In case anyone doesn't know Senator Nelson's views, here's some propaganda he sent me regarding the LOST Treaty:
Dear Ms. DeSilver: Thank you for contacting me regarding the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. I appreciate your concerns about this treaty's impact on the sovereignty of the United States. I believe our membership in the United Nations serves an important strategic purpose in advancing U.S. policies and interests. The Convention on the Law of the Sea has received broad support and has been endorsed by the oil, gas, and shipping industries, as well as environmental groups. The treaty is critical to supporting the national security of the United States and ensuring our access to waterways around the world. The treaty also supports our work in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction through the Proliferation Security Initiative. Thus far, over 150 countries have ratified this treaty; if the U.S. is not party to this agreement our country will not have a seat at the table during future negotiations. If this treaty is considered by the full Senate, I will make sure to keep your views in mind. If you have any additional concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me again. Sincerely, Bill Nelson
Hmmm, wouldn't that be a shame if we didn't "have a seat at the table during future negotiations"! I guess it hasn't occurred to him that there are many of us who would like them to take their table and leave!