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  • Adversity

    03/21/2014 12:21:26 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 7 replies
    Monergism ^ | Terry Johnson
    Adversity by Terry Johnson Background Reading: Romans 8:26-39; Genesis 50:15-21 In 1858, a gifted young Presbyterian missionary named John G. Paton sailed with his wife and infant son to the New Hebrides in the South Pacific to begin missionary work among the islanders. Within a few months of arrival, both his infant son and his wife had died, leaving him to labor alone. In August 1876, a gifted young theologian names Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield and his bride were honeymooning in Germany. While sightseeing in the Black Forest region, they were suddenly caught in a severe storm, and something that was...
  • Uganda President: Homosexuals Are 'Disgusting' ["Unnatural" And "Not A Human Right"]

    02/24/2014 11:33:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Landau. Zain Verjee and Antonia Mortensen
    Uganda President: Homosexuals Are 'Disgusting' By Elizabeth Landau. Zain Verjee and Antonia Mortensen, CNN updated 1:44 AM EST, Tue February 25, 2014 (CNN) -- President Yoweri Museveni, who made anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda much tougher Monday, told CNN in an exclusive interview that sexual behavior is a matter of choice and gay people are "disgusting." After signing the bill that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison, Museveni told CNN's Zain Verjee that, in his view, being homosexual is "unnatural" and not a human right. "They're disgusting. What sort of people are they?" he said. "I never knew...
  • Senator Ted Cruz: Limits On The Treaty Power [Harvard Law Review]

    01/11/2014 11:52:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | January 11, 2014 | Nick Rosenkranz
    Senator Ted Cruz has an excellent essay in the Harvard Law Review Forum entitled Limits on the Treaty Power. Here is a taste: The Necessary and Proper Clause does not give Congress power to implement treaties in a way that contravenes the structural limitations on the federal government’s powers …. The President should not be able to make any treaty — and Congress should not be able to implement any treaty — in a way that displaces the sovereignty reserved to the states or to the people. Cruz thus argues that Justice Holmes’s opinion in Missouri v. Holland must be...
  • Limits on the Treaty Power

    01/09/2014 9:01:00 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Harvard Law Review Forum ^ | Senator Ted Crruz
    Limits on the Treaty Power U.S. Senator Ted Cruz During Justice Sotomayor's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, she rightly stated that "American law does not permit the use of foreign law or international law to interpret the Constitution."1 But she also correctly recognized that some U.S. laws rely upon certain international law sources.2 For instance, the Alien Tort Statute3 "allows federal courts to recognize certain causes of action based on sufficiently definite norms of international law."4 Treaties are probably the most prevalent mechanism by which domestic law adopts international law. A treaty is "primarily a compact between independent nations."5 Article...
  • Generally, what’s your sentiment on Native Hawaiian sovereignty? -FREEP this Poll-

    12/12/2013 11:16:54 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 68 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | Dec. 12, 2013 | Honolulu Star Advertiser
    Generally, what’s your sentiment on Native Hawaiian sovereignty?
  • President Obama's DANGEROUS TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TREATY to be FAST TRACKED & VOTED ON NEXT WEEK

    12/06/2013 8:37:12 AM PST · by kobald · 18 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | December 6, 2013 | Janet Klien
    Obama secretly signing away U.S. sovereignty Click this link to learn more: http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/obama-secretly-signing-away-u-s-sovereig... Anyway the Republicans are getting ready to help Obama destroy America with this dangerous treaty. This webpage's existence, Made In America on Food Products, Patents on life threatening surgeries and Generic Drugs will all be gone if this Treaty gets Fast Tracked. According to the Financial Times just released today, THE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE HAVE STRUCK A DEAL WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA TO ALLOW ONLY 51 VOTES IN THE SENATE TO RATIFY THIS AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY DESTROYING TREATY. Please read from the Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ce008052-5dfd-11e3-8fca-00144feabdc0.html... I urge Justin...
  • Mexico Orders Release of Spies Convicted in U.S. Court

