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Score One for American Sovereignty: Law of the Sea Treaty Sinks in the Senate

Thomas620 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 7:26 AM
While nullification serves a purpose, so does having the Senate appointed by the states. In a recent meeting in our county to discuss the state party platform for 2012, Repealing Amendment 17 received little support with one committee member expressing outrage at the idea that anyone would suggest that "my Senator" be appointed by the legislature and that "right" be taken away from the public. to be continued ...

Senator Jim DeMint announced Monday that he secured enough votes to block passage of the Law of the Sea Treaty after Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Rob Portman joined the opposition. Sen. John Kerry needed 67 votes for ratification. The long-stalled Law of the Sea Treaty had been considered Kerry’s audition for Secretary of State. Senator DeMint wrote the following in an opposition letter that now has 34 Republican signatures:

 

We understand that Chairman Kerry has renewed his efforts to pursue Senate ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the...