Let’s consider a democratically elected world government

In response to the Feb. 17 article âÄúU.N. becoming irrelevant:âÄù The United Nations is not only failing to uphold international accountability but, under its historic U.N. Charter, is not set up to eliminate war, provide justice or save the earth. It largely functions as a distraction to those of us with these aspirations. Although most specialized agencies of the U.N. are viable, the U.N. continues to practice military diplomacy and remains undemocratic, excluding citizens from its decision-making processes. It is long past time to consider the creation of a directly elected, representative and democratic world government. This should not be confused with the kind of super state, âÄúone world governmentâÄù or new world order that most people legitimately fear. John Simcox University alumnus