Voting is the Problem

Voting is the Problem — Here’s the Solution

Posted: 01 Dec 2016 08:00 PM PST

In Douglas Adams’ So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, there is a scene where a spaceship lands on earth and a robot emerges from the craft, proclaiming that “I come in peace” and exhorting the earthlings to “take me to your Lizard.”

The story’s protagonist, Arthur Dent, has this strange request explained to him by his friend, Ford Prefect, an experienced galactic hitchhiker:

“It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see…”

“You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?”

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