This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...existence is impossible if a man has to live under the constant threat of force to be unleashed against him by any of his neighbors at any moment. Whether his neighbors’ intentions are good or
bad, whether their judgment is rational or irrational, whether they are motivated by a sense of justice or by ignorance or by prejudice or by malice — the use of force against one man cannot
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...