The Discerning Texan

All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Here is all you need to know about the Law of the Sea Treaty that the Democrat Senate is taking up this week: it will give the United Nations authority over the United States for the first time in world history, because a UN panel in Hamburg will have final arbitration authority about ocean navigation in international waters, with the power to forbid any shipping from entering any area of likely conflict, and to issue enormous fines to any country that disobeys--or worse. Do we really want to leave it to our America-hating detractors to determine or specify where our carrier groups or submarines can go in international waters?

A vibrant, powerful US Navy is all that the United States needs, and ever will need, to navigate the world's seaways. If the Law of the Sea treaty had been in place in 1962, the anti-American UN might have forbidden the US from blockading Cuba. And if it had done so anyway, the UN would then have "justified" in "requiring"millions of dollars of US fines for running an 'illegal' blockade. And the Sovs would have put its nukes into Cuba.

Yeah--give me some of that... just what America needs.

Is it just me, or is there anyone else reading this who is scratching their heads as to why the United States would even consider ceding such power or soverighity to any external government--especially a hostile UN, which seemingly lives primarily to foil pretty much anything the US sets out to do of any consequence, all paid for primarily by the US! So we should let guys like Kim Jong Il, Assad, and Ahmadinejad have any input whatsoever into how we conduct our business? Or some EU bureaucrats in Germany? It is worse than irresponsible; it is utter madness. It is insanity.

Whether or not this happens is up to us. If we don't do it, it isn't going to get done. We did it once for the Immigration Bill. We did it again when MoveOn tried to smear Petraeus. And yes, we have to suck it up and go through it all again. It is that important. Contact your Senators now. And the President. Tell them what you think of putting the United Nations in charge of where the US Navy can and cannot go.
DiscerningTexan, 9/27/2007 08:34:00 PM |