This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. When unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights, a government is men’s deadliest enemy. It is not as protection against priv ate actions, but against governmental actions that the Bill of Rights was written.

Now observe the process by which that protection is being destroyed.

The process co
nsists of ascribing to private citizens the specific violations constitutionally forbidden to the government (which private citizens have no power to commit) and thus freeing the government from...
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