The first form of government is self government. If self government fails and men are immoral.. no goverment of the state will restore morality. Morality cannot be legislated. Immorality can be punished, but morality cannot be legislated and charity cannot be forced. Where a law is created, it can be broken. .. even if those laws were written by God (The Ten Commandments). In order to be free, we must be good.
"that the foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens and command the respect of the world." George Washington's First Inaugural Address