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Ken Gettys

Semi-retired, Volunteer computer instructor at local Senior Center

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Is World Peace Possible Thru World Law?

“We, the People of Earth, desire a world without war, hunger, and slavery; with adequate shelter, clean air, and drinking water for everyone! These are basic human rights, along with open access to the Internet that we demand of ourselves and our governments.” --- Ken Gettys, Hoh River, Washington, August 11, 2012

World Peace Through World Law was a book by Louis B. Sohn and Grenville Clark, first published in 1958, proposing a Revised United Nations Charter. Among other suggestions, they proposed:
•Allocating votes in the UN General Assembly based on member nations' populations;
•Replacing the UN Security Council with an Executive Council with China, India, USSR, and the US as permanent members, and no veto power; and
•Making a World Police Force the only military force permitted in the world.

Today we need to rethink the structure of government(s) on Earth and create a sustainable and secure worldwide civilization! There are people who will respond to any proposal of change with remarks that any world government could be taken over by a few people who would exploit the rest of the people of Earth for their own greed and profit. It is this fear that has prevented the human race from achieving the great and enduring civilization that it could achieve.

If we would only consider that it is only by making agreements (and enforceable laws) between people that we are able to survive at all. Otherwise we would still be living in caves and constantly fighting the other people around us just to survive. We are smart enough to create a better world for everyone!

Sign the petition at:
and help make a better world for everyone happen!


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    Aug 26 2012: Hello Everyone and a thank you very, very much to those who have added their comments and opinions!

    I did not cite the wisdom that was in the 1958 “World Peace Thru World Law” book by Sohn and Clark as that offered a number of reasons for world law and would answer some of the objections raised in this Ted Talks debate.

    I did move forward to a “call to action” and that was to encourage you to sign a petition because if enough people sign the petition it will show that we do have the courage to move beyond our current national, religious, and mental boundaries towards making the world a better place for everyone. Also if enough people sign the petition eventually it will hit the main stream media and the word will get out to everyone in the world!

    In the mean time, we also need to find a 15 member task force of very savvy and intelligent people, from around the world, from various scientific, social, and religious disciplines, who can gather (via the Internet) to define and propose a way to a better world. Then thru the power of the Internet, we can vote to approve their proposed set of World Laws, setup this world government, elect a group of leaders (maybe some from the startup group), and perhaps call our new world government: “The United People of Earth”. And this method does not require the approval of existing governments, organizations (e.g. the UN), or religious leaders (so don’t wait for them)! It is up to you and the people of Earth to make it happen!

    To get this work group started, you may email me before the end of this debate on September 21, 2012::


    with your nominations of individuals, along with their qualifications, affiliations, and interest in working for the people of Earth!

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