Mere obedience to the law does not measure the greatness of a nation. … The true test is the extent to which the individuals composing the nation can be trusted to obey self-imposed law. — Lord John Fletcher Moulton (1844-1921) English Barrister and Judge
Comment: Laws, rules, and regulations have been made to state the obvious, like the protection of the innocent, and also because some will take unfair advantage when the opportunity is available. When that happens, society makes a law.
Questions: What should be allowed? How much freedom should be given? The level the individual can cope with or the level the society can deal with? How can we be sure something like nuclear material or the idea of freedom can be handled safely and responsibly? – only time, trust, and common sense are safeguards.
Symbol: The Archpriestess (tarot)