What might happen if there were no rules, laws or government?

Answer the following questions. Please number your responses.

  1. Would anyone have the right to govern you? Would you have the right to govern anyone else? Why?
  2. Would you have any rights? What might they be?
  3. What might people who were smarter or stronger than others try to do? Why?
  4. What might people who were not as smart as others or who were weaker than others try to do? Why?
  5. What might life be like for you, your family, and everyone else in a state of nature?

What might happen if there were no rules, laws or government?

Imagine you live on an island far away.  There are no rules, no laws, and no government.  There is no one to tell you what to do.

  1. Would anyone have the right to govern you? Would you have the right to govern anyone else? Why?
  2. Would you have any rights? What might they be?
  3. What might people who were smarter or stronger than others try to do? Why?
  4.  What might people who were not as smart as others or who were weaker than others try to do? Why?
  5.  What might life be like for  you, your family and everyone else in a state of nature?