Sunday, March 6, 2016

On Governing

"The major problem - one of the major problems, for there are several - one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.

To summarize:  it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.  To summarize the summary:  anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.  To summarize the summary of the summary:  people are a problem."

 - Douglas Adams The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Chapter 28, Paragraph 1 & 2)