“Each profession seeks to do what they exist to do. If there are professional politicians they will seek as much power as they can grasp. If there are professional soldiers they will find something to fight and they will do whatever the people who pay them want.”
[Mackey Chandler, April]
That may not be exactly so at or near the creation of a profession, but as time marches on…I’m leaning toward true. What say you, Gentle Reader?