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Should the United States ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty?

Yes. This agreement will actually strengthen America's leadership in fighting global challenges such as pollution and piracy.
9% (119 votes)
Probably. It is good business for the United States to engage the international community when it comes to navigational rights.
5% (64 votes)
Absolutely not. We are the only major power that has not ratified this treaty because we don't need to.
49% (646 votes)
No. The U.S. Navy has successfully protected our nation's right of way in the oceans for more than 200 years.
38% (499 votes)
Total votes: 1328

 

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signman

July 12, 2012 - 5:23pm

There is considerably more to this so called "Treaty" than meets the eye. It is a Trojan Horse! It calls for arms ratification and reduction in armament of civilian personnel. Read the treaty in depth. You will be astonished! Hillary Clinton has evan eluded to some of the far reaching ramifications. I say ABSOLUTELY NO!

John La Rochelle

July 13, 2012 - 11:40am

Joining the Law of the Sea Convention is a top priority for the United States. The Convention, which sets forth a comprehensive legal framework governing uses of the oceans, protects and advances a broad range of U.S. interests, including U.S. national security and economic interests. Past Administrations (Republican and Democrat), the U.S. military, relevant industry, and many other groups support the Convention.

BILLHB.

July 13, 2012 - 3:40pm

WE HAVE GIVEN TOO MUCH OF OUR COUNTRY AWAY ALREADY. WE NEED TO THROW OUT THE CONGRESS AND PUT IN PEOPLE THAT WILL SERVE TWO TERMS AND COME HOME LIKE IT WAS INTENDED. THERE ARE TOO MANY LAWYERS THAT KEEP US FROM PASSING TORT REFORM ETC. TOO MANY PEOPLE NOT PAYING TAXES ARE VOTING TO GET MORE OF OUR MONEY.

Bob95490

July 14, 2012 - 1:06am

This is just another attempt to undermine US sovreignity and place the UN government aboue US government. This is something that should not be supported by any American. UN domination should be opposed by every nation on earth.

Robert Ireland (PUFL)

oldjarhead

July 14, 2012 - 10:45am

Sovereignty?? Do you really think that if the US cooperates with other nations that we will loose sovereignty? Do you really think the British or the French would stand for any loss of theirs?? They signed.....I think us cooperating with high seas treaties could help our flagging image.....god knows it couldn't hurt....I been all over the world many times with the USMC and I know how we're looked at....I would love to somehow change that perception..... for the sake of my grandchildren.....but the only way anyone will take my guns will be to prize them from my cold dead hands.....then I guess that's the crux of it then....isn't it? We as Americans want to be part of the whole...equal....but separate......somehow I think that has always been our Achilles heel when the world looks at us............

cperrottet

July 16, 2012 - 12:27pm

LOS, though initially opposed by Reagan, was later supported by him after the 1984 revisions in response to his concerns. We need to have a seat at the table. Concerns about undermining our military independence are unfounded as indicated by broad support of the top military leaders of the U.S.

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