Thursday, May 05, 2005

The USA Can't Win with LOST

LOST, the Law of the Sea Treaty, is once again before the Senate. LOST represents the single largest give away of American sovereignty in our history. Nathan Tabor explains.

If LOST gains American support, an uncontested International Seabed Authority will regulate the oceans of the world. In fact, they are already divvying up the ocean floor in what has been called “the largest land grab in human history.” The UN will have the power to regulate and tax all undersea mining activities – which could affect vast stores of minerals and up to 20 percent of the world’s petroleum resources – and as a result will rake in trillions of dollars of revenue.

The UN will have the power to control shipping lanes and to restrict the movements of navies – possibly even banning the undersea operations of our nuclear submarines. UN bureaucrats could potentially control human activities on land, on inland waterways, and even in Outer Space, on the premise that all these might pollute the oceans. The UN, flush with its newfound tax wealth, might even float its own “Blue Hulls” navy to enforce the unappealable edicts of its international maritime courts.

“This accord would constitute the most egregious transfer of American sovereignty, wealth and power to the UN since the founding of that ‘world body,’” explains Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy. “In fact, never before in the history of the world has any nation voluntarily engaged in such a sweeping transfer to anyone.”

Politicians of both parties, big oil companies, and wild-eyed environmental groups all want to see this flawed treaty go into effect. But our nation’s very survival is at stake. True American patriots will fight against LOST – tooth and nail.
Jeanne Kirkpatrick opposed LOST way back in 1982. I urge all Americans to contact their Senators and tell them no on Lost. - Sailor

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