The long history of ruler and ruled
“That was unique, Tocqueville understood, because throughout history in almost all places around the globe, it had not been the case. Men bowed low before their political rulers, accepting, or at least acquiescing in, submission and obedience under the threat and reality of physical punishment. The general presumption was that people were naturally unruly, with their individual and collective actions being inconsistent with an asserted higher common good, as declared and reflected in the purposes and policies of those in governmental authority, most often in the form of a “divinely” appointed monarch.”
1 Samuel 8: God, the people want a king. God said a king will rule over you, make instruments of war, take your fields, etc.
Book: The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude (The great mystery: why we obey the state)