Obama Passed His UN Treaty & Congress Is Silent – Executive Order 13547


It appears that Congress has little to do with running the country as the Executive Branch grabs the legislative power of the Congress. President Obama is legislating from the White House by misusing Executive Orders and government regulations. For example, he has mandated cap & trade through the EPA; is writing the legislation for Obamacare from the White House; and he is forcing through blanket amnesty via Executive Order, et cetera.

One of the most concerning examples is Executive Order 13547, which seizes all seas, the coasts and the Great Lakes and turns ultimate control of them over to the UN. Before I explain this particular order, I need to give some background information.

President Obama is seizing power from Congress with a lot of help from his socialist friends.

We hear a lot about George Soros and his influence on the direction our government is taking, but we do not hear much about John Podesta, the CEO and President of  The Center for American Progress. His organization has literally written the blueprint for President Obama’s fundamental transformation of the nation via executive orders and the overreach of government agencies.

Executive Orders and government agencies are not meant to circumvent Congress. The Constitution of the United States clearly says … the President of the United States is to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed…” (Art. 2, Section 3 Const.). Article 1 of the Constitution vests all legislative power in the Congress.

Executive Orders should be used as a means of enacting what needs to be done according to existing law. They are not meant to create laws.

Consider the following example of John Podesta’s influence as he encourages President Obama to misuse his powers as Chief Executive in his organization’s position paper.

Podesta said recently, “I think most of the conversation since the election (Editor’s note: Nov. 2010) has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill. While that’s an important conversation, it simply ignores the president’s ability to use all levels of his power and authority to move the country forward.” (Bold is Editor’s mark)

He continues, “One of the best ways for the Obama administration to achieve results of that nature, in the short term, is through substantial executive authority to make and implement policy. As noted in the Constitution and the laws of the United States give the president the ability and the responsibility to act as the chief executive using authorities granted to all presidents such as executive orders, rule-makings, agency management and public-private partnerships.”

John Podesta, ignoring the November, 2010 election, is justifying the end-run around Congress as something that reflects the will of the people as he encourages what amounts to a political revolution.

One of the most dangerous abuses of Executive Orders is Executive Order 13547 which, in effect, is a treaty being enforced by Obama despite the fact that it is illegal. It has never been approved by the 2/3 rds vote of the Senate as required by law because Obama found a way around the Senate vote.

The more you hear about the treaty, the less you will like it.

Treaties are signed all the time on issues relating to arms, missiles, food, peace, sanctions, but all parties must agree and, in the United States, they must be ratified by a 2/3 rds vote of the Senate.

At this juncture, a little history on the UN Law of the Sea helps explain why this treaty is so dangerous. Back in the 70’s, the UN came up with the Law of the Sea Treaty. The purpose was to seize control of all the earth’s land and waterways because the UN is Marxist and does not believe in private property. They believe all land belongs to everyone. I’m not making this stuff up, click here to see the UN’s position on private property. This group then formed their own convention which was paid for by monies collected illegally.

The U.S. has not signed the treaty because it cedes U.S. sovereignty to the UN no matter what U.S. interests are. People have to realize that the UN does not favor the U.S.or Israel. The mandates and fees to be incurred by this treaty will undoubtedly be subject to enormous corruption we cannot control. Mining permits will be given only by the UN who will in turn dole them out according to the Marxist redistributive philosophy. There is also a voting scheme that allows blocking votes for U.S. submissions even though the U.S. has a permanent seat.

Along comes Obama’s Executive Order 13547“Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes.” The name is misleading and has little to do with stewardship and a lot to do with full seizure. President Obama signed this order as a follow up to a recommendation by the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, which he (Obama) formed in 2009, and which was crafted in line with the Law of the Sea Treaty mandates.

Then Obama went one step further. Obama circumvented Congress by including into the law, section 2, Policy, paragraph b (ii) in which he (Obama) establishes the initial connection to “international law” by stating his policy is to be promoted by cooperating and exercising leadership at the international level and pursuing the United States’ accession to the Law of the Sea Convention which falls under the Law of the Sea and which has not been ratified by our Senate.

Section 9 clearly states, “In carrying out the provisions of this order and implementing the Final Recommendations, all actions of the Council and the executive departments, agencies, and offices that constitute it shall be consistent with applicable international law, including customary international law, such as that reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention.”

Also in the decree, Obama agrees to support climate change and social justice (Marxism) – “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is here by ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. The ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes…America’s stewardship of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes is intrinsically linked to environmental sustainability, human health and well-being, national prosperity, adaptation to climate and other environmental changes, social justice, international diplomacy, and national and homeland security. 

President Obama consistently ignores federal law and Congress. John Podesta has more power than Congress. The President is ceding our Constitution and sovereignty to the UN, a Marxist organization.

Obama’s mandates have often been planned at the beginning of  his administration. For instance, the framework and financing for the Obamacare panel was built into the Stimulus. This treaty was set up as evidenced by Obama’s 2009 Interagency Ocean Policy Council. Most everything Obama has done has been a well-orchestrated set up from day one and he does it effortlessly as he flits from one golf course to another.

So, who is running the country and what is the plan?

More information: Before its news and here: Big Government and here: The UN





  1. You’re missing the boat here when complaining Congress has had the run around by Obama! I can’t wait until he’s out of office, but Congress, specifically the senate, has the power to impeach. When they don’t do it, they’re as guilty of treason as he is. The Constitution is a contract from the people to the workers who only have power and can legislate in and for the 10 mi. sq territory in Washington DC. Why doesn’t anyone just read the constitution? The founding fathers thought we’d read the contract that set us free and keep them to it, for pete sakes! The most basic law of contracts is that no court can add even a ‘period’ to a contract, not take anything within the language of that contract away from either party. There’s no provision in the constitution for policy ( corporate rule setting) to rule over constitutional law. There’s no provision for executive orders to rule over the constitutional contract. The Senate can easily move to impeach for treason and they need ‘booting’ out by sitting on their criminal hands while he makes these bogus deals.
    Did you ever consider that “Title never passes with stolen goods” ? Obama nor the federal gov. have authority to take what doesn’t belong to them and only belongs to the people of this country and then brag that through an “executive order” which authority doesn’t exist, –as far as the people’s own sovereign states on the land exists, or the country as a whole goes, and give it away. It isn’t his to give. The international community of thieves is only waiting to see if any of us exhibit enough common sense/reasoning or will just read our own constitutional contract and have knowledge that a hired CEO can’t steal from his bosses. That’s the nature of principle and agent. The agent works for the principle and can’t go off on his own like a ‘loose cannon’.
    If you still haven’t quite believed what I’m telling you, just read what our constitution states at Amendment X:
    ” the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively or to the people.

    By any strict reading of our contract these constitutional law breakers took an oath to support, we now have the right, and probably 100 times over and counting, to pull them out of office for treason.

    Your hands aren’t tied, you have the constitution on your side . It has come down to the people, who are the rightful contract parties to this breach of its terms. Congress drops the ball by sitting by and breaking with their oaths. You and all the people are only “keepers” of the constitution according to George Washington! That’s why the founding father’s wrote it for us, so that we have the express language to go by! That’s why many died in the pursuit of giving it to us, an obviously unknowledgeable posterity, who don’t even avail themselves, upon extinction, to read it!

    • Well and clearly stated, Mark. I fear the time for gentlemanly solutions is short. Many institutions have been subverted, and many people are not aware or involved.

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