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I am an advocate for world peace through a single, globally inclusive democracy.

I believe we must adopt this as our goal, and that we can achieve it within our lifetimes.  It is simply the best design for human society.

We Americans need an inspirational goal, a guiding star to work toward that is more enduring than the next election, more just than preserving our privileged status, more positive than preventing the next crisis or correcting the latest injustice, and more ambitious than spending our money wisely.  We need a higher goal that can keep us headed in the right direction, one that will inspire us enough to insist on reaching it.

On this site, I will express why I think a single, globally inclusive democracy is that goal, and make the case for it.

As a practical matter, international borders are standing in the way of humanity responding effectively to the greatest challenges we face, ranging from climate change to human trafficking to financial crimes and economic inequality.  It’s time we eliminated them, and created something dramatically better.

The United States of America is a useful model.  What I propose is, essentially, a United States of the World.  A single, globally inclusive democracy.

I invite your comments and humbly ask for your support in developing and advancing this vision.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

8 responses

  1. It would be essential to eliminate all forms of welfare to do as you suggest. Are you willing to do that? If not, how would you manage social welfare?

  2. If a large segment of the world does not wish to participate or go along with the one world democracy you support, what would the next step be?

    • John, thanks for asking.

      It depends on majority support. That’s why we are building a movement.

      If you are asking, what if a large minority disapproves, the best way to answer might be by analogy.

      Let’s imagine, for example, that there are 100 people. Let’s imagine that one is a murderer, one a rapist, and one an arsonist. Should those 3 people be able to prevent enactment and enforcement of criminal justice codes? Certainly not.

      The world population is 7.6 billion.

      Extending our example to global scale, what if 1% were murderers, rapists, and arsonists? That would be 76 million of each of these. You could say that’s a “large segment”. Should they be able to prevent basic measures essential for human and social survival? Almost certainly not.

      The numbers are just examples, of course. Other numbers might be closer to accurate, but these ones illustrate the point.

  3. Hi Peter, Interesting idea and, perhaps in the longer run, where the world is headed. But maybe we need some interim steps, so I wondered if you were already familiar with the Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) initiative?

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