This article is good primer for understanding freedom of navigation as well as understanding every United Nations treaty: The compulsory arbitration provisions contained in the treaty known as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) provide a case in point. Case Study of Out-of-Control Transnational Adjudicative Body By Joseph A. Klein May 23, 2016 Case Study of Out-of-Control Transnational Adjudicative Body Way back when then Senator Joe Biden, and retired RINO Senator Richard Lugar, were pushing for ratifying the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST). Suffice to say that not one United Nations treaty is good for the American. The Senate refusing to ratify the LOST was a gift to the American people. See this thread for some details about the LOST while ratification was being debated: A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. Marcus Tillius Cicero XXXXX If for no other reason the efforts to ratify the LOST should convince Americans that Democrats retaining control of the Senate is a blueprint for abolishing America’s absolute sovereignty via UN treaties. If sovereignty isn’t concrete enough for you try this: Should the LOST ever be ratified it will give the UN taxing authority over the American people via the International Seabed Authority contrary to Hillary Clinton’s dismissal. Notice that limited opposition means limited among Clinton and her kind. Add the American people to the equation and opposition is massive: XXXXX “This is the first time in history that an international organization – the U.N. in this case – would possess taxing authority over this country.” Nobody in their right mind would trust a Democrat president to veto anything the UN does with its ill-gotten revenues —— and certainly not presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton: United Nations Finds The LOST Again p.s. The Senate not ratifying the LOST surely contributed to the sewer rat calling treaties TRADE AGREEMENTS.