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Eagle Forum Alert
September 25, 2007


Urge your Senators to Vote AGAINST the UN Law of the Sea Treaty!

Reject The Law of the Sea Treaty
During the next few weeks, grassroots America may be forced to recall an important foreign policy battle of the Reagan years when the U.S. Senate considers the highly objectionable United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Back in 1982, Ronald Reagan rejected this treaty because of the threat it posed to our sovereignty and our national interests by transferring jurisdiction over all the oceans and everything in them to UN agencies and bureaucrats. The clock is ticking faster and faster towards the end of this Congressional session, but President Bush’s National Security Advisor, Stephen Hadley, has already asked Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden (D-DE) to secure Senate ratification “as early as possible.” We cannot allow this treaty to gain the U.S. stamp of approval!

The Law of the Sea Treaty, or LOST, created the International Seabed Authority (ISA), giving it total jurisdiction over all the oceans and everything in them, including the ocean floor with “all” its riches (“solid, liquid or gaseous mineral resources”), along with the power to regulate seven/tenths of the world's surface. The treaty remains highly defective, despite claims by both the Clinton and Bush Administrations that all Reagan’s concerns have been “fixed.” If the Senate were to ratify it, LOST would do the following:

  • Threaten American sovereignty by subjecting our governmental, military, and business operations to mandatory dispute resolution, to be decided by bodies that have a reputation for being Anti-American. These “disputes” will be decided in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

  • Compromise American security by requiring the transfer of sensitive, militarily useful technologies to other nations and international organizations hostile to American interests.
  • Impose U.S. compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, the UN environmentalism treaty.

  • Establish an international tax, which would take money out of the American business revenue stream for the ISA’s use and could be easily transferred to socialist, anti-American nations, which constitute the majority of the nations who have already ratified LOST.

  • Grant the U.S. only one vote, despite the fact that the vast majority of funding will come from American taxpayers.

Since 1994, 153 countries have ratified LOST. These countries include Iraq, Kuwait, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Saudi Arabia, China, Pakistan, Cuba, and Somalia, just to name a few. LOST will sell out both American interests and taxpayer dollars to many socialist, third-world nations. There isn’t even a guarantee that the United States would have even one judge on the 21-member international court. However, one thing is certain: The UN’s multilateral agencies and bureaucrats cannot be trusted to oversee or administer 70% of the world’s surface covered by its oceans. Call your Senators today to explain the dangers of this treaty!

Take Action

The Senate is likely to consider LOST in the next two weeks! Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on the Law of the Sea Treaty!

Call Your Senators Today!
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