Monday, April 11, 2011

Protections of the Law

Ayn Rand

All laws must be objective (and objectively justifiable): men must know clearly, and in advance of taking an action, what the law forbids them to do (and why), what constitutes a crime and what penalty they will incur if they commit it.
“The Nature of Government,” The Virtue of Selfishness, 110

Without such assurances, there will all kinds of abuse of power, and power grabs over individual lives.

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