Tuesday, February 05, 2008

McCain Flips and Flops on the Law of the Sea Treaty

McCain claims Gov. Romney is a flip flopper but what about him as he tries to please the GOP Base. Case in Point is the Law of the Sea Treaty! 
Mr. McCain's support for the sea treaty stretched back to the 1990s, when he signed a letter with three other senators urging its passage, and continued through 2003, when he was scheduled to testify on its behalf before a Senate committee.
But after the rest of the Republican presidential field took a stand against the treaty this month, Mr. McCain had little choice but to change, conservatives said.
What is The Law of the Sea Treaty?  Why is it important?  It erodes our Sovereignty and makes us bow to the United Nations which is ANTI-USA and run by a group of Leaders who come from Failed Country States and are in League with China, Russia, and Islamic States will the World's Jihadoterrorists come from!  Definition of the Law of the Sea Treaty!
The measure, which creates an independent source of revenue for the United Nations, is now pending in the Senate, of which McCain is a member. This is not an obscure or irrelevant issue for him. He could have a big impact on the fate of this treaty, which he has described as providing "a comprehensive regime of law and order in the world's oceans and seas" and serving "as an umbrella convention under which rules governing all uses of the oceans and their resources are established."

The treaty creates three new international institutions—the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Seabed Authority, and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf. U.S. companies would pay taxes or "fees" for access to oil, gas and minerals. But such access would be determined by the treaty organizations, not the weakened U.S. Navy. Testimony shows that it could also affect economic and industrial activities on land.  

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