Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) - #3911 - VIDEO: Dick Morris: Hearings on Law of the Sea Treaty Begin Today...(2) House Blocks Funding for Law of the Sea Treaty - The Hill (3) Obama's Law of the Sea Treaty Spreads US Wealth to Other Countries - Fox Nation (4) Sink the Law of the Sea Treaty - Washington Times - Fox

Dick Morris - Law of the Sea Hearings Begin Today, please watch this video!! 


HEARINGS FOR LAW OF THE SEA TREATY BEGIN TODAY, SENATOR INHOFE SAID THEY HAVE 26 SENATORS ON RECORD OPPOSING THIS TREATY, NEED 34 TO SEND LETTER TO HARRY REID SO IT WILL NOT BE BROUGHT UP TO THE SENATE FOR VOTE. PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATORS.
House members on Friday threw a wrench into the Pentagon's plans to finalize a vital international treaty, which the department claims will keep the peace across the world's waterways. Members of the lower chamber approved a plan by Reps. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to block any government financing to implement the "Law of the Sea" treaty. Introduced as an amendment to the House version of the fiscal 2013 defense budget plan, House members agreed to the Duncan-Jordan language early Friday morning by a vote of 229-193. Approval of the House amendment could set up a showdown with the Senate later this year when both chambers draft a compromise defense bill to send to the White House. The Senate is debating whether to ratify the treaty, which would essentially establish the rules of the road for the United States and other countries across the world's waterways. But with Friday's vote, even if the Senate decides to ratify the treaty, Congress would be barred from funding the various elements mandated under the pact....All signatories to the treaty are required to have a seat at that table. However, critics of the treaty claim that forum will hamstring U.S. naval operations with unnecessary international oversight. If Congress agrees to the pact, Navy commanders may be forced to clear future military operations with other pact members before moving forward, critics claim.  Read more......... Senate Contact Information..........

Obama's Law of the Sea Treaty Spreads US Wealth to Foreign Countries - Fox Nation - Law of the Sea Treaty once again rears its ugly head in U.S. Senate By 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 by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. (The treaty was revived by President Clinton, who sent it to the Senate in 1994. It has languished there ever since.) The Obama administration is pushing for Senate action on the treaty, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is currently scheduling a series of hearings to extol the purported benefits of LOST, the first of which is set for May 23. Of course, the vampire must feed, and its sustenance is American dollars, sucked out of the U.S. Treasury by a provision of LOST known as Article 82. If the U.S. joins LOST, it will be required by Article 82 to forfeit royalties generated from oil and gas development on the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles — an area known as the "extended continental shelf.  Read more........


Sink the Law of the Sea Treaty - Washington Times - Want the United States to gain legal access to the vast amount of oil and natural gas in the underwater extended continental shelf? Get LOST - specifically, the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The Obama administration wants the Senate to act on the treaty, which has been around since 1982. Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, will be holding a series of hearings, beginning Wednesday, to make the case for LOST. Under international law and long-standing U.S. policy, we already have access to these areas. Presidents dating back to Harry Truman have issued proclamations - and Congress has passed laws - establishing America’s maritime laws and boundaries. And no one has challenged them.... Environmental activists are high on the treaty, too. That is because they anticipate suing the U.S., if it joins LOST, to force America to adopt the radical climate-change agenda they have been unsuccessful at imposing. So far, at least.  Read more........

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