WHY GLOBAL GOVERNMENT?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|An Exciting Idea With an Enormously Dull Name by Jane Shevtsov introduces the ideas of world citizenship and global government.|
|Petitioning a Government That Does Not Yet Exist by Elizabeth Sawin looks at those fake UN anti-war petitions we all got a few months ago. People are realizing that the Earth is deeply interconnected and, Sawin writes, "More and more of us are going to be turning to something that we have yet to create - a government that can hear all of us, all of the people of a world that is whole."|
|From Federalist Paper # 16 by Alexander Hamilton presented his argument, as to why the states should be transcended and included by a federal government, over 200 years ago.|
|The Law of Nations Ought to be Founded Upon a Federation of Free States From "Perpetual Peace" by Immanuel Kant The Law of Nations Ought to be Founded Upon a Federation of Free States From "Perpetual Peace" by Immanuel Kant An argument for binding states with a federal government.|
|Community Making and Peace from The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck Community Making and Peace from The Different Drum by M. Scott Peck In this essay, Peck argues that until we make such submission to international government and community, it is inevitable that we continue to believe it proper for the United States to be "the world's policeman."|
|The Birth of the Global Nation by Strobe Talbott Time Magazine July 20, 1992 The Birth of the Global Nation by Strobe Talbott Time Magazine July 20, 1992 Strobe Talbott argues that the best mechanism for global democracy is a federation, a union of separate states that allocate certain powers to a central government.|
|From the Anatomy of Peace by Emery Reves Reves argues that the only way to find security on the world stage is to institute the same kind of political structures that give us security on the national stage.|
Big Idea: A United Federation of Earth.
Tad Daley, the national issues director for Dennis Kucinich's presidential campaign and a past Congressional candidate, has published articles in many newspapers and magazines, including USA Today, the Humanist and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. His website is www.daleyplanet.org.
|Eliminating War by Jane Shevtsov|
|How to Abolish Unjust Wars -- After This One Is Over: The Elements of World Peace Are Present on Both Sides of the Global Debate by Byron Belitsos. In this elegant essay, Byron Belitsos makes it clear that the dying remnants of imperialist unilateralism must be met with an equally opposing measure of world law enforcement. He argues that this can only be done by moving towards a global governing structure upheld by a democratic constitution for all humanity.|
|The Promise of World Peace by the Baháí Universal House of Justice Eloquently lays out the reasons for global government and the necessity of a conception of human unity. Although this document comes from a religious body, it is worthwhile reading for everyone, including the secular.|
|Violence and Nonviolence In this essay, Eli Williamson-Jones explores how these two differing methods for social change can shape a just revolution and how they both may play a part in helping to establish a world federal government.|
The Global Environment
|World Law and the Roman Senate's Steps by Jane Shevtsov|
|Prevention Beyond Borders: The Threat of Disease and the Need for a Global Government by Chuck Woolery. The author examines the connection between global government and successfully combating infectious diseases. Dangerous pathogens do not recognize political boundaries and unless we fight against them on a global scale, our ability to control them will be insufficient.||
|Confessions of a Passionate World Citizen by Jane Shevtsov reflects on what it means to live as a global citizen. Where does a belief that humanity is more than the sum of its 6.3 billion parts take you in the present world? This piece has more questions than answers and we hope you'll share your thoughts on our discussion board.|
|Coming Out as a Moral Cosmopolitan by Jason Hill The author argues for a radical redefinition of the self. Your essence is not determined by such things as race or nationality.|
|Thoughts on Global Unity by Tony Galli Galli argues that global unity does not necessarily mean that everyone is, or must be, exactly the same. The health of nations, and of the world, requires cooperation through individuals and groups, rather than the implementation of command and conquer that has enslaved us for too long.|