Yet another sign

In case you needed another sign that we’re on the wrong path, here’s this from The New York Times in an article on the decreased frequency of international courts citing our Supreme Court in their decisions:

Another reason is the diminished reputation of the United States in some parts of the world, which experts here and abroad said is in part a consequence of the Bush administration’s unpopularity around the world. Foreign courts are less apt to justify their decisions with citations to cases from a nation unpopular with their domestic audience.

“It’s not surprising, given our foreign policy in the last decade or so, that American influence should be declining,” said Thomas Ginsburg, who teaches comparative and international law at the University of Chicago.

We were once the shining example of democracy, freedom, equality, justice, human rights ….

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