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  • Condoleezza Rice supports selling out US Sovereignty via the Law of the Sea treaty

    07/17/2012 7:20:58 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    I post this as a differentiator. You can find plenty of information about Condi and the LOST treaty during the Bush years, but it can be common for people to do what the administration they're currently involve with wants done, despite it being counter to what they believe. Or they've had a change of opinion over time. This is not the case in Condi's case, her position is clear outside of the Bush Administration. She does not support American sovereignty. Her opinion is her own. Time to Join The Law of the Sea Treaty (May 30th 2012) BY HENRY KISSINGER,...
  • John Kerry’s secretary of state dry run

    07/17/2012 6:38:57 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 17 July 2013 | Jessica Meyers
    Sen. John Kerry has the perfect audition piece for the secretary of state job he appears to covet — the long-stalled Law of the Sea treaty. He’s come armed with a throng of industry backers and pleas from the country’s top officials. But a cadre of conservatives remains determined to sink it. The international treaty, which governs use of the world’s oceans and affects everyone from shippers to telecom companies, has withered in the Senate for almost two decades. If Kerry fails to slip it through this session, the Foreign Relations Committee chairman doesn’t just miss out on the lead...
  • Sea Treaty all but dead, 34 GOP senators oppose

    07/16/2012 1:14:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/16/12 | Donna Cassata - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A treaty governing the high seas is all but dead in the Senate as two Republican senators announced their opposition Monday, giving conservative foes the necessary votes to scuttle the pact. Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire — both mentioned as possible running mates for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney — said they had serious concerns about the breadth and ambiguity of the Law of the Sea treaty and would oppose it if called up for a vote. The Constitution requires two-thirds of the Senate — 67 votes — to ratify...
  • UPDATED: 34 Senators Oppose Law of the Sea Treaty [LOST to lose; America to win]

    07/16/2012 11:47:36 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 53 replies
    Senator Jim DeMint website ^ | UPDATED 7/16/12 | staff
    UPDATED 7/16/12: 4 additional senators have joined in opposition to LOST, including Mike Johanns (R-NE), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). With 34 senators against the misguided treaty, LOST will not be ratified by the Senate this year. Strong opposition is rising in the U.S. Senate to the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) that would subjugate American sovereignty to the whims of an international tribunal. To date, 30 Republican senators have signed onto a letter opposing LOST. It takes 67 votes to approve treaties in the Senate, so only 34 votes are needed to...
  • (Vanity) More info on LOST Treaty courtesy of the Heritage Foundation (please share info)

    07/13/2012 6:35:15 PM PDT · by ak267 · 1 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 7-13-2012 | Steven Groves and Nicolas Loris
    The Obama Administration is pushing for accession to the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which would expose the United States to baseless environmental lawsuits, including suits based on alleged U.S. contributions to global climate change. Accession would also require the U.S. to transfer billions of dollars in oil and gas royalties generated on its continental shelf to UNCLOS member states, particularly landlocked states and states that are the least developed. The U.S. does not need to join the convention in order to access oil and gas resources located on its extended continental shelf (ECS), the Arctic,...
  • U.N. Law Of The Sea Treaty Must Be Stopped

    05/25/2012 4:45:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | May 23, 2012
    Geopolitics: The administration begins the push for ratification of a 1982 treaty that would end America's sovereignty on the high seas, limit our freedoms on land and speed up the global redistribution of wealth and power. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Sen. John Kerry's Senate Foreign Relations Committee last Wednesday that the freedom of the sea once guaranteed by the British Royal Navy and then the U.S. Navy should be in the hands of United Nations bureaucrats in Montego Bay, Jamaica, enforcers of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) he said we must ratify. It used to be that...
  • Obama's Land of the LOST

    05/24/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 --...
  • Hillary Clinton: Opposition to Sea Treaty Based on 'Mythology'

