Morality is a reductionist system of rules dictating how an individual is to behave in order to have the privilege of being a member of a society. Morality’s epistemology was limited to what an individual “ought” to do in a given situation. It was previously important to distinguish ought from can in nascent civilization. Civilization was an idea, a successful one, but due to technological limitations it was difficult to relay the information on how to live as a society. Specifically, access to this information and comprehension were limited by a variety of factors which are no longer applicable today.
Linguistically speaking, can subsumes ought. In other words, there are some things that you can do but ought not do, but there are no things that you ought to do, but can not do. Thus, can allows more types of socially acceptable behaviors than ought. Therefore, can affords more individual liberties than ought.
In a society, with limited access to information, it was important to distill the most salient points on how to live in a society, which we termed morality. Morality was explained in ancient texts, which often described an all powerful being who became vengeful when his dictums were not followed. Modern technological development has afforded greater access to information on to how to live in society peacefully, while maximizing individual liberties. Also, modern technological convenience has afforded a greater allowance of cognitive faculties to store, index and access this information. Lastly, a more educated populace has provided the individual a greater understanding of this information.
The reductionism of ethics into a morality was once an efficient means to spreading the basic tenets of civilized society. However, morality once used to promote the efficient distribution and understanding of how to live peacefully in society has lost its utility. In fact, it constrains the rights of the individual by dictating how he or she ought to act in a given situation. Now, the individual has access to information, via law, what she can and cannot do in a civilized society and the education to understand the consequences of a breach thereof. Thus, her actions should only be constrained by what she can do. Morality is an archaic vestige whose utility has been almost completely diminished.