Call Congress--Law of the Sea Treaty Must be StoppedWed May 30, 2007 19:43
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Subject: [patriots] Call Congress--Law of the Sea Treaty Must be Stopped
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 14:56:57 -0700 (PDT)
From: Scott Darby
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You may have heard that President Bush is pushing the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) again. He is really pressuring the Senate to pass it. A couple of years ago, when Sen. Lugar of Indiana was pushing it, I posted to some lists about it and here I am again, because it would be damaging to national security, help terrorists, and take a gigantic step toward world government.
I have included some numbers for Congress and the President below if you are as concerned about this as I am.
I have again included a very well-written description of what LOST would do that Chris Carmouche wrote a couple of years ago.
"LOST [acronym for the Law of the Sea Treaty]will give the United Nations sole power to issue permits for fishing, drilling and mining operations at sea...sole power to levy taxes and impose production quotas on mining and oil production...sole power to establish international courts and other agencies to enforce its dictates.
Provisions of LOST mandate that the United States must share certain technologies with other countries. These technologies will include military secrets...
Under LOST, a United Nations agency called the International Seabed Authority would take outright control of over 70% of the earth's surface and natural resources.
The Seabed Authority would be organized according to the General Assembly model; one nation -- one vote; and thus give an organized block of third world nations hostile to the United States the power to: -- Impose Taxes on the American Public -- Cripple the United States Navy and Leave Us Susceptible to Ship Based Cruise Missile Attack -- Empower Rogue Nations Such as China -- to aid Terrorist Activity Against the United States.
President Ronald Reagan refused to sign LOST in 1982, but in 1994 President Clinton signed the treaty and sent it to the Senate for ratification.
The...Senate literally sat on this legislation for almost ten years and much of the credit goes to Senator Jesse Helms who was the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for much of that time...
Paul Weyrich actually said it best. "Conservatives who want to stop this treaty had better be prepared to be even more aggressive this time. Powerful interest groups, notably the oil industry, want to have this treaty ratified despite its fine print that would place their fate in the hands of a governing body called the International Seabed Authority and ultimately the United Nations.
WHY WOULD REPUBLICAN SENATORS SUPPORT LOST? Big oil and multi-national firms support LOST because it would codify U.S. rights to explore and mine the ocean up to 200 miles from the American coast and would let the United States stake claims to seabeds outside that limit. LOST means big money for big oil and other multi-national firms and it could actually be of some benefit -- in the short term -- to the U.S. economy.
Also, many of the big oil firms believe that it much easier to deal with one entity than many different entities. In common parlance, its easier to line the pockets of a few corrupt U.N. officials than to line the pockets of scores of corrupt world leaders. Its a recipe for graft.
But there are a few -- very big -- catches to LOST... LOST will give the United Nations sole power to issue permits for fishing, drilling and mining operations at sea. Basically the United Nations will be able to charge exorbitant fees and taxes to companies wishing to mine and drill overseas -- fees that will be passed on to you at the gas pump.
LOST will give the United Nations sole power to levy taxes and impose production quotas on mining and oil production. The United Nations will be able to tell companies how much they are allowed to mine -- the very next gasoline shortage can and may be caused by a group of rogue third world nations literally cutting off our oil supply.
LOST will give the United Nations sole power to establish international courts and other agencies to enforce its dictates. The United Nations will be able to set up "kangaroo courts" to punish any American company that does not comply with its arbitrary rules. Provisions of LOST mandate that the United States must share certain technologies with other countries. These technologies will include military secrets.
The special interests wield a lot of influence and throw a lot of money around. To effectively do battle, we need to flood fax machines and we need to show our leaders that there is a clearly defined centralized opposition..."
(underlining is mine)
Call YOUR Congressman
at 866 340-9281
Call the President
at 202 456-1111
Contact info also available at www.house.gov, www.senate.gov, and www.whitehouse.gov
Sincerely, and in liberty,
The Law of the Sea Treaty
The Bush Administration has expressed support for ratification of the Treaty. However, many of former President Reagan's original objections still hold true ...
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