That phrase has been in my head for a few days reading stories like this on this site.
The Baltimore Mayor set it off. She gave people room to destroy, instead of protecting the tax payers of the city from them.
Lowest common denominator.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)