Is Senator Portman L.O.S.T.?
Law of the Sea Treaty
Ohio - May 31, 2012. In 1982 President Ronald Reagan refused to sign a treaty known as the Law of the Sea (LOST). This United Nations convention would raid America's wealth and redistribute it to the rest of the world through an international bureaucracy headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica.
The Obama Administration, with the help of Senator John Kerry (D-MA), has revived this treaty and is holding hearings designed to illustrate its supposed benefits and generate support for its ratification.
One of the more dangerous of this treaty's provisions is Article 82, which requires the United States to forfeit royalties generated from oil and gas development on the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles. "That money, which one estimate says could be worth many billions, if not trillions of dollars, would go to the International Seabed Authority, a new international bureaucracy created by the treaty and based in Jamaica. Heritage's Steven Groves explains that from there, America's money could be shipped to the Middle East, Africa, China, and even state sponsors of terror." (Heritage.org Morning Bell).
"Twenty-six Republican Senators have signed a letter addressed to Harry Reid, stating they will oppose ratification of the sea treaty. Senator Portman is NOT one of them," said Marianne Gasiecki, Founder of the Mansfield Tea Party and Ohio State Co-coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. "Apparently, Senator Portman doesn't understand that it's the interest of the United States and the U.S. Constitution that come first, and the best way to protect those rights and our constitution is with a strong military, not another treaty that will be ignored by other countries, particularly China and Russia."
There are other seriously dangerous provisions in this treaty that were expressed in the letter presented to Harry Reid, " 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."
"As with the unconstitutional appointment of Richard Cordray, Senator Portman is refusing to take a clear stance, and instead says that he has 'issues and concerns'," stated Ralph King, Founder of the Cleveland Tea Party Patriots and Ohio State Co-coordinator for TPP. "His only concern should be the protection of the United States as a sovereign nation."
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