The 21st Century is witnessing an epic struggle between the forces of global governance and American constitutional democracy. Transnationalists in the United Nations and the European Union – but more importantly among America’s leading elites – are seeking to establish a “global rule of law.” The more sophisticated transnationalists realize that their goal can only be achieved through America’s voluntary submission to global legal authority, presented to the American people in Orwellian fashion as “leadership” and “engagement.”
In Sovereignty or Submission, John Fonte reveals how this troubling and fast-rising movement aims to subordinate American sovereignty. The global governance movement does not seek legitimacy in democracy, but rather in its own partisan interpretation of human rights. Globalists argue that the U.S. Constitution must conform to “evolving norms of international law.” While this idea may seem utopian, the efforts to implement it constitute a real threat to American democracy. The conflict between global governance and democratic sovereignty promises to be at the heart of world politics as far into the future as the eye can see.
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Senior Fellow and Director, Center for American Common Culture, The Hudson Institute
Bernard and Barbara Lomas Senior Research Fellow