This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ems were expressions of the altruist-collectivist ethics — and their common characteristic is the fact that society stood above the moral law, as an omnipotent, sovereign whim worshiper. Thus,
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...