“Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.” -Dee Hock
As someone who is often wrongly dismissed as an anarchist, I am sympathetic with Hock.
Rules and authority are of great importance to society, both positively and negatively. Bad rules and authority based on amoral, authoritarian goal-seeking have great capacity to destroy a society. Good rules and moral authority, with every word rooted in principal and every edict teaching God's moral law have great capacity to preserve and build up a society.
Moral and principled rules are necessarily simple and clear, fencing the liberty of men with both protection and moral restraint. Amoral authoritarianism is necessarily complex and opaque, sacrificing the liberty of men on the altar of state power.