    09/20/2013 8:51:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 20, 2013
    The Obama administration has given Mexico enough input and authority over U.S. matters that its lawmakers felt emboldened enough to order the release of four communist spies serving lengthy sentences in federal prison. The Mexican Cámara de Diputados, which is similar to the U.S. House of Representatives, actually passed a measure this week commanding American officials to free the foreign intelligence officers, agents of Cuba’s communist government convicted in 2001 for espionage, conspiracy to commit murder and acting as an agent of a foreign government. One of the spies is already out on probation after serving a 13-year sentence but...
  • EU institutions at war on ‘illegal’ finance tax

    09/12/2013 5:46:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    EU Observer ^ | 10.09.13 @ 16:49 (Sep. 10) | Valentina Pop
    A financial transactions tax (FTT) for 11 EU countries would be illegal as it affects the tax sovereignty of others, according to an opinion by the legal service of the EU Council in Brussels. The European Commission says the tax is in line with EU law, however. In the leaked document, seen by Reuters and Financial Times, the lawyers serving EU member states say the proposed financial transactions tax “exceeds member states’ jurisdiction for taxation under the norms of international customary law as they are understood by the Union.” The 14-page legal opinion concludes that the proposal is “not compatible”...
  • ‘This Is About Destroying Sovereignty’: Beck Examines Potential Syria Strike

    08/28/2013 7:59:42 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/28/2013 | Glenn Beck
    Many have been alarmed by the rapid escalation in Syria this week after years of horrific violence. With the reported use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime, U.S. officials say America could begin missile strikes within the week. But why now? What exactly do we hope to achieve? Glenn Beck tackled the issue on his television program Wednesday evening, arguing that the focus of the administration may not be on the war itself — but on the subsequent layout of the world. “This administration knows that we are on the brink of World War III. The global economy is...
  • Comprehending the Decretive Will of God

    08/16/2013 7:32:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 8/16/13
    God’s decretive will is sometimes described as the sovereign, efficacious will by which God brings to pass whatever He pleases by His divine decree. An example of this may be seen in God’s work of creation. When God said, “Let there be light” (Gen. 1:3), He issued a divine imperative. He exercised His sovereign, efficacious will. When He did so, it was impossible for the light not to appear. It appeared by the sheer necessity of consequence.The decretive will can have no other effect, no other consequence than what God sovereignly commands. He did not request the light to shine. Neither...
  • Canada, Mexico become part of U.S. ‘homeland’ during NSA Senate briefing (NAU)

    08/02/2013 7:54:35 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Andy Radia
    American reporters appropriately had a 'wait, what? moment' on Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary committee meeting. Senator Diane Feinstein, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, was defending the National Security Agency's top secret spying when she brought out a prop identifying North America — the United States, Canada and Mexico — as the "Homeland". "You may also be surprised to learn that our homeland now includes both Mexico and Canada, two areas that we understood to be autonomous nations that are not part of the United States," noted the Atlantic Wire, the publication which first reported the unorthodox map.
  • Ceding Sovereign Rights to the U.N. – Get Ready!

    07/16/2013 5:34:20 AM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 5 replies
    Conservative Fifty ^ | July 16, 2013 | Vicky Kaseorg
    When I raised my own objections to the treaty to Sen. Hagen of North Carolina, I specifically questioned why we would want to accede our sovereignty to a foreign entity. She told me that we would not have to cede any rights to the U.N. that were counter to our own laws. Were that true, why sign the treaty, I asked? If it is ineffectual, at best it is a waste of time. And if it is not ineffectual, why were we relinquishing our national authority? How was that in our best interest? She did not respond.
  • Habakkuk’s Oracle [God Sees His People Suffering; He Will Respond to Wickedness]

    06/30/2013 5:18:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Of all the prophets of the old covenant, perhaps none today suffers from more neglect in relation to his importance for the New Testament than Habakkuk... Habakkuk served God, noting clearly when His law was broken and His justice perverted... Habakkuk complains about Jehoiakim’s evil and the complicity of Judah’s ruling class in today’s passage. His complaints are heart-wrenching, flowing from the lips of one who saw the wicked prospering and wondered if perhaps the Lord had forgotten His righteous servants... When we see the wicked prospering and God’s people suffering, we may think the Lord is too slow in...
  • ACT NOW to Oppose the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (Obama Signs June 3)

