Two great anarchist quotes from Millers Crossing:
Its getting so a businessman cant expect no return from a fixed fight. Now, if you cant trust a fix, what can you trust? For a good return, you gotta go betting on chance and then youre back with anarchy, right back in the jungle.
Which is incidentally a perfect illustration of why big business has never been a fan of the free market.
You dont hold elected office in this town. You run it because people think you do. They stop thinking it, you stop running it.
The point applies to elected officials too, of course.