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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Sink the Law of the Seas Treaty
Boulder, CO -- The America First Party calls upon all members of the
United States Senate to reject ratification of the Law of the Seas
Treaty. This treaty is an unconscionable surrender of national
sovereignty, allowing United Nations control over the territorial
waters of the United States and giving almost complete control of the
seas to the United Nations.
National Chairman Dan Charles stated, "Those who endorse this treaty,
like Senator Lugar (R-IN), are endorsing a globalist agenda that will
restrict American rights in the oceans, discourage productivity in
seabed mining, and increase costs to the citizens of the United States.
The Law of the Seas Treaty would put control of fishing, navigation,
pollution, mining and research directly into the clutches of the
corrupt and anti-American United Nations."
In 1982, President Reagan refused to sign the treaty. It languished for
a dozen years until President Clinton signed it 1994. After lying
dormant for another decade, its Democrat and Republican sponsors
stealthily revived it. They seek to have it adopted without a full
public debate or an accountable vote.
National Press Secretary Romelle Winters added, "The treaty declares
that all minerals and other resources on or under the ocean will belong
to the world -- even those within our nation's territorial waters. It
is disgusting that so-called conservative Republicans are promoting
this globalist agreement that is designed to take our economic
capabilities and give them to countries that cannot develop the natural
resources they have within their own borders. It is nothing more than
redistribution of the wealth the citizens of the United States have
worked so hard to gain. It is pure and simple communism -- take away
from the productive and give to the unproductive."
Mr. Charles concluded, "The acronym of the Law of the Seas Treaty is
'L.O.S.T.'. If it is approved, our nation will have L.O.S.T. the right
to take advantage of our own resources in the ocean. We will have
L.O.S.T. our options for long-term energy independence, and to keep our
beaches free of pollution. We will have L.O.S.T. our ability to manage
our water, fish and sea farming resources. We will have L.O.S.T. the
right to use mineral and other sea based resources to defend our
nation. Indeed, we will have L.O.S.T. the ability to control much of
our nation's borders, should we finally choose to do so. The L.O.S.T.
should be disposed of like toxic waste: safely, securely, and
permanently. We call upon all citizens to contact their senators and
tell them to vote against this treaty at every opportunity."
Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2