"...the UN is "a democracy of tyrants" that has long since turned its back on the ideals present at its founding." ~ FrontPageMag.com
"Back in 1982, President Ronald Reagan decided not to sign a treaty known as “Law of the Sea” (LOST), a United Nations convention that would raid America’s treasury for billions of dollars, then redistribute that wealth to the rest of the world by an international bureaucracy headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica. But today, the Obama Administration has revived that treaty, and tomorrow Senator John Kerry (D-MA) will hold hearings designed to illustrate its supposed benefits and generate support for its ratification. Without a doubt, Reagan’s decision should stand, and LOST should remain relegated to the trash bin of history." ~ Source Law of Sea Treaty A Back Door For Cap And TradeExcerpts from a letter sent to Senator Shelby by Norman E. Hooben in 2007 (October?)
Do not ratify IHO Protocol Amendments! (see yellow highlighted area below)
America is in very deep trouble...
The wording strongly suggests that the President of the United States is trying to ratify the Law Of the Sea Treaty by piecemeal amendments.*
The IHO is an arm of the United Nations and is 100% controlled by the General Assembly. Member States include the following:
CONGO/CONGO (Dem Rep) (*)
DOMINICAN REP./REP. DOMINICAINE (*)
NEW ZEALAND/ NOUVELLE-ZELANDE
PAPUA NEW GUINEA/PAPOUASIE NOUVELLE-GUINEE
RUSSIAN FEDERATION/FEDERATION DE RUSSIE
SOUTH AFRICA/AFRIQUE DU SUD
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC/REPUBLIQUE ARAB SYRIENNE
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES/EMIRATS ARABES UNIS
USA (NOAA, CNMOC, NGA)
Excerpts from IHO Convention: (quoted from source documents)
(a) The Assembly is the principal organ and shall have all the powers of the Organization unless otherwise regulated by the Convention or delegated by the Assembly to other organs."
United States membership includes the NGA...
So what does the NGA mean by this: (see 3.2 of their Mission statement)
(3.2) Streamline business processes by eliminating management and infrastructure stovepipes while transitioning from legacy and heritage systems.
Sound like a New World Order to me. Who's Brave New World are we going to have?
#1. TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES (from Pres. George W. Bush)
1970 (TIAS 6933; 21 UST 1857; 752 UNTS 41). I am also transmitting, for the information of the Senate, the report of the Secretary of State on the Protocol.
Ratification of the Protocol would serve important U.S. interests. United States commercial shipping, the United States Navy, and the scientific research community rely heavily on hydrographic information collected and shared under the auspices of the IHO. The United States plays an important leadership role in the IHO and as a result enjoys expeditious and economical access to this information. Moreover, the United States has committed more resources than any other country to research, development, and evaluation of hydrographic instruments and therefore stands to benefit significantly from the efficiencies generated by this reorganization.
Article XXI of the Convention sets forth the procedure for the approval and entry into force of amendments: amendments that are adopted or "approved" by the Conference enter into force for all Contracting Parties to the Convention 3 months after two thirds of the Contracting Parties have notified the depositary of the their consent to be bound.
I recommend that the Senate give prompt and favorable consideration to the Protocol and give its advice and consent to ratification.
(end of Pres Bush letter)
#2. Law Of The Sea Treaty
1. The coastal State may adopt laws and regulations, in conformity with the provisions of this Convention and other rules of international law, relating to innocent passage through the territorial sea, in respect of all or any of the following:
3. The coastal State shall give due publicity to all such laws and regulations.
4. Foreign ships exercising the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea shall comply with all such laws and regulations and all generally accepted international regulations relating to the prevention of collisions at sea.