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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2007

CONTACT: Jessica Echard (202) 544-0353

Eagle Forum Advises Senate to Drown the Law of the Sea

Washington, D.C. — Eagle Forum, a leading pro-family organization founded by Phyllis Schlafly, advises the U.S. Senate to reject the United Nations' Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). LOST has already created the International Seabed Authority (ISA), giving it total jurisdiction over all the oceans and everything in them, including the ocean floor with "all" its riches, along with the power to regulate seven/tenths of the world's surface. This treaty is a globalist's dream because it pushes the U.S. closer to world government and subjects the U.S. to a massive redistribution of wealth from American taxpayers to other countries. After being prodded by the Bush Administration, Joe Biden (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is scheduled to hold a hearing loaded with pro-LOST witnesses this Thursday and is expected to attempt to sneak through ratification of this dangerous treaty within the next two weeks.

"Ronald Reagan rejected this treaty back in 1982 because of the disastrous implications it would have on U.S. sovereignty," said Eagle Forum Executive Director Jessica Echard. "LOST would subject our governmental, military, and business operations to mandatory dispute resolution by an international court, whose decisions cannot be appealed."

"Some argue that Reagan's objections to this treaty were 'fixed' in 1994, but this claim is false," Echard stated. "No one country can legally change the terms of a treaty that has already been signed and ratified by over a hundred countries."

"The Bush Administration is making the case that we need LOST to protect our interests in the world's oceans and to assure that our Navy can go where it needs to go," said Echard. "The U.S. Navy can already go wherever it needs to go, and we need to keep it that way. Signing such a treaty will jeopardize that freedom."

"We urge the Senate to protect the sovereignty of the United States by once again rejecting LOST," concluded Echard. "U.S. access to the high seas is best protected by a great U.S. Navy, not a UN bureaucracy financed by a global tax."

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