The Meaning of Sovereignty: What Our Founding Fathers Could Tell Us About Current Events
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Jeremy Rabkin
Series: First Principles
Keywords: Thought; Middle East
Coverage: United States
Sovereignty is not merely a question of national rights, and a sovereign state, especially one with alliances and commitments in much of the world, cannot abandon its position under fire without paying a heavy cost for doing so. The pride we take in independence presumes that we have the seriousness to contend with the consequences of our own national decisions.