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October 27, 2007

Kill the Law of the Sea Treaty

Hunter Calls on Congress:

Kill the Law of the Sea Treaty

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 treaty that infringes on the sovereignty of the United States, or further empowers the United Nations, will get anything but a trip to the waste basket in a Hunter Administration."

Rep. Hunter has served on the House Armed Services Committee since his election to Congress in 1980 and has been that committee's chairman for four years. Serving a critical role during the Reagan Administration, he helped establish and maintain the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative. Hunter led a delegation with Rep. Henry Hyde to the Eastern Block during the Cold War stand-off to press President Reagan's policy of solidarity. Hunter also led the Republican Congress in rebuilding the U.S. military after the Clinton Administration's devastating cuts and slashes to critical defense personnel and materiel.

And there is this the Heritage Foundation...about the Law of the Sea Treaty


Wild Thing's comment........

There are serious issues of sovereignty involved, I pray that don't let US sovereignty be eroded.

Bush administration is putting on a major effort for Senate ratification of the United Nations' Law of the Sea Treaty, a wide-ranging measure that will grant the U.N. control of 70 percent of the planet under its oceans.

Democrats are in almost unanimous agreement with the treaty and the Bush administration is behind it as well, it will be up to a handful of determined Republican senators to derail it from getting a two-thirds vote in the upper house.

This is not the first time LOST has come up, of course. International negotiators drafted it in 1982 in an attempt to establish a comprehensive legal regime for international management of the seas and their resources. President Ronald Reagan, however, refused to sign LOST because he realized that the treaty doesn't serve U.S. interests.

In 1994, however, President Clinton signed a revised version of the treaty and forwarded it to the Senate. The record shows the Senate was not convinced the 1994 changes corrected the problems, and it has deferred action on the treaty ever since.

The Heritage Foundation warns the treaty would have unintended consequences for U.S. interests – including a threat to sovereignty.

This thing is appalling. Its passage with Bush’s support would pretty much all by itself negate any good that Bush has done.

How in the world can any rational, thinking person in the U.S. ever support anything that the U.N. favors?? If the U.N. and it’s gaggle of petty tyrant members are positive about anything...anything at’s got to be bad for America. The headlong rush to adopt this “Oh, I’m a Good Guy, Too” liberal twaddle is absolutely disgusting. “Oh, but everybody else is doing it...Oh, nobody will like us if we don’t do it” whine and snivel the bed-wetters and hand-wringers. “To Hell with them all”, I say. AMERICA FIRST.

Between the wide open borders and now this POS, the question must be asked; “Why is our government (both parties) in such a hurry to surrender our sovereignty?” The Law of the Sea Treaty will impede the U.S.'s ability to defend its interests in time of war.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 27, 2007 12:47 AM


I am so fed up with all this UN and global community BS. I'm an American, not an UNian. The thought of our military taking orders from one of the most corrupt organizations in this global community, makes every one of my yankee hackles rise.

Posted by: yankeemom at October 27, 2007 07:44 AM

Again, Bush is falling into the Nixon trap and the dummycraps are letting him fall and the Republicans aren't realizing it. You can't please everyone except yourself.
The UN does NOT control America.
Kick her to the curb. That should have
been put in The Hague, where they do those
war crimes trials.
She does NOT belong in the USA.
If FDR had listened to the UN, we would have NEVER entered WWII.
The UN has been given too much power.
I'm an American. I have a niece in the Navy (she's a nurse) and my family is Marine and Army. I'm not about to let some diplomat decide how our sovreignty as a nation goes. Screw that!

Posted by: Lynn at October 27, 2007 08:15 AM

Another globalist scheme. Another globalist plan supported by President Bush. What can possibly be going through his mind?? The money for his business buddies is not worth the loss of American sovereignty.

This plan will put serious restrictions on our Navy. The Chinese are building up a blue water navy and the Russians are back to spending on their rust buckets. Do you think that either the Chinese or Russians will abide by any sea treaty if they have the power not to!

Posted by: TomR at October 27, 2007 11:57 AM

Yankeemom, me too, and the way we as a country keep giving the UN power and say over things, augh, I am sick of this stuff happening.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 27, 2007 12:11 PM

Lynn, great comment thank you. I agree so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 27, 2007 12:13 PM

Tom your so right, I am very concerned about this. It has very dangerous results if it is put through.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 27, 2007 12:15 PM

Glenn Beck had a special on Wednesday, "Liberty in Peril" this subject came up,. basically the UN would be in charge of the world, and our sovereignty would be non-existance. It is the UN who wants open borders along with Bush.

The world court got involved with that murder case in Texas and this is all part of it. Just that the world court in the Hague would get involved with this is a direct challange to the United States and its Sovreignty. Our own Supreme Court, Justices Sutter, Buzzy Ginsberg, and Kennedy all use world case law to arrive at their decisions in matters pertaining to the United States. In essence they too, are challanging our sovereignty and the United States Constitution...

If this treaty was to go through we as a country would be in grave peril.

If Hillary gets elected it wouldn't be long before the U.S. Constitution will be part of History and in the past.

Everyone of the democrats are all on the open borders bandwagon, and on the side of the UN. We are heading down the toilet at 'warp speed', toward a real , honest to god, socialist government.

Trouble is we seem to be the only ones who see it and no one else wants to believe it. They damn sure will when its too late.

Posted by: Mark at October 27, 2007 03:31 PM

Mark, WOW thank you for telling about this about what his show had.

I agree so much with what you said, not enough people care about this and what it means.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 27, 2007 11:35 PM