By now, most of my readers have no doubt come to some conclusions on what this blog stands for, in the form of two very important recurrent themes. Individual freedom and national sovereignty are those two. And right now, there is one piece of legislation currently in the Senate, which will curtail much of our sovereignty.
We can complain about tax hikes all day long and much of it is certainly justifiable. Just the mere mention of them will raise the ire of the vast majority of people that pay them. In fact, in some instances, you can really get a huge backlash in the polls if the hikes are large enough.
But when you consider that the average American has not even heard of the Law Of The Sea Treaty (LOST) - much less taken a position pro or con on it - it certainly makes one wonder how people process information in this day and age.
Here, we have an elected body of officials that (for the most part) had no part in the meat grinder, known as WWII. They cannot tap that as an experience that forms the foundation of the judgments they make. Thye simply do not remember, because they were either too young or not alive yet.
We have people that have turned a blind eye to the storm that is currently rising in the Middle East, about to throw away our national freedoms on the high seas, and submit our forces that travel on or over it to the UN. Which does nothing for the countries that seek their own rights to self-determination, but rather strengthens those that seek to curtail individual liberties.
I am not alone in my assessment of this bogus piece of work. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) thinks it's a bad idea and explains why, here in this op-ed piece. I highly suggest that if you have not given this issue much thought, you start researching the pros and cons objectively. And this piece, by Inhofe, is a good place to start.