The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Polity of Athenians and Lacedaemonians by Xenophon:|
anomeitai apo ton oligon}, "the illegality lies at the door of."
 Or, "a few insignificant fellows."
In the same spirit it is not allowed to caricature on the comic
stage or otherwise libel the People, because they do not care
to hear themselves ill spoken of. But if any one has a desire to
satirise his neighbour he has full leave to do so. And this because
they are well aware that, as a general rule, this person
caricatured does not belong to the People, or the masses. He is
more likely to be some wealthy or well-born person, or man of means
and influence. In fact, but few poor people and of the popular stamp
incur the comic lash, or if they do they have brought it on themselves