Michael Scott from “The Office”? (I confess – I don’t get out much, nor am I one for TV. Too busy reading Machiavelli and Plato.)

Its interesting that AS wants to use religion to enforce social mores and to reinforce respect for, and obedience to, the laws. And here we are today, busy trying to divorce religion from the public sphere as much as possible – with fairly predictable results. Those results don’t include civility and respect for the laws.

His insistence on respect for property is interesting, too (respect boundaries, be careful that your use of water doesn’t harm your neighbor, don’t steal his bees, etc.).