- Deaven Morris
- North Bay, Ontario
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Thoughts on a global government.
First I think I should describe briefly the type of governing system I would propose, then I will point out one instance for it's relevancy.
This global government should not take the place of any existing government but act as an extended branch of all national governments. It should be democratic and every person everywhere should be involved. This branch would govern laws of global importance only (i.e. nuclear, climate, overpopulation), and only issues that effect all of earth's population.
(This government should have more power than the U.N.)
I would like to point to one hypothetical and simultaneously real argument for such a measure. Suppose we all came to agree that climate change was man-made, inevitable and destructive. Suppose 2 countries, country A and country B were responsible for 60% of man-made greenhouse gas emission. And lastly say those 2 countries' governments were refusing to take action, and even building towards a more detrimental scenario. What if every other country engaged beneficial policy regarding climate change, but without the support of country A and B it would not be enough.
Is it fair that the policy of two countries decide our fate if the overwhelming majority of the earth's population disagree?
I would encourage your thoughts on this particular scenario, but also would like to hear everyone's ideas on a global government, how it would work, or why it it wouldn't. As well whether you agree this would be a beneficial course of action or otherwise.