„It is no more rational to have lawyers in positions of power than it would be to have garbage collectors in positions of power. And in human terms garbage collectors would be preferable.“

— Pierre Stephen Robert Payne, A Vision of the Uncorrupted Society, p. 288 (See also: Hunter S. Thompson..)

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