"When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law."

Frederic Bastiat

This is a theme for me lately. The sort of legal system that can bend the people's very thoughts (i.e political correctness, etc.) to the will of the central planners eventually destroys the people's sense of morality and meaningful ethics. This is the greatest cost of centrally planned society: our conscience.