This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...concept of individual rights is so new in human history that most men have not grasped it fully to this day. In accordance with the two theories of ethics, the mystical or the social, some men a
ssert that rights are a gift of God — others, that rights are a gift of society. But, in fact, the source of rights is man’s nature.
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The Declaration of Independence stated that
men “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” Whether one believes that man is the product of a Creator or of nature, the issue of man’s origin does not alter the fa...