Thursday, December 06, 2007

Security and Sovereignty Update

The latest from Secure Our Future Now, Senator Jim Inhofe's outfit:
The UN Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) has become a hot issue in recent weeks, though it is far from new. When Ronald Reagan was serving as President, he was instrumental in keeping the U.S. from ratifying LOST. Senator Inhofe opposes the treaty and contends that none of the issues raised by President Reagan, including the ceding of economic and security authority to international bureaucrats, have changed. U.S. endorsement of LOST would greatly diminish US sovereignty and empower a supranational bureaucracy - the International Seabed Authority (ISA) - with unprecedented powers to regulate seven-tenths of the earth's surface, levy taxes, govern ocean research and exploration, and create a multinational court to render and enforce its judgments.

Almost every conservative organization, from the center for Security Policy to the Family Research Council, some 75 organizations in total, is armed with facts and ready to fight the LOST treaty with Senator Inhofe. To date, GOP presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Fred Thompson, and Mike Huckabee have publicly stated their opposition to the treaty.
Here are some highly educational - and eye-bulging - links on the LOST:

World Net Daily: L.O.S.T. at sea

Wall Street Journal: Environmental Peril Posed by Law of the Sea Treaty

The Conservative Voice: Beware the Law of the Sea Treaty

The National Ledger: Law of the Sea Treaty: LOST All Sense