Of course, the Framers didn’t reckon with the fact that 34% of America is bonkers:
34 senators, led by Tea Party hero Jim DeMint of South Carolina, effectively killed… The Law of the Sea Treaty… [which] would codify a host of international navigational, territorial and mineral exploration rules that the country has abided by since the Reagan administration. But a faction of Tea Party senators have secured enough opposition to stop the treaty before it even makes it to the Senate floor….
“If we give up one scintilla of sovereignty that this country has fought for, bled for, have given up our treasure and the best that America has, I can’t vote for it,” Idaho Sen. Jim Risch….
Entering into treaties — aka submitting to the dread scourge of “international law” — is an inherent part of government, as recognized by our constitution in Art. II, Sec. 2. I assume this means the Tea Party will be primarying James Madison.