This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...s changed from the role of ruler to the role of servant. The government was set to protect man from criminals — and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government. The Bill of
Rights was not directed against private citizens, but against the government — as an explicit declaration that individual rights supersede any public or social power.
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was the pattern of a civilized society which — for the brief span of some hundred and fifty years — America came close to achieving. A civilized society is one in which physical force is ba...