Sovereignty based on word terms equates to:
1. Supremacy of authority or rule as exercised by a sovereign or sovereign state.
2. Royal rank, authority, or power.
3. Complete independence and self-government.
4. A territory existing as an independent state.
Read the following and give your view:
By CARLIN ROMANO
Everywhere the S-word wreaks havoc. Iraqi terrorists kill hundreds of Americans and Iraqis to protest infringement of sovereignty by the Great Satan. Africans massacre other Africans because European-imposed "sovereign" borders clash with tribal allegiances.
Serbs and Albanians, Irish and British, Indians and Pakistanis, Armenians and Azerbaijanis, Russians and Chechens, Georgians and Abkhazians, French and Corsicans, Spanish and Basques, Mexicans and Zapatistas, Kurds and Turks (not to mention Kurds and Iraqis, or Kurds and Syrians), Chinese and Taiwanese (not to mention Chinese and Tibetans, Chinese and South Koreans, Chinese and Russians, Chinese and Indians ... ), all want to split heads over sovereignty.
It doesn't end there. In the United States, less bloody battles -- some more than 200 years old -- continue between the states and national government over sovereignty. In Europe, the evolution of the European Union into what some already call the "United States of Europe" now provokes regular battles about where E.U. law violates national sovereignty. In the rarefied world of international law, lawyers -- regular customers of the many international institutions, from the United Nations to the World Trade Organization, that routinely crimp national sovereignty -- shake their heads and wonder what all the fuss is about.