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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.
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Peace_Through_World_Law]

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:
http://signon.org/sign/world-peace-possible?source=c.url&r_by=5372765
and help make a better world for everyone happen!

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    Aug 26 2012: Hi Elizabeth,

    Thank you for your input(s). Rather than refuting all the negative comments given in response by you and others to the proposed “United People of Earth” movement, I will continue to identify and act as a human being first (rather than as a citizen of any particular country) and work towards making the world a better place for everyone. Winston Churchill, said, "The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty!". And I will continue to be optimistic that the human race can work together to solve problems and not continue to repeat the historical failures of the past. Repeat… We do not have to do the same things that have been done in the past!

    To the goal of forming the 15 person volunteer task force (that I mentioned in a previous reply to this debate and the reason why I got up this morning a few hours early) was to write job descriptions for these positions. If it were up to me (and it is not… this is up to the majority of people who will vote for these people who may become the founding leaders of the “United People of Earth” government), I would want optimistic, problem solving type of people who could lead the earth towards a better tomorrow. Perhaps a social scientist, a doctor, a historian, a political scientist, an environmental scientist, a Unitarian/Universalist Minister, a Peace Core worker, a military strategist, and seven other types of people from various parts of the world could work together to define the “United People of Earth” government.
    Now I am off to work better define the types of people and on the job descriptions.

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