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34 Senators say LOST Treaty dead, Chamber of Commerce says “it will pass”

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Never before in my recent memory have I seen the United Nations and the Chamber of Commerce work so closely to advance and perhaps get a treaty to fruition as I have the UNs Law of The Sea Treaty!

The overwhelming sense here is the Chamber saying to the United Nations, I will help you and I will obey your commands.

Follow the money trail and you will see the importance of why the two international powerhouses want this treaty to pass in the United States Senate.

Trillions of dollars, loss of our property rights, loss of rights to hundreds of miles of seabeds containing trillions in oil and gas rich property and will result in a loss of royalties and eventual distribution of wealth bound over to the UN for distribution. This move would make the UN an international power with unlimited powers, thanks to the Chamber of Commerce.

I have long said the Chamber is not our friend and are dead set on ruining our economy for the greater good of the collective. The Chamber of Commerce pushing for this treaty in light of the international picture further supports the bigger picture of taking control of the US economy and dispersing it to the world so that our collective wealth can be easily used by the world, thereby leveling a current injustice.

Read below the news articles and blogs that I have pulled out and emphasized relative quotes from those articles. You can easily see that LOST passing in the US Senate will be hugely detrimental to our economy and our future wealth and stability.

Redistribution of wealth! The royalties will be passed off to the international UN authorities and dispersed to poorer countries assisting with their poverty, a stated goal of the UN per Agenda 21 and other of it’s many policies.

Environmentalists have said that if the treaty passes and America is able to “tap” into unaccountable unmeasureable “hydrocarbon reserves” thus further degrading our environment with huge carbon loads lawsuits will ensue, further harming our economy and further contributing as a source to spread Americas wealth to the rest of the world against our will. This will only further our economic decline and drastically affect out way of life. Less for us and our economy means less in your pockets.
https://bradleycountynews.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/uns-lost-treaty-debate-begins-on-floor-of-us-senate-tomorrow/

Quote from the article below by the Chamber of Commerce:

The influential U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the treaty, saying it would be a boon to the U.S. economy by providing domestic companies “the legal certainty and stability they need to hire and invest.”

“At any given time, hundreds of U.S. flag ships and ships owned by U.S. companies rely on the freedom of navigation rights codified in the treaty while crossing the world’s oceans,” said chamber President and Chief Executive Thomas J. Donohue, testifying last month before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “While we can always rely on the U.S. Navy to ensure lawful passage of U.S.-flagged and owned ships, it only makes sense to join with the international community in establishing and protecting lawful passage on the high seas.”
http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jul/16/demint-says-law-sea-treaty-now-dead/?page=all

More conservative Republicans disagree including Joe Miller, Murkowski’s former rival for her Senate seat.

“To transfer two-thirds of the earth’s surface over to the governance of the United Nations is just a crazy thought,” Miller said Thursday. “And whether or not there’s some short-term economic benefit, (it) is a terrible thing to do, if you love this country and are really supporting its continued sovereignty.”

The United Nations Ban Ki Moons statement in favor of LOST, just as it’s chief consultant, the Chamber of Commerce.
http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2012/sgsm14340.doc.htm

Chamber of Commerce quote about the LOST Treaty from the article below:
According to Donahue, passing the treaty is vital to America’s economic and security interests. He says that without it, the United States will not have a seat at the table when it comes to developing offshore oil and gas beyond its 200-mile territorial limit.  
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48477065/ns/local_news-anchorage_ak/t/us-chamber-commerce-head-law-sea-treaty-will-pass/

The Chamber of Commerces statement to US Senate about LOST Treaty:

Click to access Donohue%20Testimony.pdf

Senator Bob Corker even chimed in with Chamber Donahue:
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) appeared to acknowledge as much when he questioned Jack Gerard, the president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute.

“It’s a bit of an out-of-body experience to hear you testify about the administration doing something to help the oil industry,” Corker said.” he went on to conclude, “I’m very neutral on this,” Corker concluded. “I’m here to learn.” Sure you are Mt Corker!
http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/un-treaties/235345-chamber-of-commerce-ceo-says-hes-behind-the-push-for-us-accession-to-law-of-the-sea-treaty

Perhaps the real answer as to why Corker will not state his position on LOST! too much money out there to say no!

Opponents argue that the treaty infringes upon U.S. sovereignty and forces the United States to abide by international environmental restrictions, while making American companies pay royalties to a United Nations body. With a slew of U.S. businesses coming out in support of the treaty, however, one Insider noted: “When the military, the business community, environmentalists, and the [Chamber of Commerce] are all on board, that’s a pretty good sign.”
http://mobile.nationaljournal.com/nationalsecurity/national-security-insiders-senate-should-ratify-law-of-the-sea-treaty-20120730

Recent tweets detected have seen an emphasis on exposing the advantages of LOST on current business. Funny thing, the UN emphasizes it’s because of climate change and pollution. You can bet your buttocks that if LOST passes in the Senate the US will suffer immeasurable fines for tapping into those hydrocarbon reserves! The UN can’t lose, they will see wealth beyond what we can tally because of the Chambers assistance with this scam.

