This statement’s playing with three evergreen ideas:
- That if a state is made of a majority of moral people then they won’t need precise governing.
- That if a state is made of a majority of amoral people then they’ll need ever more precise governing.
- And that if a state, as an entity itself, becomes too precise in its governing, it will beget more amoral than moral peoples for it’s covered the entire floor with laws and has thus made it impossible to walk without stepping on one.
The statement’s saying that someone’s actions are a simple means of surmising their underlying morality or lack of it, that an organized community isn’t exempt from judgement because it’s also someone, and that someone that acts with the belief that people are inherently lacking in morality is themselves lacking in morality for holding such a belief.
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