Meeting Report

November 22, 2009

Dr. Roger Kotila

Earth Federation is Better for Humanity
 than the United Nations

Roger Kotila is the board chair of Democratic World Federalists (which should not be confused with the United World Federalists).

The Democratic World Federalists have written a proposed world constitution that goes far beyond the United Nations Charter and would attempt to institute a real world government. The current United Nations is an instrument of governments, not of peoples, and Dr. Kotila regards it as part of the “war system.”

The proposed Earth Federation is a “peace system.” The United Nations is of little use to people who have lost their rights, as there is no real enforcement of the rights enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Dr. Kotila also expressed the opinion that Dr. Glen T. Martin  is the most important man in America. Dr. Martin1 is Secretary General of the World Constitution and Parliament Association (WCPA) which, over a period of 30 years, drafted the Earth Constitution—the foundation of the current Earth Federation movement. Dr. Martin has written several books on world federalism and the problems of war and of exploitive economics. The Democratic World Federalists have had several conferences, including ones in Libya, Japan and India.

After the talk there was a good question and answer period. Dr. Kotila’s presentation was very well received by the twenty-six people in attendance.

Report prepared by Wayne Luney

1 Not to be confused with another person of the same name who is a prominent evangelical Christian clergyman in Southern California.

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