    05/31/2013 7:16:08 PM PDT · by forty_years · 43 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    We already full-well know that President Obama has tried to severely restrict Americans' constitutional right to bear arms. Not only has he been pushing gun control at the national level, but he has also been working at the international level. On June 3, Obama plans to sign the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). He aims to cede American sovereignty to the corrupt United Nations, made up of many countries openly hostile to the U.S. How would you like your Second Amendment rights to be dependent on the likes of Venezuela or Iran? YOU CAN ACT NOW TO STOP OBAMA'S ATTACK...
  • EU exit would put US trade deal at risk, Britain warned

    05/27/2013 10:32:33 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 27 May 2013 | Julian Borger
    The Obama administration has warned British officials that if the UK leaves Europe it will exclude itself from a US-EU trade and investment partnership potentially worth hundreds of billions of pounds a year, and that it was very unlikely that Washington would make a separate deal with Britain.
  • On Gun Control and the Great American Debate Over Individualism

    05/19/2013 7:44:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    harpers.org ^ | 17 May, 2013 | Dan Baum
    So let’s review our recent national paroxysm about guns, shall we? Gun control was a complete non-issue during the 2012 presidential campaign, and for good reason: the rate of gun violence — like the rate of violent crime — had fallen by about half since the late 1980s. During those two decades, gun laws got looser almost everywhere, so whatever was driving down the crime rate, it wasn’t gun control. But then came the shootings at the Aurora movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary, and suddenly nobody could think about anything else. Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, and New York passed restrictive laws concerning...
  • Beit El: Protest against Lack of Security

    05/16/2013 3:54:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/13 | Gil Ronen
    Residents of Beit El in the Binyamin region demonstrated Thursday against the continued rock terrorism against them by Arabs from the adjacent village. Last week, a woman from the community was injured when an Arab boy stood near the perimeter fence and threw rocks into the community. "We really don't understand where the sovereign power is," a resident said. "Enough with this disgrace. We are being discriminated against in order to please Obama." A week does not go by without an attack against Beit El by Arab terrorists. "This is terror and every incident it must be treated like the...
  • Time to Reject U.N. Interference

    05/01/2013 11:13:30 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 5 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    "Being Canadian, I would not expect much interference from the U.N. in my country. We are a proud multicultural First-world nation. We believe in human rights and liberty. We certainly cannot be compared to such horrific nations as, say, North Korea or Iran on matters of human rights. Yet here we are."
  • ‘ Aloha Uprising ‘ Nazis of Hawaii

    04/27/2013 3:48:01 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 21 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Apr. 27 , 2013 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    Folks you might not have heard of these people , yet .......
  • Anti-EU parties poised to win power in Iceland

    04/26/2013 9:16:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 26.04.13 @ 10:30 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Iceland’s EU-skeptic opposition groups are facing off with the island-nation’s pro-EU government ahead of a general election on Saturday (27 April). Polls indicate voters are likely to unseat the ruling Social Democrats in favor of the Progressive or Independence center-right parties. The Financial Times reports one in two are likely to vote for a different party than they voted for in the last parliament elections in 2009. … Fishing represents some 40 percent of the small country’s economy. Joining the EU would mean quotas and rules would be negotiated and decided upon in Brussels—the two are already engaged in a...
  • Arizona is sovereign land, House tells US and UN

    04/05/2013 10:39:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Howard Fischer | Capital Media Services
    PHOENIX - If the federal government wants to lock up U.S. citizens without trial it should not count on Arizona to cooperate, the state House announced Thursday. Lawmakers also voted to have the United Nations butt out of trying to affect Arizona laws and policies. And the House agreed to have the state take the first steps to recognize privately minted gold and silver coins as legal tender in anticipation of the collapse of the dollar. Underlying all these actions is the argument that Arizona is a sovereign state, and the votes stake out a position to defend that sovereignty....
  • Obama's EU Trade Deal Would Include New Political Powers For Corporations

