This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...at can uphold and protect them. And if one wishes to gauge the relationship of freedom to the goals of today’s intellectuals, one may gauge it by the fact that the concept of individual rights
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...