Skip to comments.GOP senators effectively kill UN sea takeover (a great victory for American sovereignty!)
Posted on 07/16/2012 9:13:25 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
With 34 Republican senators now opposing a United Nations effort to regulate international waters, the Law of the Sea treaty effectively has no way forward in the U.S. Senate.
Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Rob Portman of Ohio, Mike Johanns of Nebraska and Johnny Isakson of Georgia joined 30 other GOP members in agreeing to vote against the U.N. treaty.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint helped lead the conservative effort on Capitol Hill to rally senators against the treaty, which has been pushed by chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry and notably backed by Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain.
Business groups like the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also support the Law of the Sea treaty, which would give unprecedented taxing and permitting authority over activity on international waters to a U.N.-created agency.
Hate that guy McCain. Who is that guy? The treachery of an imposter is far worse than the arrows slung by a declared enemy.
Why would the Chamber of Commerce support this monstrosity?
Chalk up one for the good guys. The commies finally lost one. They’ve been on a roll since 2008. I hope this is an indicator that the tide is finally turning against them.
Why would the Chamber of Commerce support this monstrosity?
It looks like the Tea Party rose up and got busy in the nick of time. GOPe was preparing to join Obama to sell our country down the creek. Mittens will try if he gets in.
I’ll wait until after Obama is kicked out of office and to the end of the lame duck session to declare victory over LOST.
But good news.
I’m sure soetoro will come up with an exective order of some kind to thwart this.
THANK GOD!! Now if we can just get rid of Obamacare and the UN gun treaty we might have a little breathing room.
Sorry, not good enough!
I see nothing to prevent this being “Reconsidered” and a different result, in an hour, a day, a week, a month, ............ etc.
It’s been around too long, we should have irrevocably renounced it YEARS ago!
Until it is irrevocably dismissed it remains a constant danger.
Since there is actually no way to utterly destroy it, it will remain a danger for decades to come, no doubt our nations traitors WILL eventually sign and ratify it.
Even now I will not cheer, I’ve seen this sort of “Victory” reversed at the last minute too many times.
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. — Roman statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)
I am concerned for the security of our great nation, not so much
because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working
from within. — General Douglas MacArthur
The fact that only 34 did the right thing proves we’re too far gone.
Even if Bath-House Barry strikes this down, that would only add to his monumental “legacy” of hatred (and illegality as a fraud) toward this country that Romney should glean from, if he had a “right mind”.
I had to send “thanks” to my senators...I’ve sent them so many critiques, lately. Only fair to give kudos where due.
This is great news. Mclame needs the heaveho from the GOP just kick him out.
Whose frickin side was McCain on in the Vietnam War?
How many planes did he down? Of his own?
This bastuhd needs to retire.
“This is great news. Mclame needs the heaveho from the GOP just kick him out.”
What we need to see now is a list of the bastard “republicans” who wanted to ratify it. besides that POS John McLame! I a perverse way, we are in a better place for having had Obama with all the havoc he’s brought down on the country that would have been the case has we elected POS McLame. Obama has “taught” this country a real lesson, on just how quickly we can loose our freedom. A McLame Admin would have been like boiling a frog.
Good news that this has been defeated.
I have read several posts on this and none of them say that the treaty has actually been voted on yet.
They say things like "34 senators have agreed not to vote for the treaty".
Why hasn't it gone up for a vote and actually been defeated yet?
Is Harry Reid working behind the scenes to pull some kind of an underhanded tactic to pass this monstrosity when republicans aren't in the senate chamber? Passage only requires two thirds of senators voting, not two thirds of the entire senate.
You can best your last cent that “Boss Reid” has some sort of Tammany Hall type trick up his sleeve!
With this New Tammany regime in place at the White Wigwam there is no end to the nepotism, corruption, looting of the treasury, graft, patronage (Perfected for the “Green” cabal in particular), and outright treason yet to be seen!
“Culture of corruption” indeed, this regime defines it.
Remember all the “Obamacare Dead” threads here at FR?
Finally, someone with sense posts. Keep posting, sir.
It hasn't gone up for a vote because the RATS can count noses as well as our team can. They will not bring it up for a vote until they are certain of passage. Meanwhile, it will sit in the background like a vulture on a fence. Just waiting for 67 votes.
We need to get a senate majority so we can force a vote and defeat it.
Exactly I am appalled that it is even this close. What in God’s name is WRONG with this country, that it is even that CLOSE???
Amazingly disgusting. Can you imagine what the founders of this nation would say if they could see this?
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