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Protesters throw stones in Syntagma Square, Athens, during violent demonstrations on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Dozens of people were hospitalized or received first aid during the clashes outside parliament, as lawmakers debated legislation to impose among the harshest austerity measures since Greece Protesters throw stones in Syntagma Square, Athens, during violent demonstrations on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011. Dozens of people were hospitalized or received first aid during the clashes outside parliament, as lawmakers debated legislation to impose among the harshest austerity measures since Greece's debt crisis began. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  

Leaders with Ginni Thomas: John Fonte and Steve Groves

Much of America is just now waking up to political realities at the local, state and national level. If you’re in that group, you might find the concept of “global governance” puzzling.

The idea is simple enough: For elitists who have failed at the ballot box, the final refuge is a system of undemocratic and stealthy processes that transcends the United States. Unelected bureaucrats and academics, along with international corporate interests, are joining together to erode our national sovereignty and the U.S. rule of law in a search for ways to apply novel political theories.

Establishment Democrats and even some Republicans are proponents of this pernicious concept; the more they advance, the murkier the waters become for the U.S. Constitution, our legal system and our national borders.

Before a recent event on this topic in Washington, D.C., The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas spoke with John Fonte, a Hudson Institute senior fellow and author of “Sovereignty or Submission?” and Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom.

Ginni, John, and Steven unpacked the disturbing topic, named names and suggested possible steps for action. And there was lots to talk about: Agenda 21 and sustainable development, the small arms treaty, the International Criminal Court, CEDAW, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Europe’s erosion of individual countries’ sovereignty, the Obama administration, Libyan policy and more.

For those who feel the “global governance” project erodes our ability to be self-governing and abide by the principles of our founders, this interview is a must-watch.

What does national sovereignty mean and how is it being eroded?

“National sovereignty essentially means self-government … There is a worldwide movement — we can call it the global governance project — which is essentially an attack on national sovereignty across the planet.”

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Besides Agenda 21, the small arms treaty and the U.N., what are specific issues the transglobalists focus on?

“The transnationalists focus on all types of issues. If there’s an issue that’s of importance to America or to the world, there’s a transnational constituency that’s out there, working on it day and night.”

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Who, specifically, are the transnational progressives pushing global governance?

“Certainly someone like Fareed Zakaria, a popular TV authority, sees America as in decline, and therefore we need to set up some type of global system. We can watch Christine Amanpour and get the idea.”

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What can ordinary Americans do to stop the erosion of national sovereignty and restore American exceptionalism?

“The first thing is get engaged and get educated.”

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What role do transnationalists seem to be playing in Europe’s financial crisis?

“What they’ve decided to do is essentially double down. They’ve said, well, we can use this crisis to further political integration, so not simply having a monetary union, but having a fiscal union.”

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Is President Obama’s Libyan policy an example of the transnationalists succeeding?

“First of all, if we’re going to commit American forces in action, you go to the Congress of the United States, not the Arab League. Whatever policy you have, you start with the constitutional democratic process.”

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For more information:

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2010/12/Why-Does-Sovereignty-Matter-to-America
http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2011/10/How-Should-Americans-Think-
About-International-Organizations

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/41425