This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... minority in any age or country. And the harm they have done to mankind is infinitesimal when compared to the horrors — the bloodshed, the wars, the persecutions, the confiscations, the famine
s, the enslavements, the wholesale destructions — perpetrated by mankind’s gov- ernments. Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly
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...
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