is quite clear that as long as the nations of the world
spend most of their energy, money, and emotional strength
in quarreling with words and weapons, a true offensive
against the common problems that threaten human survival
is not very likely. A world government that can channel
human efforts in the direction of the great solutions
seems desirable, even essential. Naturally, such a world
government should be a federal one, with regional and
local autonomy safeguarded and with cultural diversity
-- Isaac Asimov
rule of law in place of force, always basic to my
thinking, now takes on a new relevance in a world
where, if war is to go, only law can replace it.
globalization is to realise its potential as a force
for good, we have to look more closely at the means
by which we handle our growing interdependence. We
do not have a world government, but we do have an
increasingly complex network of institutions that
are concerned with global governance. They are central
to our future and international human rights law,
some effective world supergovernment for the purpose of
preventing war can be set up ... the prospects for peace
and human progress are dark ....If .... it is found possible
to build a world organization of irresistible force and
inviolable authority for the purpose of securing peace,
there are no limits to the blessings which all men enjoy
we establish some form of world government, it will not
be possible for us to avert a World War III in the future."
"Those advocates who work for world peace by urging
a system of world government are called impractical
dreamers. Those impractical dreamers are entitled
to ask their critics what is so practical about war."
federation is an ideal that will not die. More and
more people are coming to realize that peace must
be more than an interlude if we are to survive; that
peace is a produce of law and order; that law is essential
if the force of arms is not to rule the world."
William O. Douglas
evil rules our world when we have no universal laws
to STOP countries and corporations from committing unlimited
or unregulated violations against life."
-- Kevin Edds
world law can assure progress towards a civilized
peaceful community." -- Albert
world government with powers adequate to guarantee
security is not a remote ideal for the distant future.
It is an urgent necessity if our civilization is to
survive." -- Albert
is no salvation for civilization, or even the human
race, other than the creation of a world government."
desire for peace can be realized only by the creation
of a world government. With all my heart I believe
that the world's present system of sovereign nations
can only lead to barbarism, war and inhumanity, and
that only world law can assure progress towards a
civilized peaceful community."
world no longer has a choice between force and law;
if civilization is to survive, it must choose the
rule of law."
we have been warned by the power of modern weapons,
that peace may be the only climate possible for human
life itself ... There must be law, steadily invoked
and respected by all nations, for without law, the
world promises only such meager justice as the pity
of the strong upon the weak."
is an increasing awareness of the need for some form
of global government."
am firmly convinced that in the world of today all
nations will be forced to the conclusion that cooperation
for law, justice, and peace is the only alternative
to a constant race in armaments--including atomic
armaments--and to other disruptive practices that
will bring the nations participating in them on either
side to a common ruin, the equivalent of universal
is so much each one of us can do to make a difference.
We are at a dangerous juncture in the history of mankind.
… We need to defend our principles and values, human
rights, civil liberties and the rule of international
law. If we don’t our world will further descend into
a state of chaos.
"We must create world-wide law and law enforcement
as we outlaw world-wide war and weapons"
have nations of the world had so much to lose or so
much to gain. Together we shall save our Planet or
together we shall perish in flames." -- John
want harmonious development, ... We should work together
for more democratic and law-based international relations,
and a harmonious environment in which countries respect
one another, treat one another as equals, and different
cultures can emulate and interchange with each other.”
absolute necessity to create a proper Earth government'
-- we should inscribe this as the priority item on
the agenda of world affairs."
heads of states fail to seize the opportunity of our
entry into the third millennium to provide for a better
government of planet Earth, history will not forgive
them -- if there is a history."
have long believed that the only way peace can be achieved
is through world government."
difficult it may be to bring it about, some form of world
government, with agreed international law and means of enforcing
the law, is inevitable.
-- John B. Orr
international community should support a system of laws
to regularize international relations and maintain the peace
in the same manner that law governs national order."
-- Pope John Paul II
are privileged to have the opportunity of contributing
to the achievement of the goal of the abolition of war
and its replacement by world law. I am confident that
we shall succeed in this great task; that the world
community will thereby be freed not only from the suffering
caused by war but also through the better use of the
earth's resources, of the discoveries of scientists,
and of the efforts of mankind, from hunger, disease,
illiteracy, and fear; and that we shall in the course
of time be enabled to build a world characterized by
economic, political, and social justice for all human
beings and a culture worthy of man's intelligence.
has made unrestricted national sovereignty incompatible
with human survival. The only possibilities are
now world government or death."
the war-drum throbb'd no longer,
and the battle-flags were furl'd
In the Parliament of man,
the Federation of the world."
-- Alfred Lord Tennyson
federalists hold before us the vision of a unified mankind
living in peace under a just world order. The heart
of their program - a world under law - is realistic
Government is not only possible, it is inevitable;
and when it comes, it will appeal to patriotism
in its truest sense,in its only sense, the patriotism
of humans who love their national heritages so deeply
that they wish to preserve them in safety for the
is obvious that no difficulty in the way of world government
can match the danger of a world without it."
--Carl Van Doren
anarchy among nations in the atomic age threatens
our civilization and humanity itself with annihilation
... The only ultimate alternative to war is the abandonment
of the principle of the coercion of sovereigns by
sovereigns and the adoption of the principle of the
just enforcement upon individuals of world federal
law, enacted by a world federal legislature with limited
but adequate powers to safeguard the common defense
and the general welfare of all mankind ... Such a
structure of peace through government can be evolved
by making the United Nations an effective agency ...
Beyond an effective United Nations lies the further
possibility of genuine world government."
-- Henry A. Wallace, 33rd US Vice President
federation of all humanity, together with a sufficient
measure of social justice, to ensure health, education,
and a rough equality of opportunity to most of the
children born into the world, would mean such a
release and increase of human energy as to open
a new phase in human history."
us get together with other people of our sort and
make over the world into a great world-civilization
that will enable us to realize the promises and
avoid the dangers of this new time."