A very bad treaty
President Bush is pressing for Senate ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).
The treaty would open the U.S. to litigation against "global warming" of the seas and subject U.S. defense, maritime, fishing and industrial interests to international bureaucracy and courts.
There also would be quotas on deep-sea mining, oil extraction and international taxes on these vital resources.
LOST is a Marxist-inspired "human rights" scheme to take earned wealth and earned sovereignty from capitalists and transfer it to those practicing tyranny, socialism and economic masochism.
It's been 231 years since the Declaration of Independence and Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" and still vast stretches of the world are governed by philosophical illiterates.
Ronald Reagan, who became president after he came to believe he had something to do -- defeat the Soviet Empire -- opposed LOST. George Bush, who became president because of what he wanted to be , is a vessel who fills with dangerous nonsense. The war in Iraq and amnesty for illegals are chief examples.
The International Seabed Authority, an "autonomous" organization founded under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is in charge of LOST. Its 153 members include Cuba and China.
World government would be less disgusting -- but not much so -- if its disciples weren't human-rights hypocrites. Sink the treaty.