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Senate Democrats and President Obama want the United States to sign onto the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), which would strip the United States of sovereignty and transfer wealth from the US to other nations. It’s a truly rotten idea, so it’s no wonder the Democrats are quietly putting off a vote for ratification until after the election.
Mr. Kerry said he hoped to avoid ensnaring the treaty, which is opposed by some conservatives, in the presidential election campaign.
“I do not want this treaty to become victim to that race or the politics of the moment,” Sen. [John] Kerry [D-MA] said. “We will wait until the passions of the election have subsided before we vote.”
Obama administration officials want ratification this year, but said a vote could be held in the lame-duck period following the election.
Michelle Malkin pointed out in her column last week how the progressives have been pushing this for decades.
The fight over LOST goes back three decades, when it was first rejected by President Ronald Reagan.