"Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle merite." ("Every nation has the government it deserves.")
Nations have the governments they deserve- An ethically bankrupt and corrupt leader leads Pakistan into abyss. Only wretched ruin can be the future of the country under this kind of crooked and errant President. The worst thing is that his party in a bye elections held last week won by a clear margin of 4,000 votes in stronghold of Punjab. A popular version is "In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve," with an incorrect credit to Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), author of Democracy in America. Many have questioned the statement, arguing that it "blames the victim" (citizens/voters) for bad regimes that cannot easily be voted out—even in a democracy.
It was Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821) who wrote in 1811: "Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle merite." ("Every nation has the government it deserves.") De Maistre was credited with the saying in the 19th century. With rmapant mushrooming of likes of Zardari's in offing on global scene this saying has become quite popular in the 20th century, frequently without credit to De Maistre.