This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... to their needs, demands and protection, a society that treats him as a sacrificial animal and penalizes him for his virtues in order to reward them for their vices, which means: a society based
on the ethics of altruism. No society can be of value to man’s life if the price is the surrender of his right to his life.
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The basic political principle of the Objectivist ethi
cs is: no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. No man — or group or society or government — has the right to assume the role of a criminal and initiate the use of physi...