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Should "socially good" behavior be required? One could argue that giving money to the neighborhood church/mosque/temple is a social good. Shouldn't that be a lawful mandate, then? Mandatory work at your local hospital or nursing home? A limit on how many children you can have?

I'm not saying that in a perfect world everyone would make good decisions and the outcomes of everyone's actions would lead to beneficial outcomes, but at what point do you take responsibility for your own actions and allow other individuals to take responsibility for theirs?