McCain Would Oppose Law of the Sea Treaty
Mounting Republican Opposition
By Bluey Posted in 2008 | Congress | John McCain — Comments (8) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
There’s more encouraging news today about mounting Republican opposition to the Law of the Sea Treaty. Sen. John McCain told bloggers this morning that he would oppose the measure if it came to the Senate floor as it currently exists.
I’d like to make some changes to it. I think that we need a Law of the Sea. I think it’s important, but I have not frankly looked too carefully at the latest situation as it is, but it would be nice if we had some of the provisions in it. But I do worry a lot about American sovereignty aspects of it, so I would probably vote against it in its present form.
I would like to see a treaty as far something to bring order, for example, in a place like the Arctic right now, where thanks to climate change, it’s going to be far more important than it was. You watch the Russians asserting their sovereignty over it, and I’d like to see some order out of that chaos. But I’m just too concerned about the aspect of United States sovereignty being handed over to some international organization.
Yesterday Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson voiced his opposition to LOST.