This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...be left to the arbitrary decision of another.
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Visualize, for example, what would happen if a man missed his wallet, concluded that he had been robbed, broke into every house in the
neighborhood to search it, and shot the first man who gave him a dirty look, taking the look to be a proof of guilt.
The retaliatory use of force requires objective rules of evide
nce to establish that a crime has been committed and to prove who committed it, as well as objective rules to define punishments and enforcement procedures. Men who attempt to prosecute crimes, ...