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National sovereignty — in the sense of “the power of a country to control its own government” and “freedom from external control” — is a concept that has resonated strongly with “We the People” in the U.S. since the time of the American Revolution.

However, as law school professor Jeremy Rabkin warned in 2009, “It is possible to lose sovereignty rather quickly.”

Rabkin highlighted as a cautionary tale the European Union — where regulations crafted by Brussels-based bureaucrats “supersede both parliamentary statutes and national constitutions” — but he dismissed as “fantastical” the idea that the “trend away from the sovereignty of national constitutions” could ever lead to “world tyranny.”

By 2020, that idea could no longer be considered far-fetched.

In fact, loss of sovereignty and its replacement by “world tyranny” have emerged as pressing challenges, as citizens in country after country have seen leaders parrot identical Orwellian talking points and abuse endlessly extended emergency powers in order to impose draconian policy agendas.

The iron-fist policies — including masking, lockdowns, not-fit-for-purpose tests, social distancing and contact tracing — were demonstrated to be useless long before and then again during the pandemic.

And yet, as perplexed scientists and citizens discovered to their dismay, “no amount of evidence … had any effect on ending these socially destructive measures.”

The dangerous experimental COVID-19 injections — reportedly administered to two-thirds of the planet — proved equally impervious to rational critique.

For many, these events have led to an unpalatable but ineluctable conclusion, namely, that entities operating largely outside the law have launched a “crime against humanity” that is “supranational” in scope — using the faux pandemic and unconstitutional emergency powers as a battering ram against national and personal sovereignty, including against the sacred principles of bodily autonomy and personal integrity enshrined in human rights law.

And now, with discussions underway to craft a legally binding global pandemic treaty nominally led by the World Health Organization (WHO) — and calls to implement global “WHO-standardized” vaccine passports — the supranational plan seems to be accelerating.

As the Brownstone Institute’s David Bell recently wrote, while the WHO may operate “in the spotlight,” it is likely a “bit player” in a much wider network of unaccountable, behind-the-scenes players — including central banks, international organizations, Big Pharma, large corporations, nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, serving as front groups and bought political leaders.

These players and their conflicts of interest, Bell pointed out, tend to elude transparency.

Operating above — or outside — the law

The bedrock of sovereignty is the rule of law, characterized by accountability, transparent government, evenly applied and just laws, and justice that is “accessible and impartial.”

In a report on sovereignty published in 2022 by Catherine Austin Fitts and the Solari Report, finance and law expert John Titus soberly analyzed the undermining of both sovereignty and the rule of law in the U.S. in his essay, “Sovereignty — A Primer on How to Lose Your Country.”

Fitts, a former investment banker and one-time U.S. government insider, is president of Solari, Inc. She appears weekly on the CHD.TV show Financial Rebellion with host Polly Tommey and Solari general counsel Carolyn Betts.

In his sovereignty essay, and in an interview with Children’s Health Defense Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and elsewhere, Titus zeroes in on a central problem: “any entity that can commit crimes with impunity” — a growing list that includes Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Chemical and others — has, by definition, “risen above a nation’s sovereign law.”

Also above the law — or in fact operating “entirely outside of the law” — are entities like the Switzerland-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the “central bank of central banks,” which has enjoyed “complete secrecy and immunity from the laws of sovereign nations” for nearly its entire existence.

Some of the BIS immunities also extend to a wider “syndicate” of “systemically important” banks, financial institutions and payment systems, with “trillions of taxpayer dollars and printed money [moving] through these organizations and banks with no transparency or accountability.”

As described in “Laundering with Immunity,” a comprehensive article by Corey Lynn about this shadowy control network, many organizations also benefit from “immunities, privileges, and tax exemptions” conferred through vehicles such as executive orders and “sneaky” international treaties.

The weaponization of international treaties and their use to circumvent domestic political process and law, according to legal scholar Amy Benjamin, constitutes a globalist legal war that diminishes the ability of nations to have a say in international lawmaking while protecting sovereignty.

As another writer put it, “International Law is by definition authority higher than the State.”

At the domestic level, the abuse of emergency powers during the pandemic did not pass unnoticed.

A Scottish legal inquiry concluded that the “range of new laws introduced … have not been subject to adequate parliamentary scrutiny, with government guidance and ministerial statements often failing to set out the law clearly, misstating the law or laying claim to legal requirements that did not exist.”

The chair of the committee issuing the Scottish report warned:

“When scrutiny is limited through the fast-tracking of legislation, or the extensive use of secondary legislation [that is, legislation created by ministers or parties other than parliament], essential checks on executive power are lost, and the quality of the law suffers.”

