John Bolton: U.S. Constitution ‘Is What Keeps Us from Sliding into the International Swamp’

"We the People," the beginning of the preamble of the U.S. Constitution, is seen cut into a wheat field on the farm of Jack Coleman in Ronks, Pa., Thursday, June 26, 2003. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)
AP Photo/Chris Gardner

Former Ambassador John Bolton spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday regarding his Wall Street Journal op-ed on the Hague’s launching a war crimes inquiry of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and the Trump administration’s naming North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism.

Bolton said, “The international left cannot stand the American Constitution and, even worse, cannot stand American’s devotion to it because that is what keeps us from sliding into the international swamp the way many in Europe are doing, to have international standards that cut across all national lines and erase democratic choice.”

Bolton added that the Hague’s war crimes inquiry is a real challenge to American sovereignty, pointing out that to Americans, it is not the government that is sovereign; the people are. He said he believes the International Criminal Court is “the most direct, the most dangerous, challenge to the fundamental ‘we the people’ sovereignty represented in the Constitution.”

He went on to cite America’s history of self-government, contrasting it with the type of international or world government represented by a host of international organizations and efforts genuinely threatening that concept today.

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