This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... is evaded, distorted, perverted and seldom discussed, most conspicuously seldom by the so-called “conservatives.”
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“Rights” are a moral concept — the concept that provide
s a logical transition from the principles guiding an individual’s actions to the principles guiding his relationship with others — the concept that preserves and protects individual moralit
y in a social context — the link between the moral code of a man and the legal code of a society, between ethics and politics. Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral...