On intent and Open Show of Dissent:

Do not make yourself a target. A state which has 100% approval rate is a state in which someone lied. Valiance, honour and chivalry are dead. We no longer deal with Kings or Noblemen, we deal with Mafiosi, Criminals & Scheming Scum. You have no obligation to openly say No. Keep the No among yourselves. A small group of very trusted people.

The elite is forged out of hardship. Democracy makes you feel like you have a say. Kill your hope right now.