Why don't we go back to the monarchy succession rules prior to 1066?

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Before the Norman invasion the successor to the throne was decided by a selection rather than simply by bloodline. Should we go back to this?
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No point.
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No point.
No point in painting your walls, no point in not bringing back slavery, no point in going to the north pole, no point in landing on the moon etc
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The 'election' aspect of Anglo-Saxon succession was really just the Witan officially confirming the legitimacy of the new king. It was only a formality; succession was still decided by bloodline in practice.
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Succession was never by selection it was normally hereditary unless someone overthrew or defeated the King: From the 880's to 1066 all the kings were related and it was hereditiary except for when Cnut usurped the thrones

Alfred the great-edward the elder-Aelweard-Aethelstan-Edmund I-Eadred-eadwig-edgar the peaceful-edward the matyr-aethelred the unready-edmund ironside
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Selection by the Witan in practice was choosing among members of the royal family, and even then it tended to favour the most senior in succession to the late king.
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Don't get why it matters. I accept that women can know officially be recognised and not by default, but since the sovereign is a constitutional one, I don't get why it's of consequence.
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the monarch doesnt really do a lot so it doesnt really matter who becomes monarch
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No point in painting your walls, no point in not bringing back slavery, no point in going to the north pole, no point in landing on the moon etc
What a daft response, think before you post please.
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Maybe it should be decided by a jousting knockout tournament or some kind of brutal (and dangerous) competition which is televised where there is a really chance of death, like the Triwizard tournament in Harry Potter.
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Before the Norman invasion the successor to the throne was decided by a selection rather than simply by bloodline. Should we go back to this?
systems like that were in use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_elections_in_Poland already, they aren't really good.
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It doesn't really matter considering the monarchy has no power. We could elect a dog and it would have no impact on our lives.
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