The decline, everywhere, of the rule of law

Following the sweep of developments in finance and governance over the past several decades, Fitts and Titus agree that the trillions that went “missing” from the U.S. government beginning in the late 1990s, “followed by the financial bailouts of 2008, and now the pandemic fraud, represent the takedown of ‘We the People’ and the reinstallation of rule by a self-styled ‘elite’ — led by central banks — that is unanswerable to law and admittedly criminal.”

The World Justice Project confirms that the rule of law is declining both in the U.S. and worldwide.

The organization publishes an annual 140-country “Rule of Law Index,” which, in country after country, has documented the steady deterioration of lawful government behavior over the past five years.

The U.S. emerges in a particularly unflattering light, however.

The index shows that as of 2022, the U.S. ranked No. 26 (below countries like Latvia, Korea and Uruguay), having fallen seven places from the No. 19 ranking it held from 2015 to 2018.

For specific dimensions of the index like “constraints on government powers” (“the extent to which those who govern are bound by law”), “civil justice” (“whether ordinary people can resolve their grievances peacefully and effectively through the civil justice system”) and “fundamental rights” (“the “menu of rights … firmly established under the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights”), the 2022 rankings for the U.S. were even lower than its overall ranking — Nos. 28, 36 and 37, respectively.

In the pandemic year of 2021, the index revealed that the rule of law in the U.S. “declined more than any country in the European and North American region,” with the decline cutting across all but one factor measured.

Was it a coincidence that during the same increasingly lawless pandemic time period, the already sizable gap between life expectancy in the U.S. and life expectancy in peer nations widened further, with the premature death rate increasing in the U.S. “by more than it did in most peer countries?”

Invest in friends, not enemies

Observing the unraveling of sovereignty and the rule of law — and also the alarming signs of a depopulation agenda — citizens in the U.S. and elsewhere have pondered the tactics needed to rebuild sovereignty.

Some individuals have tried to reestablish sovereignty by various atypical means, such as tax protesting. However, the U.S. Constitution is the instrument that historically has afforded U.S. citizens the most protection, so trying to resign from it leaves a person exposed, particularly at a time when the government is weaponizing the term “domestic terrorism” to go after anyone who questions government policies.

Another challenge is that, in a complex and interdependent world, it is essentially impossible for lone individuals to make a dent in areas such as taxation.

There is one area where individual actions do make a major difference, however — as Fitts noted at the October 2022 Children’s Health Defense conference in Knoxville, Tennessee, we “get the world we build, and the world we invest in.”

As she told attendees, each of us must “stop financing the enemy and start financing our friends. You cannot get from here to there if you finance your enemy,” she said.

At the individual level, this means withdrawing financial support from the entities that are building the global “digital gulag,” using cash as much as possible and doing business only with — and being employed only by — high-integrity individuals and institutions.

For example, we can choose to bank with well-managed local banks or credit unions instead of New York Fed member banks. We can invest in real assets — young people, land, organic farmers — instead of building investment portfolios populated by the companies of pandemic profiteers who just spent the past two years destroying the small business economy.

We can bypass Big Tech companies that surveil and spy on our families. And we can shun and boycott the individuals and companies that are poisoning our children.

Financial Rebellion offers many other examples of positive actions each week.

At a broader level, we can work to restore government sovereignty at the local and state levels, while also supporting the U.S. Constitution and the constitutional rights that underpin health freedom and financial freedom.

Fitts does address the topic of taxation in another Solari report, “Taxation: With or Without Representation,” voicing the central question on the minds of so many frustrated citizens: “Can we take action to stop our taxes from being used in an unlawful, illegal, or criminal manner?”

The report’s main essay highlights 16 examples of “illegal uses of taxpayer funds by the U.S. government carried out with the help of banks, contractors, and a variety of private parties” and then lists an extensive series of collective actions people can take to shift taxes back to lawful use.

However, the essay ends with these words of warning:

“Keep in mind that the globalists who are centralizing power would love to use our efforts to further theirs. … They will try to channel our dissatisfaction in the direction of weakening sovereign governments so they can exercise greater control over voting and election processes and fiscal policy. … So, whatever you do, it is good to keep in mind our ultimate goal — human freedom supported by the rule of law.”

Ultimately, Fitts told the audience in Knoxville, “We are at a crossroads — we either let go of the Constitution, or we give it our best and we fight to preserve it. … We have a choice between freedom and something that is absolutely unacceptable to everyone in this room — I call it slavery. The time is now.”