Mourning Constiutional

Let’s pretend that I am a great leader. My people are muttering about changing some of the rules I have to follow in leading my country. I don’t agree that that’s what has to happen, but I have to *appear* to be doing the right thing. What’s the best way of making sure I put myself in a win-win situation?
I set up a convention to discuss the new ideas. I tell the people that they’ll need to put up a good case FOR change if I’m going to accept it. THEN, just to make life even harder, I make sure that a good proportion of the people in the convention don’t want change either, so that they, like me, don’t want to see any constructive ideas come from the convention either.
Am I clever or what?