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Eagle Forum Alert
October 3, 2007


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

This week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will be holding its second hearing on the UN Law of the Sea Treaty.

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.

Unlike the Senate hearing last week, this one will actually feature witnesses who oppose the treaty! Among those testifying will be Frank J. Gaffney, Jr., President of the Center for Security Policy. For a complete list of witnesses, click here.

Take Action

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th at 9:30am in Room 419 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. We urge you to make calls to the Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and to tell them you expect them to OPPOSE U.S. ratification of LOST.

Call Your Senators Today!

Capitol Switchboard: (202)-224-3121

Further Reading: Law of the Sea
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