Harry S. Truman: "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."
Golda Meir: "Internationalism does not mean the end of individual
nations. Orchestras don't mean the end of violins."
Mikhail Gorbachev: "An awareness of the need for a world
government is gaining ground, one in which all members of the world
community would take part."
Strobe Talbott: "The best mechanism for democracy, whether at the
level of the multinational state or that of the planet as a whole,
is not an all-powerful Leviathan or centralized superstate, but a
federation, a union of separate states that allocate certain powers
to a central government while retaining many others for themselves."
(Talbott was Deputy Sec. of State during the last 6 years of the Clinton administration)
William Penn: "Peace requires Justice: Justice requires Law; Law
requires Government, not only within Nations but equally between Nations."
Einstein: "Only world law can assure progress toward a civilized
John F. Kennedy: "We seek to strengthen the United Nations.to
develop it into a genuine security system.capable of resolving disputes
on the basis of law."
"Unification of the whole of mankind is the hall-mark
of the stage which human society is now approaching. Unity of
family, of tribe, of city-state, and nation have been successively
attempted and fully established. World unity is the goal towards
which a harassed humanity is striving. Nation-building has come to
an end. The anarchy inherent in state sovereignty is moving towards
a climax. A world, growing to maturity, must abandon this fetish,
recognize the oneness and wholeness of human relationships, and
establish once for all the machinery that can best incarnate this
fundamental principle of its life."
-- Shoghi Effendi, was the
appointed head of the Baha'i Religion from 1921 until his
death in 1957.