No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.

from Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison – Federalist No. 10 on Rap Genius

Meaning

A man cannot be the judge and jury at his own trial; similarly with factions, property holders cannot make all the rules as they will only likely benefit the good of the property holders only and not the common good.

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