Debate over the Law of the Sea Treaty has gone on for some 20 years since it was first introduced. And while some say it is an important means of protecting the oceans, others, like David Ridenour of the National Center for Public Policy Research, think otherwise. Comments Ridenour: “The Law of the Sea Treaty is a terrible deal for the U.S. It would threaten our sovereignty, place a significant portion of the world’s resources under the control of a U.N.-style body, and complicate our efforts to apprehend terrorists on the high seas by subjecting our actions to review by an international court unlikely to render decisions favorable to the U.S. Ronald Reagan opposed this treaty when it first came to him, and we should certainly do the same today.”

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