As I explained in my previous post, my husband is the rightful heir to Camelot. Being married to King Arthur, I then would be Guinevere. Well all right, he is not the heir to the British throne, and he did not remove Excalibur from a rock. (I did remove his little pocket knife from the washer this morning. Do you suppose that makes me a princess or at least a duchess?) But let's say that he is heir to a kingdom where the good, kind King Arthur lived. Or perhaps, better yet let's say that like Dogbert that I am Supreme Ruler of the Universe. What would I do?
My first thought is probably selfish in that I would want servants to answer every whim. And like royalty, I would be wealthy and live in a castle because that is where queens live. I am not sure where Supreme Rulers of the Universe live...in the sky maybe or maybe on the heavenly body that used to be the planet Pluto.
Dogbert, Supreme Ruler of the Universe, in plastic throne
However, by definition the word, ruler, requires some making of rules and enforcing of rules. This task is becoming more difficult. If I were queen or Supreme Ruler of the Universe, what rules would I make and enforce?Like our hostess, I have enjoyed reading some books about Utopian societies including 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and The Giver. In each of these stories, the society essentially fails due to lack of the freedom of choice or free will. Thus, in my imaginary queendom, free will shall be valued. With that in mind, freedom should not include infringing on the rights of others. Rules should be for the benefit of all.
I can think of a few rules that I would initiate. Guns would be abolished in my dominion. Without guns, there would be no drive-by shootings and no idiots shooting at children in a Unitarian church. Furthermore, I would abolish capital punishment. We should do away with murder all together.
Although I am sincere about stopping killing, I do realize that I am not much of a leader. Even King Arthur used the knights of The Round Table as advisors. Having the people decide what is right for the people is probably the best plan yet. Thus, I will abdicate my rulership and place the universe in the hands, minds, and hearts of a united people.
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