2. Democratic societies could be described: as having fallen into a moral vacuum through unbridled individualism; as having focused on individual rights to such an extent that it has devalued the sense of responsibility without which communities cannot exist. The symptoms of this sick society stare us in the face everyday: individual crime, greed, corruption, selfishness and violence, and individual rights permitting people to defend the most violent forms of pornography and the most lax gun laws. Clearly, a truly good democratic society depends a great deal on the moral sense of individuals (defined as an intuitive or directly felt belief about how one ought to act when one is free to act voluntarily). So, we need to address lack of morals and lack of community responsibility by pursuing avenues that lead to individual and community-centred moral revival.