Skip to comments.Will U.S. Sovereignty Be LOST At Sea? Obama Signs U.N. Treaty That Redistributes Drilling Revenues
Posted on 05/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT by Innovative
A proposed Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), which has been signed by President Obama but not yet ratified by Congress, will subordinate U.S. naval and drilling operations beyond 200 miles of our coast to a newly established U.N. bureaucracy. If approved, it will grant a Kingston, Jamaica-based International Seabed Authority (ISA) the power to regulate deep-sea oil exploration, seabed mining, and fishing rights.
As part of the deal, as much as 7% of U.S. government revenue that is collected from oil and gas companies operating off our coast will be forked over to ISA for redistribution to poorer, landlocked countries. This apparently is in penance for America's audacity in perpetuating prosperity yielded by our Industrial Revolution.
Like the U.N.'s Kyoto Protocol debacle that preceded it, this most recent LOST cause embodies the progressive ideal of subordinating the sovereignty of nation states to authoritarian dictates of a world body. The U.S. would have one vote out of 160 regarding where the money would go, and be obligated to hand over offshore drilling technology to any nation that wants it... for free.
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Lugar had planned to lead the charge for LOST after his primary. The White House may figure that with him gone in January, they have to move while they still have his vote and still control the Senate.
“still needs 67 Senate votes.”
Yes, that is what the Constitution says. And with a Constitutional Scholar in the White House what could go wrong?
By the bye, used to be that a written contract was honored by FedGov...but look at the GM bailout, where contracts were simply ignored or overwritten.
I think usually the Senate ratifies the treaty and THEN the POTUS signs it.
AAARRGGGGHHH No one would want to attack that. I hereby refuse to watch your back. I have to eat sometime.
Oh, you mean Firefighter Willard Romney? The one who's secretly loading up the fire cannons with gasoline?
Yeah, I do have a personal dislike of that particular firefighter.
Actually, the analogy is flawed as Romney is a RINO. In other words, both he and Obama are arsonists -Obama just happens to be more of an arsonist than RINO Romney.
It is the House and hopefully the Senate together with the Supreme Court that are keeping the fire at bay and attempting to put the fire out.
True conservatives wonder how best to reform the RINO firehouse that keeps sending arsonists to our rescue.
The question is how best to reform the GOP firehouse RATHER than seeking a third party firehouse. Some would suggest that we keep the RINO away and let the RINO firehouse burn down -let it suffer the fate it promotes THEN rebuild it with real firefighters.
After McCain -I myself grow weary of pretending a slower burn is accomplishing anything...
Romney sucks and if he gets elected the best we can hope for is he will suck for 8 years before a dem gets back into the throne that Romney will not dismantle.
Anyone like yourselves, who is trying to tell conservatives that there is no difference between Romney and Obama is either totally detached from reality and has not been following how Obama is destroying the US, or an Obama supporter trying to suppress the conservatives’ vote for Romney.
I think you are both most likely to be in the first category. I recommend you learn more about what Obama has done, is doing, and is planning to do, unconstrained in his second term, then crawl through broken glass, if necessary to keep Obama from getting a second term and the only way that happens, is if Romney gets more votes and defeats him.
I remember Pat Buchanan said during his campaign. If he wins, he will ask the U.N. to leave and he’d send U.S. marines to help’em pack.
But Bush never signed it, did he?
Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.
Leon Panetta, the chief of the Gorbachev disarmament movement is behind it? Naw can’t be!
“When your house is burning down, are you going to stop the firefighters from saving it, because you have a personal dislike of the particular firefighter who is trying to save your house?”
Are you implying that Romney is a firefighter in that context?
At most, Romney is a clueless bystander who can call 911. More likely Romney is the guy that has his 2 of his Cadillacs blocking the fire hydrant.
As I said, the class of Senators up for election in 2014 will be looking at what has happened to RINO’s this year and perhaps won’t feel so free to go along with lame duck Lugar in voting for LOST.
The reality is that the GOP is leaning increasing left. I am more concerned with winning the ideological war than with winning the 2012 presidential battle.
Peace in our time -my ass! You want to compromise principle and kick the can down the road and HOPE the GOP will fix itself -good luck with that.
Bush would have signed it and fought for it. The republicans raised hell and Demint was one of them.
Anyone like yourself, who truly believes that there's some substantial difference between Obama and Romney, is simply deluding themselves, and NOT reviewing his uber liberal record. To wit:
Mitt Romneys Dismal Record
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA
2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA
3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly
4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA
5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system.
6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming
7. Supported the Brady Bill
8. Implemented a state level Assault Weapons Ban after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire.
9. Supported TARP
10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here)
11. Supported McCain-Kennedy (Amnesty)
12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions.
13. Nominated 27 Democrats (out of 36 nominations) for judgeships in MA, many of them extreme left-wingers.
You don't have to tell me how bad Obama is. I'm acutely aware of that fact. The point that you and others of your mindset are missing, is that Romney is only slightly to Obama's right, and most of what constitutes that, is campaign rhetoric on his part. It's not borne out by the man's actual record, which reads more like any liberal Democrat's than a Republican's.
Prepare to have your soul crushed, if you're casting your lot with Romney in the belief that he'll actually roll back Obama's leftist agenda, or even turn the wheel. He'll do nothing of the kind, and in fact, will likely only tap the brakes slightly a couple of times to trick conservatives into thinking he's honestly doing what he was elected to do.
He's as much a globalist, elitist, Socialist, as Obama is, albeit from a different mold and manufacturing stamp. In truth, they work for the same masters, and are sworn to the same agenda.
The only real choice you have, is whether to support the puppet masters' destruction of America, or resist with everything you've got. There are no other real choices.
And who opposed the Tea Party -well both RINOs and Dems -in other words, the progressives.
...and like any revolution, both the RINOs and Libertarians have attempted to coerce it and ride its coat tails.
The facts are that the Tea Party is Conservative and with these patriots having to go at it alone it implies that there is something terribly wrong with the GOP. The GOP establishment has moved left BOTH morally and fiscally -BOTH because BOTH are tied at the hip -the same authority that premises limited government premises absolute and inalienable moral truth.
I myself am not fooled by the RINOs and the mass media who claim that the Tea Party is morally ambivalent -fiscal only. I call BS on that bit of propaganda. The Tea Party principles are premised upon the same principles this country was founded upon. IF the Tea Party was morally ambivalent THEN why did they not cross over to the Libertarian side of the house -answer me that any RINO reading this post?
“resist with everything you’ve got”
Please explain to me how electing Obama for another four years can be considered “resisting with everything you’ve got”?!