Today it's election day in Saskatchewan. I thought of this.
"There is no end to suffering, Glaucon, for our cities, and none, I suspect, for the human race, unless either philosophers becomes kings in our cities, or the people who are now called kings and rulers become real, true philosophers - unless there is this amalgamation of political power and philosophy, with all those people whose inclination is to pursue one or other exclusively being forcibly prevented from doing so."
Plato, The Republic. Translated by Tom Griffith. Cambridge University Press, 2004. 175.