Just a thought experiment on my part, but thought it may be interesting to hear the Dope’s views on it.
While walking on the beach one day, you stub your toe on a large and unusually ugly seashell. As is the way of these things, said seashell contains a genie with phenomenal cosmic powers, who also happens to be a die-hard political and jurisprudence wonk. In line with his interests, he offers you not 3 general purpose wishes, but 3 wishes solely to do with the ways your country is run.
**You can make 3 permanent changes to the way your country is run. **Permanent means they remain in effect until your country’s dissolution or merger into a larger body.
As to what constitutes a “change,” he leaves that to you, but urges you to be suitably conservative and sensible, because if you try to wish in some giant package of changes as a single change, he’ll turn you into an insect, crush you like an insect, and then teleport you to a rainforest where you’ll live out the (very short) remainder of your injured insect life.
You may, of course, choose to make one of your changes that you are now dictator for life, but I feel I should point out that overall, having 3 permanent choices gives you considerably more staying power than most historical d-for-l’s, in the sense your changes will actually continue as long as your country still exists (unlike the many empires which soon dissolved or repudiated many of their d-for-l’s desires soon after their deaths).
And so, brave Dopers, it is handed over to you - what 3 changes would YOU wish for, from policy-wonk genie?
(It may be helpful for others to state your country if it’s not obvious from your post.)