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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 18 2013: I agree to a degree, but I don't think that "government" is the right place to start. We could easily form a society or an association of global democrats. I posted a blog about it at alteractivism.blogspot.com if anyone cares to read about it or related topics.
    • Apr 24 2013: About activism and NGOs... Governments do mainly 3 things:
      1) Have police and armies to enforce laws (preferably democratic) and treaties. Laws are the same for everyone, treaties favor those with the biggest armies and the biggest economies. Global Government means no army, no unfair treaties, only democratic laws applying equally to everyone. Only a global government can do that.
      2) Take money (by force) from the rich through taxes, and redistribute to the poor through the welfare state (mostly for health and education). Without a global government, those rich can go to countries where governments don't do that. Only a global government can do that to a respectable degree.
      3) Governments set the rules for the economic system, by limiting the power of monopolies and oligopolies (eg. financial system and patent laws), by supporting small and new businesses and by funding long-term socially beneficial innovative and sustainable projects. With the WTO, the IMF and the powerful global businesses of today setting a borderless economy for themselves, much stronger than any national government, only a global government can set adequately such limits.
      So, if you don't vote for it and it doesn't have any guns, it won't solve anything! If you do vote for it and it has guns, it's called global -democratic- government.

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