Comment: Fortunately for us, history has taught us (or at least you) that

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Fortunately for us, history has taught us (or at least you) that

So, if that is your concern, then under the proposed system, you might want to be the watchdog who points out when it begins slipping. Under the right conditions, wouldn't you think that such a warning would get debated on a similar level as the actual issue of the day?

All this would take is for merit to take a higher value than pure opinion. That's very easy to create in any debate structure. And who wouldn't be for that, given your concerns being injected during its design?