It is essential for the good man to be a good citizen.
A good citizen does what is best for the community, his city.
In a letter dated May 1 to the nine national leaders, Davis claimed that "In view of the 'indiscriminate destructive' capacity of nuclear weaponry as well as the generational effects which will continue to kill over time, we humans, conscious of our rights and responsibilities as members of the total world community, cannot allow a policy of nuclear attack by whatever seeming justification of states.
This program considers what it means to be a good citizen.
WeeranamtryCc: Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations; World Judicial Commission, WGWC; Heads of State; World citizenryPRESS RELEASEWorld Citizen Garry Davis to file injunction suit citing 9 nuclear heads of state as "war criminals" in International Criminal Court WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Einstein also reminded us that "Imagination is more important than intelligence." On November 22, 1948, 3 years after the end of WWII, we World Citizens interrupted a United Nations' General Assembly session in Paris "in the name of the people not represented here." We told the delegates "the sovereign states you represent divide us and lead us to the abyss of total war." And that "our common need for world law and order can no longer be disregarded." If the UN failed us in this critical task, we said, "Stand aside, for a People's World Assembly, will arise from our own ranks to create such a government." History is replete with the concept of a governed world and world citizenship.
yourself as a "citizen of humanity," i.e.
Our political thinking therefore must encompass both methods. Example: the mayor of a city represents the total civic population as a whole yet must also represent each citizen within the code of civic justice and personal responsibility.