This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...tive code of rules.
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This is the task of a government — of a proper government — its basic task, is only moral justification and the reason why men do need a government.
A government is the means of placing the retaliatory use of physical force under objective control — i.e., under objectively defined laws.
The fundamental difference betwe
en private action and governmental action — a difference thoroughly ignored and evaded today — lies in the fact that a government holds a monopoly on the legal use of physical force. It has ...