Giving up US Sovereignty One Slice at a Time.
The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) gives UN new powers which would supersede the US constitution.
It establishes the "International Seabed Authority" which will regulate mining underseas effectively giving control of all underwater resources on the planet to the UN. Since treaties override the US constitution, the US would have no recourse except to follow dictates of the "International Seabed Authority." This treaty also allows the UN to levy taxes or "fees" as they call them, on countries internationally.
This treaty has been put up for a vote multiple times in the Senate and rejected, president after president since Reagan. The Democrats are planning to give it another try, but not until after the presidential election this year to avoid any more controversy during the re-election campaign of Dear Leader.
Do we really want to cede power that overrides the constitution to the UN? A place that gives the US an equal vote as other countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran? Where they house speeches for crazies like Mamoud Ahmadinejad?
Where they held a moment of silence for mass murdering dictator Kim Jung Il of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)?
Whose members gave accolades to Libya's human rights record?
Accusing Israel of genocide and crimes against humanity, when rockets are constantly fired from Gaza into Israel?
The Democrats would just love to give away America's sovereignty to the thugs at the United Nations wouldn't they? What do you expect from a party whose first lady is proud of America for the first time in her adult life, only after her husband is elected president? A party with a president who does not see America as an exceptional country? The constitution is here to protect our rights as Americans and should be subservient to NO LAW, much less some garbage treaty that gives up control of oceans, makes Americans citizens pay taxes to foreign entities, and threatens our sovereignty!
Heritage Foundation: Law of the Sea Treaty
Youtube: Michelle Obama: First Time Proud of USA
Youtube: A Stark Contrast: Obama vs GOP on "American Exceptionalism"
Youtube: Demint on Law of the Sea Treaty pt 1
Youtube: Demint on Law of the Sea Treaty pt 2