This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...arantee that a man will earn any property, but only a guarantee that he will own it if he earns it. It is the right to gain, to keep, to use and to dispose of material values.
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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.
The Declaration of Independence stated that...