    04/03/2013 9:48:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
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  • U.N. passes sweeping international arms regulation viewed by some as Second Amendment override

    04/02/2013 9:47:36 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 169 replies
    washington times ^ | 4/2/13 | David Sherfinski
    The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday signed off on a sweeping, first-of-its-kind treaty to regulate the international arms trade, brushing aside worries from U.S. gun rights advocates that the pact could lead to a national firearms registry and disrupt the American gun market. The long-debated U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) requires countries to regulate and control the export of weaponry such as battle tanks, combat vehicles and aircraft and attack helicopters, as well as parts and ammunition for such weapons. It also provides that signatories will not violate arms embargoes, international treaties regarding illicit trafficking, or sell weaponry to...
  • UN says US drones violate Pakistan's sovereignty

    03/15/2013 11:03:48 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 18 replies
    AP ^ | 3-15-2013 | Sebastian Abbot
    ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The head of a U.N. team investigating casualties from U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan declared after a secret research trip to the country that the attacks violate Pakistan's sovereignty. Ben Emmerson, the U.N. special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, said the Pakistani government made clear to him that it does not consent to the strikes - a position that has been disputed by U.S. officials. President Barack Obama has stepped up covert CIA drone strikes targeting al-Qaida and Taliban militants in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border since he took office in 2009. The strikes...
  • Relaxation of US cannabis laws ‘violates UN drug conventions’

    03/05/2013 6:01:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Tuesday 5 March 2013 09.17 EST | Alan Travis
    Cannabis decriminalization measures across the United States, including the medical use of marijuana in California, have been sharply criticized by the United Nations, which has warned Washington they violate the international drug conventions. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which polices the drug treaties, has also warned about the growing public health threat from the “unprecedented surge” in “legal highs” and called for concerted global action to curb the growing trade. … The INCB has warned the US government that medical cannabis must be properly regulated. “In some US states, they are being operated in a way that is completely...
  • Numbers USA And Its Agenda 21 Connections Exposed

    01/29/2013 8:39:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 29, 2013 | Jim Stachowiac
    Many Americans have recently become outraged about Agenda 21. Global warming has also been proven to be a lie. But what no one has talked about yet is how organizations that are heavily supported by the patriot community are supporting this agenda and more. The Democrats are overtly supporting this agenda while the Republicans are covertly for the most part supporting it. Freedom Fighter Radio is also the only website and radio show that has been exposing Numbers USA’s globalist connections for years. There are many people who have and are speaking out against AGENDA 21. But they all refuse...
  • Immigration and Extortion

    01/30/2013 1:12:34 AM PST · by rmlew · 6 replies
    National Review: The Corner ^ | January 28,2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    If sovereignty is to mean anything, then a country is entitled to decide whom it wants to join its ranks and whom it wishes to exclude from them.If, on balance, an exhaustive amnesty for those who have deliberately ignored the law is determined to be a fair prospect for America, then there is a case for doing it; if changing the law to allow certain people to become part of the American polity is regarded by Americans as being advantageous to them, then there is a case for doing it; if allowing nobody in or everybody in is good for...
  • Israel to build 942 more homes in east Jerusalem [Shove it Obama & Hillary & U.N.!]

    12/26/2012 3:16:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    wral.com ^ | 12/25/12 | Amy Teibel
    Israel has advanced the process of building 942 more settler homes in east Jerusalem under a new fast-track plan to tighten its grip on the territory, which the Palestinians claim as the capital of a future state. A government planning committee on Monday moved the project to the advanced stage of asking contractors to submit bids to build them, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday. Once a bid is awarded, construction can begin on the project in the Gilo area, though it can take months, if not longer, to reach that point. An additional 300 units can be built after further...
  • Don’t Let the Language Fool You: Here’s Why Conservatives Are against CRPD (shortened title)

