What is the difference between national security and sovereignty of a country? Is there a difference? Can you have one without the other?
National security refers to the defense of a country and the protection of the interests of a country. Sovereignty means the supreme and independent power or authority in government as possessed or claimed by a state.
What does national security in the United States consist of today? The borders are wide open so illegal aliens can come across and illegally vote in our elections to create a permanent Democratic majority. Diseases are being brought across the border; some of which disappeared from the United States long ago, and others have never been in the United States, such as Ebola. We import more and more food each year that used to be grown in the United States. And at the same time, we experience more and more food recalls due to contamination, which in some cases is very deadly. Yet rarely, if ever, is imported food banned in favor of locally grown food.
The United States used to be a self-sufficient country, which would seem to be the goal of national security. Now, most of our manufacturing jobs have been sent overseas. If the United States were to go to war with a country that manufactures some goods that are crucial to the functioning of our country, would we be able to successfully defend ourselves?
Is the United States still a sovereign nation? The U.S. Constitution states that it is the supreme law of the land, yet more and more there are instances of judges using Shariah Law (the law of Islam), and other foreign law. Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg (a CFR) believes “we should look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad,” meaning someone who hasn’t sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. In 2012, she suggested Egyptian revolutionaries not use the U.S. Constitution as a model in the post-Arab Spring. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012,” Ginsburg said in an interview. “I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, have an independent judiciary. It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done.” As a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, whose goal is to destroy the sovereignty of the United States, her comments are perfectly appropriate.
National security and sovereignty sounds like they would both rely heavily on the U.S. military. But, exactly, whose military is the U.S. military? In 2011, then Defense Secretary Panetta testified before Congress that the United Nations tells the U.S. military what to do. In 2009, then Secretary of State Clinton said that the Council on Foreign Relations tells the State Department what to do and what they should be thinking about! So, is the United States still a sovereign nation?