National Borders should be abolished
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I argue against the proposition with the following argument points:
1. Religious discrimination - while I, much like my opponent, would love to see a world where people from across all different religious can co-exist peacefully, we have yet to possess such an education/tolerate level to achieve such a result. One does not have to look any further than the conflicts of Russians/Chechen, Israelis/Palestinians, Han Chinese/Muslims/Tibetans, Sunni/Shia Muslims, Serbs/Bosnian (in former Yugoslavia), etc., which all exist within their own national borders. The elimination of boundaries separating people of different beliefs does not necessarily promote religious tolerance; one can actually argue the opposite.
2. Economic disparity - many bordering nations has much different economic structure and development level, for example, the United States/Canada/Mexico and Malaya/Singapore. Differences includes healthcare system, social programs, public infrastructures... Will a unified North America adapt a single-payer system or a private insurance system? It seems like more conflicts would arise from such move.
3. Political systems - much like (2), while most states are democratic in nature, they do have different democratic process (Parliamentary vs Presidential), who will get to decide which system is a better suited one for a unified world? Besides, there are still a number of autocracies around, such as China and Cuba.
P.S. European Union still has national borders among its member states and they have the freedom to withdraw from E.U. at will; besides, their political and economic systems are quite similar with a majority of their population being secular.
Thank you and I look forward to my opponent's response!
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