JULY 4, 2015: WORLD CITIZEN DECLARATION OF INTER-DEPENDENCE
By René Wadlow
In 1776, progress for humanity required the first act of decolonization as leaders in the English colonies of North America consciously broke the bonds with the colonial English government. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was a positive act to affirm human dignity in opposition to an English government dominated by a small aristocratic class and a King who represented these narrow economic and class interests.
In 2015, as Citizens of the World, we affirm the unity of humanity, the impossibility of cutting bonds with others. Thus we re-affirm the inter-dependence of humanity.
Today, world progress moves from affirming U. S. citizenship as separate from England in 1776 to affirming world citizenship in 2015.
Prof. René Wadlow is President of the Association of World Citizens.