This Week's "Hot Topic" Letter

From: Bryan K.
Sent on: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:18 PM

Dear Members,
 
As many of you already know, we have established a new “Media and Communications” committee. One of the goals of this committee is to choose one timely and important topic every week, and then launch a mass letter-writing response from our members to the appropriate newspapers and political figures to make them aware of our position.
 
The process is very simple. Every week you will receive an e-mail containing a letter written by Co-Directors Louise Strauss and Ginny Daly with that particular week’s ‘Hot Topic’.
There will be a Word Document attached to every e-mail containing a prewritten and approved letter. If you would like to participate in that weeks campaign you simply print out that letter and mail it to one of the newspaper or political recipients listed below. Feel free to mail the letter as is, or edit it as you see fit.
The only additions you will need to make to our preprinted letter is a salutation, and then adding your name and address at the end.
We will always provide complete addresses of major newspapers and politicians on the bottom of every weekly Hot Topic letter so that you can mail, or e-mail your letter to one or more of them.
 
I invite you to read our Hot Topic letter which is attached to this e-mail, and then mail it out to the recipients you wish. Let’s flood the mailboxes of our politicians and newspaper editors. We can no longer afford to stay silent. Let’s make our voices heard!
 
Sincerely,
 
Bryan & Mickey







HOT TOPIC OF THE WEEK
 

This week’s hot topic:  Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)
 
The reason for our letters:   If this treaty is signed, it will allow the United Nations to gain control over most of the activities on, over and beneath the ocean’s surface.
 
What is the message we want to send:    The terms of the treaty could be changed significantly and the United States would have to abide by those changes without the US Senate having the opportunity to consent to the changes.  This undermines US sovereignty and is clearly unconstitutional.
 
FYI:  I am including 4 letters. The letters are all the same but addressed to different Senators.  You can choose to send one or all.  It is very important to get the message out that we DO NOT want this treaty ratified.-
 
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON THE LETTER.

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                                                                        May 22, 2012
 
Senator Charles Schumer
United States Senate
322 Hart Office Building
Washington D.C.  20510
 
Dear Senator Schumer:
 
I am writing this letter to ask you to reject the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).   The fundamental premise of the Law of the Sea Treaty is that the resources on the ocean’s floor belong to all of the people of the world and those resources should be protected and controlled by an international organization like the United Nations. 
 
Both Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, have announced that they were in favor of getting LOST ratified this year.  If this treaty were to pass, under the UN division that administers LOST, our nation wouldn’t have veto power like we do in the UN Security Council.  We would have just one vote among 163 votes.
 
162 nations have already ratified LOST and the United States has already been implementing nearly every chapter of the Law of the Sea Treaty since it went into force in 1994 when 60- nations had ratified it.  The US ratification would provide that final stamp of legitimacy for the UN’s power grab over the oceans and constitute a major step into world government.
 
I am asking you to vote “NO” when and if this treaty comes up for a vote.  If this treaty is ratified, it would result in surrendering our nation’s sovereignty. 
 
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
 
                                                                        Sincerely,
 
 
 
 
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May 22, 2012
 
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
478 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington D.C.  20510
 
Dear Senator Gillibrand:
 
I am writing this letter to ask you to reject the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).   The fundamental premise of the Law of the Sea Treaty is that the resources on the ocean’s floor belong to all of the people of the world and those resources should be protected and controlled by an international organization like the United Nations. 
 
Both Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, have announced that they were in favor of getting LOST ratified this year.  If this treaty were to pass, under the UN division that administers LOST, our nation wouldn’t have veto power like we do in the UN Security Council.  We would have just one vote among 163 votes.
 
162 nations have already ratified LOST and the United States has already been implementing nearly every chapter of the Law of the Sea Treaty since it went into force in 1994 when 60- nations had ratified it.  The US ratification would provide that final stamp of legitimacy for the UN’s power grab over the oceans and constitute a major step into world government.
 
I am asking you to vote “NO” when and if this treaty comes up for a vote.  If this treaty is ratified, it would result in surrendering our nation’s sovereignty. 
 
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
 
                                                                        Sincerely,
 
 
 
 
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May 22, 2012
 
Senator James E. Risch
United States Senate
SR-483
Washington D.C.  20510
 
Dear Senator Risch:
 
I am writing this letter to ask you to reject the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).   The fundamental premise of the Law of the Sea Treaty is that the resources on the ocean’s floor belong to all of the people of the world and those resources should be protected and controlled by an international organization like the United Nations. 
 
Both Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, have announced that they were in favor of getting LOST ratified this year.  If this treaty were to pass, under the UN division that administers LOST, our nation wouldn’t have veto power like we do in the UN Security Council.  We would have just one vote among 163 votes.
 
162 nations have already ratified LOST and the United States has already been implementing nearly every chapter of the Law of the Sea Treaty since it went into force in 1994 when 60- nations had ratified it.  The US ratification would provide that final stamp of legitimacy for the UN’s power grab over the oceans and constitute a major step into world government.
 
I am asking you to vote “NO” when and if this treaty comes up for a vote.  If this treaty is ratified, it would result in surrendering our nation’s sovereignty. 
 
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
 
                                                                        Sincerely,
 
 
 
 
 
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May 22, 2012
 
Senator James M. Inhofe
205 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.  20510
 
Dear Senator Inhofe:
 
I am writing this letter to ask you to reject the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST).   The fundamental premise of the Law of the Sea Treaty is that the resources on the ocean’s floor belong to all of the people of the world and those resources should be protected and controlled by an international organization like the United Nations. 
 
Both Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, have announced that they were in favor of getting LOST ratified this year.  If this treaty were to pass, under the UN division that administers LOST, our nation wouldn’t have veto power like we do in the UN Security Council.  We would have just one vote among 163 votes.
 
162 nations have already ratified LOST and the United States has already been implementing nearly every chapter of the Law of the Sea Treaty since it went into force in 1994 when 60- nations had ratified it.  The US ratification would provide that final stamp of legitimacy for the UN’s power grab over the oceans and constitute a major step into world government.
 
I am asking you to vote “NO” when and if this treaty comes up for a vote.  If this treaty is ratified, it would result in surrendering our nation’s sovereignty. 
 
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
 
                                                                        Sincerely,
 
 
 
 
 
 
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