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Does Your Senator Oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)?

In a previous post, I wrote about how bad LOST would be for us. Well, Let Freedom Ring has been all over the issue. Yesterday, they posted an assessment of the situation. Among the highlights is this passage:

Last Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a one-sided hearing addressing the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea or, as it is more commonly known, the “Law of the Sea Treaty” (LOST).

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The Senate now taking the first step down the path toward another attempt at ratification. Led by Massachusetts Democrat Sen. John F. Kerry, it featured testimony from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, all of whom want the Senate to give its stamp of approval to LOST.

No one who opposes the treaty was invited to appear.

Fortunately, the committee hearing managed to avoid echo chamber status. Hit the jump for more.

One of the stars of the class of 2010, Sen. Mike Lee (elections are important, could you see Bob Bennett doing this?), raked Sec. of State Clinton over the coals. According the release:

Clinton came off as flustered and ill-informed, as it became clear to even the casual observer that the freshman Utah Republican had delved quite deeply into the treaty and its sovereignty implications, while she was captive to her talking points.

What we can gather from this is that the people in the Obama administration, and likely its proponents in Congress and elsewhere, cannot present an intellectually coherent case for its ratification without admitting the obvious: this treaty weakens and redistributes the United States’ sovereignty. What they are saying and what the treaty actually will do are two different things.

Courtesy of Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, we have this list of GOP Senators who have yet to go on record opposing the treaty:

Alexander, Lamar - (R – TN)Class II
455 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4944
Email Him! www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/senalexander

Ayotte, Kelly - (R – NH)Class III
144 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3324
Email Her! www.ayotte.senate.gov/?p=contact
Tweet Her! http://twitter.com/#!/kellyayotte

Brown, Scott P. – (R – MA)Class I
359 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4543
Email Him! www.scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailscottbrown
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/ussenscottbrown

Cochran, Thad - (R – MS)Class II
113 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5054
Email Him! www.cochran.senate.gov/email.html
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/SenThadCochran

Collins, Susan M. - (R – ME)Class II
413 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2523
Email Her! http://www.collins.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email
Tweet Her! http://twitter.com/#!/senatorcollins

Corker, Bob - (R – TN)Class I
185 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3344
Email Him! www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactMe
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/senbobcorker

Enzi, Michael B. - (R – WY)Class II
379A RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3424
Email Him! http://www.enzi.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=e-mail-senator-enzi
Not on Twitter

Graham, Lindsey - (R – SC)Class II
290 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5972
Email Him! http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.EmailSenatorGraham
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/grahamblog

Grassley, Chuck - (R – IA)Class III
135 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3744
Email Him! www.grassley.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/CHUCKGRASSLEY

Hutchison, Kay Bailey - (R – TX)Class I
284 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5922
Email Her! www.hutchison.senate.gov/?p=email_kay
Tweet Her! http://twitter.com/#!/kaybaileyhutch

Isakson, Johnny - (R – GA)Class III
131 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3643
Email Him! www.isakson.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/senatorisakson

Johanns, Mike - (R – NE)Class II
404 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4224
Email Him! www.johanns.senate.gov/public/?p=ContactSenatorJohanns
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/mike_johanns

Kirk, Mark - (R – IL)Class III
524 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2854
Email Him! www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=contact
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/SENATORKIRK

Lugar, Richard G. - (R – IN)Class I
306 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4814
Email Him! www.lugar.senate.gov/contact/
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/dicklugar
Tweet his Staff! http://twitter.com/#!/senatorlugar

McCain, John - (R – AZ)Class III
241 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2235
Email Him! www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact…
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/senjohnmccain

McConnell, Mitch - (R – KY)Class II
317 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2541
Email Him! www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/mcconnellpress

Murkowski, Lisa - (R – AK)Class III
709 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6665
Email Her! www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact
Tweet Her! http://twitter.com/#!/lisamurkowski

Portman, Rob - (R – OH)Class III
338 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3353
Email Him! www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=contact…
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/robportman

Snowe, Olympia J. - (R – ME)Class I
154 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5344
Email Her! www.snowe.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=email
Tweet Her! http://twitter.com/#!/senatorsnowe

Toomey, Patrick J. - (R – PA)Class III
502 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4254
Email Him! www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact
Tweet Him! http://twitter.com/#!/sentoomey

 

You can also sign Let Freedom Ring’s petition requesting the Senate stop this monstrosity.

We can stop this treaty just by getting members of our own party on board. The Constitution specifies that treaties must be ratified by 2/3 of the Senate. We have 47 Senators, well over the 1/3+1 (34 Senators) needed to stop it. Let these Senators know as soon as possible that they must oppose this treaty. We can do this, but we need to stay active and vigilant.

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