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"Sovereignty, loyalty, and solitude." - Georges Bataille

"Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not have to entail a loss of national sovereignty, but can actually be a benefit." - Ulrich Beck

"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services." - Gijs De Vries

"The development of the Internet has posed new challenges to national sovereignty, security and development interests." - Xi Jinping

"There is no question of any erosion of essential national sovereignty." - Edward Heath

"China's limited military power is for the sake of preserving national sovereignty, security, and territorial integrity," - Li Zhaoxing

"You don't defend national sovereignty with flags, cheap election rhetoric, and advertising campaigns." - Stephen Harper

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Science has made unrestricted national sovereignty incompatible with human survival. The only possibilities are now world government or death." - Bertrand Russell

"True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate, just as national sovereignty is above the secondary agreements of the government." - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette

"The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries." - David Rockefeller

"The nations must be organized internationally and induced to enter into partnership, subordinating in some measure national sovereignty to worldwide institutions and obligations." - Arthur Henderson

"National sovereignty is an obligation as well as an entitlement. A government that will not perform the role of a government forfeits the rights of a government." - Richard Perle

"Any people has a right to self-determination, and now in Europe the process of diluting national sovereignty in the framework of a united Europe is more accepted." - Vladimir Putin

"It is quite understandable that Puerto Ricans seek to preserve a cultural sense of identity without separating politically from U.S. national sovereignty." - Dick Thornburgh

"We are now physically, politically, and economically one world and nations so interdependent that the absolute national sovereignty of nations is no longer possible." - John Boyd Orr

"So that the executive and legislative branches of the national government depend upon, and emanate from the states. Every where the state sovereignties are represented; and the national sovereignty, as such, has no representation." - Joseph Story

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"All 'isms' run out in the end, and good riddance to most of them. Patriotism for example. [...] If in the interest of making sure we don't blow ourselves off the map once and for all, we end up relinquishing a measure of national sovereignty to some international body, so much the worse for national sovereignty. There is only one Sovereignty that matters ultimately, and it is of another sort altogether." - Frederick Buechner

"To say that God's sovereignty is limited by man's freedom is to make man sovereign." - R C Sproul

"I have taken a wife, I have sold my sovereignty for a dowry." - Plautus

"Men live but by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humour [caprice] and passion." - Thomas Browne

"The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. It is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security." - Maurice Strong

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"These are national problems that require national solutions." - Thomas Menino

"Principles-and I have in mind such principles as states' rights or national sovereignty or the free market or pacifism-have a way of drying up while the sap of life goes flowing in another direction." - Max Lerner

"There is no real peace in Europe, if the states are reconstituted on a basis of national sovereignty. (...) They must have larger markets. Their prosperity is impossible, unless the States of Europe form themselves in a European Federation." - Jean Monnet

"This regionalization is in keeping with the Tri-Lateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"In this relation, then, the proposed government cannot be deemed a national one; since its jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated objects only, and leaves to the several states, a residuary and inviolable sovereignty over all other objects." - James Madison

"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all." - Strobe Talbott

"When globalisation means that many of the services that individual governments used to have direct power over are privatised, in education and health, even prison services, nonetheless national sovereignty still needs to be exercised." - Mary Robinson

"The National Government shall construct the Republic of China on the revolutionary basis of the Three Principles of the People. The primary requisite of reconstruction lies in the people's livelihood.... Second in importance is the people's sovereignty.... Third comes nationalism." - Sun Yat-sen

"Principles - and I have in mind such principles as states' rights or national sovereignty or the free market or pacifism - have a way of drying up while the sap of life goes flowing in another direction." - Max Lerner

"Free trade is the serial killer of American manufacturing and the Trojan Horse of World Government. It is the primrose path to the loss of economic independence and national sovereignty. Free trade is a bright shining lie." - Pat Buchanan

"If succeeding generations of Americans don't understand the concepts of justice, individual rights, free enterprise, capitalism, sovereignty or national security, there can be no guarantee that those concepts - or others like them - will continue." - George Nethercutt

"Courts have long recognized the federal government's robust power to inspect people and goods entering the country. After all, the very foundation of national sovereignty is a nation's ability to protect its borders." - Bob Barr

"No national sovereignty rules in outer space. Those who venture there go as envoys of the entire human race. Their quest, therefore, must be for all mankind, and what they find should belong to all mankind." - Lyndon B Johnson

"If U.S. national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment powers over its non-federal affairs, as well as voting power in Congress." - Dick Thornburgh

"As the highest ranking American official in the United Nations organization, I came to understand thoroughly that the national constitutional processes of the member states define the status of territories under their sovereignty." - Dick Thornburgh

"The world political system is till based on the concept of the national sovereign state. For the first time therefore, in three hundred years economy and sovereignty are becoming divorced from each other." - Peter Drucker

