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.”
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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...