This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...from physical violence — to protect his right to his own life, to his own liberty, to his own property and to the pursuit of his own happiness. Without property rights, no other rights are pos sible.

I will not attempt, in a brief lecture, to discuss the political theory of Objectivism. Those who are interested will find it presented in full detail in Atlas Shrugged. I w
ill say only that every political system is based on and derived from a theory of ethics — and that the Objectivist ethics is the moral base needed by that politico-economic system which, toda...
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