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 Global Welfare Objectives Act, Blocker Resolution
Eternal Yerushalayim
Posted: Apr 10 2011, 05:56 AM


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Global Welfare Objectives Act

Category: Social Justice
Strength: Mild

The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the inadequacy of current international law in securing basic benefits for everyone, regardless of wealth or social status,
NOTING that this body has an obligation to work with individual member nations to preserve and promote the general welfare,
BELIEVING that the goals of equality and social justice are best achieved through applying the principles of individual responsibility,

HEREBY

1) ACKNOWLEDGES that each and every documented resident in World Assembly member nations should have access to essential services which are necessary for the sustenance of life,

2) ENCOURAGES all nations to actively work to create a society based on meritocracy and personal initiative, wherein the ideals of affordable food, water, education and financial security are promoted and revered,

3) DECLARES that the implementation of specific policies to combat poverty and financial hardship is the exclusive province of individual nations, acting in their sovereign and independent character, in accordance with existing international law.

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Eternal Yerushalayim
Posted: Apr 10 2011, 08:06 AM


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To counter SP's proposals for a welfare state while appearing to preserve a theoretical role for the WA.
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Matches
Posted: Apr 13 2011, 09:43 PM


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Not a bad thought, though the "right" to "affordable" anything seems dubious to me. Affordable for whom, and under what circumstances? The concept of having a "right" to something based on affordability is just odd. A libertarian nation would object on the grounds that the resolution establishes a right to obtain goods or services from another for a price that the owner does not agree to.

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"BELIEVING that the goals of equality and social justice are best achieved through applying the principles of national sovereignty and individual responsibility,"


Ought to be a hard sell for nations on the other side of the spectrum. I might leave the term national sovereignty out of it, as well. Perhaps it would be better to go the route of acknowledging that the specific problems from nation to nation may vary greatly, and that while the goal of the WA is to promote the general welfare, member nations have the right to proscribe their own laws in order to further those ends.

Then merge items 2 and 3 by establishing the duty of member states to encourage a society wherein the ideals of affordable health care, food, water, and education for all documented citizens are revered and promoted.
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Eternal Yerushalayim
Posted: Apr 21 2011, 08:28 AM


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QUOTE (Matches @ Apr 13 2011, 09:43 PM)
Not a bad thought, though the "right" to "affordable" anything seems dubious to me. Affordable for whom, and under what circumstances? The concept of having a "right" to something based on affordability is just odd. A libertarian nation would object on the grounds that the resolution establishes a right to obtain goods or services from another for a price that the owner does not agree to.

On the other hand -
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"BELIEVING that the goals of equality and social justice are best achieved through applying the principles of national sovereignty and individual responsibility,"


Ought to be a hard sell for nations on the other side of the spectrum. I might leave the term national sovereignty out of it, as well. Perhaps it would be better to go the route of acknowledging that the specific problems from nation to nation may vary greatly, and that while the goal of the WA is to promote the general welfare, member nations have the right to proscribe their own laws in order to further those ends.

Then merge items 2 and 3 by establishing the duty of member states to encourage a society wherein the ideals of affordable health care, food, water, and education for all documented citizens are revered and promoted.

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Imperial Yamea
Posted: Oct 13 2011, 06:37 AM


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Did this ever go to the floor?
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