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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 27 2012: Only totalitarianism is possible through world law and totalitarianism rarely leads to peace and is more likely to lead to tyranny on the worst order.
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      Aug 27 2012: I do not agree with the assumption that a world government could only be a Totalitarianism. Totalitarianism is a political system where the state recognizes no limits to its authority and strives to regulate every aspect of public and private life wherever feasible. [See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totalitarianism ].

      The role of a world government could be limited to just preventing wars between nations (allowing nations to maintain standing armies that would not be allowed to pass beyond their national borders). This model is much like the states within the United States Of America where states are allowed to bear arms but not war against other states.

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