There are at least four treaties which may come up for a vote in the current Senate, which should have all patriots concerned. As the election draws near watch for a manic explosion of Senate votes on United Nation treaties, none of which align themselves with liberty for American citizens. The potential Senate votes include:
- The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS or LOST, “Law of the Sea), which cedes control of all the world’s oceans and their contents, including our territorial waters, to the U.N. As a nation we lose our sovereignty with passage of this treaty. The treaty was established by the U.N. in 1994 but Obama administration and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) are beginning a new push to seek ratification. Senator Dick Lugar requested that Kerry hold off on the ratification process until after his primary, because he was inclined to support the treaty but recognized that his support could be used against him politically. The Law of the Sea treaty has sat dormant through both previous Democrat and Republican administrations, insiders on capital hill are of the belief that a vote will be taken soon.;
- The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, aka, Small Arms Treaty, that could virtually outlaw privately owned firearms or ammunition of any sort, given its ambiguous language. Last month a U.N. committee met in New York and signed off on several provisions, including the creation of a new U.N. agency to regulate international weapon sales, and require countries that host firearms manufacturers to set up a compensation fund for victims of gun violence worldwide.The ambiguous wording of this treaty threatens the 2nd amendment of the US Constitution.;
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which takes away parental rights to raise their children as they choose, and gives them to the U.N. This treaty sounds friendly enough, because who would be against protecting children? Yet the language of the treaty cedes authority of children from parents to the U.N., parents become nothing but caregivers. For further information on what the ramifications could be if passed read here.;
- The International Criminal Court, which allows foreigners to have Americans arrested and tried in kangaroo international courts, using foreign law. One potential concern of this treaty is that U.S. service members and officials could at risk of prosecution by a court that is unaccountable to the American people, and has no obligation to respect the constitutional rights of our citizens.
Patriots it is important that you call or email Senators Coats and Lugar, informing them that as their constituents you OPPOSE ratification of these treaties by the Senate.
Contact information for Senator Coats
Contact information for Senator Lugar