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The Resolution of Interdependence
CONQUERING THE SEVEN DEADLY TRENDS

Origin: Joseph A. Bagnall


Submitted by: Joseph A. Bagnall


WHEREAS, the seven deadly trends are 1) the thermonuclear threat to all life, 2) destruction of rain forests, 3) global warming, 4) ozone depletion, 5) acid rain, 6) population explosion, and 7) all forms of military aggression, and


WHEREAS, the seven deadly trends have been identified, and if they are not resolved internationally they will rapidly destroy civilization as we know it, and


WHEREAS, unregulated and uncontrolled nuclear weapons will eventually destroy our planet, and


WHEREAS, destruction of rain forests is altering life-sustaining atmospheric conditions and threatening to radically change earth's climate, and


WHEREAS, man-made gasses are polluting the atmosphere and creating a canopy effect that is producing global warming, which in turn is melting the earth's glaciers and polar ice caps, and will inevitably threaten earth's shorelines and alter the world map, and


WHEREAS, man-made gasses have torn earth's protective ozone shield and created , according to NASA, a hole larger than the North American Continent, and


WHEREAS, destruction of earth's protective ozone layer will result in severe damage to all forms of life, and


WHEREAS, acid rain is rapidly destroying lakes and forests, chiefly in Northeastern United States, Canada, and Europe, and has been destructive of many monuments and statuary in our world, and


WHEREAS, population explosion brings attendant environmental and political problems worldwide, and


WHEREAS, all forms of military aggression break down international order and pose the possibility of escalation into nuclear war, and


WHEREAS, deadly environmental and thermonuclear trends call for the enforcement of collective remedies, and


WHEREAS, great American Presidents such as Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, and great American jurists such as Chief Justice Earl Warren, and great American journalists such as Walter Cronkite, and great American scientists such as Albert Einstein and Edward Teller have called for solutions to world problems through the development of world law, and


WHEREAS, the great British historian, Arnold Toynbee has called for one world and the collective choice of life over death, and


WHEREAS, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called for a world security system to halt war and curb environmental deterioration, and


WHEREAS, Pope John XXIII has issued an Encyclical titled, Pacem in Terris, in which he praised the United Nations and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adding that he looked forward to the day when there is "a judicial and political ordering of the world community....when every human being can find in this organization ( the UN) an effective safeguard of his personal rights..., and


WHEREAS, President Harry S. Truman has protected the sanctity of the 38th parallel and the Republic of Korea with a United Nations stand against North Korean aggression, and


WHEREAS, President George Herbert Walker Bush has furnished the world with an excellent model of collective security when his "New World Order" curbed Iraqi aggression against Kuwait and left UN inspection teams in place in Iraq, and


WHEREAS, it now seems important to create a permanent world security system based on a common and widely utilized political structure, and


WHEREAS, many nations are governed under federal systems, including the former Soviet Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, and others, it seems that a federal system should be considered for world governance, and


WHEREAS, the American federal system has survived: the transition from agricultural to industrial society, the challenge of civil war, many economic crises, and two devastating world wars, and


WHEREAS, the American federal system has emerged in the 21st Century as the structure for the super power of the world, and


WHEREAS, the American federal system has protected wildlife and millions of acres of national forest reserves and set aside many national parks, and


WHEREAS, the American federal system has provided a framework for the elevation and enfranchisement of debased minorities, and


WHEREAS, the American federal system has institutionalized freedom and harbored ideological differences, and


WHEREAS, the American federal system has fostered pluralism and diversity in ethnicity and religion, and


WHEREAS, the American federal system has curbed tyranny with a system of checks and balances between three separate branches of American government, and


WHEREAS, the American Supreme Court has rendered decisions based on the ideals of the American Bill of Rights, and


WHEREAS, America's federal system features an effective division of power between the national government and the states, and


WHEREAS, under American federalism subsidies, incentives, and contracts have been awarded to private companies for the development of federal highways, railroads, airlines and various other national improvements, and


WHEREAS, the creation of a world federal system based on the model of the American federal system would be the ultimate American triumph, now, therefore, we the undersigned highly


RESOLVE, to work for the development of a world federal system patterned after the American model; and be it also


RESOLVED, that this world federal system should:


1) protect the world's rainforests, its wildlife and its oceans, just as the American federal system has protected its wildlife, and millions of acres of national forests and national parks,


2) provide a framework for the elevation of debased minorities, just as the American system has provided a framework for the elevation and enfranchisement of debased minorities,


3) promote and implement the ideals of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, just as the American system has promoted and implemented the ideals in the American Bill of Rights,


4) base the decisions of the International Court of Justice on the ideals expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, just as the decisions of the American Supreme Court are based on the ideals expressed in the American Bill of Rights,


5) foster and maintain a climate of pluralism and diversity, in the tradition of the American system,


6) curb tyranny with separation of powers and checks and balances between a strengthened Security Council , General Assembly and The International Court of Justice, just as tyranny is curbed in the American system with a system of separation of powers and checks and balances between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches,


7) divide power between world authority and national authority, just as power is divided in the American system between the national government and the states,


8) furnish subsidies, incentives and contracts to private companies for the development of alternatives to destructive fossil fuels throughout the world, just as subsidies, incentives and contracts have been given to private companies for various national projects in the United States,


9) regulate international corporations for the welfare of mankind, just as corporations have been regulated by the United States Government, and be it also


RESOLVED, that we do denounce force and military aggression in favor of actions based on the consent of the governed, as we involve the people of the world in the building of a world federal system patterned after the American model, and be it finally


RESOLVED, that we the undersigned agree to promote this Resolution of Interdependence with a sense of utmost urgency, born of the conviction that thermonuclear and environmental trends could destroy our civilization in the 21st Century.

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