“The more different the immigrants are from what had once been the core culture and core population of a country, the more necessary administrators become for “facilitating” adjustment and combatting residual prejudice on the part of the older settlers. Social problems have to be created or exacerbated in order to justify each new inroad of administrative power.”

Or as the Athenian Stranger observes:

“There is an element of friendship in the community of race, and language, and language, and laws, and in common temples and rites of worship; but colonies which are of this homogeneous sort are apt to kick against any laws or any form of constitution differing from that which they had at home […] and the leader of the colony, who is their legislator, finds them troublesome and rebellious.

On the other hand, the conflux of several populations might be more disposed to listen to new laws […]” – Laws IV