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You're right, Ethan. A single world govt. is dangerous. That's why we who support the idea don't want to rush it. I for one am quite happy to let it happen as & when. The current U.N. does need reforming. I think everyone's agreed on that except those who are feeding off the carcase.Originally posted by EJA:
<A couple of observations / questions:
What makes us think that the same self-interest that now characterizes national government leaders would not also characterize world government leaders? I.E., what would prevent a world government from becoming corrupt, as virtually every human government in history has, and if it did, then where would we go?>
At one time I thought that the checks & balances built into the U.S. system would have provided a perfect model for an expanded U.N., but recent developments leave me in doubt. I'm not referring to just the Bush administration either. Corporate activity leaves a lot to be desired. I don't need to spell out what & who.
<What would be the reason for having one army in the world? The whole purpose of an army is to fight other armys. The only purpose I can see for such an army is the coercion / oppression of the populace. Once again, a single point of control for such power scares me more than multiple points of control.>
The point of a U.N. military (not just an Army) is to keep brushfires down. Europe, which should have dealt with the Balkan affair, dithered shockingly, largely because of all the different governments that had to be consulted. Nobody is suggesting that a U.N. military will automatically consign other armed groups to history.
<In the innevitable event that a world leader became corrupt, what would make him / her any more inclined to give up power than national leaders are now?>
What will make George Bush & his cronies give up power? You think refusal couldn't happen in the U.S.? Some of us are not so sure any more.
<My opinion is that a single world government is extremely dangerous to freedom, human rights, and all that we hold dear. Moreover, I think that the current UN is a pathetic joke and would like to see the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.
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