion depending how you count obligations and can’t afford much more of this foolishness. The Bubble is not just real estate or Dot.coms or tulip bulbs or the Missisippi. Get real.
--and this from a man who a few years ago was comparing Bush to Reagan, Truman, Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Washington, Jefferson, and Winston Churchill.
Does crow taste any better with ketchup or barbeque sauce?
And note tagline. Clio's rolling on the floor with laughter and pointing her finger right at me.
>>>it’s hard to see why President Bush is wasting whatever is left of his political capital to partner with Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., to try to get the Senate to ratify the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty.
Yes, it is hard to see because it was ratified under Clinton with a footnote to NOT go into affect until 2001.
Bush did put LOST in dispute for revisions.
UN ratification documents. LOST ratified, August 1996
The ratification has a footnote that stated not to be enacted until December 2001. See it at that PDF file.
The Bush Administration has a dispute or recapitulate opened about the LOST Treaty.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
In accordance with article 30 (4) of the Agreement, the Government of the United States of America declares that it chooses a special arbitral tribunal to be constituted in accordance with Annex VIII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 for the settlement of disputes pursuant to Part VIII of the Agreement.
It would put restrictions on where our Navy could be deployed. (by the UN)
bttt your post....