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King from a Vending Machine

Eliminate Taxes; Improve Public Service
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Large vending machines in front of the Capitol. People who care to (perhaps we can pre-screen through some qualification system or other), bring a few quarters, put them in, and receive a document indicating the public service they must perform until they get replaced in like manner. Stock the machine so that every four to eight years we get a new King (or President, if you like). All proceeds go to public treasury. Best fricking idea for government in history, if you ask me.
globaltourniquet, Apr 23 2002

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       So given where due.
globaltourniquet, Apr 23 2002
  

       Idea Inspiration Type: BUBAP   

       (Brilliant UnaBubba Annotation Pun)
globaltourniquet, Apr 23 2002
  

       I want to be a monarch.
bristolz, Apr 23 2002
  

       I strongly suspect that the best form of government election and management is fairly complex by design, essentially runs itself and hasn't been invented yet. Until then, this'll do.
phoenix, Apr 24 2002
  

       // I want to be a monarch. //   

       I could make you a King.
waugsqueke, Apr 24 2002
  

       I was told I was a princess once...
ye_river_xiv, Jul 20 2006
  

       //And fly far, far away, Bris?// Gulp. That was weird to read today.
wagster, Jul 20 2006
  
      
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