Simple question for you and just a simple answer is all, no nuances, no BUTs.. just answer Is any society become better, more civilized by having: 1) a cop on every corner OR 2) people taught COMMON SENSE (much like "global warming has been taught) and therefore be more responsible? In other words should people be taught with the same level of intensity i.e. pre-school kids being taught "green is good", car makers pushing electric cars, govt. funding solar panels.. all the same expenditures advertising,etc. that A) THINKING, COMMON SENSE,i.e. Golden Rule.. "do unto others as you would have others do unto you".. being taught from preschool etc. will add more improvement to a society B) Or a cop on every corner, the nanny state, more rules,regulations,laws! WHICH society would progress if Personal Responsibility was taught educated about the practical values???