laws

A long time ago, human behavior was governed by morals. There were generally accepted standards of what was moral and not, and when someone did something that was immoral, they were punished.

At some point the complexity of society and people's differing views of what is moral vs. immoral required society to establish laws. Laws provide predictability, notification, and proscribe punishments.

Particularly in a global society where moral values vary by culture and region, we cannot expect that people can guess what morals they must follow in various places. That is the function of laws.

So if you think something should be prohibited, pass a law. Don't point fingers at morality.

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