This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...dual rights that the destruction of freedom had to begin.
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A collectivist tyranny dare not enslave a country by an outright confiscation of its values, material or moral. It has to
be done by a process of internal corruption. Just as in the material realm the plundering of a country’s wealth is accomplished by inflating the currency — so today one may witness the proce
ss of inflation being applied to the realm of rights. The process entails such a growth of newly promulgated “rights” that people do not notice the fact that the meaning of the concept is be...