Friday, April 18, 2008

League of Democratic Nations

This proposal from John McCain isn't receiving the coverage it deserves:

We should go further and start bringing democratic peoples and nations from around the world into one common organization, a worldwide League of Democracies. This would not be like the universal-membership and failed League of Nations' of Woodrow Wilson but much more like what Theodore Roosevelt envisioned: like-minded nations working together in the cause of peace. The new League of Democracies would form the core of an international order of peace based on freedom. It could act where the UN fails to act, to relieve human suffering in places like Darfur. It could join to fight the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa and fashion better policies to confront the crisis of our environment. It could provide unimpeded market access to t hose who share the values of economic and political freedom, an advantage no state-based system could attain. It could bring concerted pressure to bear on tyrants in Burma or Zimbabwe, with or without Moscow's and Beijing's approval. It could unite to impose sanctions on Iran and thwart its nuclear ambitions. It could provide support to struggling democracies in Ukraine and Serbia and help countries like Thailand back on the path to democracy.

"This League of Democracies would not supplant the United Nations or other international organizations. It would complement them. But it would be the one organization where the world's democracies could come together to discuss problems and solutions on the basis of shared principles and a common vision of the future. If I am elected president, I will call a summit of the world's democracies in my first year to seek the views of my democratic counterparts and begin exploring the practical steps necessary to realize this vision.

"Americans should lead this effort, as we did sixty years ago in founding NATO. But if we are to lead responsibly, our friends and allies must see us as responsible nation, concerned not only about our own well-being but about the health of the world's economy and the future of our planet."
I couldn't agree more.


dearieme said...

It's an idea that occurred to me long ago, but there is now an obvious mechanism for beginning it - change NATO's name, purpose and treaties, and then allow it to expand. Two birds with one stone, because NATO is obviously a nonsense now.

wildgoose said...

Great Idea.

And it'll certainly be interesting to see further reactions to it.

China, etc., won't be happy and Obama and Clinton will no doubt object to seeing the UN "undermined".

It's a great way of smoking out how people really think.

Anonymous said...

Fellow Citizens of the World

It is time to unite the True Democracies of the World into a League of Democratic Nations.

Although I am a Canadian citizen, I reason and feel the Best Model that could be used would be very similar to the United States Democratic Model of Government. I reason and feel it is the Best Model for a Democratic World Government. I have studied it for years and I feel it is the Best Democratic Model out there.

We would have a Declaration of Democratic Nations of the World stating: "We hold these truth to be self evident that all people were created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights and responsibilities, including the rights to life and liberty, and the responsibility to pursue the truth which leads to happiness."

All of the eligible citizens of Democratic Member Nations would be able to vote to elect the President of the League of Democratic Nations (the Executive Branch), very similar to the United States. There would be an elected House of Representatives, an elected Senate with 2 Senators from each Member Country, there would be a Judiciary and a Supreme Court just like there is in the United States. The President would appoint the Supreme Court Justices and they would have to be approved by the Senate, very similar to the process that takes place in the United States of America.

The True Democracies of the World should not expect the United States and Great Britain to be doing all of the "Heavy Lifting" to preserve our Freedoms, the Rule of Law, and to hold rogue nations and brutal dictators accountable for their destructive actions and to bring them to justice, as the United States, Britain and several democratic countries had to do with Suddam Hussein.

Therefore I believe there should also be a League of Democratic Nations Military Force which can deal with brutal dictators of the World. I am talking about Brutal Leaders who control their armies and who are murdering their own people and or are invading other countries for no good reason other than their own greed and lust for power and natural resources.

I completely support Senator John McCain's Proposal to form a League of Democratic Nations. I reason and feel that in order to deal with the global problems, challenges, and opportunities we are faced with in the world, it will take an democratically elected League of Democratic Nations to properly deal with many of these global challenges with a True Democratic and Global Perspective, transcending the special interests of any one Nation.

We must unite as Global Citizens of the free world to campaign our respective Federal Governments to engage in discussions to form a League of Democratic Nations. In this way we would be creating the World Government Structures to do all we can to preserve and protect our freedoms by the rule of Natural Laws and when necessary temporary Man Made Laws until the consciousness of the people of the World evolve to the point where we can live and govern ourselves by the Rule of Natural Laws and the Laws of Mind.

I am not against the United Nations in any way. It has its place, by giving all the Nations of the World, democratic and or dictatorships, the opportunity, a place to Meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face in this World.

Respectful communications are the Key to breaking down the barriers which divide us and the United Nations has a very important role to play in this manner.

However having said this the United Nations is not a democratic organization and the people who deeply influence its decisions are not democratically elected.

Furthermore the U.N. Security Council as it is structured with 7 Members, each with Veto Power, many of those Security Members being Non Democratic Countries, it is a wonder anything ever gets done.

As a Global Citizen 1st, as a Humanitarian 2nd, as a Canadian Citizen 3rd, as someone who cares about our Planet, as someone who believes that we must have Excellent World Government with the Authority, Power, and Organizations/Institutions necessary to deal with the Challenges and Opportunities the World faces, and to hold Countries and Large Corporations Accountable for their inappropriate actions, I reason and feel it is long overdue that we form a League of Democratic Nations.

Senator John McCain you have my vote of support!

Respectfully yours,