Try the political quiz

296 Replies


How would you create and maintain trust within a community without the traditional mechanisms of authority and punishment?

 @9KM24N3 from Illinois answered…3mos3MO

I would make the punishment not that harsh because I do want people to be safe.

 @9KPBNHKRepublican from North Carolina disagreed…3mos3MO

Making a punishment harsh is what would prevent other people from doing it which would in turn make people more safe

 @9KPDLSM from Kentucky disagreed…3mos3MO

I would make punish ment slightly over bearing because if they are like that then people won't do wrong cause of the fear of said punishment

 @9KM2B3K from Florida answered…3mos3MO

I believe that using a method based in slowly removing certain privileges like un-restricted drivers licensees or extra tax fees for certain behavior or breaking of the law could work versus traditional punishments.

 @9KM282F from Tennessee answered…3mos3MO

Letting the people's voice be heard, strive for action in which the public desires.

 @9KLZWN2  from Oklahoma answered…3mos3MO


Have you ever felt restricted by societal norms and rules; how would eliminating those improve or worsen your personal expression?


Everyone has felt restricted before, government is necessary to the security of people as that is its one job.

 @9KVGZXMSocialist from California disagreed…2mos2MO

A people cannot feel secure if they feel restricted. Of course, there are limits, and I do agree on that, and restriction is sometimes neccessary, but it can also falter a people's will to be successful and to be happy, and then they will be unsatisfied with the government's work, no matter the government's intention.

 @9KVP9XJ  from New York answered…2mos2MO

Yes. They would probably make me feel more free, knowing that the government isn't trying to limit my free speech or whatever. I'm not sure.

 @9KV2SCM  from Pennsylvania answered…2mos2MO

Rules are necessary for a society to function, however i believe it should be up to the individual whether or not they choose to participate in a society. They should have the power to choose to live free from its restrictions and benefits alike.

 @9KV2DFP from New York answered…2mos2MO

I haven't felt any serious restrictions by societal norms and if we did eliminate them my personal expression wouldn't really change.


Do you think self-management can work in all areas of society, such as healthcare and safety, and what might be the challenges?

 @9KTYWGWDemocrat from Michigan answered…2mos2MO

No it can't, we need official funding and supervision.

 @9KVCDDD from California disagreed…2mos2MO

That healthcare shouldn't be free because the funding and supervision will cost money and employers will need to be paid.

 @9KVDYJP from California agreed…2mos2MO

if you work on yourself and better yourself. then youre able to do good for yourself and other people.

 @9KVDKXT from Arizona disagreed…2mos2MO

I disagree because there are some areas of society that need to be overseen by the government due to their risks and importance on the people.

 @9KTZ9G8 from Georgia answered…2mos2MO

No, there are some people dependent on the government for healthcare and safety. The wealthy people may survive on their own for a few days but the homeless and middle-class people will have nothing left.

 @9KTYVWP from Georgia answered…2mos2MO

people with low income who may can't afford healthcare or jobs right now.

 @9KTYZY2 from Georgia answered…2mos2MO

No because I think everyone needs support from someone stronger or with more power


How would you like to see the environment protected in a world where everyone must volunteer to take action?

 @9J2LFCY from Ohio answered…5mos5MO

I would like to see people give their all by putting faith and commitment towards a better economy, and start supporting rightful politicians from across the country.

 @9J2LN3F from Nevada answered…5mos5MO

I feel like if everything had to be voluntary, nothing would get done. This is all thanks to the bystander effect. Other people will assume that others will volunteer or do something and so nothing will get done. So I do believe that we have to have some kind of system or order to be able to function. Without it, we will be a broken society.

 @9J2L9JD from Washington answered…5mos5MO

That would be nice, but many people would choose not to volunteer - therefore there should be some type of regulations installed to further protect our environment and help decrease global warming

 @9HZQ6VP from Washington answered…5mos5MO


How might the absence of government change the way communities address shared problems like poverty or education?

 @9H7PNW2 from South Carolina answered…6mos6MO

It would be hard to address these things with no government or structure at all.

 @9H7PNH6 from South Carolina answered…6mos6MO

 @9H7PH2Y from South Carolina answered…6mos6MO

People would have to come together to help each other instead of leaning on the government for everything.


It may create chaos and make it harder for people to agree for the greater benefit


What mechanisms could we put in place to ensure everyone feels heard and represented in group decisions without a leader?

 @9L2NPMG from Ohio answered…2mos2MO


Compromise and change. There probably wont be any single solution, so try to make multiple solutions to help others.

 @9L2NG9H from Ohio answered…2mos2MO


How much do you value order compared to personal freedom, and how does that shape your view on anarchism?

 @9HCR4GVRepublican from Michigan answered…6mos6MO

I think order is an important way of keeping this country in check and not falling apart and into wars within the country and more problems that can be solved by the government, however I think personal freedoms are important and there are some things that the people should be able to have more control of rather than the government controlling every aspect of life. We deserve to have our own freedoms while also feeling safe within our country because the government can control CERTAIN and SPECIFIC things.

 @9HCQQCN from Utah answered…6mos6MO

Social order gives way for certain personal freedoms that are most important as we forfeit other personal freedoms that are worth sacrificing.

 @9HCQY6Z from California answered…6mos6MO

I think government is a really important part of society, because the government can keep the value of our society. Without the law or government, I believe people will get crazy.

 @9HQYY8L from Mississippi answered…5mos5MO

As Proudhon put it, "Anarchy is order." Freedom and order are one and the same. A system that holds everyone equally accountable and is formed on freedom of association is far less chaotic than a system where a person is put arbitrarily above others.


Would you feel safer or more vulnerable living in a society without police and laws, and why?

 @9H7LFPK from Texas answered…6mos6MO

more vulnerable because people can lose their mind kill people do all types of bad things and still not get in trouble

 @9H7LV4V from Georgia answered…6mos6MO

I would feel more vulnerable because I would not feel safe knowing there is no police or laws to stop people from doing what they want.

 @9H7LT78Republican from Georgia answered…6mos6MO

I would feel endangered everywhere I go. Imagine no cops patroling the area.

 @9HQYY8L from Mississippi answered…5mos5MO

Absolutely. Laws and those who enforce them are backed by a monopoly on violence. A society of voluntary association without want or need would be less violent in general and what little violence happens can be handled by the community directly.


If there were no laws to follow, do you believe you would act more ethically, less ethically, or about the same, and what influences your answer?

 @9H7RNV5 from Michigan answered…6mos6MO

I think i'd be more ethically because I would want others who act ethically.

 @9H7M6G8 from Delaware answered…6mos6MO

If there were no laws to follow, I would act less ethically, because I there would be no one to tell me otherwise.

 @9H7MKFG from Massachusetts answered…6mos6MO

 @9HQYY8L from Mississippi answered…5mos5MO

More for the simple reason that without laws, society has to function on mutual agreements. Where laws are imposed without consent currently, anarchism requires the explicit consent of all parties to implement rules so people would follow them more.


The historical activity of users engaging with this answer.

Loading data...

Loading chart... 


Loading the political themes of users that engaged with this discussion

Loading data...