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Fonte, John

Works: 7 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 343 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: LC1090, 370.115
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Most widely held works by John Fonte
Education for America's role in world affairs ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sovereignty or submission : will Americans rule themselves or be ruled by others? by John Fonte ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The International Criminal Court claims authority over Americans for actions that the United States does not define as "crimes." In short, the Twenty-First Century is witnessing an epic struggle between the forces of global governance and American constitutional democracy. Transnational progressives and transnational pragmatists in the UN, EU, post-modern states of Europe, NGOs, corporations, prominent foundations, and most importantly, in America's leading elites, seek to establish "global governance." Further, they understand that in order to achieve global governance, American sovereignty m
Dual allegiance : a challenge to immigration reform and patriotic assimilation by John Fonte ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When immigrants become American citizens they take a solemn oath to "absolutely and entirely renounce" all previous political allegiances. They transfer their loyalty from the "old country" to the United States. Dual allegiance violates this oath. Dual allegiance is incompatible with the moral basis of American constitutional democracy because (1) Dual allegiance challenges our core foundation as a civic nation (built on political loyalty) by promoting an ethnic and racial basis for allegiance and, thus, subverts our "nation of (assimilated) immigrants" ethic; and (2) Dual allegiance violates the core American principle of equality of citizenship. The Founders, along with Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Louis Brandeis, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Felix Frankfurter, and Newt Gingrich, among others, have all affirmed that undivided political loyalty to the United States should be an absolute condition for citizenship. Mexican government policies today directly challenge the patriotic assimilation of immigrants, just as Italian government policies did in the past. What is different is that, in the past, the American government and elites opposed dual allegiance and insisted upon patriotic assimilation. Today, they are mute. In 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court in Afroyim v. Rusk, by a vote of 5-4, overturned 200 years of traditional American practice toward dual allegiance. Nevertheless, there is plenty of effective action that Congress could take within current Supreme Court interpretations. Given that almost all immigrants come from countries that permit dual citizenship, and given that Congress is currently examining immigration proposals that would result in a massive increase in the number of potential dual citizens, it is time to ask: Do we continue to permit the rapid increase in dual allegiance, which will happen by default if no Congressional action is taken, or do we begin to act to reject dual allegiance in principle and restrict it in practice? Congress should exercise its undisputed authority in this arena and prohibit certain acts (e.g., voting in a foreign election) that indicate dual allegiance. The purpose of such legislation would not be to punish people who have acted in good faith in the past, but to establish clear rules for the future in order to discourage and restrict dual allegiance. Such legislation would affirm the principles and norms that underlie our constitutional heritage and proud tradition of patriotically assimilating immigrants
Liberal Democracy vs Transnational Progressivism : the Future of the Ideological Civil War within the West : (Orbis, Summer 2002) by John Fonte ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The War of Law : How New International Law Undermines Democratic Sovereignty by Jon Kyl ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
World history textbooks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Gilbert Sewall addresses the topic of teaching about the world after September 11
Historical perspectives on immigration ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Panel discussion on the topic, "What makes an American". Issues discussed include the social, political and cultural attitudes toward immigrants at various stages in American history, the impact of anti-immigration sentiments at the beginning of the 20th century, and the current attempts to facilitate immigration policy reforms
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