Skip to comments.LOST ratification would sacrifice sovereignty, weaken military
Posted on 06/23/2010 8:35:10 PM PDT by Crush
For nearly 30 years, the United Nations has sought US ratification of the onerous Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). Although numerous presidents have supported LOST - formally known as the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea - fortunately, the Senate has never managed to ratify the treaty.
What is LOST and why should it concern the American voter?
We ask Cliff Kincaid, editor of the Accuracy in Media Report and president of America's Survival, Inc. . Kincaid has led a national education campaign about LOST.
Chris Carter: How does LOST threaten American sovereignty?
Cliff Kincaid: This treaty is the biggest giveaway of American sovereignty and resources since the Panama Canal Treaty. It gives the United Nations bureaucracy control over the oceans of the world -- seven-tenths of the world's surface. It sets up an International Seabed Authority to decide who gets access to oil, gas and minerals in international waters. The companies that get those rights to harvest those resources have to pay a global tax to the International Seabed Authority.
Carter: You wrote that the passage of LOST "could be the final nail in the coffin of U.S. Naval superiority." How so?
KINCAID: It would cement in place a procedure to use the treaty, rather than Navy ships, to safeguard U.S. interests. That would cause a further decline in the number of Navy ships, on the ground that we dont need them.
Carter: If LOST weakens our military, why do you think the Joint Chiefs support the treaty?
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