Thought provoking questions usually put forth a certain viewpoint, if only because they inherently challenge the accepted one. However, they don’t require you to agree with that viewpoint, and a question is just a question. We’ll each have different answers to the following, despite their provocative intent.
Thought Provoking Questions – Politics
1. When several million want a given person or party in power, but can never elect them because only Democrats and Republicans will be elected by the other 90 million voters, can they believe that this is a representative government? Would a system that allowed them to send their own representatives to congress be more fair? Is there a way to devise a system which allows any million voters that agree on a candidate to have representation? (There are a couple million libertarians, for example, who never get represented.)
2. It is considered immoral for me to steal from my neighbor Joe in order to send my kids to school, or to paint a picture, or to subsidize my tobacco crop, so how can it be right for me to do it using the government as my agent? Is it moral just because enough of us vote to...