This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...> Since only an individual man can possess rights, the expression “individual rights” is a redundancy (which one has to use for purposes of clarification in today’s intellectual chaos). Bu
t the expression “collective rights” is a contradiction in terms.
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Any group or “collective,” large or small, is only a number of individuals. A group can have no rights oth
er than the rights of its individual members. In a free society, the “rights” of any group are derived from the rights of its members through their voluntary, individual choice and contractu...