    05/24/2012 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/24/12 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – The Senate Foreign Relations Committee began the latest round in a decades-long fight to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), known as the Law of the Sea Treaty, with supporters in the Obama administration and the military squaring off against Republican opponents on Wednesday. “I am well aware that this treaty does have determined opposition, limited, but nevertheless quite vociferous,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the committee. “And it’s unfortunate because it’s opposition based in ideology and mythology, not in facts, evidence, or the consequences of our continuing failure to accede to...
  • Law of the Sea would usurp U.S. Navy’s authority

    05/23/2012 11:18:07 AM PDT · by mojito · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/22/2012 | SEN. JIM INHOFE , SEN. ROGER WICKER and SEN. JEFF SESSIONS
    The U.S. Navy has been the master of the seven seas since World War II, the pre-eminent maritime force. It seems odd, then, that Navy leadership has long pressed for what amounts to a redundant international hall pass. A steady stream of admirals and service chiefs over many years have advocated for the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, or the Law of the Sea Treaty — an accord rejected by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for example, said this treaty “codifies navigational rights and freedoms essential for...
  • Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/21/2012 6:59:58 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 17 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 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...
  • MARITIME ATTACK: Law of the Sea Treaty in US Senate for Approval

    05/16/2012 9:18:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 5/16/12 | Trevor Loudon
    Contributors: volunteer activists of the Sovereignty Campaign – @SovCam The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is once again diddling with the ultra-massive U.S. sovereignty and communitarian wealth giveaways known as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty (UNCLOS or LOST). Whenever one sees “communitarian,” one may think “global communist.” Neo-Marxist Saboteur Barack Obama‘s State and Defense Departments (including numerous compromised, NATO-head officers) are pressuring the Senate to adopt this travesty after years of resistance dating back to Ronald Reagan’s presidency. If the committee goes forward with it, they could choose either of two paths: 1....
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Obama Administration Renews Push to Ratify Law of Sea Treaty

    05/12/2012 7:30:19 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 12 replies
    Conservative Daily News ^ | May 11, 2012 | Michael J. Fell
    The Obama administration has initiated a renewed push to convince the U.S. Senate to approve the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea treaty. Administration officials claim approval of the pact is necessary to protect the U.S. Navy’s right to carry out exercises off the coast of China. In the past Chinese ships have harassed U.S. vessels.<snip>Ratification of the treaty has long been blocked due to congressional concerns that the treaty gives the UN far too much control over American oil and mineral rights while threatening U.S. sovereignty. Treaty opponents contend that China will not to change its maritime claims...
  • Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/09/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012
    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 Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/08/2012 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2012
    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...
  • Sink the Law of the Sea Again (UN Treaty being pushed by Obama)

    05/07/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | Apr 27, 2012 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    The United Nations treaty called Law of the Sea was negotiated by the State Department, and then presented to Ronald Reagan for signing as soon as he became President in 1981. Reagan immediately recognized it as a bad treaty that would restrict U.S. sovereignty and require us to pay an international body half of all our royalties from offshore drilling. UN bureaucrats would then distribute the money as they wanted, because the U.S. would have only one vote out of 160. Reagan rejected the Law of the Sea Treaty, and we thought that took care of the problem. The American...
  • Palin Damned by LOST Letter? [Vanity]

    03/21/2011 7:30:57 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 108 replies
    Palin supporters on FR been getting hit by anti-Palin FReepers (including EternalVigilance and the late-zotted pissant) over a letter Palin wrote to AK's Senators supporting the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), specifically adjudication over mineral rights. The PDSer's claim this letter is irrefutable proof that Palin wants to destroy US sovereignty. It looks to me like Palin, as usual for that period, was more interested in mineral rights and what was good for Alaska than subverting US sovereignty, as the PDSer's claim. Here is an analysis of the letter that seems to support what I'm thinking: http://opiniojuris.org/2008/10/09/sarah-palin%E2%80%99s-letter-in-support-of-the-law-of-the-sea-convention/ Palin wrote...
  • Law of the Sea Treaty

    02/17/2011 11:04:24 AM PST · by NavVet · 7 replies
    Does anybody know of a list of which Senators support and which Senators oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty.
  • WE JUST GOT SCREWED!!! The House passed the CLEAR Act (HR 3534) 209-193

