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    Re: Do you support a world government?

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    A little more crazy, but this about the only way it will happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    We are under no obligation to pay for poor countries nor is the wealth of the rich countries something that poor countries are entitled to. How many of them are poor because of dictatorships or oppressive governments?
    But if there was a world government, don't you think it would have taxing authority? Then you would be obligated to pay your taxes.

    You know, the old saying 'From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.'

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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?

    It is better to have smaller localised government, decision making bodies, and then a world wide directive on human rights, environmental and labour standard. We are working towards that, standards are converging, but it will take centuries for it to happen assuming we don't fall into WWIII first.
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    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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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?
    States don't have Tenth Amendment rights as it stands. So you're saying I would then be 1 vote out of 7 billion instead of 300 million? I would have even LESS individual sovereignty than I have now?

    Yeah, no thanks.

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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    It is better to have smaller localised government, decision making bodies, and then a world wide directive on human rights, environmental and labour standard. We are working towards that, standards are converging, but it will take centuries for it to happen assuming we don't fall into WWIII first.
    And who enforces your world wide directives?

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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    And who enforces your world wide directives?

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    The court that's charged with it, using sanctions and other forms of economic punishments with the cooperation of complaint countries.
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    The court that's charged with it, using sanctions and other forms of economic punishments with the cooperation of complaint countries.
    Yeah, sanctions have such a great record I'm sure that will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    The court that's charged with it, using sanctions and other forms of economic punishments with the cooperation of complaint countries.
    On what authority does your court get charged with juridiction?

    You do realize that the only reason a court is able to enforce anything is because there are guns to back it up.

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    Re: Do you support a world government?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Yeah, sanctions have such a great record I'm sure that will work.

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    Sure, it will work in certain instances, and in other there will be needs for other economic punishments.


    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    On what authority does your court get charged with juridiction?
    Society, people, government. The same authority that gives any court the power it has.


    You do realize that the only reason a court is able to enforce anything is because there are guns to back it up.

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    Or the threat of guns, that's what the cooperative countries are for.
    Quote Originally Posted by Free_Radical View Post

    And I wasn't making an appeal to authority, I was making an appeal to the philosophical body of work of the founders, the worth and content of which should be well-known to anyone with a cursory understanding of basic history and philosophy.

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