Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant

"Americans see themselves as personally vested with sovereignty, an ineluctable attribute of citizenship, and they therefore react with appropriate concern when globalistas insist that 'pooled' or 'shared' sovereignty will actually benefit them. Since most Americans already believe they have too little control over government, the notion of giving up any authority to unfamiliar peoples and governments whose tangible interests likely bear little relation to our own is decidedly unappealing." --John R. Bolton, Against the Globalistas, a review of Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others? by John Fonte, Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2012