Law of Sea Treaty Draws GOP Focus; Hopefuls Hit Power Expansion
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Law of the Sea convention, a relic of the 1970s, could become the next fight of this year's Republican presidential campaign, with some of the candidates trying to push it to the front of the debate.
Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who is emerging as a top-tier challenger, has called it "one of the defining issues of our time" and used this weekend's Values Voter Summit in Washington to blast the treaty as a threat to U.S. freedom.
"Let's stop the Law of Sea Treaty," Mr. Huckabee said, drawing an ovation from religious conservatives as he listed it and judges who abide by international law as …
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Publication information: Article title: Law of Sea Treaty Draws GOP Focus; Hopefuls Hit Power Expansion. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: October 26, 2007. Page number: A01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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