UNCLOS treaty based on collectivist agenda to create global socialist entity
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The Treaty is a weird mixture of the codification of some long established and widely accepted navigational rules for the oceans with an outdated and counter-productive collectivist scheme to make the oceans the funding source for an UN-organized wealth redistribution plan. The Treaty would create a socialist entity to develop the oceans viewed as “the common heritage of mankind.” The entity (the “Authority” and other bizarre language no longer heard even in North Korea) would gain its resources and knowledge by forcing private firms – likely US – to “share” with “all mankind.” That “what’s yours is mine” aspect of LOST will limit mankind’s ability ever to benefit from the potential resources of this vast area.
Statement of Fred Smith: On Accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Ratification of the 1994 Agreement regarding Part XI of the Convention ." Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, October 4, 2007. [ More (5 quotes) ]"
Related argument(s) where this quote is used.
- Principle of the common heritage of mankind enshrined in UNCLOS makes no moral or practical sense
- US ratification of UNCLOS would amount to endorsement of flawed common heritage of mankind principles
- UNCLOS treaty based on collectivist agenda to create global socialist entity
- Libertarians should be concerned by the collectivist and redistributionist origins of UNCLOS
- UNCLOS based on outdated and discredited redistributionist ideas from the 1970s
- Original collectivist and redistributionist framework UNCLOS was built on remains in place