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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    It's difficult to say. So many different cultures and economies would be difficult to link. Let's just say for sake of argument that a world government could work; that the People were significantly united behind it, and a strong democratic Republic could be constructed. I would be tempted to support it. Though in likelihood not, because of the immense danger corruption would mean for us all. But if we didn't have to worry about that and go on some ideal, like the Federation from your Star Trek program, then I can see real advantage to having one. Uniting the whole of humanity could bring about significant progress.
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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Not only no, but hell no. The further one gets away from the central hub of a government, the more disenfranchised one tends to be. Cultures are different, even in different regions and states of the US. Culture clash is enough of a problem in the states, much less throughout the world.
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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Justice For All View Post
    Obviously a huge hypothetical as we are not ready for a world government yet, but in the future if all nations have become democratic in nature would you support the United Nations of Earth so to speak? Could each nation work as a state and have different nations rights like we have state rights? The only problem is there would be no one to trade with so ultimately we would have to work to keep the nation alive trading among each other. Honestly I don't even know if capitalism would work for a world government since there would be no competition. There's a ton of things to considerand I personally think because of human nature a world government in even 200 years isn't possible. But as a hypothetical would you support such a idea?
    I would vehemently oppose such an idea. When it comes to democratic republics, small is beautiful. I want to know my representative personally, and I want my representative to personally know me. My representative should be more concerned with how his friends and neighbors will react to his votes than how Monsanto will react to his vote. We are too big for that already, which is a major problem. There is no way I want to be one of ten million other people represented by my legislator.

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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    I think a world government is the direction we're heading in anyway. Technology has brought the world closer together, and now we see people interacting across national boundaries in mere moments. Even people belonging to nations which are vehemently ideologically opposed can enjoy conversations and even work together. National boundaries are becoming fuzzy because of this. To me, it seems a world government is the next logical step.

    Several posters have produced very good reasons to oppose a world government. But I think the reasons cited are simply poorly executed government. So if a world government takes into account the concerns, and many others, addressed here, then it could be beneficial for the human species. In my mind, no government is the best government, but until people are collectively mature enough to govern themselves we're stuck with that monkey on our back.
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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    I think a world government is the direction we're heading in anyway. Technology has brought the world closer together, and now we see people interacting across national boundaries in mere moments. Even people belonging to nations which are vehemently ideologically opposed can enjoy conversations and even work together. National boundaries are becoming fuzzy because of this. To me, it seems a world government is the next logical step.

    Several posters have produced very good reasons to oppose a world government. But I think the reasons cited are simply poorly executed government. So if a world government takes into account the concerns, and many others, addressed here, then it could be beneficial for the human species. In my mind, no government is the best government, but until people are collectively mature enough to govern themselves we're stuck with that monkey on our back.
    I dont see any logical reason why there should be one world government. Its like asserting that the US should be one state or that there is no reason to have county, city or town governments.
    Or that I should live in a dormitory rather than my house.

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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    Several posters have produced very good reasons to oppose a world government. But I think the reasons cited are simply poorly executed government. So if a world government takes into account the concerns, and many others, addressed here, then it could be beneficial for the human species. In my mind, no government is the best government, but until people are collectively mature enough to govern themselves we're stuck with that monkey on our back.
    So, you think that a world government could possibly be better-executed than a national, state, or local one? Talk about a catalyst for mass chaos and unrest. That would certainly be it.
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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    A world government would just cause civil war. Then we would splinter up into countries. No matter how advance technology becomes people will still be people. And if the belief is that we will evolve into better civilized society like the romantics of science fiction predict, there isnt anything indicating that we are or would ever head that direction.

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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleAye View Post
    I think a world government is the direction we're heading in anyway. Technology has brought the world closer together, and now we see people interacting across national boundaries in mere moments. Even people belonging to nations which are vehemently ideologically opposed can enjoy conversations and even work together. National boundaries are becoming fuzzy because of this. To me, it seems a world government is the next logical step.
    I would argue that social and economic integration are separate from and do not require political integration. I am all in favor of people from different polities engaging in social and economic interaction. However, they don't all need to be ruled by the same government.

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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    we have enough problems with a federal government that is too big and intrusive and that violates state rights

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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Maybe you guys weren't getting the idea that the countries themselves would act as the states and have states rights as the United States and then the states /provinces within the countries would act as the counties etc and so on. I wasn't saying the world would be one central federal government with no state borders. You gotta think a little broader. It'd be like the US model just alot bigger.
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