Amb. John Bolton: For Americans ‘No Authority Higher’ on this Earth ‘Than the U.S. Constitution’

AP Photo/Dennis Cook
AP Photo/Dennis Cook

Former ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton told a crowd at the CPAC 2017 conference that Americans must protect the United State’s sovereignty against foreign influence.

“As you may have noticed I’m not the secretary of State or the national security adviser, but I remain nonetheless determined to ensure that America after long years of drift and defeat returns to a conservative foreign policy,” declared Bolton.

“Our worldview rests in the exceptionalism of America,” he added.

In highlighting foreign policy advice for President Donald Trump’s administration, Amb. Bolton suggested that the new commander-in-chief should protect American sovereignty against the pressures and influence of foreign countries.

“We see this in many many fields — in the question of gun control, environmental issues, and right to life issues, people are constantly trying to make decisions for us,” he explained.

Bolton later said, “We have to fight for American sovereignty and here is the principle that the Trump administration should announce: on this earth for Americans, there’s no authority higher than the U.S. Constitution.”

The crowd cheered and applauded the ambassador’s comments.

“If anybody tells you that international laws are superior to the Constitution, tell them to tell it to the founding fathers,” concluded Bolton.

The ambassador also suggested that the Trump administration will defeat the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in the Middle East in a way that minimizes Iran’s gains in the region.

Shiite Iran is benefiting from the fight against the Sunni terrorist group ISIS. Iran-allied Shiite militiamen, sanctioned by the Baghdad government, are gaining territory in Iraq.

The predominantly Shiite and now legalized Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in Iraq, also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Hashid Shaabi, have recently launched a new offensive to retake more territory from the Sunni ISIS terrorist group.

PMF, an Iraqi government-recognized umbrella network for mainly Shiite militias, has been linked to Iran.

The Iraqi Parliament has enacted a law making the PMF legal and placing them under the Iraqi armed forces, though answering directly to Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi.

Currently, the Trump administration is working on crafting a new strategy to defeat ISIS.