Saturday, August 24, 2013

Quotes of the Day - freedom depends upon individualism, not collectivism

"Freedom is an intellectual achievement which requires disavowal of collectivism and embrace of individualism." ~ Onkar Ghate

"Individualism regards man -- every man -- as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any form of association, cooperation or peaceful co-existence among men, can be achieved only on the basis of the recognition of individual rights -- and that a group, as such, has no rights other than the individual rights of its members." ~ Ayn Rand

"Politically, true individualism means recognizing that one has a right to his own life and happiness. But it also means uniting with other citizens to preserve and defend the institutions that protect that right." ~ Shawn E. Klein

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