LOST – Law Of the Sea Treaty

Posted by Troy on 26th May 2012 in Current Events, Political

In an effort to protect the oceans, the UN is trying to sell us on a new treaty.  Here are some highlights of the treaty:

It would make the security of the oceans the business of a multi-national organization.  This is fine except for the fact that this could undermine our national interests and multi-national organizations tend to suck at everything they do.  If our Navy believes the security of the seas calls for a boat to be blown out of the water, that is what they should do.

It grants a 200 mile exclusive use zone around each country as opposed to the 12 mile one we have now.  This could hamper our Navy as well as our commercial companies and intelligence gathering.

We will be on the hook to give a share (about half) of our offshore oil royalties past this 200 mile area to third world countries.  This would amount to billions of dollars (possibly trillions).  Why should we do this?  What country in history elects to arbitrarily give up half of their income and give it to other countries?  Especially when they are the strongest country?  I could understand if we were paying a tribute to avoid total destruction, but this is moronic!  And let’s be honest.  The money we give to third-world countries tends to go to dictators and warlords, not to the really poor.  To add insult to injury, we also have to give our technology to our competition!

This organization would have the power over all things that could pollute the oceans.  Of course, anything which is airborne (such as power plant emissions) would fall under this definition.  This could give this organization the power to decide how much and what kind of energy we produce.  Meanwhile, our main competitor will continue to destroy the environment as much as they choose.  Here is the thing, we may use more energy than anyone else, but we do it as cleanly as economically possible.  Let’s hold China and India and other countries accountable.  Once their standards are in line, we will work on improving ours.  It’s insane to slit our own throats.  Even if you buy into the premise of man-made global warming, we, acting alone, won’t matter.  It is also nonsense to believe that other countries will fall in line if we but set a good example.  We already set a good example, and they are polluting anyway.  Why?  Because doing so makes them a greater profit and gives them an edge over us.

There is no reason to ratify LOST.  It will accomplish nothing that we couldn’t do on our own.  I’ve never heard of a country so determined to enslave themselves to weaker countries.  Contact your Senators and demand that they vote against this.  They are going to vote on it after the election as supporters of the treaty knows that everyone would hate it.

Long Live the Constitution!

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