Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. (Plato, 5th century BC philosopher)
Things haven’t changed much since Plato’s day, have they? Rules aren’t needed to keep good people in line. It’s the bad guys that need regulation; too often, they just ignore the rules. We don’t need more laws; we need people to admit their wrong-doing and begin to change the way they live. Imagine what that might do! Peace and safety might well be the result.
Young people who obey the law are wise . . . whoever obeys the law is joyful. (Proverbs 28:7; 29:18)