Skip to comments.Secretary Kerry Still Pushing Law Of The Sea Treaty
Posted on 03/28/2013 5:31:04 PM PDT by jazusamo
Diplomacy: After a reprieve from international regulation of our guns, another sovereignty-grabbing U.N. treaty, a pet project of our secretary of state, is still being pushed to declare the oceans the common heritage of mankind.
In the pre-dawn hours last Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved by 53-46 a measure "to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty."
But a seemingly harmless cousin, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), remains on the table, with its champion, former Sen. John Kerry, now our secretary of state.
Kerry gave a speech at the Ross Sea Conservation Reception on March 19 in which he suggested that we should have called our planet Ocean rather than Earth. During that speech, he put forth a global environmental agenda centered around the oceans that he has made a priority in his career.
In an Op-Ed for Politico last May titled "Joining Law of the Sea Treaty Can't Wait," Kerry claimed, falsely, that we needed LOST to safeguard our freedom of the seas, settle maritime territorial disputes, safeguard our access to ocean resources, and, most importantly in his view, protect the oceans from being a casualty of climate change.
At the Ross conference he spoke of an existing "energy policy that results in acidification, the bleaching of coral, the destruction of species, the change in the Arctic because of the ice melt, and the change in the krill, the population of whales. The entire system is interdependent, and we toy with that at our peril."
Under LOST, any economic activity, even those on land, that threatens the sanctity of the oceans through what are deemed excessive greenhouse gas emissions would be subject to international approval similar to the "global test" then-Sen. Kerry said all our actions...
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“At the Ross conference he spoke of an existing “energy policy that results in acidification, the bleaching of coral, the destruction of species, the change in the Arctic because of the ice melt, and the change in the krill, the population of whales.”
Speaking of LOST...
GW Bush also tried pushing the LOST before he left office....fortunately public outcry beat it down
Problem is that LOST is a big thing for the Liberal Free Trader Globalist crowd in both parties.....and the left leaning GOP will probably work with Kerry to force passage
LOST is not only bad for the US economically.... it is a major threat to our national security
Somebody wake me up. Seriously.
He’s been lost big time since before (was it) Vietnam?
Yep, the turkey in the WH could probably have done worse but I don’t know how.
He always looks so sad. Maybe Theresa slaps him around every morning before he leaves for “work”.
LOL! I’ll bet she slaps him with her check book.