Beware of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). Although this draconian sovereignty slashing treaty has been around since the days of Ronald Reagan (who successfully fought to prevent its ratification), Bill Clinton and Dubya endorsed its ratification, though they both failed to get it ratified. Now Obama wants it ratified. Basically LOST puts 70% of the earth's surface and its resources under UN control. LOST is a giant leap toward global governance. A treaty ratification requires a 2/3 majority senate vote. It's also been reported that Obama is quietly implementing LOST with executive orders.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ... is perhaps one of the most significant but less recognized 20th century accomplishments in the arena of international law.... Its scope is vast: it covers all ocean space, with all its uses, including navigation and overflight; all uses of all its resources, living and non-living, on the high seas, on the ocean floor and beneath, on the continental shelf and in the territorial seas; the protection of the marine environment; and basic law and order.... The Convention is widely recognised by the international community as the legal framework within which all activities in the oceans and the seas must be carried out. If you wonder why some of us have been so vigorously opposing ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) since it was negotiated at a series of UN conferences between 1973 and 1982, read the above quote very slowly and with comprehension.
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