Why use rhetorical questions? Everyone knows they're out-of-place, don't they?
What's MLA format? Maybe you could find examples and just play up the suckiness of the government where you live, or even the inherent faults and defects in the system itself; write an essay based on how the entire system can be overhauled.
Good luck with that anyway. I hate politics, so I can't really help. I wouldn't touch it with a standard-issue Ten Foot Pole (TM).