It is the strong debate and vigorous engagement in the process that produces what is correct. We need the continuous engagement to arrive at a Good Place. When we are not looking the wrong policy takes hold.
The definitions we now use are so heavily redone by "think tanks" that it is difficult to have a conversation without starting at the very beginning (of the country) and trying to agree on what we mean when say something. There is little agreement on what history means or what history is correct. There is far less understanding when the tangential discussion gets to more complex things that need to be understood to understand what is attempting to be discussed. Economics comes to mind. In any event, that is what makes us seem to stand on either side of the room and yell at each other. It accomplishes little.
Just another day in Paradise.