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Amoral (adjective) refers to a form of government. Whereas a bicameral legislative body has two branches or chambers and a unicameral legislative body has one chamber or branch, an amoral legislative body has no branches or chambers. People just get elected, show up in some city that is designated as “the capital” for tax purposes and then govern in a style that can best be described as “governing by wandering aimlessly around.”

An amoral government doesn’t do anything much at all and its citizens usually tend to think that’s a good thing. The government raises a small amount of taxes, generally by hiring pickpockets to pick random people’s pockets for a percentage of the take. Those taxes primarily go to paying the legislators’ living expenses in the capital and, in particular, their bar tabs.

Under an amoral system of government, consensus sometimes just sort of happens through an unknown process—or not—without any leadership or organization whatsoever. Alternatively, a leader of the government may be elected or chosen by some other means to guide the agenda of the government. This person is given a title of President, Prime Minister, Governor General or Chief Potentate Officer. When there is such a leader, that person’s primary job is to decide which bar the members of the government will go to that night.

Because there is no chamber or legislative branch to direct public servants when countries adopt an amoral form of government, the sorts of things that governments in countries with unicameral, bicameral or some other nonzerocameral legislature typically do are instead done by nongovernmental individuals or groups that finally get so frustrated about those things not getting done that they just go ahead and do it themselves. Everyone else then freeloads on those saps.

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