|Marching to Own Drum|
Stage one. Children obey rules to avoid punishment.
Stage two. The child will follow rules because they see they can’t play a game without rules.
Stage three. Morality is acting in accordance with what the social group says is right and moral.
Stage four. People abide by the rules of the society in which they live.
Stage five. Some teenagers and adults develop a morality based on reason.
Stage six. Examine the validity of society's laws and govern themselves by what they consider to be higher moral principles. Adults here are motivated by individual conscience that transcends cultural rules. Here the person might give up his/her life or go to prison for their beliefs–people like Rosa Parks who started a movement by refusing to move to the back of the bus. And, will it also include Kim Davis in Kentucky after Huckabee explained to the world her position?