This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.)
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The concept of a “right” pertains only to action — specifically, to freedom of action. It means freedom from physical compuls
ion, coercion or interference by other men.
Thus, for every individual, a right is the moral sanction of a positive — of his freedom to act on his own judgment, for his own goals
, by his own voluntary, uncoerced choice. As to his neighbors, his rights impose no obligations on them except of a negative kind: to abstain from violating his rights.
The right t...