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Tide turns against Law of the Sea Treaty
The Hill ^ | July 11, 2012 | By Julian Pecquet

Posted on 07/11/2012 4:28:09 PM PDT by SMGFan

The Obama administration's all-out push to join the United Nations international maritime treaty is just four votes short of being doomed after two more senators this week added their names to the list of lawmakers who have vowed to oppose it.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) are the two latest senators to sign on to the letter, The Hill has learned, bringing the total to 30. Treaties need a two-thirds majority to pass in the Senate, meaning 34 signatures would effectively kill it.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lost; losttreaty; treaties; treaty
Good News
1 posted on 07/11/2012 4:28:14 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Don’t worry - the LOST treaty will pass.

They’ll get McCain and the usual gang of idiots to go for it.....


2 posted on 07/11/2012 4:29:58 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: SMGFan

Bad news there were ANY Republicans even THINKING about voting for this.


3 posted on 07/11/2012 4:30:08 PM PDT by DManA
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To: SMGFan

It only needs 2/3 of senators present to pass.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 4:30:53 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: SMGFan

I want a list of the traitors that are planning on voting for this scat....


5 posted on 07/11/2012 4:32:10 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: Hogblog

Here are a few....Enzi, Toomey, Ayotte, Johanns, Kay Bailey Hutchison. KBH is a lost cause since she is retiring.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 4:39:47 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: DManA

“Bad news there were ANY Republicans even THINKING about voting for this.”

EXACTLY.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 4:40:27 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Sporke

Saw a post yesterday that included Linda Graham (RINO-SC).


8 posted on 07/11/2012 4:41:51 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: upchuck

From the article, here are Senators who signed letter against the treaty:

Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), David Vitter R-La.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)


9 posted on 07/11/2012 4:47:59 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: cld51860

Even more despicable is that there are no American Democrat Senators that oppose it. Wonder if Zell Miller was the last real American Democrat? Where does Lieberman stand?


10 posted on 07/11/2012 4:54:54 PM PDT by Kudsman (Repeal the 17th, restore the Republic.)
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To: DManA

My thoughts exactly. Why would they even think of voting for it?

I see no advantage at all for the U.S. to joint it.


11 posted on 07/11/2012 5:23:27 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: SMGFan
For some reason, the Members of Congress (Dems included) just do not realize the extent to which a yes vote will limit one's tenure in office.

The future campaign commercials against them could write themselves.

12 posted on 07/11/2012 5:29:34 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: SMGFan

Law of Sea Treaty an Attack on American Sovereignty

 

13 posted on 07/11/2012 5:52:14 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: DManA

Bad news there were ANY AMERICANS even THINKING about voting for this.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 6:20:53 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: SMGFan

We need SOMETHING USEFUL!

Like the list of Republicans who HAVE NOT SIGNED THIS LETTER!


15 posted on 07/11/2012 6:25:13 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: All

More links....spread the word!!!

http://letsloselost.com/news.php

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The Law of the Sea
The U.S. Navy trumps a U.N. treaty

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/law-sea_594672.html?page=2
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Still lost on the Law of the Sea Treaty
Reagan wouldn’t sign it, and what was bad for the U.S. then is bad now.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-meese-law-of-the-sea-20120605,0,6473043.story
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Law Of The Sea Treaty Is A Bad Deal For U.S.

http://news.investors.com/article/611579/201205151852/lost-treaty-is-a-bad-deal-for-the-us.htm?p=full

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LOST treaty is bad for America
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765585461/LOST-treaty-is-bad-for-America.html?pg=all

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Will U.S. Sovereignty Be LOST At Sea? Obama Supports U.N.
Treaty That Redistributes Drilling Revenues

The treaty contains a clause empowering the ISA to take whatever steps it deems necessary to stop “marine pollution.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2012/05/20/will-u-s-sovereignty-be-lost-at-sea-obama-signs-u-n-treaty-that-redistributes-drilling-revenues/

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The U.S. will lose its sovereignty to a New York ‘dictators club’ unless the Sea Treaty for ocean mining is defeated

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2153290/The-Sea-Treaty-U-S-lose-sovereignty-unless-UN-dictators-club-defeated.html#ixzz20GhNA1LF

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Glenn Beck on the LOST Treaty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJRDxpFUElQ&feature=related

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Senator Demint on LOST

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGr1zJfZhlo&feature=related

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2cLThSTjls&feature=relmfu

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Senator Vitter on LOST

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J9YlqaFHZw&feature=relmfu

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Phyllis Schlafly on the Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beb1YPSUX-c&feature=related

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In this video, policy expert Frank Gaffney reveals the dangers of the United Nations “Law of the Sea” treaty to your freedom and prosperity, as well as that of our nation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCNnyK7RObs&feature=related

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Ambassador John Bolton on Law of the Sea Treaty
(talks about it in a round-about way)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZpVRbRIJOU&feature=related

John Bolton: Where Do the GOP Candidates Stand on US Sovereignty & the Law of the Sea Treaty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEdUw7QU6IE&feature=related

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More from the Heritage Foundation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOZbWenLG2o&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Y24goa6o4&feature=relmfu

Briefing from Heritage (starts at about 2:50 mark)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01AepYCyzMo&feature=relmfu

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Steven Groves: The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orsgMEGX_QA&feature=relmfu


16 posted on 07/11/2012 6:46:00 PM PDT by ak267 (The Law Of the Sea Treaty...LOST...must be defeated...CALL YOUR SENATOR!!!)
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To: Sporke

I emailed KBH.....need more Texans to light her fire on this thing....


