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The Right of Free Travel (visa-free) for Every Human Being on Planet Earth

This is a very problematic issue in my mind (which is not too far from slavery or racism in theoretical base) that has to be ended or changed in some way. I think the arguments on one side of the issue are so basic and strong that it is not easy to legitimate the current situation using some contra arguments like "the security of the borders of the nations" etc.

So I really wonder what the TED Community thinks about this major but not so much discussed topic. Please join and share your valuable insights...

To start the discussion, here are some basic arguments that come to my mind:

1 - Univ. Dec. Human Rights Article1: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." and some other articles and the general spirit of the Declaration that reinforces the idea of same justice for every human being.
2 - I think that the most effective way to diminish and eliminate all kinds of discriminatory prejudices which all of us actually have toward all "the others" at different levels in us and which are also in my opinion a major handicap for world peace is through people coming together, meeting and knowing each other and sharing their lives, stories, thoughts...I think there isn't a better way to really kill our stupidities towards each other. (And the second best way is story telling arts and works I think)
3 - Some other inequalities which are inherently unjust:
-The geography where one was born in defines how much of the planet is accessible to him/her. (In theoretical sense here it looks very similar to racism)
-Corporations which are absolutely more harmful to everything than individual people move freely everywhere but the people can't?!? (Where is "the security of the nations" here?)
-If travelling is a way of education (which I think absolutely is) some people are not provided with this very basic right.


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    Jul 18 2011: Let's start by borders:
    since the colonization period.
    that was to know the borders of each colony, they came up with the so called political borders.
    things got complicated by time.
    security issues pop up.
    no clue against whom they were afraid of the other colonizers!, maybe.
    anyhow, wanted to make their citizens different or whatever, they created IDs and then passports and more.
    travelers had to have a confirmation, for security reasons still, in the form of VISAs.
    more limits VISAs have; time limit and type of the visit, whether business, travel or education.
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      Jul 19 2011: We can consider visas as forms of confirmation, as you put it. However, I doubt they grant security; a complete one, at least. I have crossed borders (on a bus) within the EU without any ID controls whatsoever. How does that serve to the safety visas are supposed to bring?
      There was no way for the state to know I was within their territory, so they could not "monitor" me. And monitoring does not always mean preventing and controlling, anyways.
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        Jul 20 2011: if you're traveling within the EU, this is a "union" to get inside any country from the EU, you get ea confirmation, you can access all other countries

        most of my friends, got a VISA for a certain country, EUian, though had access to all other countries
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          Jul 20 2011: I know how it works within member countries. My point is that security concerns alone is not a good enough reason. I'm a Turkish citizen and I hold a special type of passport that doesn't even require any visa applications for most European countries for visits up to three months. Unlike most people, I never had to apply for a visa for any short term visits. Does (Should) the color of my passport automatically qualify me for travelling?

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