Skip to comments.Secretary Kerry Still Pushing Law Of The Sea Treaty
Posted on 04/01/2013 8:11:56 AM PDT by raptor22
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
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If he is still pushing for it, there is something there to line his wallet with....
Obamanation Counterculture File.
Kerry thinks the law of the sea is parking your 100 ft yacht in a tax haven
Kerry is pushing it because he is still a communist and he still hates the US.
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A lot people would just like to see them vote on it. Its been an issue for 30 years but never voted on. They were going to have a vote after the election but they got consumed by the cliff
I would rather it never come to a vote personally, the consequences of it passing are just to great to risk.
The US may not have ratified but still complies with the treaty.
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Not as bad and not as corrupt as the current crop, but yeah. I don't think he hates America, but I do think that he thinks cooperation with tyrants and those who would proscribe the rights of those who employed him was at least negotiable, if not the normal course of business. Witness entitlement expansion and collaborating with the Swimmer (NCLB) instead of giving him a .45 colostomy.
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