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Of the conveniently forgotten history behind In Search of a Capitalist Peace

 

IT'S TIME FOR A CAPITALIST PEACE EXPLORATORY CONVENTION

Pardon me, but can you lend a little sovereignty?

Everyone is born sovereign. Nations may be independent, but they are no more sovereign than Kings. We, the people, lend our sovereignty to various levels of government to solve our common problems. In return, we demand representation, checks, and balances to secure our unalienable rights and prevent tyranny.

 

Today, citizens from all nations are facing an entangling web of socioeconomic and environmental problems that we must solve together.

NATO—alongside EU—enlargement at the expense of Russia has rekindled Cold War tensions.

 

Russia and China are rapidly forming a new economic bloc to counter the Western economic order.

 

Brexit threatens to erode the pacifying effects of the European Union and will likely undermine Atlantic unity.

 

Attempts to create a democratic peace in the greater Middle East has spawned forever wars and caused a major humanitarian crisis that encourages unsustainable levels of migration.

 

Multinational corporations (MNCs) continue to take advantage of workers at home and abroad who lack socioeconomic mobility. It’s a form of neoslavery.

 

Developing nations keep their wage, labor, and environmental standards artificially low to attract foreign investment. It fuels economic inequality and climate change.

WE NEED TO FIND A SOLUTION

Working together, we can find solutions to the above problems using the citizens’ convention approach.

QUICK HISTORY OF THE CITIZENS' CONVENTION APPROACH

In January of 1962, an Atlantic Convention composed of representative citizens from NATO nations was held in Paris, France. Citizen delegations explored evolutionary ways to enhance and strengthen the Atlantic Community. They drafted the Declaration of Paris and encouraged their respective governments to establish a supranational Atlantic union.

 

On July 4, 1962, speaking at Independence Hall, President John F. Kennedy had the courage speak truth to nationalistic power:

 

“Acting on our own, by ourselves, we cannot establish justice throughout the world; we cannot insure its domestic tranquility, or provide for its common defense, or promote its general welfare, or secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. But joined with other free nations, we can do all this and more. We can assist the developing nations to throw off the yoke of poverty. We can balance our worldwide trade and payments at the highest possible level of growth. We can mount a deterrent powerful enough to deter any aggression. And ultimately we can help to achieve a world of law and free choice, banishing the world of war and coercion.” 

 

Truth be told, President Kennedy was inspired by the vision of Clarence K. Streit, author of Union Now (1939).

From 1949 to 1980, Members of Congress attempted to transform NATO into an Atlantic Union using the same convention approach used by our Founding Fathers in 1787.  Advanced by Streit and the Atlantic Union Committee, this proposed transatlantic union was designed to gradually evolve into a world federation. If successful, they could have created one transatlantic nation out of many with the promise of extending liberty, prosperity, and justice for all in a peaceful, yet deliberate, manner.

 

Critics, on the other hand, argued that an Atlantic Union based on federalist principles would eventually evolve into a totalitarian world state.

FOR A FREE WORLD ORDER

It is time to revisit and reshape the Atlantic Union idea of the past to meet the needs of the future.

 

Let’s take a giant leap of faith and hold an online Capitalist Peace Exploratory Convention modeled after the Atlantic Convention of 1962. This time, economists from around the world should meet and explore ways to replace globalization with a world federal trade system based on free market capitalism.

 

We can prevent the coming world war; avoid a major climate disaster; lift billions out of poverty; and meet growing demands for new social programs if we establish a capitalist world federation that works for all citizens in all nations.

 

We do not have to surrender our unalienable rights to do so!

 

Americans must show the world that we are ready to lend a little sovereignty and demand representation, checks, and balances on an international scale. World trade should serve individuals—not nations or MNCs.

WARNING: GLOBAL SUMMIT FOR DEMOCRACY

Former Vice President Joe Biden has already pledged to hold a Global Summit for Democracy in 2021. He is planning to resurrect the Atlantic Union idea in its free trade, imperialistic form. We, the People, must do everything we can to prevent the resurrection of the New World Disorder.

 

IN SEARCH OF A
CAPITALIST PEACE

Post-Election Edition Coming Once Electorial College Elects the Next President of the United States of America.

 

Using congressional hearings and reports, this book proves that from 1949 to 1980 progressive Members of Congress attempted to transform NATO into an Atlantic Union based on federalist principles, or the UN into a World Federation.

This book documents how Clarence K. Streit and the Atlantic Union Committee inspired the Atlantic Convention of 1962 where representative citizens from NATO nations drafted the Declaration of Paris.

 

It includes the complete membership roster of the Atlantic Union Committee in 1955.

Applying this history, this book calls on President Donald J. Trump to hold a Capitalist Peace Summit before his first term ends and inspire an online Capitalist Peace Exploratory Convention in his second to prevent another world war by replacing globalization with a new world economic order based on representation, checks, and balances.

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This book is required reading for anyone seeking to prevent the coming world war and climate disaster while lifting billions of people out of poverty. 

An online Capitalist Peace Exploratory Convention could find innovative ways for capitalist nations to work together to recover from the Coronavirus crisis while decreasing their respective national debt. 

We cannot risk more inflation or a monetary crisis!

A paperback version of this book is available through Amazon for $9.95. It is 6 x 9, 300 pages.

 

CONGRESSIONAL SOURCES

CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS, REPORTS, AND RECORDS

THE TAFT YEARS


THE ROOSEVELT YEARS

THE TRUMAN YEARS


World Federalism / UN Reform


Atlantic Union


THE EISENHOWER YEARS


World Federation / UN Reform


Atlantic Union


THE KENNEDY YEARS


World Federation / UN Reform


Atlantic Union


THE JOHNSON YEARS


Atlantic Union


THE NIXON/FORD YEARS 


World Federation / UN Reform


Atlantic Union

THE CARTER YEARS

World Federation / UN Reform

 

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