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"National Socialism is applied biology," - Hans Schemm

"The national pastime is juiced," - Jose Canseco

"The new national campfire - radio." - Linda Ellerbee

"Bullying is a national epidemic." - Macklemore

"National education to be truly national must reflect the national condition for the time being." - Mahatma Gandhi

"In recent years a new International System has been developing, oriented toward the establishment of norms and principles of universal jurisdiction, above national sovereignty, in the areas of what is called the New Agenda...we have to confront ..... what I dare to call the Anglo-Saxon prejudice against the establishment of supra-national organizations." - Vicente Fox

"In the model that we grew up with, governments rule physical territory in which national economies function, and strong economies support hegemonic military power. In the new model, already emerging under our noses, economic decisions don't pay much attention to national sovereignty in a world where more than half of the one hundred or two hundred largest economic entities are not countries but companies." - Amory Lovins

"The ultimate goal is not simply a superhighway, but an integrated North American Union-complete with a currency, a cross-national bureaucracy, and virtually borderless travel within the Union. Like the European Union, a North American Union would represent another step toward the abolition of national sovereignty altogether." - Ron Paul

"The idea that you surrender your identity when you relinquish national powers is unhelpful. No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case: if done in an intelligent way, you attain the sovereignty to better solve national problems in cooperation with others." - Ulrich Beck

"Sovereignty is no longer achievable" - Lucien Bouchard

"Reason and reality are the only means to just laws; mindless wishes, if given sovereignty, become deadly masters." - Terry Goodkind

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"War is the national industry of Prussia." - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Tuckerman

"The National League is baseball to me." - Kerry Wood

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Charles Thomson

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Billy Childish

"Overcriminalization has become a national plague." - George Will

"No one can undermine national unity." - Ivica Dacic

"The national team comes before everything." - Lorrie Fair

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato Kaelin

"I brought several national projects to Katihar." - Tariq Anwar

"The Internet knows no national borders." - Alan Dershowitz

"National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable." - Martin Bormann

"Every war is a national misfortune." - Helmuth James Graf von Moltke

"Gross National Product is our Holy Grail." - Stewart Udall

"I watch a lot of 'National Geographic.'" - Ridley Scott

"Global terror does not respect national boundaries." - Vikas Swarup

"The National Organization of Women is the national organization of witches." - Jerry Falwell

"A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing." - Alexander Hamilton

"Capital in the hands of a national government forms a part of the gross national capital." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"The Olympic Games are a national cause, and a national cause calls for a nationwide attitude." - Gianna Angelopoulosdaska

"The dissolution of the nation destroys the national religion, and dethrones the national deity." - William Robertson Smith

"Bottom line: A market approach to national defense would give us a lousy national defense." - Timothy Noah

"The Soviet Union, true to the Leninist principles of respect for the rights and national independence of all peoples great or small, has always been and is guided in its relations with other countries by the principles of mutual respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty, non-aggression, non-intervention in each other's internal affairs, equality and mutual benefits, peaceful coexistence and economic cooperation." - Kliment Voroshilov

"If we want to avoid the disaster of one-world-government, if we wish to preserve our priceless national sovereignty and live through all time as free men, then it is imperative that the American people read The Shadows of Power." - Meldrim Thomson, Jr.

"The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power. This fully corresponds, in every rational import of the terms, with the idea of a federal government." - Alexander Hamilton

"Paul Martin talks eloquently about defending national sovereignty but the reality hasn't matched the rhetoric. When it comes to the United States, Mr. Martin says he calls them as he sees them, but when it comes to American passage through Canada, he doesn't actually see anything." - Stephen Harper

"Out of the chaos of post-Roman Dark Age Britain, the English had created the world's first nation-state: One king, one country, one church, one currency, one language and a single unified representative national administration. Never again in England would sovereignty descend to the merely regional level. Never again would the idea of England and the unity of England ever be challenged." - David Starkey

"It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries." - David Rockefeller

"There are four characteristics which brand a country unmistakably as a dictatorship: one-party rule, executions without trial or with a mock trial for political offenses, the nationalization or expropriation of private property, and censorship. A country guilty of these outrages forfeits any moral prerogatives, any claim to national rights or sovereignty, and becomes an outlaw." - Ayn Rand

"The invention of the concept of sustainable human development and that of so-called human security, as opposed to territorial security of nation- states, and its promotion by the UN is in clear contradiction to all that we, the Group of 77, and the UN Charter itself consider inalienable, namely national sovereignty and security." - Pranab Mukherjee

"Europe is my home, Europe is my continent. Europe is where we live. The European Union is a political bureaucratic organization that took away our identity and our national sovereignty. So, I would get rid of the European Union and be a nation-state again." - Geert Wilders

