FLASHBACK-Bill Clinton Calls For Creation of ‘Global Community’: ‘America Has Greater Obligations..
Breitbart ^ | September 23, 2016 | Julia Hahn
Posted on 9/23/2016, 11:06:25 AM by maggief
In a remarkable 2003 speech delivered to Yale University, former President Bill Clinton called for the establishment of a “global community,” praised the “openness of our borders to immigrants,” and declared that America “has greater obligations to open our borders.” In his address, Clinton plainly articulated his worldview and laid out his vision for the future. Clinton argued that the world currently relates to itself as “interdependent nations,” but that this model of interdependence lacks sufficient “integration.” Clinton declared that he considers the formation a “genuine global community”—complete with an “over-arching system” to regulate it—to be “the great mission of the 21st century.”
“I think the great mission of the 21st century is to create a genuine global community, to move from mere interdependence to integration, to a community that has shared responsibilities, shared benefits and shared values. How would we go about building that kind of world?” he said. “We cannot continue to live in a world where we grow more and more interdependent and have no over-arching system to make the positive elements of interdependence outweigh the negative ones.”
During his address, Clinton sang the praises of globalization, and, in particular, the “openness of our borders.”
“Many people today refer to the time in which we live as the age of globalization, and for most Americans, it has brought enormous benefits,” Clinton said. “Our country’s enormous increase in productivity was in no small part fueled by… the openness of our borders to immigrants who continued to replenish the energy of our entrepreneurial system.”
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