Response to Pod
It is codified by law, a law that emerged during WWII and and has not stopped since. International law or as we saw in the war tribunals at the Hague the International Criminal Court, ICC. This organization is headed by the UN..
The statement below came from John Foster Dulles, Sec of State under Eisenhower
"treaty law can override the Constitution. Treaties, for example … can cut across the rights given the people by their constitutional Bill of Rights."
I would refer you to;
Treaties and the Constitution
by George C. Detweiler
The UN Charter and the Declaration on Human Rights , were written by the US government and are essentially socialistic and Marxist. I would urge you to read and compare Marx's writtings with the UN documents.
The UN says that you have a right to health care and so does Obama--not in the Bill of Rights-you simply have a right to achieve it.
The UN say you have a right to education-not in the Bill of Rights-you have a right to achieve it.
You note the political value in the UN--can you please explain that with reference to maintaining the integrity of the Constitution.