If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?

― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

In modern dummy-speak: If most people are stupid, how is putting 535 idiots together supposed to create smart.