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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Nobody is permitted to have gold in Europe, except the whip-wielding friends of humanity, who claim that they spend it for the welfare of their victims.
  • …that initiates the employment of force against men who had forced no one, the employment of armed compulsion against disarmed victims, is a nightmare infernal machine designed to annihilate morality: such a government reverses its only moral purpose and switches from the role of protector to the role of man’s deadliest enemy, from the role of policeman to the role of a criminal vested with the right to the wielding of violence against victims deprived of the right of self-defense.

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  • She wields little authority, but much influence in the company.
  • I will not take the Ring to wield it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring

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