    09/27/2010 8:57:58 AM PDT · by RandysRight · 38 replies
    Randy's Right ^ | July 20th 2010 | Govt
    http://randysright.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/we-just-got-screwed-the-house-passed-the-clear-act-hr-3534-209-193-july-30-2010/ don’t recall hearing anything about this in the news over the summer: Randy’s Right http://gulagbound.com/5833/us-house-puts-oceans-coasts-under-un-senate-vote-will-seal-the-deal by Carmen Reynolds, Paul McKain and Karen Schoen originally published at Boogai.net on September 21, 2010 It’s too late; it’ll just have to be stopped in the Senate,” Tom, the young male answering the phone in U.S. Rep. John Boehner’s (R-Ohio)Washington D.C. office, said about HR 3534 (CLEAR Act). This is the globalist bill designed to give away our land, oceans, adjacent land masses and Great Lakes to an international body, and makes us pay $900 million per year until 2040. HR 3534 is...
  • US House puts oceans, coasts under UN: Senate vote will seal the deal

    09/23/2010 8:24:21 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 141 replies
    http://theintelhub.com ^ | 9-22-2010 | Carmen Reynolds, Paul McKain and Karen Schoen
    Piece by piece, America being given away “It’s too late; it’ll just have to be stopped in the Senate,” Tom, the young male answering the phone in U.S. Rep. John Boehner’s (R-Ohio)Washington D.C. office, said about HR 3534 (CLEAR Act). This is the globalist bill designed to give away our land, oceans, adjacent land masses and Great Lakes to an international body, and makes us pay $900 million per year until 2040. HR 3534 is a thinly disguised permanent roadblock to American energy which drives American companies out of the Gulf, delays future drilling, increases dependency on foreign oil, implements...
  • Walter Cronkite Promoted a World Government-1999 Speech

    07/17/2009 7:09:02 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 42 replies · 2,012+ views
    Speech on acceptance of the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award 1999 | October 19, 1999 | Walter Cronkite
    WALTER CRONKITE PROMOTES DEMOCRATIC FEDERAL WORLD GOVERNMENT (Received W.F.A.'s Norman Cousins Global Governance Award on 19 October 1999} I am greatly honored to receive this award for two reasons: first, I believe as Norman Cousins did that the first priority of humankind in this era is to establish an effective system of world law that will assure peace with justice among the peoples of the world; second, I feel sentimental about this award because half a century ago Norman offered me a job as spokesman and Washington lobbyist for the World Federalist organization, which was then in its infancy. I...
  • LOST: Law of the Sea Treaty

    02/18/2009 5:19:25 PM PST · by shielagolden · 17 replies · 1,834+ views
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 02/18/09 | William F. Jasper
    The United States Senate may vote very soon on one of the most far-reaching and dangerous treaties our government has ever considered for ratification: the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST). The treaty, which has simmered on the back burners of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for decades, would give the United Nations control and jurisdiction over the world's oceans, nearly three-quarters of the surface of our planet. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface and...
  • Sen. Lugar Thinks His Nightmare Amnesty Can Pass In New Year

    12/22/2008 9:17:43 AM PST · by ckilmer · 17 replies · 1,081+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | Monday, December 15, 2008, 10:23 AM | Roy Beck,
    Sen. Lugar Thinks His Nightmare Amnesty Can Pass In New Year (will he eliminate Chain Migration first?)   By Roy Beck, Monday, December 15, 2008, 10:23 AM A Fort Wayne, Ind., paper says Sen. Lugar thinks Americans will be so distracted by the bad economy that he will be able to slip the DREAM Act amnesty through the Senate this next year. It is always sad when a truly distinguished statesman, with a record of level-headed leadership, embarrasses himself with outlandish open-borders positions, but it happens all the time. Let me tell you why Lugar's dream of amnesty for illegal-alien...
  • LOST at Sea