    12/03/2012 1:01:43 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 9 replies
    Who wouldn’t support a treaty with the language in its title that says it is for “Rights of Persons with Disabilities”? Turns out many Republicans oppose the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and their reasons are worth taking a look at again, even if the arguments are not necessarily new. The Senate discussed the U.N.’s CRPD, which was completed in 2006, last week. Republicans held to their objection for taking up an international treaty during a lame-duck session of Congress, but debate for it will be on the floor Tuesday. As Betsy Woodruff for National...
  • Don’t Let the Language Fool You: Here’s Why Conservatives Are against CRPD (shortened title)

    12/03/2012 1:00:39 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 3 replies
    Who wouldn’t support a treaty with the language in its title that says it is for “Rights of Persons with Disabilities”? Turns out many Republicans oppose the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and their reasons are worth taking a look at again, even if the arguments are not necessarily new. The Senate discussed the U.N.’s CRPD, which was completed in 2006, last week. Republicans held to their objection for taking up an international treaty during a lame-duck session of Congress, but debate for it will be on the floor Tuesday. As Betsy Woodruff for National...
  • Independence Forever! Don't Ratify the UN Disabilities Treaty

    11/30/2012 9:35:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    There’s an old story from the Jewish shetls of Eastern Europe. There was a singing contest among the animals. The Nightingale loses, despite her lovely singing voice. Looking down on the jury, she sees the grunting wild pigs. She weeps, not because she lost, she says. “But see who my judges are!” America must feel like the Nightingale whenever she has to go before a UN panel. I had the honor of serving our country as U.S. Ambassador to the UN’s Human Rights Commission. In those days, the UN body had such worthy respecters of human rights as Algeria, Libya,...
  • U.N. Disabilities Treaty Would Limit U.S. Sovereignty

    11/29/2012 4:17:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 29, 2012
    Rights: The Senate is considering a treaty which says "disability is an evolving concept" and which would infringe on U.S. sovereignty and the right to raise our children as American families see fit. Those who thought that the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) adequately guaranteed the rights of the handicapped to have access to all facets of American life were apparently wrong. The U.S. Senate is considering ratifying the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which President Obama signed in 2009 and which goes well beyond mandating wheel-chair ramps for public buildings. CRPD doesn't even bother to...
  • International monitors at US polling spots draw criticism from voter fraud groups

    10/21/2012 9:24:27 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/12 | Alexander Bolton
    United Nations-affiliated election monitors from Europe and central Asia will be at polling places around the U.S. looking for voter suppression activities by conservative groups, a concern raised by civil rights groups during a meeting this week. The intervention has drawn criticism from a prominent conservative-leaning group combating election fraud.
  • Texas Judge Warns Of ‘Civil War' If Obama Wins

    08/22/2012 6:13:26 PM PDT · by hope · 41 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8/22/12
    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head explained why it is necessary to raise the tax rate by 1.7 cents the next fiscal year, one reason being that the sheriff needs to expand his staff. Judge Head said he and the county must be prepared for many contingencies, one that he particularly fears, is if President Obama is reelected. “He's going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the UN, and what is going to happen when that happens?,” Head asked. “I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking...
  • INHOFE AND DEMINT: U.N. treaties mean LOST U.S. sovereignty [Fight is not over yet]

    07/26/2012 2:01:51 AM PDT · by bd476 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | By Sen. James M. Inhofe and Sen. Jim DeMint
    Liberals intent on imposing backdoor globalism < Snip > ... With LOST dead, the new treaties being promoted to take its place include the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, which calls for government agents to supersede the authority of parents of disabled children and even covers abortion. Also, the Obama administration has begun negotiations on a new U.N. treaty to create international gun control rules that could slowly erode our Second Amendment. The globalist ideologues behind these treaties are either ignorant of or hostile to the universal human experience that problems are best solved by the people...
  • Threat to U.S. Sovereignty July 26 Senate Vote: UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    07/25/2012 11:05:11 PM PDT · by bd476 · 14 replies
    HSLDA and UN ^ | July 25, 2012 | Michael Farris, Esq., LL.M
    Via e-mail today July 25, 2012 Senate Committee Vote Today on UN Treaty—Keep Calling! Michael Farris is founder and chairman of Homeschooling Legal Defense Assocation HSLDA, and homeschooling father of 10. Dear HSLDA Members and Friends: After a brief postponement the U.S. Senate has decided to continue to push forward the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and has scheduled a mark-up and committee vote for tomorrow. As we have mentioned in previous updates, HSLDA believes that this treaty, while sounding good in name, could become a tool to restrict our rights as citizens and...
  • Condoleezza Rice supports selling out US Sovereignty via the Law of the Sea treaty

