This is a quote from the book "The Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...r collapse into dictatorship. There are four characteristics which brand a country unmistakably as a dictatorship: one-party rule — executions without trial or with a mock trial, for political
offenses — the nationalization or expropriation of private property — and censorship. A country guilty of these outrages forfeits any moral prerogatives, any claim to national rights or sov
ereignty, and becomes an outlaw.
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Observe, on this particular issue, the shameful end-of-trail and the intellectual disintegration of modern “liberals.”