“International government does not mean the end of nations; any more than an orchestra means the end of violins.”
“World Federalism is an idea that will not die. More and more people are coming to realize that peace must be more than an interlude if we are to survive; that peace is a product of law and order; that law is essential if the force of arms is not to rule the world.”
William O. Douglas
“When Kansas and Colorado have a quarrel over the water in the Arkansas River, they don’t call out the National Guard in each state and declare war over it. They bring a suit in the Supreme Court of the United States and abide by the decision. There isn’t a reason in the world why we can’t do that internationally.”
“As we move into the 21st century, it is important for people in all countries to discuss ideas for a world democracy. My main concern is for a world environmental authority with the legal authority to protect biodiversity and the natural world. A World Democracy should help to establish and provide legitimacy to such an authority.”
“The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”
“A federation of all humanity, together with a sufficient measure of social justice to ensure health, education and a rough equality to most of the children born into the world, would mean such a release and increase of human energy as to open a new phase in human history.”
“It is my opinion that the safety of the world, its protection against the unimaginable devastation of an atomic war, depends upon the institution of a democratic world-
“Within the next few years, we must change the basic structure of our global community from the present anarchic system of war and ever more destructive weaponry to a new system governed by a democratic UN federation.”
Foundation: Is a policy development model for national electorates all over the world. Its aim will be to reorder national and international government priorities based on the facts of a 21st century global reality. That reality is that the environmental and biological health of our world is for the first time in living memory physically collapsing, and that in these global circumstances, a politically cooperative, electorate led, world federal approach to the repair or mitigation of these crisis is not only warranted, but vitally important to continued human well being. Foundation will outline a political strategy to democratically induce regulate and control a form of world federalism, through the formation of national political parties like:
Foundation Canada: One of an international group of like minded political parties which will be progressive in nature, and lean heavily on the sciences for national and international policy which is relevant to 21st century needs. Foundation political parties like Foundation Canada will feature a common foreign policy that redefines Social Contract to the extent that upon national election victory, and then only by electorate consent through referendum, could Foundation Canada enter Canada into, or exit from a World Federal relationship with other national electorates who so elect, to form:
World Foundation: An institution embodying the mechanisms of a global federal republic, whose representatives from each member nation state would be elected by and responsible to the people of each nation state. The rights and responsibilities of public electorates in this federal arrangement will be expanded beyond those normally associated with federal systems. These will include limited and ongoing direct democratic control over certain aspects of World Foundation specifically related to the health and safety of the human species as a whole, to the planetary life support systems on which that health and safety depend, and over matters related to the over concentration of military, corporate, economic, media and political power.
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