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 Law Of The Sea Treaty Hearings Imminent - We Must Stop It!
Dear Friend,

In this video commentary, I discuss how the Law of the Sea Treaty, which totally erodes our sovereignty, is coming up for ratification.  We MUST stop it!

Click Here To Sign The Petition To Fight The Treaty That Cedes Our Sovereignty!

Law Of Sea Treaty Hearings Today! Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

Thanks for watching,

Dick

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Here are some Law of the Sea Treaty links to a CNS report:  http://cnsnews.com/news/article/demint-urges-opposition-sea-treaty-citing-redistribution-wealth-and-freedom-navigation an article from The Blaze:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/real-news-from-the-blaze-law-of-the... and a great Heritage Foundation analysis of the treaty with the negative ramifications for the US: http://cei.org/pdf/5352.pdf  also a National Review online article: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/300120/lets-lose-lost-iain-murray so that you can better understand the dire implications this treaty poses for U.S. sovereignty.

 

Stop the Law of the Sea Treaty!
From our friends at the Eagle Forum.

May 24, 2012

Call your Senators and tell them to stop the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)!
Liberals who favor global government over American sovereignty, such as Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, and Indiana Senator Richard Lugar, who just lost the Senate seat he’s held for 34 years in a primary, are once again pushing this terrible treaty that will hand control of our international waters over to the United Nations.
Those pushing the treaty claim that it will expand U.S. sovereignty, but we all know it will do the opposite.  The three main interest groups pushing for the treaty are the U.S. Navy, the big multinational oil companies led by Shell, and the radical environmentalist lawyers. That peculiar alliance should make you suspicious!
Here are the facts:
U.S. Navy
The Navy says we need LOST to preserve our freedom of transit in dangerous waters such as the Strait of Hormuz, which Iran has threatened to block, and the South China Sea, where China wants to be the dominant naval power.
In fact, freedom of navigation is recognized and has been successfully ensured by centuries of international law, effectively policed by the British Navy for 400 years, and by our U.S. Navy since 1775. The United Nations has no navy of its own, so American sailors will still be expected to protect the world’s sea lanes and punish piracy.
Big Oil
Big Oil supports LOST because of its provision to extend jurisdiction over the continental shelf beyond the current 200-mile limit. But LOST would require a royalty of 1 to 7 percent on the value of oil and minerals produced from those waters to be paid to the International Seabed Authority based in Kingston, Jamaica.
There’s no need for a 181-nation organization to regulate offshore and deep-sea production everywhere in the world, mostly financed by American capital, and then allow it to be taxed for the benefit of foreign freeloaders. The riches of the Arctic, for example, can be resolved by negotiation among the five nations that border the Arctic.
Environmentalists
This third leg of the unholy coalition to ratify LOST are salivating over its legal system of dispute resolution, which culminates in a 21-member International Tribunal based in Hamburg, Germany. The Tribunal’s judgments could be enforced against Americans and cannot be appealed to any U.S. court.
This tribunal, known as ITLOS (International Tribunal of LOST), has jurisdiction over “maritime disputes,” which suggests it will merely deal with ships accidentally bumping each other in the night. But radical environmental lawyers have big plans to make that sleepy tribunal the engine of all disputes about global warming, with power to issue binding rules on climate change, in effect superseding the discredited Kyoto Protocol which the U.S. properly declined to ratify.
A paper just published by Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation lays out the roadmap for how the radical environmentalist lawyers can use LOST to file lawsuits against the U.S. to advance their climate-change agenda.
Former UN Ambassador John Bolton warns us that the Law of the Sea Treaty is even more dangerous now than when President Ronald Reagan rejected it: “With China emerging as a major power, ratifying the treaty now would encourage Sino-American strife, constrain U.S. naval activities, and do nothing to resolve China’s expansive maritime territorial claims.” Bolton warns that LOST will give China the excuse to deny U.S. access to what China claims is its “Exclusive Economic Zone” extending 200 miles out into international waters.
The whole concept of putting the United States in the noose of another global organization, in which the U.S. has only the same one vote as Cuba, is offensive to Americans. LOST must be defeated.
Take Action!
Your Senators will be home this weekend and next week for the Memorial Day recess.  Please call your Senators’ district offices and talk to them if you see them at Town Hall Meetings, Parades or other events.  Please urge both of your Senators to oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty.
Senator Jim DeMint is circulating a letter urging his colleagues to oppose the treaty.  Click here to read an article about this letter, but note that since this article was published, two more Senators, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jerry Moran of Kansas, have signed DeMint’s letter.  Below is a list of the 26 Senators who have signed the letter.  We need 34 Senators to oppose the treaty to defeat it.  Please help us get the 8 more Senators needed to defeat the treaty, and remember to thank your Senators if they have already signed Senator DeMint’s letter.

Alabama
Richard Shelby
Jeff Sessions
Arizona
Jon Kyl
Arkansas
John Boozman
Florida
Marco Rubio
Georgia
Saxby Chambliss
Idaho
Jim Risch
Mike Crapo
Indiana
Dan Coats
Kansas
Pat Roberts
Jerry Moran
Kentucky
Rand Paul
Louisiana
David Vitter
Mississippi
Roger Wicker
Missouri
Roy Blunt
North Carolina
Richard Burr
North Dakota
John Hoeven
Oklahoma
Jim Inhofe
Tom Coburn
South Carolina
Jim DeMint
South Dakota
John Thune
Texas
John Cornyn
Utah
Orrin Hatch
Mike Lee
Wisconsin
Ron Johnson
Wyoming
John Barrasso

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Take The Town Halls To Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nationwide Tea Party Coalition - "Take The Town Halls To Washington"
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (March 5, 2010) - The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition is today announcing a new project, "Take The Town Halls To Washington", which is designed to bring tea party activists to Washington, DC during the month of March to meet, question and review the positions of approximately 60 Democrat members of the House of Representatives whose vote on the pending Health Care legislation has not yet been publicly announced. Tea Party Nation is a collaborating partner in the project.
Spokesman Mark A. Skoda, who is also Chairman of The Memphis TEA Party stated, "President Obama has indicated his willingness to ignore the people and force his bill through Congress using whatever means necessary. Our objective is to bring thousands of constituents to DC to meet with their representatives, capture their comments and produce a review of those positions on a daily basis. We believe that time is of the essence and the people need to understand where these representatives stand before any vote is taken."
Organizer, Michael Patrick Leahy further stated, "After more than a year of tea party resistance to the big government efforts of the Obama Administration, it all comes down to the next 3 weeks. The Administration has made it clear. They intend to ram down the Health Care takeover through a corrupt Congress by the end of this month, in direct defiance of the clearly expressed will of the American people.”
“It is time for every tea party activist across the country to consider dropping everything he or she is doing and join us in the most important battle of our life time. We need your energy, commitment, and efforts to make this succeed. We need you to consider coming to Washington during this 3 week period, and if you can’t come to Washington, be part of this project in your local area.”
A nationwide webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, 2010 with meetings in DC scheduled to begin the following day through March 31, 2010. Logistics are being coordinated for those coming to Washington and daily briefings and reviews are scheduled during the project. It is expected that visits will take place while Congress is in session from Monday through Friday.
The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition is an informal federation of thirty local tea parties from around the country who work collaboratively on important national projects. It was the group that organized the February 27, 2009 “Nationwide Chicago Tea Party” in 51 cities around the country that launched the Tea Party Movement, as well as the April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party, where 1 million tea party activists attended events in over 900 cities.

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