A society is an entity which can be defined legally. It represents the choices of members who create its existence, and its powers are derived from points of order as self-created regulations, rules, laws and statutes. The members give power to the society by the numbers (and by the majority) of people who support the points of order.
1. Society is ruled and regulated by the laws it creates for itself. The time has come for the people of nations to create societies for themselves, especially if they are not satisfied with the rules and regulation of the people who have created the rules in the past.
2. The point on which this exercise of choices pivots is when an individual is in a court of law and can point to the regulations of the society under which they live as a member.
3. Periodically a society is formed to remedy the shortcomings of another system or society, whether it is widely accepted, or not, or has some shortcomings.
4. One cannot help but recognize that some nations have problems in terms of the regulations, rules, laws and statutes they have created, especially if abundant 'lawlessness' is apparent in specific areas. It doesn't take wisdom to see that when laws are being enforced it is against a minority or that laws are being created due to influences by lobbyists that are undemocratic. The difficulty is when the minority is actually the majority and laws are being enforced against them. At that time the majority is entitled to make changes to the system under which they live. If the representatives ignore the majority, then there are consequences, from losing office to more severe ones.
One example of this shortcoming relates to the use of marijuana. More than half the populations of the USA and Canada have tried this presently illegal substance, yet the people seldom see themselves as criminals for having done so or as supporting a criminal activity. Therefore the laws against the use of it are unjust and without majority support and need to be changed, unless of course we all accept the existing government and legal system premise that everyone in these respective societies should be a criminal if we have done something outside the nation's law. This point is undermined by the number of political leaders and representatives who have used the substance in question. It shows that both the legal and judicial system are out of integrity with the society they claim to represent.
In examining the history of why marijuana was made illegal it becomes apparent that there was never a public consensus, so democratic process was non-existent and the rights of the majority have been subverted by a minority. Special interests were allowed to impose their 'solution' (which appears to have provided a benefit to them) on the majority without first obtaining their consent. As was noted earlier this is only one example. There are many other issues where the democratic process of asking the members of the society whether they approved of the change or not was asked or implemented.