This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ividuals, only the conduct of the government — that it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the citizens’ protection against the government.

Now consider the
extent of the moral and political inversion in today’s prevalent view of government. Instead of being a protector of man’s rights, the government is becoming their most dangerous violator; instead of guarding freedom, the government is establishing slavery; instead of protecting men from the initiators of physical force, the government is initiating physical force and coercion in ...
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