Archive of globalcitizensdb.org

I created globalcitizensdb.org in March of 2016. One goal of the Global Citizens Principles website was to have 74 million people, about 1% of humanity, entered into the database at that site by March of 2018. As of March of 2018, there were 36 people in the database, which is short of the goal by a factor of about 2,000,000. We did not achieve an exponential rate of growth. Rather than spend $200 to maintain the website for another year, it is being archived here.

Global Citizens Principles

We declare that we are citizens of planet Earth, and that we agree with the following:

  • The principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter shall have the force of supreme law for all of humanity.
  • The will of the people as expressed through a global referendum, as long as it is in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter, shall be the highest expression of political power on planet Earth.
  • The resources that are spent on the military and armed forces shall be used instead to meet basic human needs and to mitigate the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

The goal is to prepare the way for a global referendum on a plan for worldwide demilitarization with a suggested date for the referendum of March 21, 2020.

A preliminary goal is to enter 1% of humanity, at least 74 million people, into the Global Citizens database by March of 2018.

A total of 36 citizens have been added to the Global Citizens database so far.

Any citizen can search for people who have already been entered into the database.

This is not a petition to a higher political power. 
There is no higher political power than the collective will of humanity, acting in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter.

This is also not a voter registration database for the first global referendum.
It might be something like the way citizens will register themselves to vote in the first global referendum.


For more information, see a companion website aglobalreferendum2020.org



About

Several years ago, while waiting at bus stops, I would ask random other people who were also waiting a question. "If there was a way to hold a global referendum, in which everyone on planet Earth could vote at the same time on the same issue, what do you think would be the most important thing to have on the ballot?" The answer that was given most frequently was "world peace."

As of 2016, about half of humanity was using the Internet, and the number of people who are connected to the Internet is still growing rapidly. The resources on the Internet are also developing at a dramatic pace. Remarkable advances with computer speech recognition, and language translation, and other applications of machine intelligence are being integrated into the Internet.

What might humanity do with this technology that was not possible even one generation ago? What might one individual do? This website is evidence that one person with no great computer programming skills, and no great amount of wealth, can share a vision and a means for potentially millions of people to declare that they are citizens of planet Earth, and that they want to help prepare the way for a global referendum on a plan for worldwide demilitarization.

If a global referendum does take place, the voting would not need to happen electronically. For the sake of verification, the voting could be done with paper ballots, and with the counting and tallying of the votes taking place at each of millions of voting locations around the world, all broadcast over the Internet with streaming video.

How will the plan for worldwide demilitarization be created? Where will we meet? We will meet in small groups close to our homes, and also over the Internet, using the resources of the Internet to help millions and possibly billions of people who are communicating in a multitude of languages to work towards unity on the plan.

So, what is this website about? It is about you and me, and about what we can become together. We can prepare ourselves by studying the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter. We can also prepare ourselves, after each of us is added to the database at Global Citizens Principles, by adding two or three additional people to the database.

If we can enter 1% of humanity into the database, that might be enough to organize the world's first global referendum. Your prize for helping will be to participate along with all of humanity in rising to a higher level of existence.

John Kintree
revised, November 10, 2016

The Database

Search Results

Found: John Kintree, 63132, United States, Entered: 2016-03-29

This citizen was entered by: John Kintree, 63132, United States ... 

This citizen has added 29 other citizens to the database.

Name, Postal Code, Country

Rise Gilliom, 63124, United States, Entered: 2017-09-29 .... 

Bruce Taylor, 63130, United States, Entered: 2016-05-09 .... 

Nadine Hoover, 14802, United States, Entered: 2016-05-02 .... 

Diana Oleskevitch, 63110, United States, Entered: 2016-05-02 .... 

Susan Lee Barton, 19119, United States, Entered: 2016-04-30 .... 

Tom Fairbank, 63130, United States, Entered: 2016-04-24 .... 

Jody Baltzer, 63118, United States, Entered: 2016-04-23 .... 

Barbara Stanford, 62025, United States, Entered: 2016-04-23 .... 

Debra Penna-Fredericks, 63119, United States, Entered: 2016-04-23 .... 

