This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...eans of nonobjective laws whose interpretation is left to the arbitrary decisions of random bureaucrats; instead of protecting men from injury by whim, the government is arrogating to itself the
power of unlimited whim — so that we are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act onl
y by permission', which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.
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