Look, I love some of my liberal friends to death and I support human rights around the globe. Let liberty and justice be afforded to all those that yearn for it. However, the ridiculous connotation of this ‘Citizen of the World’ misnomer has to stop.
I am securely fastened to the reality that I am a Citizen of the United States of America and a taxpayer of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The global state does not exist, and even if it did I would want NO part of it.
To create one overarching jurisdictional Babylon would effectively deprive billions of a voice and erode not only individual liberty but also language and eventually culture. You think your vote doesn’t count somehow now? The government that governs least governs best, but it is also the government that governs local that governs best. Placing every human being under one body of law diminishes the power of the individual, and it is the individual’s standing as not a subject but as a client that powers our principle of self government. How come our leaders and policymakers can’t see that?
The Virginia Beach School Board states on their website that the purpose of their school system is to “empower every student to become a life-long learner who is a responsible, productive and engaged citizen within the global community.“ As a board member of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, I was taken aback by a staff liaisons comment that she considered herself “a Citizen of the World” and that we were changing the title of our group from the Citizens Advisory Board to the ‘Community Advisory Board’. Even our 2nd District Congressman Scott Taylor was videotaped at a rally embracing “global citizens.”
Is globalism the boogeyman? No, we benefit economically and culturally from reasonable trade and interaction. However, I will say loud and proud that I support the sovereign nation-state and hope those in charge realize what is at stake.