This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... not recognize individual rights is a doctrine of mob rule or legalized lynching.
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The notion of “collective rights” (the notion that rights belong to groups, not to individuals
) means that “rights” belong to some men, but not to others — that some men have the “right” to dispose of others in any manner they please — and that the criterion of such privilege
d position consists of numerical superiority.
Nothing can ever justify or validate such a doctrine — and no one ever has. Like the altruist morality from which it is derived, thi...