This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...men by others). There is no such thing as “ the right to enslave .” A nation can do it, just as a man can become a criminal — but neither can do it by right.
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It does not matt
er, in this context, whether a nation was enslaved by force, like Soviet Russia, or by vote, like Nazi Germany. Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vot
e away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). Whether...