Blog Post #2
by JennaPolutanovich on October 30, 2015 - 9:01pm
Blog Post #2 – Jenna Polutanovich
Why do we obey the law?
The reason as to why we obey the law is because we were raised and taught to do so. Most parents/caregivers teach us at young ages that we need to follow the laws because there could be consequences if not. For example, we discussed in class certain laws that are made and whether or not people abide by them. The first one being underage drinking restrictions. This law was made that anyone under that age of 19 cannot have alcohol in their possession, and cannot drink the alcohol. However, not everyone follows this law, this could be said because the underage drinking law is not as enforced as others. As well as the consequences of this law if not followed is not as much as other laws. Another example of a law that people are to follow is stopping behind a school bus. This law is more abided by because this could put kids to harm/risk if not followed. This also is a more public law and it is easy to see if people unfollow this law. The term political obligation is used in the case meaning that it is a moral duty to follow the law. As well as using the term fair play. This also means that we need to be fair and follow the law.
What happens if we disagree with a specific law?
If we were to disagree with a certain law, we would still need to follow it. This is because the law is made to be followed. If we do not like the law than that shouldn’t matter. If we were to act out and not follow the law because we simply do not like it than there would be consequences, depending on what law was broken. If there was no law, than there would be no structure in our world today and everyone would be making their own rules and their own opinions.
Are we obligated to obey the law all the time or are there circumstances where it is acceptable to disobey or disregard the content of a law?
I believe that we are obligated to obey the law all the time. If there was a time in which we were able to disobey the said law, than there would be no point at all in even having the law there anymore. People would abuse that if were the case. I do not think that there is any times in which it is acceptable to disobey the law because it could potentially put others to harm if not followed.