This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... /> A group, as such, has no rights. A man can neither acquire new rights by joining a group nor lose the rights which he does possess. The principle of individual rights is the only moral base
of all groups or associations.
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Any group that does not recognize this principle is not an association, but a gang or a mob.
Any doctrine of group activities that does
not recognize individual rights is a doctrine of mob rule or legalized lynching.
The notion of “collective rights” (the notion that rights belong to groups, not to individuals...