Obama to UN: U.S. Must "Accept Constraints" on Sovereignty in Order to Accomplish UN Goals

In what is likely his final address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama (shown at UN) offered Tuesday what called as the “broad strokes” of a “course correction” necessary to achieve “global integration.”

In order to “to carry this progress forward,” the president said that he is “convinced that in the long run, giving up some freedom of action … binding ourselves to international rules over the long term — enhances our security.”

Next, although not mentioning Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by name, Obama warned of the dangers of pursuing an Americanist agenda. Speaking of the need for “global integration,” Obama warned that “aggressive nationalism” and “a crude populism” — a vision promoted by the “far right” — fails to embrace “our common humanity.”

“Today, a nation ringed by walls would only imprison itself,” the president added, in case it wasn’t crystal clear whose proposals he was attacking.

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