But the whole point is that Smith never said he believes that everyone is basically good. He simply said that people don't set out to do evil things, it just depends on their own idea of what is good. Maybe they think they are doing something they think is good for society or maybe they are simply doing something that is good for themselves. Morality is just too subjective. 2 different people rarely agree on everything in terms of morality. Like Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Or like abortion. Or physician-assisted suicide. The list is nearly endless. Everyone would basically agree that murder is wrong. But what if you had the chance to kill a known terrorist before he could strike? Or if you could go back in time and kill Hitler before he rose to power? Would that be good or evil?