Political mindset extrapolation
What I find the most scary about this on-on-on-going debate, is that politicians (on both sides of the fence, I'm not partisan in this) are continuing to try and find ways to defeat maths; where maths is the immovable object, and has been described as such by all the experts (in both mathematics and IT security).
The fact that politicians (around the world) cannot let go of a blindingly obvious exercise in futility gives me nightmares about how they treat other, more malleable, things that may get in the way of their 'seizure of power'. If the immovable object mathematics doesn't stop them, then mere human-constructed laws would be treated as potholes to be ridden roughshod over whilst keeping their eyes on the prize.
We've bred this species of arrogant, 'we can do anything' politicians because the punishment for corrupt, or not-in-the-best-interests-of-the-people, behaviour is dictated by the very people that have the capacity to be the wrong-doers. Far from being punished for working for personal rather than societal goals, they're making bank from it. This situation has continued long enough such that it has attracted the exact kinds of people that work towards self-aggrandisement, as opposed to 'nation leading', to political careers, thus magnifying the problem.
In Australia's system, at least, it's led to in-fighting that's resulted in four changes of Prime Minister outside of the election cycle in the last decade.
If you do something wrong, and don't get punished for it, how do you know it's wrong?