Sunday, April 1, 2012

QUOTATION: Sovereignty

In the eyes of s a sound political philosophy there is no sovereignty that is, no natural and inalienable right to transcendent or separate supreme power in political society. Neither the prince nore the king nor the emperor were really sovereign, though they bore the sword and the attributes of sovereignty. Nor is the state sovereign; nor are even the people sovereign. God alone is sovereign.

--Jacques Maritain, Man and the State