This morning we continue with our preview of the new (Spring) issue of the Claremont Review of Books (subscribe here). Yesterday we took a look at Professor James Ceaser’s essay “Restoring the Constitution,” the first wallop in a one-two punch that is followed by John Marini’s “Abandoning the Constitution.”
John Fonte’s book Sovereignty Or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves Or Be Ruled By Others? considers the epic struggle between the forces of global governance and American constitutional democracy. America’s leading elites (and you know who they are) are seeking to establish a “global rule of law.” Who better to consider Fonte’s argument than former United States Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton?
Bolton observes that Americans have always thought about sovereignty differently from the rest of the world. Because of this, we stand as an obstacle to advocates of global government. We take our sovereignty seriously. We believe that it is rooted in each of us personally, and so we are more hesitant than most to give up authority to centralized powers, both at home and abroad. Bolton thinks this is a healthy attitude, and one that we must preserve if we hope to keep our freedom. He therefore seconds Fonte’s case “Against the Globalistas.” Please check out the review.