The so-called moral decline in society is simply because we have been very bad at drawing lines and continually confuse cause and effect. At some point, you have to draw a line or guess where you end up?
Here is a trivial, but perfect example of both.
We are continually told we must be responsible for and will be held accountable for our own actions. Fine. Now look at the excuses here. The REAL point is that if having a driving license is so critically important to so many lives, what the hell was he doing speeding anyway? Clearly this man is irresponsible, is unsuitable for the position he holds and should be replaced. If someone else was that dependent upon me, I would not even take the risk.
Now do you see why this let-off is arse about face and places just one more small panel pin in the coffin of moral standards.