Monday, July 16, 2012

Sen. DeMint: Law of the Sea Treaty ' Dead' in the Senate

Yet another UN based 'treaty that would have eroded American sovereignty is reportedly dead in the Senate, according to the usually reliable Jim DeMint(R-SC):

“4 additional senators have joined in opposition to LOST, including Mike Johanns (R-NE), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA). With 34 senators against the misguided treaty, LOST will not be ratified by the Senate this year,” Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, said in a statement on his website.

The appropriately acronymed LOST would subordinate America to an unelected international body of bureaucrats, require U.S. businesses to pay a 'royalty' for exploiting our own resources and put the U.S. at the mercy of vague and onerous environmental regulations put into the treaty by the usual environmental wackos with their eyes on America's wallet.

President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator John Kerry, and Leon Panetta are all for this nonsense. That ought to tell you everything you need to know.

*flush*, at least for now. And a good thing, too.

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