I didn’t visit the website (http://vote.myworld2015.org/), all I did was open my Mozilla Firefox internet browser and got directed automatically.
It appears that the United Nations wants to know what you want and is asking you to vote on the following:
Phone and Internet Access
Protecting Forests, Rivers and Oceans
Better Transport and Roads
Protection Against Crime and Violence
Freedom from Discrimination and Persecution
Better Job Opportunities
Action Taken on Climate Change
Support for People Who Can’t Work
Reliable Energy at Home
An Honest and Responsive Government
A Good Education
Equality Between Men and Women
Access to Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Nutritious Food
What is your (i.e., the readers’) take on this vote which is requested from the United Nations?
I recently listened to a radio show in which the host sort of advocated the creation of some sort of new law (there is no proposed bill that I am aware of) which would allow US citizens to vote in state and federal elections (including the vote for President) only if their education includes political science, sociology and economics.
I’m not sure that he was proposing that you would need a 4 year degree (or the equivalent of) but I think something more like a test you’d have to pass which would indicate if you were, or weren’t, going to be permitted to vote.
The host also indicated that the ‘elites’ (no names, but point taken) tend to advocate laws which are advantageous and beneficial to those citizens who live in cites (as opposed to rural areas) and that those citizens who live in cities often were proponents or supporters of the laws proposed by the ‘elites’ (no names, but point taken).
In conclusion, the radio host indicated that he believes that the ‘elites’ should, every so often yet on a regular schedule:
Create a number of proposed laws and offer the said proposed laws (a number of options) to the citizens and have them (provided that the citizens are qualified to vote) pick the ones that they like.
Select a number of candidates for state and federal government offices and offer them to the citizens and have them (provided that the citizens are qualified to vote) pick the ones that they like
When I saw the United Nations asking for my vote today it made me remember that radio show discussed in the foregoing.
Btw, speaking of Mozilla Firefox, what do you (i.e., the readers) think of the forced resignation (April, 2014) of Mozilla CEO (and co-founder) Brendan Eich for his refusal to support gay marriage and his $1,000 political donation (2008) to California Proposition 8 (i.e., Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California)
Myself, I don’t really care if gay people get married. In my opinion there are much more important and significant things to contemplate, and goals to achieve, at the state and federal government levels than fighting over issues like who gets to marry and whether or not abortions should or shouldn’t be allowed (I really don’t care about women getting abortions either).
This is how I see the Brendan Eich story:
On one hand, Eich has the right to free speech and association and it seems like a corporation like Mozilla (and especially Mozilla) would stand up for those rights.
On the other hand, people who are opposed to things like gay marriage and abortion also tend to want to control, and dictate with legislation (or advocate such legislation), other areas of life which shouldn’t be prohibited and restrictively dictated by the government. Not exactly the type of guy you want running the internet or a corporation like Mozilla.
However, is it right for Mozilla to force their beliefs on the CEO?
Its a tough one. How do you decide?
I’m not really and truly sure myself.
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