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Pair Ruling

Same as the way pair programming probably works, only with ruling a country
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Replace all world leaders. Replace all world leaders with couples. Arguing couples. Couples that aren't stereotypical televisual happy smiling gleeful noncredible acting school fakes.

Would you all agree that of all the world leaders, not one of them is the sort you think should be up there leading, and most of them generate in us fear of it all going incorrect? Nobody trusts them. This isn't new - this has always been the case. I think it is time for a new approach, of the scale and magnitude as the invention of democracy:
• Never, ever, ever, elect a single leader.
That's it. Never elect a single leader. You can't elect a committee or a group, that's stupid, nothing would get done and nobody would like the results. What you can do, though, is elect a pair - a couple. It could be a married couple, it could be a gay couple, it could be twins (ie Jedward), but it can never be a single individual.

Ideally, you'd put into power a couple that don't agree with each other all the time, and can't therefore propel an agenda with twice the power of one lunatic on their own. The couple must not only argue, and fight, but must be fairly equally powered - ie, not an obvious dominant / submissive relationship. I don't think it works with more than a couple, and it obviously doesn't work with less.

Ian Tindale, Feb 23 2017

Constitution for kids https://www.congres...ecksandbalances.htm
[theircompetitor, Feb 23 2017]

Initial VPs were from opposing parties https://en.wikipedi...f_the_United_States
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       Would you mandate that the couple had to be in a sexual relationship? (or that if a couple took on this challenge that they should also embark on a sexual relationship?)
hippo, Feb 23 2017
  

       recommend reading about Checks and Balances.
theircompetitor, Feb 23 2017
  

       I like [+]. Listening to [grayure] speaking yesterday at a political meeting, I could easily imagine her becoming an MP and if this happened, I could be too, provided you extended it beyond leadership. Unfortunately I'm not a robot.
nineteenthly, Feb 23 2017
  
      
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