1. Where, exactly, does the United States fit into world politics today? Actually, it is but one of three or four major venues extant, each with an ideological core and distinct political vision. a. Radical Islam b. China and Russia, representing authoritarian (nondemocratic) nationalism c. Liberal democratic sovereignties, e.g., the United States d. The forces of global governance. 2. Francis Fukuyama wrote that neither the radical Islamists, nor the Chinese and Russian autocrats present a major ideological challenge to liberal democracy, in that neither offers a compelling ideology with worldwide appeal. 3. But the worldview and ideology of global governance has a certain appeal both in the West, and in the broader international community.. a. As difficult as it is to understand, global governance finds advocates either in spite of, or because it challenges the major premises of liberal democracy: individual rights over group rights; free speech; majority rule; democratic accountability; national identity, i.e., sovereignty. 4. I must admit the lack of intellectual gymnastic ability necessary to view the challenges by the global governance contingent as agreeable .or even tolerable. But, then, Ive paid more attention to American history than the multicultural confabulations in college. a. Why would Americans even consider suspending individual rights over group rights; free speech; majority rule; democratic accountability; national identity, i.e., sovereignty. b. Ah yes: the indoctrinations of the education system. c. This is why America is confronted with the political and legal struggle to transform the modern democratic nation-state into a post-modern subordinate state. 5. The military strategist Carl von Clausewitz wrote that the most effective way to defeat an enemy is to strike at his center of gravity, the main source of his strength. Our democracys center of gravity is the Constitution. Thus, the main obstacle to global governance is American sovereignty, and its exceptionalism in politics, culture, religion, economics, and jusrisprudence. America must be integrated with European and foreign institutions, and to do this its political, economic, and political systems brought into accord with global norms and authority. John Fonte, Sovereignty or Submission, p.180-187. 6. Colleges and universities no longer teach the American history that would have served as the tocsin. The colonists raised a charge against King George III based on sovereignty He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation. a. Anybody recall the source of the above quote? 7. In our time, once again there are those who have combined with others, attempting to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution. So what are the ideas of the global governance project? Its easy enough to find them on the websites of the UN, the European Union, the American Bar Association, the deans of most law schools and universities, most of the leading foundations. They arent talking about world governments they are talking about global governance. Independence forever! is the toast that John Adams, the Atlas of Independence, our second president, gave on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Coincidentally and maybe fittingly, that was also the day he died at the age of 91.