    07/17/2012 7:20:58 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    I post this as a differentiator. You can find plenty of information about Condi and the LOST treaty during the Bush years, but it can be common for people to do what the administration they're currently involve with wants done, despite it being counter to what they believe. Or they've had a change of opinion over time. This is not the case in Condi's case, her position is clear outside of the Bush Administration. She does not support American sovereignty. Her opinion is her own. Time to Join The Law of the Sea Treaty (May 30th 2012) BY HENRY KISSINGER,...
  • Law of the Sea Treaty: Need 3 More Repubs to Vote Against - How is Your Senator Voting? See The List

    07/11/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 20 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-11-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), a United Nations initiative, has been bouncing around since before President Reagan's time in the White House. He refused to sign. Obama is yearning for it (amassing power for his future time as UN Secretary-General). As all United Nations treaties, those foolish countries ratifying it lose sovereignty. We will lose taxpayer monies, and monies that we generate from within our 200 nautical mile from our shorelines - among other egregious problems with LOST. Portman is believed to be on Romney's shortlist for Veep. Ayotte may be considered as well. Pullout Quote: President Reagan...
  • 'States Must Sacrifice Sovereignty to Save Euro'

    06/27/2012 6:24:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 06/27/2012 | David Crossland
    Europe's leaders convening in Brussels on Thursday for an European Union summit are under intense pressure to come up with a new plan to save the euro, but they seem as divided as ever. Chancellor Angela Merkel used uncommonly stark language on Tuesday when she rejected the idea for common euro bonds by saying Europe would not share total debt liability "as long as I live." But German media commentators have drawn some comfort from a blueprint for a radical revamp of the eurozone's architecture presented this week by the "gang of four" European presidents: European Council President Herman Van...
  • Roadside Campaign for Israeli Sovereignty in Yesha

    06/10/2012 3:25:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/12
    On Thursday evening, the Women in Green for Israel's tomorrow undertook an operation to put up signs on Highway 60 from the southern Hevron Hills to Elon Moreh, urging the application of Israeli sovereignty over all of Judea and Samaria. A statement released by the group on Sunday said "Women in Green" has long understood that we must pass to initiative rather than trudge through an endless defensive." Women in Green has scheduled its second annual conference on starting Israeli sovereignty in the region for July 12th in Hevron. ...
  • Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender

    06/07/2012 7:44:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2012
    Property Rights: Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin. After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's stunning triumph over the excesses and abuses of public-sector unions, the London Telegraph's James Delingpole, an indefatigable opponent of global warming fraud, opined in a piece titled, "How Wisconsin And Alabama Helped Save The World," that we should take note of "an equally important but perhaps less well-publicized victory won in the Alabama House and Senate over the...
  • Obama's Land of the LOST

    05/24/2012 9:39:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    What's green and blue and grabby all over? President Obama's new pressure campaign for Congress to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan. He warned that "no national interest of the United States could justify handing sovereign control of two-thirds of the Earth's surface over to the Third World." According to top Reagan officials William Clark and Ed Meese, their boss believed the "central, and abiding, defect" was "its effort to promote global government at the expense of sovereign nation states --...
  • Law of the Sea Treaty Hearing on CSpan3 - Live

    05/23/2012 6:59:04 AM PDT · by llandres · 7 replies
    CSPAN3 ^ | 05/23/12
    Senate Committee Foreign Relations THE LAW OF THE SEA CONVENTION (TREATY DOC. 103-39): THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES FOR RATIFICATION Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey. Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM
  • Charting the Course: Food Security & Trade in the Asia-Pacific & LAC Region

