This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... thus the citizens may, safely and properly, agree to abide by the decisions of a majority vote in this delimited sphere. The lives and property of minorities or dissenters are not at stake, are
not subject to vote and are not endangered by any majority decision; no man or group holds a blank check on power over others.
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Such a nation has a right to its sovereignty (derive
d from the rights of its citizens) and a right to demand that its sovereignty be respected by all other nations.
But this right cannot be claimed by dictatorships, by savage tribes...