This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
... politically, all these systems were variants of an amoral society.
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The most profoundly revolutionary achievement of the United States of America was the subordination of society t
o moral law.
The principle of man’s individual rights represented the extension of morality into the social system — as a limitation on the power of the state, as man’s prote
ction against the brute force of the collective, as the subordination of might to right. The United States was the first moral society in history.
All previous systems had regarded...