it'll demonstrate more fairness than a regulatory agency
Only if the "injured" party has either a lot of money or the lawyer is an experienced ambulance chaser. Maintaining public safety through financial jurisprudence is about as effective as asking insurance corporations to look after your health. You either need luck money or to know the right people. If you have all three, you are onto a winner.
It depends on what you mean by "the top".
If you are talking about monarchs of the type that have not been seen in Western Europe for a long type, then you are probably right. They had the power to make/break treaties, declare war/peace, order executions and do on. The nearest to one of them around nowadays is the Pope and he doesn't seem to declare war often nowadays.
Most European monarchies nowadays are not so powerful. They have things to do but, whether you are talking about Spain, Sweden, the UK or the Netherlands or anywhere else in Europe, they do not declare war, they no not make the treaties and are not known for asking for public beheadings any more. No doubt, the Royal Families spread too wide. As a Brit, I hear a lot that the Queen and immediate family are good but it spreads out too far.
For example, if the Queen was in command, the UK might not have participated in the illegal invasion of Iraq. There was no benefit to this country and there were plenty obvious downsides.
Another example from a bit longer ago. During the 50s or 60s, the KGB were convinced that there would be a military coup in the UK. The reason it didn't happen has been explained by some as due to the fact that the coup would have had to be against the Queen. That is a non-starter. Your commander in chief may be a politician. The CinC around here is the queen. Not very long ago, after Franco died, Spain found itself on the road back to democracy. The army there did not all like that and some tried to overthrow the government. The fairly new king put on his uniform and walked unarmed into the hostage situation in their parliament and told the Soldiers to stop. They did.
So you have an elected person at the top who a vocal minority think is some sort of foreign, demon, moslem marxist. A large number of the rest don't like him or what he stands for. A good number of them are the ones with money and power.
I know who our head of state is. I know her origins. I know who will replace her for several generations. I didn't need to stand up in school every morning to be brainwashed into giving my allegiance to her. As an adult, I did so freely when I put on a uniform. Every time I saluted, I saluted her. Every order I received came with her authority.
So there is the choice of half of the electorate disliking a leader? No thanks. I will stick to this system.
Why are European politicians involved in "negotiations" at all? They could save their time and just sign a document written by the U.S. government. Same result with less effort.
There used to be a legal principle that secret laws were invalid. "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" is only valid when the laws are available.
Now admittedly our laws have taken a beating due to the US Economic Hit Men and some of our politicians have shown themselves to be obedient to their masters. Someone is eventually going to point out that secret laws have less validity than unwritten agreements.
That may be why...
What on earth is infamous about it?
Most of us wish our highway system was as good.
No, there's no way a Citation could hit 132 MPH
The ones from Cessna can.
6. Get the USA back on the same change dates as the rest of the hemisphere.
7. Get the whole world on UTC. People in any given area can agree with each other when their working day is and you can tell people when not to call you.
In 12 years, your clocks would be half a day out. Your clock would say it was 7PM (19:00 for adults) but it would actually be 7AM (07:00). Your clock would only be right again after 24 years.
After what has been revealed recently, anyone who thinks they are an ally of the USA needs to worry more about the NSA and other criminal organisations than Pakistan. At least they do not tell everyone that they have the divinely given duty to rule over the world. They may think it but, if so, are smart enough not to tell everyone about Pakistani Exceptionalism.
To complexify it for you then...
120 years ago, you could take one ounce of gold, convert it at the "going rate" to your currency of choice and buy a nice suit.
Today, you can take an ounce of gold and convert it at the current rate to your currency of choice and buy a nice suit.
I am sure plenty of other people have told you but here it is anyway...
If you goto a shop and put something into your bag, the shop is unable to sell it. You have deprived someone from selling that object. Getting a replacement will cost something - either them, their insurers or the customers. Even if you would have never bought it, you have cost them.
If you copy a file, CD/DVD or
Most people have a limited amount of disposable cash and buy as much as they think they can afford to. What they download after that causes no marginal loss whatsoever.
That aside, the only use I have made of BT was to download Linux
Socialists as found over here since WWII.
Read about what happened in the postwar election in the UK to see what they do if not prevented by vested interests.
Some of those actions need done again.
There is an illusion that it costs more for you than the rest of us. It is caused by very artificial exchange rates. These rates also make you think that you are more highly paid in comparison to us.
For example, 1 UK pound exchanges for about $1.60 but you cannot buy as much with $1.60 as I can with a pound. A more realistic exchange rate is from $2 to as much as $2.50 to the Pound.
If you compare your prices and your wages using this, you get a different view about comparisons.
I haven't worked it all through yet but I wanted to stick to SI units of possible.
There will, of course be some people from what is currently the USA in it. They of course will be using units such as pounds, feet etc. Nobody else will have a real idea what they are talking about without a calculator or something - just like now.
There are some pretty accurate clocks on satellites right now. More of the same I suppose.