    06/21/2008 2:35:05 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 12 replies · 193+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 20 june 08 | Doug Bandow
    Like a monster in a horror flick franchise, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), an omnibus treaty originally blocked by President Ronald Reagan, is back! And despite what the doomsday document's delirious spokesmen say, it's about as scary as ever. The convention is being pushed by a mix of activists, who support international law -- any international law -- and businesses, such as the International Association of Drilling Contractors, that see visions of profits dancing in their boardrooms. Treaty critics are being dismissed as ignorant fools or cynical liars.
  • Politics Could Sink Revamp of U.S. Ocean Policy (McCain cheerleads for Law of The Sea Treaty- 2004)

    02/10/2008 10:20:42 AM PST · by pissant · 11 replies · 85+ views
    Envir. News Service ^ | 9/22/04 | JR Peg
    WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2004 (ENS) - The Bush administration and the U.S. Congress must work together to forge the political will to reshape the nation's ocean policy, the chair of the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy told the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday. Retired Admiral James Watkins said the work of the commission "pales in comparison with what is needed now" and warned that time is already running out. The 610 page final report by the commission, released Monday, presents a troubling view of the nation's oceans and coastal areas, which are plagued by pollution, nutrient runoff, erosion, overfishing...
  • First Illegals Steal Our Jobs, Now The Feds Give Away Our Sovereignty

    11/13/2007 10:34:21 AM PST · by processing please hold · 19 replies · 133+ views
    A new international treaty among the world's countries that would give control of OUR country and OUR territory to bureaucrats from other countries has been put on the table for discussion this month. Is that good for us as Americans? You decide. Then, you must call your Senator & Congressman & complain. ---------------------------------- Subject: Sea Treaty threatens national sovereignty Grassfire.org + + "I am absolutely convinced it undermines U.S. sovereignty." - Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) 11/12/2007 Grassfire has just learned that the "Law of the Sea Treaty" being pushed for by the White House, and bolstered by a 17-4 vote...
  • George W. Haig

    11/10/2007 4:35:36 PM PST · by Delacon · 8 replies · 123+ views
    New York Sun ^ | November 8, 2007
    One of our favorite Reagan anecdotes is told by Kenneth Adelman about what happened when Secretary of State Haig tried to get President Reagan to agree to the Law of the Sea Treaty. This happened at one of the first meetings of Reagan's National Security Council, when the hapless Mr. Haig suggested the treaty was, as Mr. Adelman has written, "something we didn't like but had to accept, since it had emerged over the previous decade through a 150-nation negotiation." Mr. Haig then lunged into details about the options and sub-options for revising the document.The president looked puzzled, then...
  • Sinister Secrets Of The U.N. Sea Treaty

    11/08/2007 2:15:26 PM PST · by Delacon · 11 replies · 113+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | November 5, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    The former editor of the New York Times editorial page says it is "crazy" to be opposed to the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty and she can't understand why it has become a hot-button issue in the Republican presidential race. Gail Collins declared in a November 3 column in the Times that the measure simply clarifies "rules for navigation and mining in international waters" and sets up "a system for settling disputes." Those opposed to it, she says, are spinning "conspiracy theories." But Collins is doing the spinning. What if there were evidence that the treaty was the...
  • Cut Adrift In Water World

    11/02/2007 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Delacon · 11 replies · 93+ views
    Once Britain ruled the waves, then the U.S. Navy. Now will it be judges from landlocked states such as Chad and Bolivia? It will be, if LOST, as it is commonly known, receives a two-thirds majority required for ratification of a treaty on the Senate floor. The administration supports the treaty that Ronald Reagan vetoed in 1982, arguing that it is not the same accord, but rather a version said to address Reagan's objections submitted by Bill Clinton in 1994.We find that hardly an endorsement of a treaty also endorsed by the National Resources Defense Council, largely because of the...
  • Duncan Hunter on Glenn Beck Program (transcript)

