It's Important To Remember How Bad Governments USED To Be

It's hard to believe that there exists a more convoluted system of government than we're currently using, but things were definitely worse back in the day. One might even say things were ... royally screwed? OK, it's not the greatest joke you've ever heard, but I should get points for poignancy. If someone out there in Internet-land comes up with a better joke than royally screwed, I promise to switch it out immediately.