The Battle for Sovereignty

Republicans and Democrats alike are locked in a battle for sovereignty: a) supreme power especially over a body politic, b)freedom from external control : autonomy and c) controlling influence1.

For Democrats, the battle is for sovereignty over their bodies as in abortion, birth control, transgender modification, and over government interference. Why are politicians and governments asserting they have power over a person’s choices?

For Republicans, the battle is about sovereignty over face masks, vaccination, and over government interference. Why are politicians and governments asserting they have power over a person’s choices?

While the battle for federal, state, and local sovereignty has been on the front pages for decades, and has earned its legitimacy, the battle for individual sovereignty, although just as large an issue, has been relegated to the internet and is not covered by the MSM.

Police forces have asserted, or been granted, sovereignty over individuals in investigations, in keeping the peace, and in the enforcement of laws. They have been granted an element of immunity that has been breached many times over and has resulted in harm to citizens it is charged to protect.

This causes me to wonder:

a) Has the sovereignty of individuals been eroded over time?

b) Who is the arbiter of sovereignty issues in society?

c) Is it time for a discussion on the soveriegnty of individuals and a reclamation of personal powers lost?