Last edited by gunnut; 08 Apr 11, at 23:31.
"Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.
"However i do have a question, WHY would you go against a single government rule?"
I've deep faith in my system of government. It's coupled with the fact our government extends its authority over one of the most richly endowed lands and talented peoples.
Yet, despite those advantages of law and circumstance, we struggle at every level of governance-from the smallest municipality to the nation as a whole-to create a system flawless, deep-reaching, and meaningful. Others worldwide suffer the same or worse.
Why should I believe we can effectively govern a global entity when each respective house has so much yet to put into proper order?
"This aggression will not stand, man!" Jeff Lebowski
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool." Lester Bangs
What convinced city states & kingdoms to form countries in the first place.
Closer to home, why must there be 48 continental states in the first place instead of fewer or dare i say even more.
Why is PA & NY so big and NJ so small.
Why should those 48 +2 elect to join a union instead of being independent.
Now what would it take to join individual countries together.
It took a good deal of thinking to come up with the concept of a nation state to put countries together, now you're gonna have to come up with new thinking that does away with borders like those in the 17th century did to form countries. After all they're just lines on a map.
What have you got ?
Last edited by Double Edge; 09 Apr 11, at 00:04.
What is it that makes people assume "those other people" are going to demand that "we" give up all our rights, worship their way and hand in our ballots and guns?
2: As mentioned before, a common enemy, or "they/them" is an excellent way to unify the people against an external threat
3 (And probably the most important): The Muslims (or at least different segments of Muslims, some with large followings and strong backing) have claimed that they want to instate Sharīʿah law
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Abusing Yellow is meant to be a labor of love, not something you sell to the highest bidder.
Tell me Hong Kong has such legal rights and the legal rights to firearms to self enforce this right.
In other words, Mr O'Rear, you cannot appreciate my rights because you've never had them. What's more, Mr O'Rear, you cannot value my rights because you've never had to depend on them. In Hong Kong, you depend on the cops to get to you on time to protect you. By the time the cops reach me, the perps or I would have already died by our wounds.
Therefore, Mr O'Rear, while I may not want an AK-47, I demand a right to have one regardless what China feels if her citizens have a right to them or not.
And in world government, why should I allow China to have a vote in my Canadian gun rights?
Last edited by Officer of Engineers; 09 Apr 11, at 05:08.
It's such a pity that one expects such high standards of tolerance from such a regime.I'm going to make an informed statement of fact: Iran, for example, does not require everyone to be Muslim. Hell, they've got Jews in their legislature.
OoE has used a graphic example of how wildly people's perceptions and situations vary around the world. The Japanese, especially, who live in a culturally law-abiding and relatively peaceful society, cannot understand the issues facing others w/regards to self-defense, in this case.In Hong Kong, you depend on the cops to get to you on time to protect you. By the time the cops reach me, the perps or I would have already died by our wounds.
People, cultures, circumstances, and expectations - all are still too vastly different for integration under one system.
The original United States were able to integrate Federally because their shared language, culture, expectation of freedoms and rights, all meshed. Likewise, the original city-states or kingdoms that combined to form current Nations also had shared cultural backgrounds and languages.
But the people of British Columbia share little with those of Rwanda, and those in rural China have little in common with Tel Aviv socialites or the ranchers of the Argentine Pampas.
Can someone tell me what are the benefits for an individual from this "United world"? I can't think of any
No such thing as a good tax - Churchill
To make mistakes is human. To blame someone else for your mistake, is strategic.
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)