What would happen if there were no rules?
Can morals replace police and government?
Errm well perhaps, but we don't work at our best when we (as in humans) are left without direction.
The best form of government i think would be an enlightened despotism, so someone with everyone's best interests in mind but also with ultimate power.
Unless we are controlled or have a common goal or enemy then i'd imagine it would just end in chaos or anarchy...but it is possible that if everyone were to be somehow improved to the point where cooperation rather than competition was the focus then we might make it work.
My father used to say that rules are made for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.
If you want to see what happens when there are no rules, look what's happening in Somalia and other parts of Africa and the Middle East, where there was no Rule of Law as we know it in the West. Even so, even they do have some rules, like treating women as second class citizens - rules that women should cover their heads, and in some cases their faces, that they shouldn't be educated, should be submissive and obey not only their husbands, but all the males in the family and their in-laws.
I don't know of any society which is truly free of rules. Even those who apparently have no rules such as the Anarchists, actually do follow rules - they all wear clothes, don't they? And they believe in looking after each other, which must infer some kind of rules, such as not stealing or killing eacch other, or possibly doing the washing up after a meal, or ensuring their children clean their teeth!
Rules are important for a society to exist in harmony as best as they can. It is a difficult question to answer, but is interesting to tackle. The constitution should be followed. However, it can be ammended to bring us into the 21st century.
Chaos! You can see it in kids whose parents do not discipline them or set boundaries.
My gut instinct would that this would create anarchy, chaos, and violence. However, I might be wrong. I was reading about a study at the intersection of two streets in which there was no stop sign or stop light. The researchers discovered that it was actually more safe and that people checked for cars more carefully because they valued their own safety.
We would have complete anarchy, disorder and lawlessness. I think the world will come to see times like these. Rules are obviously around for our protection, but a lot of them are completely asinine and worthless, and should be challenged.
Well no limits to actions is like no limit to chaos. Many people do what they want regardless of laws and rules, and those same people will go on a rampage if there was no order.
DISASTER! Everyone would just do what they want regardless of what the other would feel.
No, their will always be someone that has lesser morals, and what are morals anyway, what one person deems immoral, another deems okay, take speeding, allot of people speed but is it moral or immoral? is it right or wrong?
Morals are incredibly subjective, which leads to vagueness and no right answer, thus we need laws and government per say to set a common-moral code e.g. we are supposed to believe illegal is wrong and legal is right, and grey area is something we should just stay out of all together.
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