WSA - Europe2016/05/16

What is World Citizenship?

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World Passport vs National Passport

World Passport

1. The World Passport is your own personal property--you own it.

2. It is based on human rights laws and principles that affirm your right to travel everywhere.

3. Inclusive--most individuals can get a World Passport and use it.

4. Based on world peace, one human family, and one earth.

5. The World Passport is issued no matter religion, politics, ethnicity, etc.

6. Can be a primary or secondary document of identity and travel.

7. The World Passport represents the right to travel and the right to identify yourself as a person with rights.

8. Symbolic of human freedom.

9. Recognized by more than 160 countries.

10. Additional document so that you can travel to countries that you might not be able to with the national passport either because the country you intend to travel to does not like your country of origin or because you have stamps from a country in your passport that is not liked.

11. Does not carry nationalistic discrimination or viewpoint.

12. No duty or allegiance to any national government, an allegiance only to humanity and the earth.

13. Set fees.

14. People travelling as humans for humanitarian reasons, who represent an organization and not a country.

15. Cannot be legally taken away unless committing a crime of moral turpitude.

16. Responsibility of its use falls upon the individual passport holder.

Versus

National Passport

1. The national government owns the national passport.

2. Based on national control over subjects or citizens. The national government can refuse to let you leave and other governments can refuse to let you enter.

3. Exclusive--only a few can get it and use it.

4. Based on national division, hatred, violence and separation of people.

5. People who are subversive or of certain ethnicity, religion, affiliation, etc. will be excluded. For example, refugees cannot get a national passport.

6. Only primary document for citizens.

7. Represents a “civic privilege.” National governments do not want humans travelling just national subjects who they can control.

8. Represents divisiveness and people being restricted.

9. National passports have varying recognition.

10. Can be refused just because of nation your passport represents.

11. Carries nationalistic overtone or bias.

12. Must give allegiance to only the national government.

13. Some national passports carry very high issuance fees.

14. Can only represent the country of that issued it.

15. Can be taken away for any reason or no reason.

16. Responsibility could inure to the national government.