Member Rara Avis
A benevolent dictatorship is, without question, the most efficient form of government possible. The difficult, of course, has always been insuring that benevolence…
The problem I see with the plot, however, is the harsh reality of human nature. The only monarch who could avoid death would be the one who did NOTHING. And nine times out of ten, even they would end up as vulture bait. Think of Ghandi. Jesus. Lincoln. And scores of others. The best leaders always make enemies.
A slightly better scenario would be to have the "executioner" pay for his opinion with his own life. Do you dislike Clinton enough to sacrifice your life? But even then, the truth is there would always be at least one nut in the crowd with delusions of grandeur and no sense of self-worth.