Friday, April 24, 2009

The Law of the Sea Treaty Is Back With A Friend In The White House!

The Law of the Sea Treaty Is Back With A Friend In The White House!
J. D. Longstreet


The Leftists of the world have been encouraging the United States to sign the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), which was rightly vetoed by President Reagan decades ago and rejected by American Presidents, both Democrat and Republican, ever since. Now, with Obama a socialist/liberal/democrat in the Oval Office the treaty, most assuredly, has a friend in the White House.

It ought to scare the living daylights out of you! Why? Stay with us for abit and we will make an effort to enlighten you.

So why is it important? OK, lets look at some reasons why the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) is important to you as an American and to all inhabitants of the earth:

The first thing we need to do is look at some of the reasons why the people of America lose if this treaty is passed and the US has signed on to it..

By asserting UN authority over seven-tenths of the Earth’s surface, LOST would be the largest territorial conquest in history.

In principle, the treaty would assert UN jurisdiction over U.S. territorial waters, and eventually over waterways within our country.

It would create a huge bureaucratic entity called the “Enterprise” which would regulate and tax all commercial uses of the high seas.

By taxing all efforts to develop the wealth of the seabed, the UN would be given a huge revenue stream, independent of national governments, to push its agenda for international socialism.

The treaty would require the redistribution of cutting-edge technology from the U.S. to all governments in the “developing world,” including extremely repressive governments.

Get the picture??? It’s that cussed “One World Government, or Global Governance our current President is so fond of. You know… it is the “GLOBALISTS” at work.
So, where do we stand today on LOST? Not good, I’m afraid.

The last time this treaty came before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations they passed it by a vote of 17-4! If the committee approves it again it will go before the entire Senate for ratification. Honestly, it is not looking good for those of us who want a stake driven through the heart of this treaty.

The National Center for Public Policy Research has a website providing educational resources on the Law of the Sea Treaty (also known by the acronyms LOST and UNCLOS). We urge you to click on it and take a look for yourself.

National Center Vice President David Ridenour has said: "The Law of the Sea Treaty is a terrible deal for the U.S. It would threaten our sovereignty, place a significant portion of the world's resources under the control of a U.N.-style body, and complicate our efforts to apprehend terrorists on the high seas by subjecting our actions to review by an international court unlikely to render decisions favorable to the U.S."

Ridenour went on to say: “"The Law of the Sea Treaty would help radical environmentalists achieve what they haven't been able to achieve through legislation. Greenpeace has said 'the benefits of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea are substantial, including its basic duties for states to protect and preserve the marine environment and to conserve marine living species.' The Natural Resources Defense Council challenged the Navy's use of 'intense active sonar,' arguing that it violates the treaty by posing a danger to marine life. The Navy ultimately agreed to scale back use of this technology. The Law of the Sea Treaty has also been used by Australia and New Zealand in an attempt to shut down an experimental blue fin tuna fishing program and by Ireland in an attempt to shut down a plant on land in England."

The website, the United National Law of the Sea Treaty Information Center, contains a collection of research papers, commentaries and blog entries about LOST from a variety of think-tanks, scholars, opinion writers and bloggers. It can be accessed HERE.

"Although the Law of the Sea Treaty has been around for decades -- the National Center for Public Policy Research first worked on it in 1982 -- relatively few people know much about it," said Amy Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research. "The United Nations Law of the Sea Treaty Information Center website is designed to help correct this."

It is more important than ever before to contact your Senators and urge them to oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty.

If you are still not satisfied with your level of knowledge concerning “LOST” then we recommend you go HERE and read the article entitled: “Sink the Law of the Sea Treaty!” by William Norman Grigg.

Look, this is serious stuff. And we are not hearing about it in the MSM. A good question is… WHY?

We urge you to educate yourself and do so quickly. First, however, get on the phone, or send an e-mail or a fax to the offices of your US Senators and ask them to vote no on the Law of the Sea Treaty.

Every so often, we get a chance to use our constitutional rights for good. This is one of those times.

For more information on this proposed treaty we urge you to go HERE.

J. D. Longstreet


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1 comment:

CaitlynA said...

The first paragraph has a whopper of a mistake. Both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton requested the Senate to give advice and Consent to Join the LOS Convention. In addition, George H.W. Bush engaged the United States in consultations with other countries at the UN to modify the 1982 Convention to fulfill President Reagan's 6 criteria for signing the Convention (this led to the 1994 Agreement on Implementation that met the 6 criteria). Reagan himself said that if 6 criteria, all dealing with seabed mining, were met, he would sign the Convention.

The errors continue to add up through Mr. Longstreet's article, but I don't have the space and others may not have the interest for a detailed critique.