Jonathan Swift (c. 1667-1745)
“You have clearly proved that ignorance, idleness, and vice, are the proper ingredients for qualifying a legislator. That laws are best explained, interpreted, and applied by those whose interests and abilities lie in perverting, confounding, and eluding them.”
- Gulliver’s Travels (Voyage to Brobdingnag, chapter 6) by Jonathan Swift. New York: Washington Square Press, 1970.