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Forming A Union Of The Americas - Could The European Model Work In The New World?: Left of Center View

Global governance is the best chance our species has for survival. In our world of diversity and differing ideologies the only thing that is likely to keep us from killing each other off is one unified government where all the peoples of the world have some say in how things are run. One step in that direction could be a union of the Americas.

Much of the strife in the world is a direct result of those from richer and more powerful nations exploiting people in poorer countries. Suicide bombers donít tend to be wealthy socialites who had the world handed to them on silver platters. People around the world fight and kill often out of a sense of anger because they have no say in the events that affect them. The poor who are exploited on a daily basis are easy to convince to take out their anger on those who they believe are the cause of their misery.

By giving everyone a seat at the table and letting them help decide the laws that govern who can do what they begin to gain power over their circumstances. The power of a voice on a global scale allows them to level the playing field and root out the exploitation of their people that has led to their misery.

Undoubtedly there would be heavy resistance to global governance, especially from those currently holding the power, but in the end it would benefit humanity. Realistically it has to start regionally. The EU is a good model. That type of union could be done in Africa, Asia and the Americas to unite the people of those regions. Eventually the logical conclusion would be one global government with all the peoples of the world allowed to vote on its leadership and policies. If allowed to reach its potential it could eventually bring an end to war, poverty and social chaos that so plagues our world today.


LJ Finstermore - World Citizen | E-mail Comments on this column. | Click icon to Digg this article

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Forming A Union Of The Americas - Could The European Model Work In The New World?: Right of Center View

Socialism has never worked. Every time I hear people talking about coalitions of countries under a single government I canít help but think of the U.S.S.R. That was a coalition of countries under a single leader and it didnít work out so well for the people involved. In the beginning people loved that the Czars were gone and it worked for a little while but in the end it failed as a model for government just as the European Union will eventually fail. Why do that to America?

The Americas have peoples and cultures so different in nature that trying to unify them under one banner would be impossible. The people in neighboring Central and South American countries canít even get along for more than a few years at a time. How can we expect them to suddenly put all that aside just because some diplomat decides that they all have one leader now? Beyond that where exactly does America fit into this equation? Do we set aside our well-deserved leadership role in the world and simply become one voice among many? It doesnít make sense. Americans have fought and died to get America to where she is now. Why on earth would we give that up?

The idea that all the nations of the Americas should somehow all come together in some political group hug and follow one leader is ludicrous. America is the leader. We donít need other people telling us how we should run our country and we donít need to solve all the problems of our neighbors to the north and south either.

Creating some sort of western hemisphere government would only lead to more problems than we already have. There is no reason America needs to give up our place at the head of the world table. We have pulled the people of the world out of the fire more than once because we do things the way we do them. There is nothing to be gained by letting people from other countries muck up our system.

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A Legal Immigrantís Perspective

If you are not a Native American, you are an immigrant, so am I. I came legally to this country at the age of five with my parents who worked hard, paid taxes (even Jesus paid taxes), lived by the rules of this great nation and never took or accepted a penny from the government. We came seeking FREEDOM from a communist country. It was months before we were able to enter the US legally. I remember us getting medical exams, shots (small pox), background check, references, and going through numerous interviews once we arrived. I also remembered people coming to the US from all over the world who waited years since it was based on "Quotas". Read more...

Solving Our Immigration Problem

The major problem our country is facing with illegal immigrants today is because of the exploitation of these immigrants. We believe the solution to this problem is two-fold. First, we should allow more immigrants in this country to cut down on the number of illegal ones. Second, all immigrants should be educated about their rights at the expense of the government. Below, you will find an in-depth look at our suggested reforms.

Reforms for immigration limitations:

-New immigrants can't equal more than 1% of the US population in a given year (the population being from the last recorded census). That 1% will be further divided up to allow only a certain number of immigrants each month.
-Each country of origin for immigrants will be allowed a certain percentage of that 1%. No country could receive more than 10% of the total amount and no country can receive less than .1% of it. The left over percentage will be divided up between all countries as follows: Read more...

Do Elements Within the La Raza Movement Pose a Threat to America?

La Raza means literally ďThe RaceĒ in Spanish. The movement was formed in 1968 to promote the interests of the Mexican-American community. Like the NAACP and other affirmative-action minded organizations, La Raza has many members that are interested in being part of America and promoting equality for all Americans. The fundamental goals as stated by the movement are benign and represent the ideals of American diversity and cultural pride.

There is another movement affiliated with La Raza that has historically been more militant and still maintains documents within their organization that point to isolationistic views Read More

A Plan

The one major thing that seems to be lacking in the immigration debate is a real plan that addresses the legitimate concerns with illegal immigration. There are strong opinions on both sides and a lot of rhetoric but there isnít really any solid plan being promoted to address the illegal immigration issue in a way that is both fair and logical.

So, that being said here is my idea:Read More

Trucking Cross Borders

This is mainly a concern for the trucking business. If we allow these people to come into our country, bringing cargo that we in America have, and can supply, then we are saying that the American working people are not needed, and have lost all say to legally enforced DOT (Department of Transportation) laws.Read More



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