    11/02/2007 1:05:24 PM PDT · by dit_xi · 75 replies · 141+ views
    NOVEMBER 02, 2007 GLENN BECK PROGRAM BEGIN TRANSCRIPT GLENN: First we wanted to spend a couple of minutes with Duncan Hunter, presidential candidate for the Republican party. Hello, Duncan. HUNTER: Hey, Glenn Beck, how are you doing? GLENN: Very good, sir. I got the lecture of my life from a friend of mine this weekend. HUNTER: Why is that? GLENN: He said to me, why are you not screaming Duncan Hunter’s name from the highest mountaintop every place you go? HUNTER: Now we’re talking, Glenn GLENN: I know. And he said, I am the biggest fan of Duncan Hunter; he...
  • Big Media Demand Passage of U.N. Treaty

    11/01/2007 9:59:33 AM PDT · by Delacon · 16 replies · 56+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 1, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    As predicted, the big guns of the liberal media are unloading on critics of the U.N.’s Law of the Sea Treaty. After ignoring the story of growing opposition to the pact from the American people, the New York Times and the Washington Post both have editorials in their Wednesday papers urging ratification. Since their arguments are full of holes, both papers resort to name-calling, with the Times editorial labeling the critics as “cranky right-wingers” and the Post declaring that opponents of the accord have “irrational fears about one-worldism.” The liberal media establishment has spoken. Will the Senate listen to...
  • The Halloween Treaty: Law of the Seas

    11/01/2007 7:11:06 AM PDT · by Delacon · 19 replies · 100+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | October 31, 2007 | HAROLD FURCHTGOTT-ROTH
    At first blush, the treaty seems too good to be true, but there is a catch: the United Nations. The world body, under the treaty, has expansive powers to regulate international waters.The United Nations has more than a dozen alphabet soup-designated agencies. Some do good deeds; others do not. A great many have served little more purpose than a soapbox for anti-American speeches. LOST already empowers yet another one of these U.N. agencies, this one called the International Seabed Authority, based in Kingston, Jamaica. If the Senate ratifies the treaty, the ISA could become one of the most potent organizations...
  • Law of the Sea Treaty Would Swamp U.S. Legal System

    11/01/2007 6:32:42 AM PDT · by Delacon · 6 replies · 64+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 22, 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A case now before the U.S. Supreme Court proves why the Senate must defeat the United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty. The oral arguments heard this month by the justices didn't mention the treaty, but the parallels are powerful. The case concerns Jose Medellin, a Mexican national on death row in Texas. Medellin was convicted and sentenced to death after he confessed in 1993 to the rape and murder of two teenage girls in Houston. Long after Medellin had received full due process of the U.S. legal system, in 2003 the Mexican government sued the United States in...
  • Senate Committee Approves Treaty, But With Sharp Increase in Opposition (L.O.S.T. alert)

    10/31/2007 7:15:20 PM PDT · by Delacon · 53 replies · 204+ views
    The More People Know About Sea Treaty, The Less They Support ItSenate Committee Approves Treaty, But With Sharp Increase in Opposition Statement of David A. Ridenour, Vice President, The National Center for Public Policy Research on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vote on the Law of the Sea Treaty this morning:The more people learn about the Law of the Sea Treaty, the less they like it.  That's the message from this morning's vote of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.Although the Committee voted to send the treaty to the full Senate for consideration, there was a marked increase in opposition...
  • Hunter Calls on Congress: Kill the Law of the Sea Treaty

    10/26/2007 9:26:14 AM PDT · by AuntB · 48 replies · 52+ views
    Hunter press realease ^ | Oct. 26, 2007 | Duncan Hunter
    Amid debate on the decades-old Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) in the Senate, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) urged his colleagues to follow the lead set by President Reagan by defeating the treaty. Explaining the dangers of the treaty, Hunter detailed, "It is imperative that our nation does not surrender decision making power for military navigation or resource extraction, especially in this age of terrorism with technology and weapons proliferation. And adding a new set of UN bureaucrats with license to tax and adjudicate disputes is the last thing this country needs." Hunter continued, "Rest assured no...
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS MAY SINK BUSH'S U.N. SEA TREATY

    10/25/2007 11:54:57 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 175 replies · 400+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | October 25, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    Can the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty not only be delayed but defeated outright in the Senate? That's the question that conservatives are delightfully pondering as a remarkable series of events has put the pact, supported by the Bush Administration and the liberal leadership in the Senate, in serious jeopardy. Perhaps the most significant development is the announcement by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell that he will oppose the White House and vote against the treaty. As opponents of the treaty make their case in advertisements and on cable TV and talk radio, Republican senators are increasingly hearing from...
  • Fred, No Longer LOST at Sea?

