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Quotes on a Governed World

“If, today, governments are still unable to recognize that modern nationalism and modern militarism are, in combination,
self-destructive forces, and totally so; if they are incapable of looking clearly at those forces, discerning their true nature,
and bringing them under some sort of control;  if they continue, whether for reasons of fear or ambition, to cultivate
those forces and to try to use them as instrument for self-serving competitive purposes—if they do these things,
they will be preparing, this time, a catastrophe from which they can be no recovery and no return.”

–George Kennan

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense,
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending
money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."

–President Dwight D. Eisenhower

"The world no longer has a choice between force and law; if civilization is to survive, it must choose the rule of law."

–President Dwight D. Eisenhower

"There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized common peace."
–President Woodrow Wilson

"Unless 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 and share."
–Winston Churchill

"There is no salvation for civilization, or even the human race, other than the creation of a world government."
–Albert Einstein

"... 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."

–President Dwight D. Eisenhower

"We must create world-wide law and law enforcement as we outlaw world-wide war and weapons"

–President John F. Kennedy

"There is an increasing awareness of the need for some form of global government."

–Mikhail Gorbachev

"There is enough bad in people to make law necessary, and enough good in people to make it workable."

–Source unknown

"The 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

"World federalism is an idea 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 product of law and order; that law is essential if the force of arms is not to rule the world."

–U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

"We shall live together as brothers or die together as fools"
–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"A 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 Einstein

"... the emergency committee of atomic scientists, having explored for two years all means other than world government for making
responsible the control of atomic energy, has become convinced  that no other method than world government can be expected to prove effective,
and that the attainment of world government is therefore the most urgent problem now facing mankind."
–1948 Resolution

"The abolition of war is no longer an ethical question to be pondered solely by learned philosophers and ecclesiastics,
but a hard core one for the decision of the masses whose survival is the issue.  Many will tell you with mockery and ridicule that the abolition of war can
only be a dream - that it is the vague imagining of a visionary. But we must go on or we will go under ... We must have new thoughts, new ideas, new concepts.
We must break out of the straightjacket of the past. We must sufficient imagination and courage to translate the universal wish for peace–
which is rapidly becoming a necessity–into actuality."

–General Douglas MacArthur, July 5, 1961

"World 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 and attainable."
–U.N. Secretary General U Thant

"Our goals are the same as those of the U.N.'s founders, who sought to replace a world at war with one where the rule of law would prevail,
where human rights were honored, where development would blossom, where conflict would give way to freedom from violence."

–President Ronald Reagan
Address to the U.N. General Assembly, Sept 26, 1983

"It will be just as easy for nations to get along in a republic of the world as it is for you to get along in the republic of the United States.
Now when Kansas and Colorado have a quarrel over the water in the Arkansas river they don't call out the national guard in each state and go to war over it.
They bring suit in the Supreme Court of the United States and abide by the decision. There isn't a reason in the world why we can't do that internationally."
–President Harry S. Truman

"Any scientist can testify that a dead ocean means a dead planet .... No national law, no national precautions can save the planet.
The ocean, more than any other part of our planet, ... is a classic example of the absolute need for international global action."

–Thor Hyerdahl

"It is obvious that no difficulty in the way of world government can match the danger of a world without it."

–Carl Van Doren

"A federation of all humanity, together with a sufficient measure of social justice to ensure health, educaion, and a rough
equality of opportunity, would mean such a release and increase of human energy as to open up a new phase in human history."

–H.G. Wells

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