"The political elite in Russia don't want domestic reform, they aren't ready for it. As such, they welcome an external threat. You have to remember that Russia rests on two national concepts: defense and sovereignty. We approach the question of security much more reverentially than other countries do." - Sergey Karaganov

"Republican voters believe we should have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest. They don't believe we should enter into - commit the United States to further globalist policies that diminish the sovereignty and freedom of American to act in its own interest." - Jeff Sessions

"The single most important duty of the federal government is to protect and defend our national sovereignty. There are new and disturbing reports of American nuclear submarines passing though Canadian waters without obtaining the permission of, or even notifying, the Canadian government." - Stephen Harper

"Liberty is the sovereignty of the individual." - Josiah Warren

"In sovereignty there are no gradations." - Samuel Johnson

"Opposition to divine sovereignty is essentially atheism." - Charles Spurgeon

"Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure." - Seneca the Younger

"Sovereignty is not given, it is taken." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"Sovereignty is as necessary as ever." - Pauline Marois

"The sovereignty of the people is inalienable." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"[Vladimir] Putin spoke unabashedly about the importance of national sovereignty in Syria, a concept apparently near and dear to his heart, unless it comes to the sovereignty of Georgia, Ukraine or any other country in which he intervenes. Then he offered his cooperation, but without making any concrete concessions at all. And he didn't have to, either. He knows what he can rely on. He has assets that are more valuable than words: He has tanks in Ukraine, fighter jets in Syria - and Barack Obama in the White House." - Garry Kasparov

"When you say 'state' you mean 'national.' National Socialism. That is what Mussolini and Hitler did. National Socialism. State Capitalism. They've changed the name." - Beck

"The revolution will survive. It does not rely solely on oil for its survival. There is a national will, there is a national idea, a national project." - Hugo Chavez

"I don't think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV." - Michael Lewis

"A republic properly understood is a sovereignty of justice, in contradistinction to a sovereignty of will." - Thomas Paine

"Most Christians salute the sovereignty of God but believe in the sovereignty of man." - R C Sproul

"A republic properly understood is a sovereignty of justice, in contradistinction to a sovereignty of will." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"Heartbreak is the national anthem. We sing it proudly." - Taylor Swift

"...the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security." - Jeff Miller

"The biggest stories in 2005 were the national disasters" - Geraldo Rivera

"Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park" - Donella Meadows

"Chinese national Internet policy is very simple: Block and clone." - Michael Anti

"Bless the children, for the national debt is theirs." - Herbert Hoover

"I'm sorry I'm crying again on national television." - Kelly Clarkson

"Golf: The most ... perfect expression of National Stupidity." - Max Beerbohm

"Everything about my life is about winning a national championship" - Kyle Dake

"Should National Security Issues be decided by a Local Referendum?" - Arun Jaitley

"No sane society chooses to commit national suicide." - John F Kennedy

"Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche." - Stephen Colbert

"We now have a national reputation for corruption." - Chris Redfern

"Welfare is ... the victim of national compassion fatigue." - Ellen Goodman

"All Americans suffer from anxiety; it's a national disease." - Helen Nielsen

"That endless book, the newspaper, is our national glory." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Gross negligence in handling national security is a felony." - Bill O'Reilly

"I have not seen the National League enough to know." - Joe Maddon

"This is a national emergency, if Donald Trump wins." - Allan Nairn

"If Donald Trump wins, it's a national emergency." - Allan Nairn

"I think we need a big national dance." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm still technically employed by the National Broadcasting Company." - Tina Fey

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem." - Aaron Kilbourn

"National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway." - Tim May

"I am an instigator of the national energies." - A.C. Cuza

"Where tax is solidarity, the national sport is tax evasion." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

"Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children." - Walt Disney

"Basically National Socialism and Marxism are the same." - Adolf Hitler

"Some mythological fat asswipe drives our national economy." - Chuck Palahniuk

"My parents wanted me to become a national athlete." - Joe Taslim

"Wilderness, like the national park system, was an American idea." - Stewart Udall

"We don't need a nation that has national identity cards." - Malcolm Wallop

"Opera is given so little attention in the national press." - Carlisle Floyd

"I love going to galleries, particularly the National Portrait Gallery." - Mark Gatiss

"I will open an era of grand national unity." - Park Geunhye

"America has two national budgets, one official, one unofficial." - Matt Taibbi

"My very first magazine cover was the National Enquirer." - Carrie Underwood

"We'll never see national shows with 45 shares again." - Drew Carey

"I've always been endorsed by the National Rifle Association." - Howard Dean

"I never thought I'd sing or dance on national television." - Jane Krakowski

"I like traditions, and the national anthem is important." - Kate Mara

"I think gay marriage should be the national law." - Rose Mcgowan

"Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park." - Donella Meadows



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