This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...ciety were exempt from moral law; subject only to traditional rituals, they held total power and exacted blind obedience — on the implicit principle of: “The good is that which is good for s ociety (or for the tribe, the race, the nation), and the ruler’s edicts are its voice on earth.”

This was true of all statist systems, under all variants of the altruist- colle
ctivist ethics, mystical or social. “The Divine Right of Kings” summarizes the political theory of the first — ” Vox populi, vox dei ” of the second. As witness: the theocracy of Egypt...
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