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Would The World Be Better Off With One World Government?: Left of Center View

In theory there already is a world government in place - the United Nations.

According to Wikipedia:

"There are currently 192 member states, including nearly every recognized independent state in the world. From its offices around the world, the UN and its specialized agencies decide on substantive and administrative issues in regular meetings held throughout the year. The organization is divided into administrative bodies, primarily:

The General Assembly (the main deliberative assembly); The Security Council (decides certain resolutions for peace and security); The Economic and Social Council (assists in promoting international economic and social cooperation and development); The Secretariat (provides studies, information, and facilities needed by the UN); The International Court of Justice (the primary judicial organ). Additional bodies deal with the governance of all other UN System agencies, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The organization is financed from assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states."


True, the UN lacks is the power to tax its constituents but everything else is in place for it to be a global governing body, though to be a successful one there does need to be some changes to its structure, mainly, funding needs to be a mandatory obligation of all member states. Once funding has been secured, the UN also needs the power to recruit and train a separate military force, greater than the standing Army of any single member nation. In addition launch capabilities for all the world's nuclear weapons also need to be under UN control. Only with an absolute centralization of power can a global government function effectively, which is also why the world is not yet ready to have a single governing body.

Currently world citizens identify themselves by their nation and place of birth. Soldiers in the UN are Americans or Chinese or Russian first. As is currently the case member nations as a rule put their own wants and needs first, with the big four actually being more powerful than the organization as a whole, which has, for the most part, maintained the balance of power. But for government to act there needs to be an unbalance of power, otherwise democracy can become a process so slow that issues are irrelevant before they are resolved.

Besides, who's to say the global government should be a democracy? Sure it is the governmental format of choice for most of the world's industrial nations, but that is only a recent development. Many of the world’s governments are based on the oldest of guides, religion, which not coincidentally is also one of the oldest inciters of organized violence. Everyone would have to agree to follow the rules and that is definitely not a strong point of the species.

As a species human beings have a knack for both gluttony and narcissism. There have been some spectacular exceptions to the rule. Unfortunately for every Gandhi or Nelson Mandela the world seems to produce a hundred Hitlers and Charles Mansons. To give that much power to a single person is just too dangerous. We are still a long way from a balanced structure for a global government, but at least we've figured out where to hold the talks.


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Would The World Be Better Off With One World Government?: Right of Center View

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest proponents of one world government over the course of history. Genghis Khan, Hitler, Stalin, Napoleon, etc. all wanted one world government. The problem with a single government is that only one set of ideals controls everything. The reason America chose democracy was that our forefathers saw the dangers with one ideal controlling everything. Not only is the world not ready for one world government, we would be ill served by one.

The United Nations is probably as close as we have ever gotten to a world government and it has repeatedly shown that it cannot function well across borders when there is a conflict between competing ideologies. Even the UN Security Council which is only five nations seems often to be unable to come to agreement on weighty issues even when international security is at the core of the issue. On issues such as Iran and North Korea developing nuclear weapons the Security Council cannot agree on a plan to deal with the obvious danger posed to all because of their individual national economic interests. In the 60+ year history of the UN it has not been able to iron out the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, a conflict which has existed for nearly the entire history of the UN.

If we can’t get an international diplomatic organization to be effective, how can we hope to create a global government? Between the totalitarian military dictatorships and radical theocracies around the world it would be almost impossible to find a governmental model that would work for everyone. Short of imposing a world government on countries at the point of a gun or, more accurately, a nuclear weapon, we will likely never see a world government. The only possible exception to this would be one common enemy that would bind humanity together.

Funny enough the answer to world peace might be little green men. Humans, like all primates tend to put aside our differences for a common defense. In the savannahs of Africa chimpanzees live in loose groups with little organization. They have no centralized leadership and operate on a basic model of self-interest driving individual behavior. There is a basic social order of dominant and subservient members but overall that only comes into play when mating or division of resources is involved. That only changes when the overall group is threatened. If faced with starvation, groups of chimpanzees have been documented hunting in organized parties for prey that they can collectively kill and bring back to the group for consumption. If faced with a predator that threatens the group, they will attack from multiple angles to drive away the predator. Like chimpanzees, humans will band together when faced with a common enemy. Anyone who doubts that should think back to September 11th 2001 when Americans of every color and ideology came together to call for action against the foreign enemy who attacked America.

So if we want to bring the world together we just might need E.T. to come down and blow some stuff up. Short of that, one world government leading a peaceful global society is a liberal socialist pipe dream. Democracy on a global scale to elect leaders is not practical and totalitarianism would never last on a global scale no matter who was in charge.

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A Legal Immigrant’s 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 “The Race” 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 isn’t 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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