This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ism, the incomparable achievement was the concept of a constitution as a means of limiting and restricting the power of the government.
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Today, when a concerted effort is made to ob
literate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals — that it does not prescribe the conduct of private ind
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...