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Interim Earth Government

Voting System of Earth Government
(for a model based on a democratically elected Earth government)

There is a need to develop a voting system to elect representatives to form a democratically elected Earth Government. Every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Earth Government. They are our human rights! Each and everyone of us on Earth was born free and equal in dignity and rights. Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms is one of the characteristics of a democracy. The typical fundamental freedoms of a democracy (freedom of expression, thought, assembly, and association) are themselves part of human rights. These freedoms can exist everywhere. Democracy is a political system based on the participation of the people. It foresees the separation of powers among the judiciary, the legislative and the executive authorities, as well as free and regular elections.

The  Earth Community Organization has developed a scale of human rights in order of importance with the ecological rights being the most important (they supersede all other rights; and so on down the scale). The scale is shown here.

Scale of Human and Earth Rights

*    Ecological rights and the protection of the global life-support systems
*     Primordial human rights
*    The ecological rights, the protection of the global life-support systems and the primordial human rights of future generations
*    Community Rights and the right that the greatest number of people have by virtue of their number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically
*    Economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)
*    Cultural rights and religious rights


The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democratically elected government that is, the political rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone. On the other hand, representatives to Earth Government must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and allow verification by Earth Government) that representatives to Earth Government have been elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect representatives to form the Earth Government.

Once representatives to Earth Government have been elected democratically they will govern and manage Earth as per the scale of human rights shown above. They will give the greatest priority to ecological rights, and so on down the scale.

The right that the greatest number of representatives has, by virtue of its number (50% plus one), to govern and manage Earth as they wish but only after they have reasonably and successfully taken care of:

*    Ecological rights and the protection of the global life-support systems
*     Primordial human rights
*    The ecological rights, the protection of the global life-support systems and the primordial human rights of future generations

The general idea and philosophy of this system was described in the section Charter of the Earth Community.  When there is a need to find a sound solution to a problem or a concern,  a sound solution would be to choose a measure or conduct an action, if possible, which causes reversible damage as oppose to a measure or an action causing an irreversible loss.

Then the right that the greatest number of representatives has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) supersede all the other following rights:

*    Economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights) 
*    Cultural rights and religious rights

In order to elect representatives to Earth Government it is proposed  the following:

A.    Each individual government in the world will administer the election of representatives to Earth Government with an NGO and/or members of Earth Government be allowed to verify all aspects of the process to the satisfaction of all parties involved.

B.    Representatives be elected every five years to form a new Earth Government.

C.    It is proposed here that there will be one elected representative per 1,000,000 people. A population of 100 million people will elect 100 representatives. This process will create a feeling of belonging and participating to the affairs of the Earth Community and Earth Government

D.    Earth population is now 6.114 billion people. If all representatives had been elected this year there would be 6,114 representatives to form Earth Government. They would be the Legislative elected body of Earth Government. They would participate in some ways in choosing the Executive and Judiciary bodies of Earth Government. 

E.    All representatives will not have to be meeting in Headquarters. The Interim Earth Government and later on, Earth Government, will meet and make decisions, including voting of day to day affairs, through the use of the Internet and other communications devices.

 

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