Dawn Rubbert, 63119, United States, Entered: 2016-04-22 .... 

Mary Ann McGivern, 63110, United States, Entered: 2016-04-21 .... 

Elie Nahimana, Bujumbura, Burundi, Entered: 2016-04-18 .... 

Tom Kuciejczyk-Kernan, 63119, United States, Entered: 2016-04-18 .... 

Ruth Hasser, 63123, United States, Entered: 2016-04-16 .... 

Nancy Shippen, 01720, United States, Entered: 2016-04-11 .... 

John Michaelis, 2121, Australia, Entered: 2016-04-10 .... 

    This citizen has added 1 citizen to the database.

    Anthea Michaelis, 2121, Australia, Entered: 2016-04-10 ....

Gay Howard, 93402, United States, Entered: 2016-04-09 .... 

Ann Dusseau, 83703, United States, Entered: 2016-04-09 .... 

Cecilia Yocum, 33617, United States, Entered: 2016-04-09 .... 

Adrian Bishop, 21218, United States, Entered: 2016-04-09 .... 

Tom Martin, 78730, United States, Entered: 2016-04-08 .... 

    This citizen has added 1 citizen to the database.

    Melissa Ruof, 78730, United States, Entered: 2016-04-08 .... 

David Zarembka, 50241, Kenya, Entered: 2016-04-07 .... 

Annie Kintree, 63132, United States, Entered: 2016-04-07 .... 

Val Liveoak, 78210, United States, Entered: 2016-04-07 .... 

Pamela Hosler, 63139, United States, Entered: 2016-04-05 .... 

Andrea Kintreee, 63132, United States, Entered: 2016-04-05 .... 

Beth Anna McGuire, 63127, United States, Entered: 2016-04-03 .... 

    This citizen has added 5 other citizens to the database.

    Brian McDonough, 63127, United States, Entered: 2016-04-18 .... 

    Jose Burgos, 32708, United States, Entered: 2016-04-18 .... 

    Meagan Mottl, 63105, United States, Entered: 2016-04-18 .... 

    Sam Baltzer, 30173, United States, Entered: 2016-04-17 .... 

    Mark Baltzer, 65203, United States, Entered: 2016-04-06 .... 

Joe DeLassus, 63118, United States, Entered: 2016-03-30 .... 

John Kintree, 63132, United States, Entered: 2016-03-29 .... 

Privacy Statement

The information entered into the database at Global Citizens Principles, hereafter known as The Database, is for the sole purpose of preparing the way for the world's first global referendum.

For each person who is entered into The Database certain information will be publicly viewable. This information consists of: name, postal code, country, and date entered into The Database, plus a link to the record of the person who entered them into The Database, and also link to the record of each person that they add to The Database.

The email address and password for each person who is entered into The Database will be stored in The Database, but will not be publicly viewable. The primary purpose of the email address and password is so each person who is entered into The Database can login to The Database. The email addresses of people entered into The Database will not be shared with any other organization.

The above mentioned pieces of information are the only pieces of information that will be entered into The Database.

If the number of people entered into and using The Database exceeds the hosting capacity of the current web hosting service, it may be necessary to solicit funds from people who are already in The Database in order to increase the capacity of the web hosting. The email address of each person entered into The Database may be used for this purpose. Such a solicitation by email will be done no more than once per year.

The email address of people entered into The Database may also as be used to communicate on the status of The Database such as the number of people who have been entered into it. Such communications will be done no more than once every three months.

If the number of people entered into The Database reaches 1% (one percent) of the global population, the information in The Database may be used to help people who live in the same postal code area to get in touch with each other for the purpose of coordinating their efforts to organize the first global referendum. This may consist of one or two additional email messages.

Every effort will be made to maintain The Database in perpetuity so that it can be used as a tool for research by future generations.

John Kintree
April 7, 2016 

This is not a petition to a higher political power. 
There is no higher political power than the collective will of humanity, acting in accordance with the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Earth Charter.

This is also not a voter registration database for the first global referendum.
It might be something like the way citizens will register themselves to vote in the first global referendum.


John Kintree

March 11, 2018