Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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"Lo-kantian" realism

Discussing the failings of the U.N. Human Rights Commission, Joseph Loconte makes a recommendation that Immanuel Kant, properly understood (see my now ancient dissertation) would have embraced: the condition for participation in an effective international organization is having what we in the U.S. would call a "republican form of government."

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Membership in the U.N. has done nothing good for the U.S. over the entire period of U.N. existence. The dollar cost alone is ridiculous.

We should approach the other democratic nations of the world, and form a new organization, one which stands a chance of not becoming a kleptocracy.

PineKnot....Why do you believe democratic nations would have a better chance at? Democracy is only tyranny of the many, and democratic governments also perform actions based on self-interest and not justice. Look at Hamas.

I don’t believe that having a world of republics would lead to peace or even a lessening of the number of conflicts.

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