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OST and Found: Senate Moves Toward Ratification of U.N.'s 'Law of the Sea Treaty'

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    The Senate is gearing up to ratify a Nixon-era U.N. treaty meant to create universal laws to govern the seas -- a treaty critics say will create a massive U.N. bureaucracy that could even claim powers over American waterways.

    LOST -- the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, also called the Law of the Sea Treaty -- regulates all things oceanic, from fishing rights, navigation lanes and environmental concerns to what lies beneath: the seabed's oil and mineral wealth that companies hope to explore and exploit in coming years.

    But critics say the treaty, which declares the sea and its bounty the "universal heritage of mankind," would redistribute American profits and have a reach extending into rivers and streams all the way up the mighty Mississippi.

    The U.N. began working on LOST in 1973, and 157 nations have signed on to the treaty since it was concluded in 1982. Yet it has been stuck in dry dock for nearly 30 years in the U.S. and never even been brought to a full vote before the Senate.

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  2. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Bolded mine

    Well, have no fear! We now have a senate that is more than willing to sell America out to the UN.

    Funny, the Rs keep saying that the balance of power could very well switch in '10, BUT that's assuming that there is anything remotely similar to the USA left by then!

    Much more help from O & his cronies in congress, and there won't be enough left that is under US control to bicker over!!

    Thanks muchly, all you Rs who were going to "teach the Rs a lesson"!
  3. windcatcher

    windcatcher New Member

    Apr 28, 2007
    The Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST, is a UN grab of power which will rob us of our sovereignty, and move the whole world towards a dominating power. All movements and happenings occurring on or involving the oceans and waterways will be under international law and control and international courts. While some may think that this is promising to securing countries against invasions or embargos....... there's a little thing called 'discretion' which every power of rule has at its side, which prevents or interrupts the justice of law. Our own ships can be boarded. Our soldiers and seaman can be charged and judged by international courts. The property belonging to our citizens and our country can be seized. What it chooses to enforce upon one country, may not be enforced upon another..... it will all be up to the 'internationals' to pick and chose who it give 'discretion' to and who it targets for control and domination. It is bad law for all countries....... and, naturally via 'democratic' processes, those land bound countries which could be least affected, can have as much to say as those which have the most to lose.

    This is an evil tool, pure and simple. It is appalling and treasonous that any ever worked on or purposed such an instrument..... and more so criminal by any who approve or assist its passage.
    #3 windcatcher, Mar 12, 2009
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  4. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Oops. 2 threads same subject.

    Treaty ratification requires a 2/3 majority vote in the Senate.

    34 Freedom loving American Senators can stop this insanity dead in it's tracks.