Creating Your Own Government - A Thought Experiment
I've been lurking the P&C forums a fair bit over the years, and I know most of you guys are fairly well read up on what works and doesn't work in governance.
So I pose a theoretical scenario for you.
Say we found an actual working stargate and on the other end is an inhabitable planet. Because of your ancient jeans you alone can control who goes through stargate and therefore you personally have a chance to set up a brand new government / nation on the other side.
If you were to design the government from the ground up, what would it look like? No more 'Republicans are corporate shills who make the rich richer' or 'Democrats are Marxist wannabes who buy votes with their handouts'. What would *your* government look like? Would it start with the Constitution? How free would you allow your people to be? How much control / regulation would you find to be necessary?