Home Rule Globally

Quotations about world government, law and subsidiarity from prominent leaders
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." (1693).
Einstein: "Only world law can assure progress toward a civilized peaceful humanity."
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."

Shoghi Effendi:
"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.