Could Feds Compromise America's Arctic Sovereignty?
Today, we ask if our Federal government is about to compromise millions of acres of America's Arctic sovereignty.
We know that the Administration is negotiating with Russia to create a Russian-Alaskan park designation called, "Beringia", spanning the Bering Straits and land on either side.
We know there is a draft Agreement. We have asked to see it. We have been told that while the Russians have a copy, we cannot see a copy.
If Russians and Americans sign the 'Agreement', as yet unseen by the public, will we eventually find that it rises to the level of a 'treaty' which requires United States Senate ratification?
We believe that this concept is precisely what defines a treaty and that the Senate should study and approve or disapprove it.
You be the judge.
P.S. Wikipedia: "Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the Treaty Clause, which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements between the United States and other countries, which become treaties between the United States and other countries after the advice and consent of a super majority of the United States Senate." Merriam-Webster: "Treaty: an agreement or arrangement made by negotiation: (1) : private treaty (2) : a contract in writing between two or more political authorities (as states or sovereigns) formally signed by representatives duly authorized and usually ratified by the lawmaking authority of the state
Posted: October 31, 2013
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