This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...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
al agreement, and are merely the application of these individual rights to a specific undertaking. Every legitimate group undertaking is based on the participants’ right of free association an...