LOST Loses… 34 US Senators Oppose Law of the Sea Treaty

At least 34 senators will oppose Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) which means the treaty will not be ratified this year. The treaty would subjugate American sovereignty to the whims of an international tribunal – something that excites the progressive movement.

From the Jim DeMint website:

The Honorable Harry Reid
Majority Leader
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Mr. Leader,

We understand that Chairman Kerry has renewed his efforts to pursue Senate ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. We are writing to let you know that we believe this Convention reflects political, economic, and ideological assumptions which are inconsistent with American values and sovereignty.

By its current terms, the Law of the Sea Convention encompasses economic and technology interests in the deep sea, redistribution of wealth from developed to undeveloped nations, freedom of navigation in the deep sea and exclusive economic zones which may impact maritime security, and environmental regulation over virtually all sources of pollution.

To effect the treaty’s broad regime of governance, we are particularly concerned that United States sovereignty could be subjugated in many areas to a supranational government that is chartered by the United Nations under the 1982 Convention. Further, we are troubled that compulsory dispute resolution could pertain to public and private activities including law enforcement, maritime security, business operations, and nonmilitary activities performed aboard military vessels.

If this treaty comes to the floor, we will oppose its ratification.

Sincerely yours,

Jon Kyl
Jim Inhofe
Roy Blunt
Pat Roberts
David Vitter
Ron Johnson
John Cornyn
Jim DeMint
Tom Coburn
John Boozman
Rand Paul
Jim Risch
Mike Lee
Jeff Sessions
Mike Crapo
Orrin Hatch
John Barrasso
Richard Shelby
John Thune
Richard Burr
Saxby Chambliss
Dan Coats
John Hoeven
Roger Wicker
Marco Rubio
Jim Moran
Dean Heller
Pat Toomey
Chuck Grassley
Mitch McConnell

The four additional senators include: Mike Johanns (R-NE), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA).

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  • BNABarb

    Wonder why Sen Corker and Alexander are not on the list, not sure what is happening with the Senators from TN these days. I have sent emails to both and neither answered. Too bad I early voted today in the TN primary and couldn’t bring myself to vote for Corker.

  • scituate_tgr

    Senator Brown, Senator Scott Brown, please pick up the white courtesy phone.

  • Peregrine Took, Hobbit S.O.B.

    Thank you to each and every Senator on that list.

  • Adam

    Good news, now how about doing the same with regards to the small arms treaty.

  • Patty

    Thanks Jim.

  • bman

    is that Jim Moran or Jerry Moran from Kansas?

  • ar05075

    No surprise that Flimsey Grahamnesty isn’t listed.

  • TX Conservatives

    Kay Bailey Hutchison not on this list? Don’t expect one bit of conservative support in Texas ever again!

  • Jim

    This is good news, but how long will it be until King Obama issues some edict or diktat going around the Senate, effectively imposing LOST anyway?

    Usually I take the cries of ‘impeachment’ as hysterical rantings of the fringe, but King Obama and his open contempt and subversion of the Constitution has made me reconsider that stance.

  • luckyone

    It is notable that the RINO Kay Bailey Hutchinson’s name is missing. Hurry up November before she can do anymore damage.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Looks like the Republicans as a group did something right for a change.

    Wonder why Sen Corker and Alexander are not on the list,…

    Does this answer your question? (it’s dated from six days ago, but it’s close enough)

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  • Finncrisp

    Send this piece of crap treaty to Davy Jones locker. Many thanks to Sen. DeMint for getting this done. I’d like to see more confromity of opposition from this Senate; they are going to need it after the Fall of Barry. No more voting present, or staying on the sidelines. This isn’t that difficult.

  • Flintstone F.

    #12. Blaque

    Usual suspects.

  • BNABarb

    Thanks Blaque..I have also asked the TN senators about the Small Arms Treaty, I even said in my email just a yes or no on both with no explanation required, they couldn’t be bothered to respond.

  • observer

    now we ned to turn up the political heat to thes senators to defeat theUn’s tyranny under the small arms treatyto strip Americans of their gun, an action that is every lefty libs wet dream, and repeal the Second Amendment.

  • Redwine

    Kudos to these senators for protecting America from this NWO confiscation of our total right to our national sovereignty.

    I fear an EO and the usual anti-constitutional, anti-America trickery from Emperor Narcissus Hussein.

  • tennismom

    Agreeing w #10, Obummer will ignore the wishes of Congress & effect portions of the treaty by actions of regulatory agencies like NOAA or departments of DOD like the Coast Guard. I expect the same to happen w the unpopular, unpassable UN arms treaty.

    Impeachment is not enough for this guy.