    05/22/2012 9:30:57 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 1 replies
    The broader Asia-Pacific region—encompassing countries in Asia, North, Central and South America, and Oceania—accounts for more than half of both global GDP and the world’s food supply, includes key food exporters and importers, and encompasses populations with rising incomes and transforming diets, alongside subsistence agriculture and urban poor. It is not surprising that food and agricultural policy issues have moved front and center on the agendas of the region’s policymakers, farm groups, food industry and civil society. Given its prominent role in both global food production and consumption, efforts to promote food security and forge new trade ties in the...
  • Will U.S. Sovereignty Be LOST At Sea? Obama Signs U.N. Treaty That Redistributes Drilling Revenues

    05/20/2012 10:18:50 AM PDT · by Innovative · 207 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 20, 2012 | Forbes OpEd
    A proposed Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), which has been signed by President Obama but not yet ratified by Congress, will subordinate U.S. naval and drilling operations beyond 200 miles of our coast to a newly established U.N. bureaucracy. If approved, it will grant a Kingston, Jamaica-based International Seabed Authority (ISA) the power to regulate deep-sea oil exploration, seabed mining, and fishing rights. As part of the deal, as much as 7% of U.S. government revenue that is collected from oil and gas companies operating off our coast will be forked over to ISA for redistribution to poorer, landlocked...
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Communist China Setting Up City in America

    05/12/2012 4:37:54 PM PDT · by yoe · 51 replies
    The Patriot Update ^ | May 12, 2012 | Staff
    A Chinese group known as “Sino-Michigan Properties LLC” has bought up 200 acres of land near the town of Milan, Michigan. Their plan is to construct a “China City” with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens. Essentially, it would be a little slice of communist China dropped right into the heartland of America. This “China City” would be located about 40 minutes from both Detroit and Toledo, and it would be marketed to Chinese business people that want to start businesses in the United States. Unfortunately, this is not just an isolated...
  • DC Tells Tombstone, AZ They Can Repair Water System, As Long As They Use Horses and Hand Tools

    05/11/2012 9:24:09 PM PDT · by inkling · 29 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | May 11, 2012 | Duane Lester
    This is an incredible story showing how far the federal government is from rational thought. Here’s what happened in Tombstone: Between May and July 2011, the Monument Fire engulfed a large part of the eastern portion of the Huachuca Mountains. Record-breaking monsoon rains followed. With no vegetation to absorb the runoff, huge mudslides forced boulders to tumble down the mountain sides, crushing Tombstone’s mountain spring waterlines, destroying reservoirs and shutting off Tombstone’s main source of water. In some areas, Tombstone’s pipeline is under 12 feet of mud, rocks and other debris; while in other places, it is hanging in mid-air...
  • Obama Seeks Sovereignty Surrender Via LOST Treaty

    05/09/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 8, 2012
    Sovereignty: Even if he's not re-elected, the president hopes to leave behind a treaty giving a U.N. body veto power over the use of our territorial waters and to which we'd be required to give half of our offshore oil revenue. The Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST) has been lurking in the shadows for decades. Like the Kyoto Protocol that pretended to be an effort to save the earth from the poisoned fruit of the Industrial Revolution, LOST pretends to be an effort to protect the world's oceans from environmental damage and remove it as a cause of potential...
  • Fox: Sioux Indians, United Nations, Demanding Control of Mt. Rushmore

    05/07/2012 11:01:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 69 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 5/7/12
    Per Fox... United Nations "diplomats" have concluded a tour of the U.S., speaking to Indian tribes in six states. According to Fox, many of the tribes involved told the UN they need the UN's help in reclaiming "ancestral sacred land," included in which would be the Mt. Rushmore monument and surrounding national park. One is left to wonder just what changes to Mt. Rushmore would then be made. The Obama Administration was reportedly responsible for arranging the UN tour. Just in time for the 2012 elections. Your $3B/year UN dues at work.