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Session Laws, 1943
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NO. 1.
(House Joint Resolution 4)

A Joint Resolution requesting the Congress of the United
States to pass a Resolution approving the principle of world
federation and the President of the United States to initiate
procedure to formulate a Constitution for the Federation
of the World.

WHEREAS, it is necessary at the present juncture of human
affairs to enlarge the bases of organized society by establishing
a government for the community of nations, in order to pre-
serve civilization and enable mankind to live in peace and be
free, the following principles and objectives are hereby enunci-
ated in the Declaration of the Federation of the World;

Man, the source of all political authority, is a manifold
political being. He is a citizen of several communities: the city,
the state, the nation and the world. To each of these communi-
ties he owes inalienable obligations and from each he receives
enduring benefits;

Communities may exist for a time without being incorpo-
rated but, under the stress of adversity, they disintegrate un-
less legally organized. Slowly but purposefully through the
centuries, civilization has united the world, integrating its di-
verse local interests and creating an international community
that now embraces every region and every person on the globe.
This community has no government, and communities without
governments perish. Either this community must succumb to
anarchy or submit to the restraints of law and order;

Governments can only be established through the deliberate
efforts of men. At this hour two elemental forces are strug-
gling to organize the international community; totalitarianism
and democracy. The former, a recent version of repudiated
militarism and tyranny, is predicated upon the principle of
compulsion, rules through dictatorship and enslaves men; the
latter, a proved bulwark of the rights of man as a human being
and as a citizen, derives its authority from the consent of the
governed, embodies the will of free men and renders their col-
lective judgments supreme in human affairs. The corner stone
of totalitarianism is the ethnographic state, whose restricted


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