But the most effective retort is one
which applies to all the commissioners alike. Each one of them has often before
served as commissioner for some business or other. Now you have a very sound
law—not, of course, directed against these men, but framed to prevent
any commissioner from using his opportunity for profit or
blackmail—that no one, elected by the people, be permitted to serve as
commissioner more than once.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by C. A. Vince, M. A. and J. H. Vince, M.A. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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