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Abe, Masao  The sovereignty of humankind encompasses all races and all peoples in their respective particularity. For the human community as a self-aware entity, races and peoples are no longer basic political entities linked by power, but rather are cultural and ethical existences that give life to the individual and that, through the actions of individuals, are harmonized with mankind.
Alan A Bishop1930-Looking to an anticipated longer term of the continuance of this new philosophical movement [SIMPOL]and ongoing continuance, I thought the inclusion of a Persian philosopher’s work may allay some of the tensions between Muslims and Christians and help spread its concept between thinking peoples of any denomination.

I tried to give, as Khayyam does, a query of meaning-a freedom of intention, a freedom to believe as they choose-an inspiration to think in multiple terms.

"I hear you old Khyyam part of who I am
I hear also my soul.

A new dawning and in the vision of its early light
A new day is born with hope of peace and love.
And those within the Tavern cry ….Rejoice
And celebrate a gift to life."
Andre S. Belcher-ElDecember, 6 2005One Love. One World.
One God. One Aim. One Destiny,
Annan, Kofi1938-What is clear is that when the sovereignty of states and the sovereignty of individuals come into conflict, we as an international community need to think hard about how far we will go to defend the former over the later. Human rights and the evolving nature of humanitarian law will mean little if a principle guarded by States is always allowed to trump the protection of citizens within them.
Asimov, Isaac1920-1992There are no nations! There is only humanity. And if we don't come to understand that right soon, there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.
Asimov, Isaac1920-1992It 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 promoted.
attr. Cochise-1874Man should not draw lines on the land. The winds will dim them, the snows will cover them, and the rains will wash them away.
Bartoe, John-David Francis1944-As I looked down, I saw a large river meandering slowly along for miles, passing from one country to another without stopping. I also saw huge forests, extending along several borders. And I watched the extent of one ocean touch the shores of separate continents. Two words leaped to mind as I looked down on all this: commonality and interdependence. We are one world.
Bauman, Zygmunt1925-The Republic is the only alternative to the blind, elemental, erratic, uncontrolled, divisive and polarizing globalization forces. We need political institutions effective in the planetary scale equivalent to that of transnational powers
Bell, Daniel Teh nation-state is too big for the small problems and too small fo the big problems.
Bennis, Phyllis The United Nations is not simply an inevitable 'tool of U.S. foreign policy' like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), even if it often gets used in that way...We have to reclaim the United Nations, not destroy it.
Boaz, David Paradoxically, nation-states today are too big and too small. They're too big to be responsive and manageable. India has more than one million voters for each of its more than 500 legislators. Can they possibly represent the interests of all their constituents or write laws that make sense for almost a billion people? In any country larger than a city, local conditions vary greatly and no national plan can make sense everywhere.

At the same time, even nation-states are often too small to be effective economic units. Should Belgium, or even France, have a national railroad or a national television network, when rails and broadcast signals can so easily cross national boundaries?
Cardoso, Catarina  This generation of politicians is the last generation who have it in their power to secure the future of our planet, to safeguard the health and livelihoods of millions of people and the habitats that sustain their lives. History will not forgive them if they fail to act.
Churchill, Winston 1874-1965Unless we establish some form of world government, it will not be possible for us to avert a World War III in the future,,, "Unless some effective world super government 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.
Clinton, Bill  It’s not possible to have a global commercial system without a global economical policy, and without global environmental, educative and sanitary policies, and without a global agreement on security
Cousteau, Jacques1910-1997There are no boundaries in the real Planet Earth. No United States, no Soviet Union, no China, no Taiwan.... Rivers flow unimpeded across the swaths of continents. The persistent tides -- the pulse of the sea -- do not discriminate; they push against all the varied shores on Earth.
Cranston, Alan1914-2000The principle that the deliberate pooling, through democratic processes of consent, of strictly limited and carefully defined portions of sovereignty of the individuals so as to obtain what cannot otherwise be had is the basic operational principle of free and lawful human society.
Cranston, Alan1914-2000The prospects for humanity would be considerable brighter if, looking to the lessons of history for guidance, we were to set out consciously and deliberately to build a world community based upon democratic principles, upon the rights and responsibilities of its citizens, and upon the exercise of their individual sovereignty under the rule of law.
Cronkite, Walter1916 - It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace," he said. "To do that, of course, we Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill. It would take a lot of courage, a lot of faith in the new order.
Diogenes412 BC - 323BCI am a citizen of the whole world

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