    10/24/2007 9:52:41 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 131 replies · 64+ views
    NRO ^ | October 24, 2007 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Fred Thompson will be issuing the following statement in about the next half hour: "I oppose the ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty at this time. The Treaty threatens U.S. sovereignty and gives a U.N.-affiliated organization far too much authority over U.S. interests in international waters. The American people also deserve ironclad assurances that the problems with the treaty highlighted by President Reagan more than two decades ago have been fixed. At a time when customary international law in this area has proven sufficient, I believe the efforts of treaty proponents would be better spent reforming an ineffective,...
  • Law of the Sea Treaty on Fast Track to Ratification

    10/16/2007 12:06:35 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 62 replies · 70+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 12th | Lt. Col. Oliver North
    In his 2004 State of the Union Address, President Bush said, “America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.” Members of both parties and Houses of Congress applauded. But if the U.S. Senate votes to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea — known as the Law of the Sea Treaty, or its appropriate acronym, LOST — he and his successors are going to need lots of permission slips. In 1982, Ronald Reagan, concerned about the treaty’s implications for our sovereignty and national security, formally rejected LOST because it did “not...
  • SUPREME COURT CASE PREVIEWS DAMAGE OF LOST!

    10/15/2007 10:14:23 AM PDT · by AuntB · 3 replies · 117+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | Oct. 12, 2007 | Eagle Forum
    Tell Your Senator to vote NO on the Law of the Sea Treaty!! Just this week, the United States Supreme Court gave us an important look into what kind of global power grabs we face if the Senate ratifies the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). On October 10, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Jose Medellin, an illegal alien rapist-murderer now on death row in Texas. Medellin, a citizen of Mexico who lived illegally in the United States, was convicted and sentenced to death after he confessed in 1993 to the brutal rape and murder of...
  • LOST: U.S. senators' spines

    10/14/2007 1:35:07 PM PDT · by AuntB · 32 replies · 215+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct. 13, 2007 | Henry Lamb
    This Convention on the Law of the Sea has been kicking around since Ronald Reagan kicked it out of his administration. ....Clinton had the treaty reworked, and asked the Senate to ratify it. The Republican Senate refused. George Bush asked the Senate to ratify it during his first term; the Senate refused. Now, the administration is again pushing for ratification.... .....requires that the U.S. subject its sovereignty over its territorial seas to the treaty. Article 2(3) says: "... sovereignty over the territorial sea is exercised subject to this Convention and to other rules of international law." .... "dispute resolution" panels...
  • Permission Slip for the Sea

    10/14/2007 6:14:11 AM PDT · by foxfield · 10 replies · 54+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Friday, October 12, 2007 | Oliver North
    The U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea already has created a Byzantine array of international organizations to administer the provisions of LOST. Everything from compliance with global environmental agreements, to the collection of "user fees" from private companies, to disputes about military operations above, on or under international waters are subject to mandatory dispute resolution by one or more of these international bodies.
  • The Old Man and the Law of the Sea Treaty

    10/12/2007 9:02:34 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 425+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 12, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    The Old Man and the Law of the Sea Treaty by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 12, 2007 It’s always fascinating to watch tenured faculty members leaving their ivory cocoons where they lecture to impressionable teenagers and 20-somethings to come face-to-face with skeptical middle-aged men. Such an encounter occurred last week in one of the few hearings the U. S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee deigned to hold on the Law of the Sea Treaty, the U.N.-generated pact that many fear would cede control of the oceans to that international body. “You’ve been assured by some venerable scholars who’ve sought for decades...
  • Senator Calls Treaty a "Disaster" For America

