- russell lester
- Manson, WA
- United States
To organize Global voting districts by watersheds
The Issues of climate change, sustainable agriculture, and environmental
hazards and habitat destruction from water pollution are all issues of great
importance. In fact potable water is a diminishing resource which has already
given rise to armed conflict.
The rise of a Global Governing body is also seen by many as a
desirable step in pursuit of Global change. How to generate or create such a
governing body without meeting fierce resistance from the existing systems is
a dilemma. We and our world cannot afford to waste time and resources in
struggles for dominance.
The creation of watershed based districts which would then elect and send
to conventions delegates where resolutions would be voted up or down rules
and penalties set enforcement arms established, representation to the higher
level of global government nominated for general election in their districts..
The fact that many of the large drainage's on the planet drain territory that
crosses state and international boundaries, would make the actions of these
watershed districts naturally weaken the perceived dependence on the nation
Additionally, people who have nothing but hostility to the idea of a transnational
government or a government over powering their own,would have little or no
complaint a bout a meeting of neighbors to resolve communal issues like water
use pollution flood control and such. Even if those neighbors were from other
counties, states ,or countries. This would also link very well with the proposal
to begin widespread flood mitigation projects which I proposed elsewhere.
Closing Statement from russell lester
The best government would be one that was as light as the government that was in place in Amerind tribes like the Sioux, where people followed who they liked, but in a world where technology and industry have created the means of global disaster and individuals , or small groups can create WMD I think that some sensible method of dividing the world into regions and having the people in those regions represented is vital, sense we are all of one earth and all our waters join or come from the seas and the sky I think grouping by watersheds is a rapidly evolving reality that the progressive futurist literate edge should invest time in. Speaking from the lake Chelan sub district of the Columbia river watershed I wish you well