This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ight is the property of an individual, that society as such has no rights, and that the only moral purpose of a government is the protection of individual rights.
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A “right” is
a moral principle defining and sanctioning a man’s freedom of action in a social context. There is only one fundamental right (all the others are its consequences or corollaries): a man’s ri
ght to his own life. Life is a process of self-sustaining and self-generated action; the right to life means the right to engage in self-sustaining and self-generated action — which means: the...