    10/07/2007 12:47:54 AM PDT · by river rat · 30 replies · 1,297+ views
    Acuracy in Media ^ | Oct 05, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    Liberal Senate Democrats and the U.S. State Department are desperate to get the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty ratified. But Senator David Vitter, a conservative Republican, keeps getting in the way. Through skillful questioning during Thursday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, the Louisiana Republican got a leading treaty supporter to acknowledge that America's enemies can manipulate the process of mandatory dispute settlement under the treaty so that the United Nations Secretary-General plays the key role in the outcome. Vitter called this a "recipe for disaster" for America and urged more hearings into the treaty's flaws.
  • An Establishment push for the Law of the Sea Treaty

    10/04/2007 11:32:29 AM PDT · by yorkie · 29 replies · 558+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 3, 2007 | Paul Weyrich
    How well I recall the Panama Canal Treaty fight of thirty years ago. The political establishment was adamantly in favor of the Treaty. The people were against it. There were two political consequences of the ratification of the Treaty. Many Democratic Senators insisted they knew better than the people. The first of these was Senator Thomas J. McIntyre (D-NH). “I was elected by the people. I know more than they do. Of course, I am in favor of the Treaty.” Well, no. The people knew better than he did. He made that statement in 1977. The following year a co-pilot...
  • Senator Vitter Leads Assault on UN's Sea Treaty

    09/30/2007 9:07:36 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 27 replies · 105+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | September 28, 2007 | Cliff Kincaid
    The media have been pummeling conservative Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana for apologizing for sexual indiscretions. But America should be grateful he stayed in the Senate and did not resign in the wake of the media assault. The senator demonstrated on Thursday, during a hearing into the U.N.’s Law of the Sea Treaty, that he is going to continue to do the job he was elected to do. Vitter’s performance was so effective that he left State and Defense Department officials either speechless or caught up in embarrassing contradictions about the impact of this international agreement on America’s security...
  • THE UNITED NATIONS ... HARD AT WORK

    09/26/2007 6:39:00 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 6 replies · 79+ views
    Nealz Nuze/WSB Radio ^ | September 26, 20007 | Neal Boortz
    THE UNITED NATIONS ... HARD AT WORK Venezuela's Hugo Chavez decided not to show at the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly ... he's probably too busy trying to turn back the clocks one half hour, to ensure that he is not on the same time as the "imperial United States." In the meantime, anti-Bush protestors were arrested on the streets of New York outside of the U.N. building. Business as usual. While the arrests were underway Bush was busy yanking the chains of Cuban delegates to the point where they up and left during his speech. Bush said...
  • United Nations Jurisdiction Of The Seas ? - The Law Of The Seas Treaty

    09/16/2007 11:40:42 AM PDT · by processing please hold · 223 replies · 1,371+ views
    Red State ^ | Ken Taylor
    A move by the Bush administration in May of this year which fell under the radar is soon to come to the Senate. On September 27th the Senate will debate and vote on the full ratification of the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Seas or in short The Law of the Seas Treaty. The treaty in essence gives the United Nation legal jurisdiction over the planets ocean and sets up a tribunal to govern all legal claims to territorial waters, mineral rights and mining and other uses of the worlds oceans, including navigation. The treaty which has...
  • The Law of the Sea Treaty is up for Senate ratification right now!

    09/12/2007 5:50:31 AM PDT · by Man50D · 13 replies · 415+ views
    URGENT: Senate Liberals Urged to Act on International Criminal Court After Passing Law of the Sea Treaty; Americans At Risk. Will Senator Biden Railroad Treaty Through Senate? Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, not only has a history of unethical behavior, having been exposed as a notorious serial plagiarist, but is committed to putting the interests of other nations above those of the United States. The next few weeks could feature another one of his bizarre performances. Biden's committee is reported to be holding a hearing on the United Nations Convention on the Law of...