Thanks for visiting with me on
this one-to-one basis. You and I are now linked by
cyberspace-an infinite region of NO BORDERS! A free "land!"
A human "land." A sovereign "land.". That's the new and
awesome "reality" of cyberspace.
It "places" us all AT ONCE
together, mentally, morally, socially.
The universality of
cyberspace compels openness, honesty, fairness, candor and,
in a word, truth. Like the sun, it shines on all alike.
Being universal, it is equitable, democratic, just. It also
exposes division, hypocrisy, triviality.
“The will of the people shall be the basis of the
government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and
which shall be by universal or equivalent free-voting
Article 21(3), Universal
Declaration of Human Rights
Dear World Citizen,
As a candidate for World President, I hereby solicit
your World Vote.
World Ballot is enclosed.
Living in our world community as a fellow human,
guaranteed the human
right of political choice—see above—you can exercise the
inalienable right of
political franchise now!
I enclose excerpts from statements I have made through
concerning my reasons for campaigning for this high office.
In brief, I am convinced that without democratic world
human race is doomed.
While I am not a professional politician, my
qualifications for the
global office are fairly unique. I have been a declared
World Citizen since
the age of 26. I am now 77. I am the author of four books on
the subject of
world citizenship, world law, world government and human
rights. (See my web
sites: www.garrydavis.org and www.worldgovernment.org.
I have graduated from the East-West University of
Brahma-Vidya in South
India under the direction of Nataraja Guru receiving a
master’s degree in
geo-dialectics. This is a new science of human relations
based on pure
dialectics, the wisdom science.
Further, I have founded institutions based on the human
political choice, the first being the International Registry
Citizens in Paris in 1949. (750,000 individuals registered
during the years
1949-51). The second is the World Government of World
Citizens in 1953; the
third, the World Service Authority in 1954 (still operating
DC and Tokyo, Japan) and the fourth, the World Government
Institute in 1998
I also enclose my campaign brochure and the World Vote
Ballot. You may
photocopy this ballot. It contains the place for nine votes.
Please seek 8
additional signatures on the ballot.
Donations may be sent to the account cited on the
bottom of this letter.
Any donation of $500 or above will receive my book,
“Passport to Freedom, a
Manual for World Citizens,” plus a subscription to the
quarterly World Government News.
Donations of $1,000 or over will receive the book, the
the booklet World Citizenship, World Government. World
Statements by Garry Davis, Citizen of the World, comprising
“World Law Now,” with The Ellsworth Declaration (original
World Government) and my three briefs to the US Supreme
Court and the
International Court of Justice, plus a special section on my
Donations of $10,000 or more will receive an original
(only 33 left out of a printing of 1,000, a historic
collector’s item), circa
1956, which I used when first travelling to India to meet
with Guru Nataraja
who wrote the Memorandum on World Government .
I will consider myself “elected” after receiving votes
from 1% of the
world’s population, that is 50 million citizens. As the
momentum, I expect others more qualified than I will
announce their global
candidacy for world office at the service of humanity and
I look forward to representing you on the world level.
Together we can
help save the planet and humanity from the scourge of war
devastation as we enter the 3rd millenium. .
THE WORLD... universally
outgoing, conceptually unbounded, the planet dynamically,
synergistically and organically one with itself and the cosmos.
the restrictive rights and duties within a given social structure.
The two words together seem paradoxical. "You can
educate either the citizen or the man," wrote Thoreau. Yet in their
union lies the potential success of the human species; in their
non-union lies the demise of a fatally flawed creature which could not
overcome its self-imposed global anarchy.
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After all, politics is a matter of serving the community,
which means that it is morality in practice. And how better to serve the
community and practice morality than by seeking in the midst of the
global (and globally threatened) civilization their own global political
responsibility: that is, their responsibility for the very survival of
the human race?
Davis was the son of Meyer & Hilda Davis. He graduated from
The Episcopal Academy in 1940 and attended the Carnegie Institute of
Carnegie Mellon University); he also earned an M.A. in Geo-dialectics
from the East-West University of Brahma Vidya, Bangalore, India.
A former Broadway actor, after serving in the US Air Force during WWII as
a B-17 bomber pilot, he renounced his American citizenship in Paris in 1948
to become a "citizen of the world." Davis interrupted a session of the
United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 1948 calling for "one
government for one world." He founded the International Registry of World
Citizens in Paris in January, 1949 which registered over 750,000
individuals. On September 4, 1953 Davis declared the World Government of
World Citizens from the city hall of
Ellsworth, Maine, based on fundamental human rights. He then formed the
World Service Authority in 1954 as the government's executive and
administrative agency, which now issues the passports - along with birth and
other certificates - to applicants. Davis first used his "world passport" on
a trip to India in 1956, and has been variably admitted into or jailed by
countries around the world after using his world passport. Up to 150
countries have purportedly accepted the world passport at one time or
another. In France, his support committee was co-founded by writers
Albert Camus and
Gide and the
Davis ran for mayor in
Washington D.C. in 1986 as the candidate of the "World
Citizen Party" receiving 585 votes. He also declared himself as the
World Citizen Party candidate for the 1988 US presidential election. Davis
has published multiple books in favor of his cause of world citizenship.
"Mark my words, this boy, Garry Davis, has grasped the only problem
which deserves the devotion of contemporary man, the problem to which I
myself am determined to devote the rest of my life, up to my very last
day: a problem which is, very simply, the survival of the species. It is
a question of knowing whether mankind - the very universe of man - will
disappear by its own hand, or whether it will continue to exist."