Then President Kennedy became more specific: "We seek to strengthen the United Nations ... to develop it into a genuine world security system ... This will require a new effort to achieve world law. ... Our primary long range interest ... is general and complete disarmament ... to build the new institutions of peace which would take the place of arms."
Fourteen years earlier, JFK had endorsed a legislative action that described the kind of "institutions of peace" that would constitute a "genuine world security system" to bring about "complete disarmament." Because in June 1949, Representative John F. Kennedy - along with more than 100 other sitting members of the House and the Senate - proposed the transformation of the United Nations into a world republic.