Ordering the U.S. to weaken its sanctions regime against Iran, the International Court of Justice on Wednesday proved President Trump's argument at the United Nations last week.

Namely, Trump's contention that "sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived, democracy has ever endured, or peace has ever prospered. And so we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all."

Nevertheless, the ICJ's ruling matters in that it illuminates the ongoing efforts to impose global governance on the American people.

In specific terms, the ICJ ruling says that the U.S. must allow Iran to import humanitarian-related goods such as food and medicine, and parts related to civil aviation. Although the food/medicine elements might seem reasonable on paper (the civil aviation element is not: Iran uses its aviation capacity to move funds, military arms, and terrorists), the issue here is not the morality of the ICJ's ruling, but whether it has the right to rule per se.

I would suggest it does not. As the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Kinsella v. Krueger, U.S. Constitutional law is supreme over international law and treaty law wherever the two conflict. In terms of the ICJ ruling here then, the Supreme Court would say that the ruling's requirements are an unlawful infringement of the U.S. executive's power to exercise its foreign policy authorities under the Constitution.

That's the way it should be. After all, in the absent power of the executive to conduct foreign policy, the executive exists subject to foreign power. In this case, to the foreign power of an unelected, unaccountable court. It is both immoral and absurd. Yet, it speaks to a powerful array of global bodies that believe they have a moral mission to impose governance on the American people. In some cases, they believe they have an active right to deny the rights and freedom of the American people.

Fortunately, the Trump administration takes this concern seriously. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a few hours after the ICJ ruling that the U.S. is withdrawing from the U.S.-Iranian Treaty of Amity that Tehran used to bring the case in the first place. It's a signal that the White House won't back down.