This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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.
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Now consider the
extent of the moral and political inversion in today’s prevalent view of government. Instead of being a protector of man’s rights, the government is becoming their most dangerous violator; ...