This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ent official is bound by law in his every official act. A private individual may do anything except that which is legally forbidden', a government official may do nothing except that which is legally permitted.

This is the means of subordinating “might” to “right.” This is the American concept of “a government of laws and not of men.”

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ture of the laws proper to a free society and the source of its government’s authority are both to be derived from the nature and purpose of a proper government. The basic principle of both is...
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