A group, as such, has no rights. A man can neither acquire new rights by
joining a group nor lose the rights which he does possess. The principle of
individual rights is the only moral base of all groups or associations.
Any group that does not recognize this principle is not an association, but a
gang or a mob . . . .
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 privileged position consists of numerical