The Country of Earth Project
The Earth Is Our Mutual Responsibility
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IN DIGITAL CONGRESS,
BY THE FOUNDING CITIZENS OF
THE COUNTRY OF EARTH,
IN GENERAL CONGRESS ASSEMBLED.
WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for the Species to integrate the Political Bands which have separated us from one another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the connected and co-equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitles us, a decent respect to the Opinions of all Humanity requires that we should declare the causes which impel us toward this integration.
We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Persons are created equal; that we are endowed through our Common Global Citizenship with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are the three personal rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, and the three collective rights of Sustainability, Equality, and Peace—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Us, deriving their just Powers from the Will of the People, that whenever any Form of Government becomes insufficient for these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter, abolish, or add to it; to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to us shall seem most likely to effect our Safety, Happiness, and Sustainability for subsequent generations. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed or added to for light and transient Causes; and accordingly, all Experience hath shown that Humanity is more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right ourselves by altering, abolishing, or adding to the Forms to which we are accustomed.
But when decades unfold wherein our collective and natural-born Global Rights of Sustainability, Equality, and Peace fail time and time again to be honored by our Local Countries or their United Nations, it is our Right, it is our Duty, to add to our Local Governments by claiming co-equal Guardianship over our future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of the People of Earth; and such is now the Necessity which constrains us to add to our other Systems of Government. The History of the present Global Economic and Political System is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Unsustainability, Inequality, and Disunity that now exists between the local countries of the People of Earth.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World:
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The great majority of our climate scientists agree that we need to reduce our carbon emissions by 50%, worldwide, before 2030, and that our failure to do so will mean catastrophic affects for our planet. Currently, our civilization is NOT on track to meet this goal. if we are going to have a chance of meeting this target, and find a way to stop and reverse climate change, We clearly need to do more. Much, much more. The only way I see for us to have a chance of achieving this by 2030 is for us to join together as global citizens in the Country of Earth.