February 27, 2007

Ten on an Island

This format of "Ten on an Island" will be the basis of a series of questions to come in order to develop a possible political/governmental upgrade from western democracy. The premise is that there are ten people on an island, they are a sovereign nation, and they are trying to determine how to best govern themselves. Question #1: One of these ten is a religious extremist who believes that a refusal to believe in his god deserves death. His publicly spoken goal is to to destroy the unbelievers, and is actively pursuing this goal. As the 9, what do you do?