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

Thomas620 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 7:35 AM
The level of education and characteristics of the lack of education received by people and the amount of inattention or downright stupidity among voters is insane today. Anyone who has spent a small amount of time reading or studying the Constitution knows that the purpose of the House was to be the people's voice and the purpose of the Senate wao represent the states in an effort to control the power of the federal government. When that Amendment was passed during Wilson's Presidency, the country started downhill toward an overpowering federal government and it has not stopped for more than a few brief periods. How can the states adequately control the federal government without representation in Congress? Even one of our State...

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...