Dan Greenman is now officially a Citizen of the World Government of World Citizens and as such holds a World Passport.
Why should I "become" a world citizen?
Because the social contract is the prerequisite to civic peace. In biological and physical fact, in the 20th century, you are born a "world citizen" since you are born a human onto planet Earth. Now in today's interdependent world, the most important issue facing all humans is the elimination of war within the human and/or planetary community. But the breeding-ground of war is anarchy. The dynamic political link therefore between humans throughout that community in recognition of their common humanity is made through the individual recognition of his and her innate and inalienable world citizenship.
Why can't the nations make world peace?
Nations, by definition, are mutually exclusive. All nations therefore support the condition of anarchy between them in order to justify their individual sovereignty. Anarchy, or no common legal agreement or government, breeds fear, threats, and war as the final option.
What is a World Passport?
The World Passport is the official travel document of the World Government of World Citizens. It is based on the inalienable right of all humans to travel freely on their own planet.
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