You can take your tornadoes, your earthquakes, your asteroids from space; your hurricanes, tsunamis, and disease epidemics—of all the dangers mankind must face, the deadliest is the politician.
The death and destruction wrought over the centuries by these unnatural disasters makes the occasional tantrum tossed by ol’ Mother Nature look positively benign. And if these “servants of the public” can’t ruin your life intentionally, they’ll destroy it by accident. They can’t help themselves—it’s what they do.
Extreme caution must therefore be taken in their choosing, and unceasing vigilance exercised ever after. For the best of ’em will prove burdensome. The worst will be intolerable.