This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand touch of whim or caprice should be permitted in its performance; it should be an impersonal robot, with the laws as its only motive power. If a society is to be free, its government has to be controlled.

Under a proper social system, a private individual is legally free to take any action he pleases (so long as he does not violate the rights of others), while a governm
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 ...
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