America's Constitution is at risk. At least the Supreme Court is still arguing constitutional issues, but the document has been violated so many times through the years that one can argue it no longer guarantees limits on government power. There's been international pressure for America to join the rest of the world to establish a new order of power which would threaten our sovereignty. Mark Mazower, in his book, Governing the World, the History of an Idea, writes about the historical movement toward world governance. The idea advances forward, then backwards, then forward, but the overall effort appears to progress toward world governance.
During the Bush presidency, the US was criticized for not cooperating with the UN after 9/11, so Obama has made it a point to get the US back on track, embracing R2P, leading from behind, so to speak, downplaying America's unique position in the world, questioning Constitutional limits and making sure, or at least giving the impression, that our foreign interventions are in concert with other nations.
Although no President would actively campaign for the US to sacrifice its sovereignty for the good of the international community determined by an internation insititution, it's easy to see that global efforts are under way to help advance developing countries as western nations are suffering economically. Is a very dangerous bubble forming in Asian nations? As the US drifts further and further from sound economic practices, the last bastion of free market principles is crumbling. Austrian economists say this is disastrous, and I agree with them. The world's central bankers can't plan the global economy without dire unintended consequences. This type of hubris has caused tragic loss and despair for as long a world governance has been contemplated.
America must get back to free market basics, as trite as that sounds. It's less trite and more helpful than universal Keynesianism.