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Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others? Hardcover – September 6, 2011
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"Sovereignty or Submission" starts with a discussion of nationalism in general and Americanism more specifically. This review of the foundational basis of a nation's identity is broader and, I think, clearer than similar passages in Mark Levin's "Ameritopia". Given the book's title, it comes as no surprise that there is a detailed discussion of sovereignty, comparing the Westphalian and Philadelphian models and where within the nation state sovereignty resides. A key issue is that in a liberal democracy (Fonte uses the term "liberal" in its classic sense), sovereignty lies with the people and that they assume a moral right to govern themselves.
Fonte challenges the suggestion by Francis Fukuyama that Western liberal democracy is the end point in political evolution, that no compelling, generally acceptable sociopolitical system would supplant it.Read more ›
Having said as much, I think that this book is exceptionally well reasoned, fully documented and persuasive that local sovereignty is what our Constitution demands, and that any office holder had better re-read the Oath to the US constitution. To keep you in suspense, I wont reveal the concluding story of the book concerning John Adams. But it is precislely what we need. John Fonte has performed his Nation and it's citizens (a word I chose deliberately) a great service. I hope you will buy, read, and persuade others to read this book.
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Excellent and useful background work for those involved with issues involving the intersection of traditional democratic values in child and family policy with pertinent... Read morePublished 4 months ago by ER
John Fonte pulls the veil back on a movement that is aiming at the heart of our republic. With ample demonstrations and factual references Fonte shows that there is a uninhibited... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mike Donnelly
I purchased this book after seeing John Fonte on C-SPAN's Book TV. I must say it was a lot easier following his thought process in the interview than it was in the book. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Mark Sutter