Everyone (?) Thinks they have a personal interest in furnishing proofs of an offense and in arresting the guilty party.
Laws are the children of customs.
Americans love their towns for the same reasons Highlanders love their mountains.
Because union with his fellows seems useful to him and he knows that this union is impossible without a regulating authority.
A very civilized society finds it hard to tolerate attempts at freedom in a local community; it is discussed by it’s numerous blunders and it’s apt to despair of success before the experiment is over.