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A Global Government, A Global Democracy

We need a global government. But how do we launch such a Leviathan

A global government to focus on issues like, Global Resource Management, Environmental Conservation, Human Rights Laws, Preserving the Human Race.

An organization like the UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, except with the sovereignty to actually make decisions stick. If democracy is in the best interest of the human race, then why isn't the UN democratic? Why do 5 countries in the Security Council have the ability to veto decisions made by the General Assembly. Why can the decision of 1 or 2 countries, prevail over the consensus of 152 countries. Why can't the International Community successfully prevent the human rights abuse, war, and environmental degradation that plagues society?

A global government could potentially work. It could be a representative democracy. It could have the ability to enforce decisions made by the International Community. All countries would have to agree to the creation of this sovereign government, and then comply to enforcing its decisions with concrete actions.

This global government would need to be backed by a large enough military power, or have the ability to sanction effectively, so that no one or two countries could possibly ignore or defy it. With complete International cooperation, it is possible.

And who would rule such a Leviathan and carry out its many tasks? It would require so many people. It would be a massive organization. We'd need an online, global Voting System. Only one political party, the International Community itself as a whole. Through a global voting system, each person from any country on the planet (over 18) could have access to a vote online. This is entirely possible over the Internet.

It would have to be free of corruption and voter fraud of course, but there must be a way to make digital voting 100% secure and transparent. This can work if the whole world agrees to work together. But how do we convince every country to participate?

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    Apr 17 2013: I doubt democracy would work on a global scale, because the harsh fact is, it matters very little to people what happens to populations in countries thousands of miles away. These populations are too 'virtual' and intangible for us to contemplate a true democratic system working on a global scale.

    There are people who do actually care about populations on the other side of the world, and for them, maybe global government and democracy could work. But unfortunately, I think the majority do not.

    On a local scale it would matter very much indeed what happens to people who have a tangible presence in a close community. Which is why in my opinion, it is the only size of population where democracy has any chance of working. Furthermore, it is more likely to be a self-regulating democracy, rather than one imposed by a global Leviathan.

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