Anyone who listens to talk radio has, I’m sure, heard about the Law of the Sea Treaty, or “LOST.” Anyone with half a brain seems to be opposed to the Treaty, if for no other reason that it cedes authority to the UN.

Since the mainstream media has virtually ignored LOST, many folks don’t have enough information (if they’ve even heard of the treaty) to make an informed decision on whether or not to support its passage. The Heritage Foundation has an excellent – and brief – overview of the treaty, its history, and why it should not receive Senate approval.

You can get more extensive information at UN Law of the Sea Treaty and The National Center for Public Policy Research.

The Senate is planning a vote on LOST before year’s end. It passed through committee with a vote of 17-4, and the vote tallies are as follows:

Yes votes
Joseph Biden (D-Del.)
Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.)
John Kerry (D-Mass.)
Russell Feingold (D-Wisc.)
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
Barack Obama (D-Ill.)
Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)
Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.)
Robert Casey (D-Pa.)
Jim Webb (D-Va.)
Richard Lugar (R-Ind.)
Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.)
Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
John Sununu (R-N.H.)
George Voinovich (R-OH)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

No votes
Norm Coleman (R-Minn.)
Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
David Vitter (R-La.)
Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)

(Notice that our own Bob Corker voted in favor.)

President Bush supports the treaty (that should be enough for some of you to oppose it!), and is encouraging the Senate to approve it.

I, again, oppose any treaty that would cede authority to the UN. The last thing we need is an even bigger, bloated bureaucracy with a hand in our pocketbooks and say-so over our personal lives.

Any of my old College Republican buddies up for a good, old-fashioned UN flag burning?