17 posted on 07/11/2012 6:57:32 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: ak267

Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)
Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)
Pat Roberts (R-Kansas)
David Vitter (R-La.)
Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)
John Cornyn (R-Texas)
Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
John Boozman (R-Ark.)
Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
Jim Risch (R-Idaho)
Mike Lee (R-Utah)
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
John Thune (R-S.D.)
Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
Dan Coats (R-Ind.)
John Hoeven (R-N.D.)
Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Jerry Moran (R-Kansas)
Dean Heller (R-Nev.)
Pat Toomey (R-Penn.)
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

There is a Rumor that Senator Graham has told Erick Erickson that he plans to vote no.

There is another rumor that Senator Johanns will be voting no.

If these rumors are true, then the opposition is up to 32. They need two more votes.

If your senator(s) is/are not on the list, call, write, tweet and spread the word to family/friends/Tea Party. Put some heat on them.

No matter what, KEEP CALLING, WRITING, FACEBOOKING, AND TWEETING!!!!.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 7:01:01 PM PDT by ak267 (The Law Of the Sea Treaty...LOST...must be defeated...CALL YOUR SENATOR!!!)
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To: SMGFan

Just like they passed ObabmaCare, the USSC upheld ObabamCare, the New World Order fascists in both parties wil make sure this bill passes and the UN gun treaty.

It must all happen before the 2012 elections are held, the 9 border stations being closed will allow the pre-election rioters to stream into the country so Marshall law can be declared.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 7:03:34 PM PDT by stockpirate (Slaves to the collective! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: Carry_Okie; Codedog; Sal; SMGFan
Treaties need a two-thirds majority to pass in the Senate, meaning 34 signatures would effectively kill it.
The meme is strong and being pushed!

In case you didn't know, SMGFan, 2/3 of Senators present can ratify a treaty.

For example...
@ PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE 106th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION

S10667

The PRESIDING OFFICER. A division has been requested.
Senators in favor of the ratification of this treaty, please raise their hand. (After a pause.) Those opposed will raise their hands.
With two-thirds of the Senators present having voted in the affirmative, the resolution of ratification is agreed to.
Mr. THOMAS. I thank the Presiding Officer, the Senator from West Virginia, and the clerk.
By the way, just for information, these treaties were all approved by the Foreign Relations Committee on October 4 and 5.

2/3 of Congress wasn't there. Those present voted for the ratification. The quorum call was rescinded with no objection.

20 posted on 07/11/2012 7:20:41 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: wastedyears
It only needs 2/3 of senators present to pass.
Thank you!
21 posted on 07/11/2012 7:22:16 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: stockpirate
...the 9 border stations being closed will allow the pre-election rioters to stream into the country so Marshall law can be declared.

The nine "border stations" had nothing to do with the border; they were all in the interior. Closest to the border (400 mi) was the Amarillo station.

Pssssst! It's "martial", not "Marshall".

22 posted on 07/11/2012 7:32:39 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: ak267
If these rumors are true, then the opposition is up to 32. They need two more votes.
It doesn't matter if they aren't present when the vote comes up.
See reply 20.

So we have the potential of all these "stand up guys" simply not showing up when it comes time to vote and they can then truthfully claim "I was against this treaty".

They need to formalize their intent to object.
Executive Calendar

When a notice of intent to object is given to the appropriate leader, or their designee, and such notice is submitted for inclusion in the Congressional Record and the Senate Executive Calendar, or following the objection to a unanimous consent to proceeding to, and, or disposition of, matters relating to nominations and treaties on their behalf, it shall be placed in the section of the Senate Executive Calendar entitled “Notice of Intent to Object ”. (S. Res. 28, 112th Congress)
23 posted on 07/11/2012 7:33:26 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Carry_Okie

See 23. The same applies with the small arms treaty.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 7:40:53 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: ak267
Don't forget the importance of this either... When a notice of intent to object is given to the appropriate leader, or their designee, and such notice is submitted for inclusion in the Congressional Record and the Senate Executive Calendar...

It could be ratified due to one person simply not doing their job properly.

25 posted on 07/11/2012 7:56:19 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: okie01

Martial, thx.


26 posted on 07/11/2012 8:35:37 PM PDT by stockpirate (Slaves to the collective! SCOTUS is just as corrupt as congress. IMPEACH ROBERTS!)
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To: ak267

Where in H is Rob Portman of Ohio, the so-called VP nominee?

Lugar of Indiana has been a champion of this pos. He got beat by Tea Party In Indiana but he still votes until January.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 2:28:09 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: All

FYI: Condi Rice is on the short list for Romney’s VP. Rice is a big supporter of LOST.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 5:39:21 PM PDT by ak267 (The Law Of the Sea Treaty...LOST...must be defeated...CALL YOUR SENATOR!!!)
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