By: Arlen Williams
Have you contacted your U.S. Senators yet?
And since we have a distinct interest in not only this preeminently important matter of Sovereignty, but also the use of any names with the words “Sovereignty Campaign” in them, we are eager to relay this.
Center for Security Policy | May 14, 2012
By Frank Gaffney, Jr.
Here we go again: The usual suspects – the environmentalists, the one-worlder transnationalists, the Obama administration (to the extent that is not redundant) and assorted short-sighted special interests including, regrettably, the United States Navy – are dusting off the hopelessly outdated and inequitable UN Law of the Sea Treaty (better, and more accurately, known as LOST) in the hope of jamming its ratification through the Senate as was done two years ago with the defective New START Treaty.
Amazingly, they are doing so under what intelligence professionals would dub a “false flag” operation – an initiative that presents itself as one thing, in this case “The American Sovereignty Campaign”, when it is actually exactly the opposite. If ever there were an anti-sovereignty treaty it is LOST. It speaks volumes about the lengths to which this accord’s proponents have to go to conceal that reality that they are masquerading as advocates of U.S. sovereignty, not what they really are: champions of an effort greatly to reduce it.
As it happens, the poster child of this bait-and-switch may be former Senator-turned-lobbyist Trent Lott. In October 2007, former Senate Majority Leader Lott actually circulated a letter to his colleagues urging that the Law of the Sea Treaty be withdrawn from consideration by what was once known as “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”
This letter warned that: “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 thatcompulsory dispute resolution could pertain to public and private activities including law enforcement, maritime security, business operations, and nonmilitary activities performed aboard military vessels.”
Today, however, Sen. Lott represents Shell Oil.
For more, please see,“MARITIME ATTACK: Law of the Sea Treaty in US Senate for Approval,” May 15.
Thank you, Mr. Gaffney. Looking forward to being in touch, soon.
And by the way, we have seen how some have mistakenly treated your positions. It may be of comfort that the Sovereignty Campaign (SovCam) is not interested in the inaccurate and even flagrant charges of neocon about those who do not deserve the statist implication of that term, any more than isolationist, about those who do not deserve that label.