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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Pernicious Persistent Pressure


George Will:

WASHINGTON — There they go again. Like those who say climate change is an emergency too obvious and urgent to allow for debate, some proponents of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, aka the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), say arguments against it are nonexistent.

LOST, approval of which is supposedly somehow suddenly imperative, emerged from the mists of U.N. deliberations that began in the 1950s.

The UN has been pushing this thing since 1950? How does a democracy, with its shifting leadership and generall impatience, resist this sort of patient pressure?  Eventually the stars will align such that some portion of LOST becomes desirable enough that the less appealing portions may be digested or that the right group of leaders, however temporarily,  are find themselves in power long enough to pass it in the way of ObamaCare.

Really, how do we resist this sort of pernicious persistent pressure without at some point eliminating the source?


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