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  • Law of the Sea Treaty: Need 3 More Repubs to Vote Against - How is Your Senator Voting? See The List

    07/11/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 20 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-11-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), a United Nations initiative, has been bouncing around since before President Reagan's time in the White House. He refused to sign. Obama is yearning for it (amassing power for his future time as UN Secretary-General). As all United Nations treaties, those foolish countries ratifying it lose sovereignty. We will lose taxpayer monies, and monies that we generate from within our 200 nautical mile from our shorelines - among other egregious problems with LOST. Portman is believed to be on Romney's shortlist for Veep. Ayotte may be considered as well. Pullout Quote: President Reagan...
  • Rumsfeld hits Law of Sea Treaty

    06/14/2012 2:24:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2012 | Kristina Wong
    Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Thursday argued against ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty, calling the royalties that U.S. companies would have to pay under the pact “a new idea of enormous consequence.” Under the treaty, industrialized countries would pay royalties to lesser developed nations for profits made while exploiting unclaimed energy resources, Mr. Rumsfeld told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. He said this type of wealth redistribution is a “novelty with no clear limits” that also could be applied to space resources in the future.
  • Ex-Defense chief Rumsfeld to face off with military brass over Law of the Sea

    06/08/2012 11:18:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Donald Rumsfeld is returning to Capitol Hill next week to testify against the United States joining the United Nations's Law of the Sea treaty, pitting him squarely against the military brass that he used to command as former President George W. Bush's secretary of Defense. Rumsfeld's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is especially relevant because he was former President Reagan's emissary against the treaty back in 1982, when international momentum was for it. Proponents of the treaty have been trotting out former Reagan officials — former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Deputy National Security Adviser John Negroponte...
  • Obama Wants to Redistribute Our Sovereignty with the Law of the Sea Treaty

    05/29/2012 4:44:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | 5/28/2012 | Jake Walker
    One of the problems we find in politics these days is the rash of bills with rather Orwellian titles. The best example in recent years is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (you know, Obamacare). But fortunately, some things have titles that are all too appropriate. The Law of the Sea Treaty is one of them, which is rather fittingly known as LOST. Michelle Malkin, writing for the National Review, describes just what it is: The persistent transnationalists who drafted LOST favor creation of a massive United Nations bureaucracy that would draw ocean boundaries, impose environmental regulations, and restrict...
  • Obama's Land of the LOST

    05/24/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama's new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that "no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World." According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the "central, and abiding, defect" was "its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states --...
  • Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/21/2012 6:59:58 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies ^ | 5/8/2012 | Investors Business Daily
    Sovereignty: Even if he's not re-elected, the president hopes to leave behind a treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and to which we'd be required to give half of our offshore oil revenue. The Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST) has been lurking in the shadows for decades. Like the Kyoto Protocol that pretended to be an effort to save the earth from the poisoned fruit of the Industrial Revolution, LOST pretends to be an effort to protect the world's oceans from environmental damage and remove it as a cause of potential...
  • Obama’s 'Law of the Sea' Treaty Spreads the Wealth Around

    05/21/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 5/21/12 | Steven Groves The Heritage Foundation
    It's bad enough when American tax dollars are blown on government-created debacles such as Solyndra and "Operation Fast and Furious." But at least in those instances the expenditures carried a bare modicum of democratic legitimacy. What if, on the other hand, the U.S. Treasury was raided for billions of dollars, which were then redistributed to the rest of the world by an international bureaucracy headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica? That's what will surely happen if the U.S. Senate gives its advice and consent to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, a deeply flawed treaty that was rejected...
  • Will U.S. Sovereignty Be LOST At Sea? Obama Signs U.N. Treaty That Redistributes Drilling Revenues

    05/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 207 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 20, 2012 | Forbes OpEd
    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...
  • (Flashback) Reagan Rejects Law of Sea Treaty

    02/01/2011 4:04:41 PM PST · by pissant · 13 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | July 9, 1982 | staff
    US President Ronald Reagan has decided not to sign a long debated international treaty on the use and exploitation of the sea already adopted by 130 countries, including Canada, the Whitehouse said yesterday
  • The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: (Ed Meese opposes Bush)

    07/01/2007 10:13:28 AM PDT · by Founding Father · 14 replies · 588+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 16, 2007 | Edwin Meese III
    May 16, 2007 The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: The Risks Outweigh the Benefits by Edwin Meese, III, Baker Spring and Brett D. Schaefer WebMemo #1459 The Bush Administration has renewed its 2004 request that the Senate ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). While UNCLOS contains provisions that would be marginally beneficial to the U.S. Navy, other provisions of the treaty, such as those regarding the settlement of disputes, royalties on the exploitation of resources on the deep seabed, and the empowering of an additional U.N.-affiliated international bureaucracy, pose far...
  • Should U.N. Broker Return of Alaska to Russia? (Here goes Bush again!)

    07/01/2007 8:37:45 AM PDT · by Founding Father · 88 replies · 3,440+ views
    AIM ^ | June 29, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    Should U.N. Broker Return of Alaska to Russia? By Cliff Kincaid | June 29, 2007 At a recent Heritage Foundation symposium on the Law of the Sea Treaty....Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy calmly and methodologically delineated the problems with the treaty, and how U.S. national security could be adversely affected... Gaffney had complained about the treaty, formally known as the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), creating a global tax mechanism. Under UNCLOS, now before the Senate, U.S. corporations would be required to pay taxes to an International Seabed Authority for the right to...
  • Reap the bounty (Negroponte wants Law of the Sea Treaty)

    06/13/2007 5:25:46 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 50 replies · 927+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/13/07 | John D. Negroponte and Gordon England
    From the earliest days of its history, the United States has relied on the bounty and opportunity of the seas for sustenance, for economic development, for defense and for communication and interaction with the rest of the world. Today, as the world's strongest maritime power and a leader of global maritime commerce, the United States has a compelling national interest in a stable international legal regime for the oceans. The time has come to take action to protect and advance the nation's national security, economic and environmental interests in the maritime domain -- through accession to the Convention on the...
  • Why is Bush for Law of Sea Treaty?

    07/20/2004 12:57:53 PM PDT · by MindFire · 74 replies · 1,286+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE ^ | July 19, 2004 | John Gizzi Why Is Bush for Law of Sea Treaty? by John Gizzi Posted Jul 19, 2004   Despite its strong record of standing up to the United Nations, the Bush Administration has dismayed conservatives by supporting ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). Originating in the 1970s as part of the UN agenda, critics say LOST would severely weaken U.S. sovereignty over territorial waters and subject U.S. oil exploration and other activities on the high seas to the jurisdiction of an international tribunal. In 1982, President Reagan refused to sign the treaty. Twelve years later, with diplomats claiming...
  • LOST

    03/24/2004 6:55:40 AM PST · by branch1 · 11 replies · 237+ views
    Conservative Alert | 3/23/04 | Conservative Alert
    ISSUE: Once again, the United Nations is trying a power grab, at the expense of the sovereignty of the United States of America -- and this time, they want to allow international bureaucrats to TAX the American people. They MUST be stopped. According to the American Policy Center (, "any day now this nation could find itself part of an international treaty that abolishes freedom on seven- tenths of the world's surface." That's because the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, a treaty that has remained dead in the water since Bill Clinton's presidency, has re-emerged as a...