Friday, January 28, 2005


January 27, 2005
Now that the elections are over, the politicians and special interests in Washington will feel free to do what they want -- ignore public opinion -- unless we convince them otherwise. Senator Richard Lugar, chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, wants the U.S. Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) as soon as possible. Lobbyists representing multi-national corporations are busy convincing U.S. senators to vote in favor of LOST, and well-funded think tanks are holding briefings to marshal support for ratification.

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At 11:41 AM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

Let's remember that over 20 years ago President Reagan opposed LOST. So what has changed since then? The treaty is the same. What has changed are the politicians who are now in power, and we must convince them to reject LOST. Frank Gaffney writes, "It [LOST] was drafted more than 20 years ago at the behest of Soviet Bloc and 'nonaligned' nations as the centerpiece of their so-called 'New International Economic Order,' a scheme to transfer wealth from the industralized to the developing world.

"Ronald Reagan objected to LOST's creation of a supranational agency to govern the world's oceans at the expense of U.S. sovereignty...." Last year, supporters of LOST tried to quietly get the treaty ratified. They were confident they could. But word got out and Americans throughout the country said "NO!"

This sudden outburst of opposition caught the pro-LOST folks by surprise. They decided then, in that election year, to hold back and try again early this year. And that is exactly what they are doing now...working to get LOST ratified once and for all. We expect the Senate to vote on ratification of LOST within the next 60 days, maybe sooner. We must, once again, rally opposition and do so quickly.

Urge your two U.S. senators to vote against ratification of LOST. In addition, please spread the word. We will need all the help we can get this time around.

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Background on LOST

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Kent Snyder The Liberty Committee

Richard Nixon

How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin. –Ronald Reagan--Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 1987

At 12:20 AM, Blogger Kender said...

I will let my senators know but I am in California. DO you think Boxhead and Feinstein would really help defeat something that is bad for America?

At 10:52 AM, Blogger QFU said...

Here's a good site from the cato institute that breaks down the cons of the treaty into simple terms.

In essence, what the UN and and the other pro-LOST people are saying is "Give away your technology to those countries with full (or at least part) dictatorships" so their governments can seize the information and use it to further solidify their rule and at the same time keep you from using that technology because of an inability to obtain "mining aproval" by the "Seabed Authority".

I can go out and hunt a deer and give it to some poor sap in a third world country to feed him but if his government takes it to control who gets the meat, it's all for naught. Even if he gets to keep the deer, when the meat runs out, he hasn't learned how to hunt his own.

Whatever happened to the concept of fostering an opportunity rich environment instead of just handouts? It still doesn't do anything for the people of these third world countries if they don't even have a free market of their own.

It's all horse shit. As much as the Kyoto Treaty is. These bureaucrats can keep producing reems of paperwork with idealized propositions that never work in reality all they want. They can sit around wringing their hands all they want. It's just another blatant suggestion for indiscriminate charity.

Communism looks good on paper too.

All are free to flame me now.

At 10:43 AM, Blogger Richard Nixon said...

Hear! Hear! Words of wisdom.....oh yea, I ditto those comments....


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