Tweet from Chamber of Commerce
Shale facts: In 2010, unconventional gas activity supported 1 million jobs. Just think of what it could do today- bit.ly/MUE2Lj

In conclusion, when you hear the Chamber of Commerce say confidently that LOST will pass and say it so confidently, you can bet they will be shifting loads of money to our Senators to sway their opinion. Keep an eye on the opportunists who may change their minds then follow the money trail back to them. It would be safe to say and it is again my opinion only but Senators Corker and Alexander will be at the front of the line, waiting to latch on to that money nipple.

Get on the phone or email your state senators now and ask they not support LOST!

The United States Will Have to Change Its Name

In Uncategorized on June 27, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The United States Will Have to Change Its Name

The main-stream-media reported yesterday’s U.S. v. Arizona Supreme Court ruling as a partial victory for Arizona. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Court’s ruling destroyed the United States. This is not hyperbole. The United States quite literally no longer exists.

The name, “United States” describes a nation that consisted of several sovereign States, combined by a Constitution which granted limited powers to a central government. That nation no longer exists because the former States are sovereign no longer.

This is not just my assessment of the current situation, this is the assessment of Justices Thomas and Scalia. Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinion reads like a new call to revolution. It begins by pointing out that States are sovereign States only when the States have certain abilities. One of those required abilities is to be able to determine who will be allowed within its territory, and who will not. Throughout history it has been agreed that any state lacking the right to exclude certain categories of people is not truly sovereign. Such governments are, themselves, simply subjects of some other sovereign government. The entities formerly known as “States” in North America are now simply subjects of the Federal government.

No precedent supports yesterday’s ruling from the Court. The court’s main opinion tries to make its ruling seem like normal application of preemption precedent. But the truth is that the Court has never applied its preemption precedent in any way remotely resembling U.S. v. Arizona. Keep in mind that Arizona simply wanted to enforce existing Federal law. Never before has the Court said that states can’t enforce Federal law, unless Congress explicitly prohibited State enforcement. The Court has occasionally prevented states from adding to or taking away from Federal law, but it has NEVER said that states cannot enforce Federal law when Congress doesn’t explicitly prohibit enforcement by the states. Imagine the Federal government telling states that they can’t arrest and prosecute bank robbers or drug dealers. Yesterday’s ruling is even more absurd because Federal immigration law actually encourages state enforcement. This ruling is a new high water mark in the ever-growing Federal takeover of state sovereignty.

What we really have here is a President that disagrees with laws passed by Congress, so he actively refuses to enforce those laws. After this week’s ruling we also have a judicial branch that has joined the President by denying “states” the right to do what the President refuses to do. So, we have a Federal government eliminating the remnants of state sovereignty while separation of powers within the Federal government is also ignored. What role does Congress have if the Executive can actively refuse to enforce Federal law? The answer is none. In the past our brilliant system of government would have protected the citizens from such a breakdown within the Federal system by allowing State governments to pick up the slack, like Arizona tried to do. Now the Supreme Court has removed that check and balance.

We can no longer call our nation the United States of America because “States” no longer exist. Instead we now have 50 administrative departments of the Federal government. After yesterday’s ruling “State” borders are no more than boundaries marking the geographical extent of administrative departments. We are now the North American Federal Empire. Our Federal masters will probably have to raise taxes to fund changing the name of our nation on all the stationary.

Despite this unfortunate turn of events, there is still hope. Liberty Legal Foundation has made a difference. The amicus brief LLF filed with the Supreme Court in the U.S. v. Arizona case focused on one issue. That was the one issue that Arizona won.

The one part of the Arizona law that was upheld was the “States’” right to require all local law enforcement to check the immigration status of suspected illegal immigrants. LLF’s amicus brief pointed out to the Court that existing Federal law forbids the Federal government from telling any state or local agency that they can’t ask for immigration information on any individual. This point had not been clearly made by any party or other amicus prior to our brief. Our brief did not discuss the other issues raised by this case because the “State” of Arizona argued those other issues very well. We focused only on a point that had not been made by anyone else, a point that is very important to proper separation of powers.

The Supreme Court’s main opinion acknowledges the point we made in our amicus brief. Even better, Justice Thomas’ dissenting opinion repeats our point, almost verbatim, on page one and two of his opinion. It seems clear that we got the attention of the Court and influenced its ruling. This is great news.

It is unfortunate that overall the Court took a huge step in the wrong direction. However, three justices dissented vigorously, and Arizona won the one issue argued by LLF. We must keep fighting. As bad as this ruling is for our nation, it is still possible to reverse this course by changing one mind on the Court. Our efforts are being noticed within the Court. We can restore our Constitutional Republic if we continue to contend for these Founding Principles with our fellow citizens and with the Courts. To that end, please share this message with your friends, family and social networks.

For Liberty,

 
Van Irion, Founder
LIBERTY LEGAL FOUNDATION

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